Taqtile Named a Finalist in Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Awards

We are proud to announce that we have been named a finalist in Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Awards, for the Public Safety and National Security category. Taqtile was recognized for Manifest, our innovative solution for field service and compliance built for Microsoft Windows 10 platforms, particularly the HoloLens.

Launched at Hannover Messe in Germany this past April, Manifest is the first commercially available, mixed-reality solution designed to bring the latest in portable, head-mounted technologies, and Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) to the modern field worker. Manifest provides full life-cycle service and inspection capabilities that can overlay data on either physical or holographic assets. It allows a subject matter expert to author step-by-step processes for maintenance, training, or inspection, which an operator can then use in the course of training or for performing a job. The results of these tasks can then be inspected or reviewed by appropriate personnel directly from a central management dashboard. The ultimate goal of Manifest is to enable technicians to complete and learn complex tasks more accurately and efficiently, and to meet increasing compliance requirements.

We were delighted to demo Manifest at Hannover Messe and at Smart Cities Expo in New York the following week, discussing use-cases such as training jet engine mechanics, evaluating crime scenes, and creating emergency evacuation procedures.

Manifest offers a truly unique platform for enabling field maintenance workers and inspectors across multiple industries. We know of no other mixed-reality maintenance solutions for HoloLens that are currently available and shipping as “off-the-shelf” software, and we have a number of users around the world using Manifest today, in varying stages of deployment.

Hands-free mixed reality is a game-changer for field workers and maintainers. The USAF is clearly seeing promise in not only training and retention, but also helping airmen prepare for life beyond the military. In this article from the Air Force Times, Sgt. Cory Kozlowski states, “This will help relieve the stress on our career field, motivate maintainers to stay longer to get more qualifications and become more useful outside the military after they complete their time in the Air Force.”

This year, Microsoft acknowledged partners in 34 categories celebrating each of the core partner competencies, including cloud technology, public sector, Microsoft philanthropies and many more. The award finalists and winners were selected from more than 2,800 nominations collected from 115 different countries worldwide based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s impact on the market and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

“The 2017 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent the most valued and innovative solutions within our partner community,” said Ron Huddleston corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “It’s an honor to recognize our top partners providing their expertise and solutions to solve complex business challenges. Congratulations to each winner and finalist on this tremendous achievement.”

Award winners and finalists from around the world will be recognized at Microsoft Inspire this week, in Washington, D.C. For more information about the 2017 Partner of the Year Award, click here. To learn more about Taqtile’s Manifest, click here.

The award recognition is just one of the ways in which we are participating in Inspire. I will be participating in two presentations:

Innovations in Public Safety & National Security

Wednesday, July 12th

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Leveraging the Microsoft eco-system to sell your solution and broaden its cross-industry reach

Wednesday, July 12th

2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Stop by and say “hi” if you’re at Inspire, and keep an eye on our social media for some more exciting updates over the next week.

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