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Kurtz Streamlines Field Service for Particle Foam Machines With Fieldbit's Augmented Reality Platform

KREUZWERTHEIM and DUSSELDORF, Germany, October 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The collaboration will enable the Kurtz GmbH to deliver exceptional field service to its particle foam machine customers, for increased machine uptime and productivity. The companies will be exhibiting at the K-2016 trade show.  

Kurtz Ersa, best in class manufacturer of particle foam machines announced a collaboration with Fieldbit, a forerunner in real-time augmented reality (AR) solutions for field services. Kurtz intends to implement Fieldbit's field service platform for the corporation's globally leading particle foam machines.

"Our vision is to be at the forefront of technology so that we can optimize quality, costs and service for our customers," said Uwe Rothaug, Managing Director at Kurtz GmbH. "Fieldbit's AR platform will enable us to provide our customers with the next generation in field service technology, for maximum machine uptime and productivity."

Fieldbit's proprietary AR solution combines live video streaming, commercially available smart glasses, and cloud computing to create one shared view of machinery. It will enable the Kurtz on-site engineers to collaborate seamlessly with peers back in the service center, hands-free and in real time.

"We are delighted to be collaborating with Kurtz," said Evyatar Meiron, CEO of Fieldbit. "It is a reflection of the steady increase in demand among capital equipment makers for AR collaboration solutions as a means of delivering even better field service for customers."

To kick-off the collaboration, Fieldbit is joining Kurtz at K 2016 - the world's number one trade show for plastics and rubber - in Dusseldorf, Germany from October 19-26. Live demos of Fieldbit's augmented reality platform will be provided at the Kurtz booth, Hall 13, stand B27.

About Kurtz Ersa:
Founded in 1779 as iron hammer works in the Spessart Forest, Kurtz Ersa has developed into an international conglomerate with worldwide presence. With three areas of business - Electronics Production Equipment (Ersa), Molding Machines (Kurtz) and Metal Components - Kurtz Ersa offers innovative solutions for the most successful companies in the manufacturing industry. As technology leader with worldwide 14 locations and 1,200 competent employees Kurtz Ersa repeatedly sets new standards to further improve the productivity of its customers.

About Fieldbit:
Founded in 2014, Fieldbit is a leading developer of real-time augmented reality collaboration solutions. Its enterprise class, out-of-the-box, hands-free technology enables on-site service engineers to collaborate seamlessly with experts back in the service center, and to receive all the know-how and guidance they need to solve issues quickly and on the first call. The result is increased uptime and productivity for end users and customers. For more information, please visit http://www.fieldbit.net or email [email protected]


Kurtz Holding GmbH & Co.
Tilo Keller
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Fieldbit Ltd.
Maya Gamzu
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