Google Glass Enterprise has an array of differences from the company's first wearable, which was pulled off the market in 2015 after failing to be a hit with the consumer market.
Google's Enterprise Edition glasses have been upgraded with faster and more robust wi-fi networking support, better battery life, and can use external power sources for intensive usage, the company said. There are more than 50 businesses that are already using the new Glass, and that number should increase from this point on. Google supplies the Glass to a range of developer partners from logistics and manufacturing to the service industry.
According to Kothari, the Google Glass team is once again working at X, and they are now collaborating with the Google Cloud team to "help customers across a variety of business sectors make the most of Glass". Google claims that Glass has reduced machinery production time by 25 percent and inspection times by 30 percent at AGCO. Out of the public eye, Google has been working with firms including AGCO, Boeing, DHL, GE Aviation and Volkswagen for over two years.
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In a blog post, Jay Kothari, Project Lead for Glass describes his team's partnership with GE Aviation in OH, where Glass helped mechanics working on Airplane maintenance save valuable time by floating all the information they need on the Glass.
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However, the HoloLens suffers from poor battery life, as it is now capable of only two to three hours of use.
Alphabet today lifted the non-disclosure requirement on its Glass EE from the partners and opened up the program for more and more enterprises to join.
Gizmodo also says medical professionals have also streamlined their work as the glasses reduce the need for paperwork by around 20 per cent, giving them "much more time with their patients".