Freedom to innovate: Discovering the future of tech at HxGN LIVE Global

What would you do if you could see the future? 

For many of us, glimpsing into the future would provide unique advantages, allowing us to prepare for new trends, changes and developments. That’s especially true in business and digital reality technology.

Every year, HxGN LIVE Global empowers thousands of industry leaders with insights about the future of technology. Featuring Hexagon’s newest and most innovative solutions, these sneak peeks at the latest products demonstrate how data can be leveraged to give you the freedom to do your best work. It’s the closest thing you’ll find to a crystal ball for your organisation.

HxGN LIVE Global attendees get the opportunity to see the latest leading-edge products up close and personal at The Zone, the conference’s dedicated tech demo and show floor. Deep-dive sessions are also available so industry leaders can explore the technology in more detail. Technology that rises to the level of having a significant impact on industry is given the official designation of a “Tech Highlight”. 

Last year’s conference featured a wide range of Tech Highlights from every summit and industry represented, including: 

New products from Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems 

New groundbreaking products by Leica Geosystems debuted at HxGN LIVE Global 2022. The revolutionary BLK Autonomy series included the BLK ARC module for robots and the autonomous flying laser scanner BLK2FLY, which later would be named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2022

A tech demo of the BLK2FLY in The Zone at HxGN LIVE Global 2022

The Leica AP20 AutoPole also shined as the world’s first tilt-compensated total station pole solution. Construction and surveying professionals praised the Leica Pegasus TRK Neo, which makes mobile mapping autonomous, intelligent and simplified. And Leica’s iCon Awareness demonstrated how it serves construction sites by providing dynamic solutions to critical health and safety challenges.

A tech demo of the Leica AP20 AutoPole in The Zone at HxGN LIVE Global 2022

Visualisation, geospatial and mapping tools

Digital twins also took centre stage at HxGN LIVE Global 2022. Hexagon’s CTO Burkard Boeckem’s keynote featured a demo of HxDR, the smart digital reality platform built for the visualisation and collaboration of reality capture and geospatial data. Attendees also explored the Luciad portfolio in The Zone, which delivers real-time location intelligence and situational awareness for cities and nations.

Observing reality capture technology at The Zone at HxGN LIVE Global 2022

The Zone featured more mapping solutions like Metro HD City Data, and attendees experienced the technology’s ability to analyse, model and visualise urban landscapes with ultra-high-definition digital twins based on the HxGN Content Platform. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions like AiMaps showcased how they use artificial intelligence for new smart productivity in utility surveying.

Cutting-edge manufacturing solutions

Delivering a whole new dimension of autonomy, Hexagon’s manufacturing tech was on full display as well. Demos included DESIGNER, a platform providing powerful CAP capabilities for smarter manufacturing by bridging the gap between scan, design and production. The market-leading SaaS-based QMS software platform ETQ Reliance also showed how manufacturers can benefit from “shop floor to top floor” quality management. 

Instructors in The ZOne at HxGN LIVE Global 2022 working with sensor-software technology

HxGN Robotic Automation stood out as a robotic control software that simplifies automated quality inspection programming for rapid manufacturing deployment and agility. And no one at the conference could forget the AS1 with New Absolute Arm, which allows laser scanning measurement of up to 1.2 million points per second with Hexagon’s IP54-rated portable measuring arm.

Hands-on with game-changing management software  

HxGN LIVE Global conferences offer vital training sessions that give attendees hands-on training with Hexagon’s latest software. HxGN Smart Build™ Insight revealed how construction users can link critical information to drive productivity, improve change management and deliver projects on time and on budget. Likewise, the HxGN EAM asset management system showcased cost-effective, asset-intensive, performance-oriented maintenance operations for industrial facilities.

Three people exploring The Zone at HxGN LIVE Global 2022

For the public safety industry, HxGN Connect demonstrated its cloud-based collaboration space where organisations can manage incidents, share data and coordinate action digitally. Smart Advisor highlighted its assistive AI that provides insights and fills operational blind spots in complex, unfolding emergencies.

Discover the future at HxGN LIVE Global 2023 

All this new technology and more was presented at last year’s HxGN LIVE Global event. This year’s conference promises even more sneak peeks, insights and hands-on training with Hexagon’s newest tech. Thousands of industry leaders worldwide will gather in Las Vegas from 12-15 June 2023 to explore the latest digital reality technology and unpack new features and ideas for accelerating business. 

If you haven’t registered yet, sign up today so you don’t miss more summits and expert content, more hands-on sessions and more meaningful connection opportunities than ever before.