Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 quickly attracted the attention of businesses looking for new ways to connect employees, increase productivity, streamline R&D, and optimize the design process. With the launch of the HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition the device moved from R&D labs and meeting rooms to remote industrial environments operated by front-line workers and experts but how does the Hololens 2 compare vs the Industrial Edition?
In this article, you will find the key differences between HoloLens 2 and the HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition.
- Built for industry
- Cleanroom compatibility
- Two-year warranty and replacement shipping
Built for Industry
The critical difference with HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition vs the HoloLens 2 is it is more rugged and made to withstand use in heavy industry, such as dealing with dust, water, connectivity issues and more.
It is likely that the deployment of HoloLens 2 to the US Army and the field-secure specifications needed, led to the development of the HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition.
Cleanroom compatibility of Industrial Edition vs Standard HoloLens 2
HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition (HoloLens 2 IE) has cleanroom suitability with ISO 14644-1 Class 5-8 certification. This means the headset is fit for use in environments where cleanliness is of utmost importance. For example, HoloLens 2 IE is authorized to not bring cross-contamination between workspaces. Furthermore, HoloLens 2 IE also has the internationally recognized North American certification UL Class I Division 2, concerning safety approval for hazardous locations.
Two-year warranty and replacement shipping
Because of the risky environments HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition is made for, Microsoft offers a two-year warranty for the peace of mind of enterprises. If the unfortunate should occur, Microsoft will provide a replacement headset with accelerated shipping.