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YOUR EXPERT FOR OPTICAL TRACKING AND INNOVATIVE OBJECT LOCALIZATION

Do you need to display and optimize operational production processes virtually? Explore and adapt your prototype in 3D? Capture and track objects in real time? Quickly recognize and correct errors in the process? In short: save time and money through effective process monitoring? Then we should talk!

Advanced Realtime Tracking GmbH & Co. KG (ART) offers extensive options for object tracking and localization for a wide variety of applications, including customer-specific requirements.

Since 1999, ART is one of the leading manufacturers of premium optical motion tracking systems for Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR). Typical areas of application are visualizations and optimization in design and production steps, motion capture for ergonomics studies as well as teaching and research projects at academic institutions in which Powerwalls, CAVEs and HMDs are used.  In this area of "marker-based tracking" we offer not only tracking systems and the tracking software DTRACK, but also our range of unique interaction and navigation devices and accessories, such as Flystick and Fingertracking, which are specially designed to provide highly accurate operation with VR / AR applications.

A particular strength of ART is the customer-specific adaptation of products for niche markets, such as a dedicated optical tracking solution to minimise visual intrusion in multi-sided projection systems as well as optimized camera sizes for limited tracking areas such as in-car use and aircraft cockpits.


INNOVATION FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

With new approaches in optics and image processing, ART continuously improves its skills in highly sophisticated and intelligent solutions for object detection and localization.

A resulting application is our localization solution for hand-held tools, VERPOSE®.  In various projects, ART was asked by its partners and customers to find solutions for applications under industrial conditions, i.e. no longer under laboratory conditions. With VERPOSE®, assembly positions of the tool can be identified and assembly processes can get corrected.

A recurring requirement of our customers always was and still is to remove any markers from the object to be localized, as they interfere with certain applications. For this purpose, ART offers the possibility of markerless tracking with the tracking software CAPTA: Objects are identified and tracked, exclusively on the basis of some object parameters such as shape or texture.

All ART products are highly precise, reliable in use and can be customized. Research, development and production take place in Germany, which enables good quality control and a high degree of flexibility.


WE HELP YOU MANAGING THE COMPLEXITY OF YOUR CHALLENGES

ART is there for you since we believe in the benefit of a personal contact. Let us know about your challenges, especially if you haven’t found comparable ones in our case study overview, and we will help you find a proper solution. Even if that means to come up with a customer-specific solution based on our standard products – we will try to get it done.

ART General Management

Dr. Armin Weiss 

Armin Weiss joined ART in 1999 and became CTO of the management team in 2002.

He studied Physics at Technical University Munich, receiving a PhD on biophysical mechanisms of ‘New Forest Disease’ following experimental fieldwork in the Bavarian Alps. In 1996 he moved to industry to work on medically related optical measurement techniques in a startup company. In 1998 he joined the German based development team of Qualisys AB, working on the development of their optical tracking technology, which directly led him to being a member of ART’s founding team.

Ulrich Probost

Ulrich joined ART back in 2009 in the role of an application engineer. In addition to his day to day sales and customer support activities, he focused more and more on special key accounts and, in April 2012, was promoted to Sales Director. In July 2017, Ulrich joined the General Management Team and took responsibility for the operational business.

Business Development Managers and Teamleaders

 

ART Milestones

During the last 20 years many successful products and solutions have been created by a strong and motivated ART team.

Our focus was and still is to develop long lasting, reliable and high-quality products. Products that help our customers to make their business lives easier and to find answers to their - both standard but especially challenging - questions and requirements.
The most important achievements represent real "milestones" in the ART history!

So meanwhile we look back on more than 20 years of experience, of strong and intense partnerships (and often friendships), of visiting and exhibiting at trade shows all around the world, of doing research (in-house and in external projects) and thus continuously enhancing and improving our products. And you, as our faithful customers, may profit from that!

But we never stop: we take advantage of this experience and further invest into the future!
And with the further trust of our customers and partners in us and our products, there will be some more exciting milestones to come, in the near future!

We value your ideas and comments for new products. Tell us, either directly or via your sourcing company. There are certainly use-cases out there for which we can provide a solution. We are looking forward to your feedback!