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Interstage Augmented Reality software enables Metawater to achieve a consistent quality of maintenance

"Using the tablets allows less experienced operators to spot problems easily by comparing the situations they encounter with stored images of normal operations."

Yasushi Nakamura Director, Metawater Co., Ltd.

Overhauling water facility maintenance using augmented reality technology.

Customer

Metawater is a leading Japanese provider of repair and maintenance services for water and sewage infrastructure. It also designs, manufactures and installs water purification plants and other public water supply facilities. With a national market share of 25 percent, Metawater is the leading service provider for local governments across Japan. Demand from local governments for repair and maintenance services is growing within this sector.

Challenge

Metawater faces two principal challenges. The first is how to transfer the skills and experience in water facility repair and maintenance of the engineers approaching retirement. The second is how to improve efficiency.

Solution

FUJITSU Software Interstage AR Processing Server provides augmented reality (AR) technology. The software enables consistent quality of maintenance work not dependent on individuals’ skills.

Benefit

  • Boosted the efficiency of inspection operations significantly
  • Inspection data can be stored on the server for analysis
  • Prediction of component failures using on-site observations can transform water facility management

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