Honeywell Enhances Its Industrial Training Experience With Augmented Reality Technology

    Honeywell Enhances Its Industrial Training Experience With Augmented Reality Technology

    Company’s Immersive Field Simulator Now Mixes Real-Life Environments with Digital Content in On-Demand Training


    HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2024 – Honeywell today announced it is adding augmented reality to its Immersive Field Simulator (IFS), a platform that uses a digital twin of a physical facility to provide targeted, on-demand training for the industrial workforce.

    The company’s new Immersive Equipment Views, an iPad-exclusive iOS application, mixes real-life environments with digital features and content for meaningful and useful training outside a classroom. Industrial users, who still have the option of the full virtual and mixed reality solutions, can now choose to safely train employees on a tablet from anywhere in the field, without additional training facilities.

    The use of augmented reality and automation to address workforce issues supports Honeywell’s alignment of its portfolio to three compelling megatrends: automation, the future of aviation and energy transition.

    “As the industry works to recapture decades of lost experience with the retirement of a tenured workforce, Honeywell IFS provides a safe and interactive way to bring the mobile-first generation up to speed,” said Pramesh Maheshwari, President of Honeywell Process Solutions. “Honeywell is committed to adding value and efficiency to the workforce of our customers and the industry globally.”

    With Honeywell Immersive Equipment Views added to the IFS offering, trainees are now able to troubleshoot and complete real-world tasks around a facility from an iPad. Additionally, users have access to detailed information about internal parts and components of equipment, QR code-based scanning of machinery and an education hub of models and content for more comprehensive learning.

    Honeywell’s IFS is available in two setup solutions to match customer needs and physical space requirements:

    • IFS Integrated with OTS – “off-the-shelf” software, which is the traditional solution that integrates with the existing training simulator.
    • Standalone IFS – a new, self-contained solution without being connected to the backend of the training simulator, no OTS required.

    For more information on Honeywell Immersive Field Simulator, visit process.honeywell.com/us/en/solutions/workforce_excellence.

    About Honeywell:
    Honeywell is an integrated operating company serving a broad range of industries and geographies around the world.  Our business is aligned with three powerful megatrends – automation, the future of aviation and energy transition – underpinned by our Honeywell Accelerator operating system and Honeywell Connected Enterprise integrated software platform. As a trusted partner, we help organizations solve the world’s toughest, most complex challenges, providing actionable solutions and innovations through our Aerospace Technologies, Industrial Automation, Building Automation and Energy and Sustainability Solutions business segments that help make the world smarter, safer and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

    Tyler Sumrall
    Sr External Comms Specialist