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Augmented Reality in the World of Aritco

Aritco’s Chief of IT and Digitalization, Klas Dybeck, talks about AR.

Elevated By Technology

Considering itself a technological trailblazer, Aritco has a knack for making use of the latest innovations to improve both its products and overall user experience. We catch up with Klas Dybeck, Chief of IT and Digitalization and one of the key people leading this charge, to learn more about how Aritco utilizes one such innovation – Augmented Reality (AR).

What does working with IT and Digitalization look like at Aritco?

“We strive to be more than a traditional IT department that simply makes servers, equipment and other IT infrastructure run” Klas says, adding that “these things should just work, so that we can focus on being at the forefront of digitalization.”

“Our CEO wants us at IT to be a catalyst for innovation and encourages us to find cool and fun technological solutions and applications. Of course, there’s a bit of the ‘replace broken phones and fix computers’ work as well, but much of our time is spent on longer-term IT strategy and development.”

What is AR and how can Aritco’s customers and partners make use of it?

“Augmented Reality allows someone to place a digital depiction of something – in our case a lift – in a real space using a camera on their phone or pad. The way it works at Aritco is rather simple:

  1. The user designs their lift in our LiftGuide, using a supported device* with a camera.
  2. Once the design is ready, the button “See your lift in AR” appears.
  3. This starts the camera and prompts the user to choose a placement for the lift.
  4. Viola! The fully user-designed lift appears on screen as if physically there.

It is a really smooth and easy function to use and can be utilized just as well in a home as in a shopping mall.”

What is next in the tech pipeline for Aritco?

“First of all, getting the word out about the AR functionality we have, as it is a great and valuable tool for both partners and customers to visualize lift designs in their actual spaces. Next, there are countless opportunities now that we have built the 3D models and can easily utilize them elsewhere.”

“Virtual Reality (VR) is something that we are looking at more and both VR and AR could for instance be used at live events in new and interesting ways” Klas concludes, visibly excited about the future and further opportunities to tinker with tech at Aritco.

*Camera-equipped Apple and Android devices

CN

ARITCO CHINA, SHANGHAI

02-b A102-b Wending Living Style Plaza
No.258 Wending Road
Xuhui District, Shanghai
China

Phone: +86 400 6233 121
Email: info.china@aritco.com

CN

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504, No.32 Building, Tian’an Cyber Park
No.88 Chunyang Rd. Qingdao
China

Phone: +86 532 66736895
Email: info.china@aritco.com

DE

ARITCO GERMANY

Aritco Deutschland GmbH
Widenmayerstrasse 31
DE – 80538 München
Germany

Phone: +49 7123 9597272
Email: info.germany@aritco.com

SE

ARITCO SWEDEN

Aritco Lift AB
Elektronikhöjden 14
175 43 Järfälla
Sweden

Phone: +46 8 120 401 00
Email: info@aritco.com

UK

ARITCO UK

Prince’s Cottage
8 Cheyne Walk
Northampton
NN1 5PT, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1604 808809
Email: info.uk@aritco.com

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ARITCO THAILAND

467/2 Mahatun Plaza Rama 3, 5th Floor,
Rama3 Charoenrat Road, Bang Klo,
Bang Kho Leam, Bangkok 10120
Thailand

Phone: +662 291 3245
Email: info.thailand@aritco.com

ARITCO SOUTH EAST ASIA

35/5-7 Comet office building
Krung Thonburi road, Khlong Ton Sai
Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Thailand

Phone: +662 291 3245
Email: info.thailand@aritco.com

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Avenida de la Constitución 24, nave 10
288 21, Coslada
Madrid
Spain

Phone: (+34) 918 622 552
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