Yokogawa Releases Field Assistant R2.05 that Enables Hands-Free Field Inspections

By Shin Kai

Company and Product News

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it has enhanced the Field Assistant software for the field inspections of industrial facilities and is releasing it as Field Assistant R2.05.  Field Assistant is a solution in Yokogawa’s OpreX Operational Risk Management family.  When installed on mobile devices, this software enables users in the field to access checklists, manuals, and many other kinds of documents, thus enhancing the quality and efficiency of routine patrols of manufacturing sites.

New Features include:

  1. Hands-free operation with RealWear head-mounted computers
    Field Assistant R2.05 now supports RealWear’s HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 lineup of hands-free head-mounted computers.  Using the hands-free device, field service personnel can issue voice commands to the Field Assistant software to, for example, input work results and look up information.
  2. Support for use on Windows tablets
    In addition to supporting the Android platform, Field Assistant R2.05 now includes a Windows version that can run on Windows tablets.  Customers can thus freely use this software on whichever mobile device best meets their application requirements.

Major Markets include industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, and fine chemicals where periodic field inspections by operators and maintenance staff are required with such applications usage as recording of site information when performing patrols or routine maintenance, and referencing of related information.

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