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The Evolution of AR: LightGuide 4.5

Introducing LightGuide 4.5

The 4.5 release redefines your user experience, streamlining, standardizing, and simplifying the way you interact with the LightGuide AR platform to create repeatable workflows. It’s the next chapter of our revolutionary projected AR work instruction software.

Ready to Upgrade to  4.5? Find out how on the LightGuide wiki (customer login required)

Review the patents behind LightGuide’s proven technology

Accelerate Authoring Efficiency with New User Interface

Streamline and accelerate your LightGuide user experience with our new user interface. This distinct design makes it easier to identify key authoring elements, simplifying LightGuide platform training and comprehension with a cohesive user experience.

Eliminate Onboarding Barriers with Sonar's Display Configuration Walkthrough

Get to work faster with LightGuide by leveraging our concise display setup walkthrough in Sonar. Find all the information you need to configure and maintain your LightGuide system, plus, audit and save all system settings for direct traceability.

Prior LightGuide AR Software Updates

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.

​Ready to Update? Find out how on the LightGuide wiki (customer login required)

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

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