Press release May 11th, 2021
TeamViewer acquires 3D visualization and Mixed Reality innovator Viscopic
The Munich-based startup enables interactive holograms and low-code MR content creation for improved industrial processes
Goppingen, Germany, May 11th, 2021 – TeamViewer, a leading global provider of secure remote connectivity solutions and workplace digitalization technology, today announced the acquisition of Viscopic to expand TeamViewer’s leading enterprise AR portfolio with pioneering solutions for interactive 3D visualization and Mixed reality (MR) workflow digitalization. Customers of the Munich-based startup including blue-chip companies Audi, Siemens Energy, and Deutsche Bahn use Viscopic’s highly innovative technologies for production, maintenance, quality assurance, and training purposes.
Viscopic’s software runs on Mixed Reality smart glasses like Microsoft HoloLens as well as smartphones and tablets to assist frontline workers. Digital information like 3D pointers or step-by-step instructions can be pinned to real-world objects, and true-to-scale holograms placed into production environments. Viscopic’s intuitive 3D processing and authoring product enables the user to create Mixed Reality content without expert coding knowledge as well as the creation of 3D holograms based on CAD or similar data.
TeamViewer’s CPO Hendrik Witt said: “We are excited to welcome the entire Viscopic team to the TeamViewer family. They are proven specialists in their technology field and a great extension to our existing enterprise AR suite. After TeamViewer’s acquisitions of wearable computing leaders Ubimax and Upskill within the last year, Viscopic’s 3D visualization capabilities enable additional use cases for example in manufacturing and quality assurance processes in the automotive sector or heavy industry. With 3D elements we can offer improved workflows and Mixed Reality experiences on the customer’s side, especially when complex situations require more visual support.”
Viscopic’s co-founder Marco Maier adds: “We are happy and proud to join such a great company as TeamViewer that has developed into a truly global tech brand enabling digitalization along the entire value-chain of businesses in all verticals. We see enormous potential for our powerful 3D processing and mixed reality authoring technology to be implemented in TeamViewer’s industrial enterprise offering – creating additional value for TeamViewer’s and Viscopic’s customers. With TeamViewer’s global sales and marketing power we can take the use of our software to the next level.”
Viscopic’s 3D AR product suite will be integrated into TeamViewer Frontline, an AR-based solution suite used to digitalize work processes and empower frontline workers on the shopfloor. TeamViewer Frontline provides AR and MR workflows, as well as remote assistance capabilities along the entire value chain. Main use cases include assembly, inspection, maintenance, remote assistance, and picking for logistics.
Viscopic is an expert in 3D and Mixed Reality (MR) solutions and offers a 3D mixed reality product suite for industrial enterprises. The young company also develops prototypes for individual projects, evaluates use cases, and implements software solutions. As an expert in MR, Viscopic not only develops software solutions for general use and individual needs – the startup also consults companies regarding possible applications of Mixed Reality and assists with software implementation. The team, made up of 10 experts, continuously develops innovative Mixed Reality software solutions.
As a global technology company and leading provider of a connectivity platform, TeamViewer makes it possible to remotely access, control, manage, monitor, and repair devices of all kinds – from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machines and robots. In addition to the high number of private users for whom the software is offered free of charge, TeamViewer has more than 600,000 paying customers and helps companies of all sizes and from all industries to digitize business-critical processes by seamlessly networking devices. Against the backdrop of global megatrends such as the rapid spread of internet-enabled devices, increasing process automation and new, location-independent forms of work, TeamViewer has set itself the goal of proactively shaping the digital transformation and continuously using new technologies such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things for product innovations. Since the company was founded in 2005, TeamViewer’s software has been installed globally on more than 2.5 billion devices. The company is headquartered in Göppingen, Germany, and employs more than 1,300 people worldwide. In 2020, TeamViewer recorded billed revenues (billings) of around 460 million euros. TeamViewer AG (TMV) is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as an MDAX company. Further information on the company can be found at https://www.teamviewer.com.
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