The Hyperbat proof of concept operated for two months and validated the ability of the enabling technology to deliver bigger pipes with lower latency covering larger distances. The solution was able to address the entire Hyperbat factory floor without causing the VR experience to lag or become detrimental to the user.
The trial did not run long enough to extract quantifiable benefits but delivered ample qualitative evidence to support the value of this solution to Hyperbat and the wider manufacturing industry. The trial performance convinced all parties of the greater potential to be extracted from evolving the solution to augmented reality (AR) based use cases in the future.
In conclusion, the Hyperbat proof of concept allowed the engineering team to interrogate the digital twin by leveraging virtual reality to identify and rectify misunderstandings and errors during the design process before committing to the sourcing of suppliers and the physical manufacturing and assembly of the product. By capturing issues in software the solution delivered savings on preparation and iteration cycles and ultimately on wastage and improved time to market.