Virtual reality

As data volume, variety, and velocity continue to accelerate, we will increasingly encounter situations where two-dimensional desktop visualization of data is insufficient to convey context for advanced analytics, visualization, and collaboration.  Nokia can deliver innovative combinations of advanced analytics and virtual reality visualizations to deliver the information you need to improve operations.

The merger of big data analytics and virtual reality

Virtual reality provides the context to use big data to make fast, confident decisions. Asset-intensive organizations such as utilities, transportation networks, and manufacturing will use virtual and augmented reality to understand and take action on their data to improve the performance of their operations and assets.

Inspect a substation in virtual reality

Conduct a virtual walk-through of a substation with malfunctioning equipment. Advanced analytics along your route notify you of specific issues and recommended remedies.

Customer testimonial

Eric Back
PG&E / Manager Substation &
Transmission Line Asset Strategy

Fortune, September, 2016


Intuitively understand big data

Virtual reality can provide context for overwhelming amounts of fast-moving data. Our visual system connects to our brain’s natural process of comparing items, detecting anomalies, and recognizing patterns. Observing and analyzing a visual stream is easier to understand and react to than looking at tables of time-series data.

Collaborate in
real time

Virtual reality provides a shared space where multiple users can meet up to see and interact with the same environment and data in real time. It’s online conferencing taken to a whole new level. For instance, a retailer’s shipping manager and a transportation company agent can collaborate in virtual reality to re-route shipments delayed by severe weather.

Train with less
expense and risk

In virtual reality trainees practice tasks that are too expensive or hazardous for on-the-job training. The immersive environment provides all the visual and visceral feedback of live tasks, but in a safe, low cost, low stakes setting. Commercial airline pilots, air traffic controllers and ship captains currently use large simulators, which are essentially virtual reality environments, for training.

With immersive visualization you can make sense of synchrophasor data that is too fast to analyze with standard business intelligence tools

Stay safe

Virtual reality presents workers a virtual version of a hazardous environment to assess and troubleshoot problems. The same data that informs an operator’s dashboard can be used to drive the virtual reality experience. For instance, nuclear engineers could tour a virtual version of an aging reactor core to assess conditions indicated by sensor data.