Monday, April 24, 2017

Thysenkrup -- timelines

After a burst of interesting stuff in the last couple of weeks. I haven't been seeing a lot of stuff I can share.... The department of dot-connecting is working on some amazing things however.

The utility of devices produced by Microvision's target markets is always something to pay attention to. Reports from Thyssenkrupp continue.

Last week one of the representatives of STM I spoke to told me in some detail how the transition from prototype to mass production is accelerating very rapidly. When it used to be 18-24 months to get a product from prototype to mass production they are now able to pull that off in six months. (He did tell me though that to make a single batch of some MEMS that the fastest they can be produced is 60-120 days -- simply because of the chemical processes involved that can not be rushed. -- I take that to mean that it happens at the speed of chemistry, not at the speed of human will, and that new technology can't really rush it.)

When industry is pulling on certain technologies and they're eager to purchase it and apply it -- the timelines can be moved forward to an as fast as possible timeline. 

(...and we all know that computer companies are willing to produce and sell things that will be obsolete in a few months because better technology follows it. They made ridiculous money doing that in the 1980's and 1990's and it would be kind of fun to be riding that kind of wave again.)


Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator, commented: “New realities demand new solutions and thyssenkrupp sees HoloLens as an enabler in transforming the customer experience for home solutions and helping to ensure a continued quality of life for ageing populations, regardless of their mobility restrictions.”
thyssenkrupp has already applied this new process in over 100 customer homes in Holland, Spain, and Germany with very positive results and client feedback, and will soon roll out the use of HoloLens in its home solutions throughout Germany.
IoT and mixed reality technologies are critical success factors for companies that aim to digitally transform their businesses. With the integration of Microsoft HoloLens and home mobility solutions thyssenkrupp is the frontrunner in the industry and shows how to address the challenges of an aging society by using intelligent technologies,” says Sabine Bendiek, Area Vice President Microsoft Germany.

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