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The Latest Updates to LightGuide’s AR Software

Latest 4.4 LightGuide AR Software Features

LightGuide’s 4.4 software release enhances the delivery of immersive, interactive visual work instructions that simplify complex manual tasks in every manufacturing sector.

Shorten Trials & POV with New Azure Kinect IR Streams

Evaluate LightGuide faster and easier with our latest camera connection, the Azure Kinect IR Streams. Reduce trial, testing and proof of concept barriers with a cost-effective approach to Infra-Red (IR) technology and our latest camera performance improvements. 

Explore our entire range of camera connections on the LightGuide wiki (customer login required)

Author More Engaging Experiences with New Animated Graphics Library

Enhance operator engagement with our updated animation library. Sometimes, when writing work instructions, a static image won’t do. Capture the operator’s attention and strengthen their understanding with our new animated graphics.

Communicate and Diagnose Issues More Efficiently

It’s easier than ever to capture long and complex processes with the improved Record Loop feature in Observatory. Retrieve more data with longer recording times, reducing trips between the PC and your work area. The compressed video files also make it easier to transfer or archive videos.

Faster Product Downloads, Smaller Deployments & Backups

Enjoy smaller and faster product downloads, deployments, and backups thanks to our optimized and significantly reduced Installer Package footprint.

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Other LightGuide AR Software Updates

Observatory Dark Mode

The new “dark mode” Observatory user interface enhances ergonomics for LightGuide users, making it easier to read text and view graphics. This modern look and feel more seamlessly integrates the user interface for programming and the LightGuide user experience in “run mode.”

Snapshot Improvements

The Snapshot tool is significantly more powerful, providing a simpler way to capture images. Snapshots can now be captured with a soft button and expand to a fullscreen, real-time view of the image.

Variable Table Improvements

Enhancements to the Systems Settings variables table make it faster than ever to select and delete variables. This update also allows users to resize variable table columns to change the fit of content.

Faster Variable Calculation

LightGuide calculates variables 100 times faster, accelerating authoring and validation of variable logic during work instruction program design. This update improves speculative execution (a predictive algorithm for anticipating the next program step, i.e. preparing Observatory), which results in faster runtime and less latency. Improved Observatory speed and frame rate improvement provide a huge performance improvement for high-resolution cameras utilizing many tools, like the Logitech Brio Webcam.

Program Authoring

Conditional audio and graphic variable expression make program authoring more intuitive and streamlined

Remote Support

Improved error logging supports easier remote support and troubleshooting


LightGuide is now FIPS compliant, using AES Encryption, which is critical to high-security environments including defense, aerospace, and medical

eBook | Augmented Reality (AR) Applications on the Factory Floor


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