Schneider Electric acquires MWPowerlab, boosting VR/AR capabilities

Feb. 2, 2017
Acquisition adds advanced virtual reality and augmented reality technology to its industrial software portfolio.

Schneider Electric has announced the acquisition of MWPowerlab s.r.l., a software company specializing in 3D real-time technology. The acquisition brings advanced virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to Schneider, immediately strengthening the company’s immersive simulation and training capabilities and advanced 3D visualization.

"Virtual reality and augmented reality are quickly becoming the industry norm to deliver operator training, simulation and asset management solutions,” said Dr. Tobias Scheele, senior vice president of software, global solutions at Schneider.

"Our virtual and augmented reality technology is now highly optimized for industrial applications, as a result of working with Schneider Electric over the past five years," said Maurizio Galardo, president of MWPowerlab.

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