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What a moment!

It’s a wrap. Microsoft Inspire is over. But Realtimear is still buzzing from the amazing visibility and attention.

Realtimear was featured in Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s keynote. The focus was all about empowering firstline workers during the pandemic. The moment happened just a week after Total jointly announced its rapid deployment of Realtimear (our blog post is here) during the pandemic.

That’s two major Realtimear headset deployment stories in two weeks. Both stories featured Realtimear unique hands-free solution: First Total and then Honeywell.

If you missed Satya Nadella’s keynote when he shined a light on Realtimear and Honeywell, here’s a recap.

Three amazing things happened at Microsoft Inspire:

  1. RealWear and Honeywell were jointly invited to be included as part of the CEO keynote at Microsoft Inspire
  2. Microsoft Teams on RealWear was officially announced as part of the official Book of News for the event which resulted in news coverage everywhere, including in Computerworld.
  3. The success story of Honeywell using RealWear with Microsoft Teams for remote Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) was shared with attendees and social media.

Here’s what Microsoft’s CEO Said

“Finally, we are innovating to support the more than two billion first-line workers around the world who during this pandemic have been critical including so many who are contributing to all the essential roles to  keeping our society and economy functioning throughout.  

Workers at Honeywell factory in Houston, Texas, for example, are using Teams embedded in a wearable computer from our partner RealWear to livestream what they see  to remote colleagues and experts while having hands-free conversations.  

This has allowed them to continue production in complete critical factory testing keeping engineers around the world engaged to ensure everything is built properly.  

And they can sign off on certifications directly within Teams.” 

-Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

Here is the Clip

If you’ve been following our story, we’ve been involved in some pretty outsized “marketing moments” over the years. Like when our Cofounder and President Sanjay Jhawar surprised the audience and came on stage in a hazmat suit at AWE. Or when we were included in national ‘new normal’ press like CNBC. Or when large auto dealers like BMW deployed nationally.

For us, this moment takes the cake.

That’s because nothing quite tops the moment at Microsoft Inspire that involved Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Livestreamed on the Microsoft Website and on LinkedIn, Microsoft showed the full keynote to millions of fans, followers, partners, and event attendees.

Customers are now telling other customers: “With only a single call on your HMT-1 device, you can get your factory running again.”

To get started, grab a validation kit here.

We’re Also Offering a Free Chapter Download for Everybody

We’re calling our new marketing promo The Great Reboot Book Giveaway. We’re beginning an essential conversation at the top of the management chain.


The whole world just had a massive ‘reboot.’

On that point, we are pleased to announce that RealWear’s CEO Andrew Chrostowski has (somehow in his spare time!) contributed a chapter in a new book, “The Great Reboot,” The Post-Pandemic Guide for Business Leaders.

The excellent book, co-authored by Bob Zukis, Paul Ferrillo and Chris Veltsos, is dedicated to “those who battled COVID-19 and to the ones who treated, cared for and comforted them.”

The book compiles outstanding tools and information to help you guide your businesses through the ever-changing crisis.

HINT: Fill out the form below to check out a copy.

Above a long list of blurbs including one from CNBC, the publisher explains, “The GREAT REBOOT gives Board of Directors and corporate leaders the tools to navigate the digital ocean with sound advice, proven recommendations, and frameworks needed to reach their next destination.”

The book outlines how to flatten the competitive curve, discusses the chaotic butterfly, helps you better understand complex digital business systems and more.

RealWear is honored to be featured in the book and to be able to share its story in hopes of inspiring other business leaders around the world. If you’re following RealWear, you know that we’ve certainly not been bystanders. We’ve been actively partnering with our global customers to help keep their businesses operational through hands-free remote collaboration.

In the free download chapter, Andrew Chrostowski shares the journey of “the systemic changes impacting their business as a result of COVID-19.” Andrew tells the RealWear story. (To hear even more from Andrew on these essential topics, listen to his interview on State of Readiness.)

We sincerely thank Bob Zukis for providing RealWear a free download of the excerpt. We encourage you to check out the complimentary book.

We’re giving away 100 copies as part of this promotion just for filling out the form below. In your email, you’ll receive a free PDF right away of Andrew’s chapter.

Get Your Free Paperback Book Now. Every Submission Gets a FREE PDF Download!

NOTE – First 100 (US only) will receive a complimentary copy in the mail (please allow a few weeks for processing)

Total S.A. announced today an inspiring digital transformation story in the energy sector, making the impossible happen.

BOTTOM LINE: Microsoft Teams on RealWear continues to be a popular intrinsically safe solution for industrial customers looking to deploy a Remote Collaboration solution for business continuity.

Using RealWear hands-free, voice-operated devices running Microsoft Teams allows Total’s La Porte Polypropylene Plant to continue mass producing the raw materials used in the making of, among other things, essential medical supplies such as gowns and face masks. Field operators are using RealWear’s award-winning HMT-1Z1 intrinsically safe headsets clipped onto PPE hard hats in potentially hazardous environments. The solution is integrated with Microsoft Teams, which helps them communicate instantly across the globe with remote experts during times of travel restrictions and social distancing.

RealWear with Microsoft Teams is “A Game Changer” for Total’s Safety and Operational Efficiency


Total’s La Porte plant is the largest single-site polypropylene plant in the North America and produces 2.7 billion pounds of polypropylene per year. In addition to masks and gowns, the pellets are used for food packaging, tapes, carpet yarns, absorbent products, caps and closures, geotextiles, small appliances, housewares, disposables, outdoor furniture and toys.


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