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The ‘Southern Silicon Valley’

  • Sean Ross, Yellowhammer

Three weeks after Forbes published a deep-dive about the Magic City’s strides to become a tech hub, entitled “Inside Birmingham’s Bid To Become The Southern Silicon Valley,” Barron’s hailed the city in an article with the title “Add Birmingham To Tech’s Growing List of Hubs.” Help Lightning, a virtual reality tool for customer-service agents to install or fix equipment, earned Barron's mention as a successful startup headquartered at Innovation Depot, Birmingham's tech startup hub.

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Help Lightning Uses Mixed Reality to ‘Teleport’ A Technician’s Helping Hands

  • Muriel Vega, Hypepotamus

When you call the cable company to troubleshoot an issue, you’re often walked through steps that are easy to misunderstand, leaving you and the technician on the phone frustrated. Part of that may be the method of delivery, as studies in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior show that adding gestures and non-verbal cues substantially improves speed of understanding. Hypepotamus interviews Gary York, CEO of Help Lightning, to explain how a mixed reality mobile platform, can help.

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How 170-Year-Old BUNN Is Modernizing Service

  • Sarah Nicastro, Field Technologies Magazine

BUNN has innovated service delivery with technologies inlcuding field service management, IoT, and augmented reality (AR). Most recently, BUNN has deployed an AR solution from Help Lightning to onboard and train field technicians quickly and effectively to keep up with the company's growth.

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Help Lightning Named Birmingham's Rise of the Rest Finalist

  • Tyler Patchen, Health and Technology Reporter, Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham Business Journal introduces readers to Help Lightning, a Birmingham's Rise of the Rest pitch competition finalist.

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Innovation Apparent At Field Service USA 2018

  • Field Technologies Magazine

Interest in augmented reality (AR) applications is growing as evidenced at the Field Service USA event. Real-world success stories like those relayed by Tim Spencer, sr. VP and GM of service operations at BUNN helped to solidify the view of what AR can do in field service by those who have yet to adopt.

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Fresenius Kabi Modernizes Service With Augmented Reality

  • Sarah Nicastro, Field Technologies Online

The use of augmented reality (AR) in field service has shifted from hypothetical to reality with companies experiencing benefits such as remote resolution and stronger training and support of field workers. Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion, and clinical nutrition. Ryan Snellings, VP of operations at Fresenius Kabi, is currently leading Fresenius Kabi’s service organization on its journey from cost center to profit center, and the use of AR is one part of that journey.

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Profiles in Entrepreneurship — Gary York

  • TechBuilders

TechBuilders features an entrepreneurial profile on Gary York, Help Lightning's CEO.

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The Best Augmented Reality Solution You'll Ever Implement

  • Michael Blumberg, Blumberg Advisory Group

2017 has been a break-out year for AR within the Field Service Industry. Many vendors hit the market with AR products and solutions with award-winning products, and successful deployments with Field Service companies. Michael Blumberg put together a brief set of criteria to keep in mind when identifying an optimal AR solution.

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Exploring The Value Proposition of AR In Field Service

  • Sarah Nicastro, Field Technologies Magazine

May/June issue of Field Technologies Magazine explores the current state of AR in field service as featured at Field Service USA 2017. The use of AR in field service is shifting from a hypothetical concept to a reality. Field Service USA 2017 once again featured AR solutions — but this time, the conversation centered on actual use cases and early deployments driving real business benefit.

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Technology Spotlight: Mobile Merged Reality

  • Kris Oldland, Field Service News

Field Service News features Help Lightning's mobile merged reality, an innovative mobile solution which goes beyond augmented reality (AR) to redefine the future of help.

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