Industry Specification Group (ISG) Augmented Reality Framework (ARF)

We are defining a framework for the interoperability of Augmented Reality (AR) components, systems and services that specifies relevant components and interfaces required for an AR solution. Augmented Reality is the ability to mix in real-time spatially-registered digital content with the real world surrounding the user.

The development of a modular architecture will allow components from different providers to interoperate through the defined interfaces. Transparent and reliable interworking between different AR components is key to the successful roll-out and wide adoption of AR applications and services.

The availability of an interoperability framework for AR:

  • will encourage an ecosystem with a diverse range of solution providers including smaller players, new entrants and academics
  • will prevent market fragmentation and break vertical siloes
  • will enable providers to offer part(s) of an overall AR solution
  • will give end-users confidence to invest in future proof AR solutions knowing that they can swap technology as and when the need arises

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