2021 MCAA Microsoft Hololens Trimble XR 10 Comparison Report

2021 MCAA Microsoft Hololens Trimble XR 10 Comparison Report

Since its release in 2016, the Microsoft HoloLens 1 has proven an effective tool for contractors with advanced BIM/VDC operations when combined with the right software. Microsoft released an improved version of the HoloLens in late 2019 and partnered with Trimble to develop the Trimble XR10 model specifically for the construction industry. The Trimble XR10 integrates the Microsoft HoloLens 2 with an industry-standard hard hat and rebalances the design to accommodate construction site functionality. The MCAA Innovative Technologies Committee’s new report evaluates the Trimble XR10 and shares case studies of its use in the field. On February 4, MCAA’s Director of Innovative Technologies, Sean McGuire, hosted the report’s principal author, James Benham from JBKnowledge, for an in-depth webinar. They zeroed in on some of the key features and spoke about how contractors are already using the XR10 and testing it with new use cases. An earlier, related report is available here.

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