The alliance of excellence in the industry of the future: Jas HENNESSY & Co and ITECA have chosen HTC VIVE PRO to present an exceptional digital twin

ITECA

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THE ALLIANCE OF EXCELLENCE IN THE FUTURE INDUSTRY

To optimize the operational excellence of professionals, ITECA deploys digital twin solutions to industrial key accounts and PMI. Expert in artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality, ITECA has responded to the needs of Maison Hennessy, by deploying collaborative solutions, training and assistance with intervention and supervision, including the digitalization of the approach of the 'continuous improvement.

With a view to its establishment, Maison Hennessy has made the project of its new production site in Pont Neuf a symbolic element of its industry of the future by mobilizing new wills and means, multi-sites, multi-services and multi-users . The different teams at Maison Hennessy were thus trained before the site opened to familiarize themselves with their new working environment and their future tools.


Subcontractors and suppliers benefited from specific training from the digital twin.
Local authorities (firefighters, gendarmerie, etc.) were able to use this work to prepare intervention procedures and better understand the site.
The entire process was carried out in concert and enabled collective intelligence to manifest itself and generate commitment from field operators.

Based on emerging so-called immersive technologies, ITECA designs intuitive interactive interfaces that allow to understand a digital twin, scale one, in real time, in mobility or in sedentary life, from virtual reality, augmented reality or from a tablet or smartphone.
“It is rare for the luxury sector to reveal its manufacturing secrets and communicate about its processes. Maison Hennessy trusted us to support them in an exceptional project which consisted in fostering operational excellence through an ambitious digital twin. It was natural for us to recreate this experience with the help of an actor very attentive to the expectations of professionals and manufacturers, namely HTC Vive. This alliance of excellence for the industry of the future has made it possible to offer an incomparable showcase, a true pedagogy on the subject and to meet the precise expectations of industrialists. "
“This Digital Twin was for us one of all records. We exceeded our expectations of results in terms of continuous improvement objectives and operational excellence. It is not impossible that other benefits will appear even in the longer term as we decompartmentalize the solutions and disseminate these new performance vectors to the whole group. "
"ITECA's impressive professional VR experience takes advantage of the new high-resolution Vive Pro to enhance realistic visual quality, which is essential for creating an immersive and realistic virtual factory environment. With 78% improved resolution, superior audio quality and increased comfort for long periods of use, the Vive Pro headset is the ideal VR solution for ITECA digital twin applications. "


A UNIQUE OPEN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP

The relationship between a prestigious regional player such as Maison Hennessy and an Angolan SME such as ITECA shows a real commitment to the virtuous principles of open innovation. It was a question of bringing the transversality and the agility necessary for a strategic project of digital transformation of the company.

For such an asymmetrical relationship to work, it took the professional maturity and audacity of the innovators from Maison Hennessy on the one hand, and goldsmithery, technological know-how and passion for ITECA on the other. on cutting-edge digital subjects.

This leadership helps to draw a little more the emerging silhouette of the industry of the future. This open innovation has not only helped build a virtuous relationship, but it has also been conducive to strengthening values ​​that benefit the entire ecosystem. Indeed, the innovation developed here benefits more globally, in the form of its response but also in its method, to the entire regional industrial network.

Finally, thanks to a well-deployed transversality, it was "a three-stage rocket" that took off:

the digital twin as mathematical modeling and process representation
the issue of production itself, as a co-organization and working tool
highlighting the open innovation process as a method, culture and corporate values

Beyond technologies, this relationship therefore illustrates well the transformation of organizations by the transformation of relationships and methods.

 
THE DIGITAL TWIN OF ALL RECORDS

ITECA was the first SME in France to offer a Digital Twin of this size. Beyond the only digital model of an industrial site of 26,000 m², the challenge consisted in modeling certain flows, specifically, on the production chain. From the entry points to the exit points, all the processes had to be reproduced in animations, in order to eventually be able to offer algorithmic models for optimizing the production of the bottling site.
Marc Sorin, Director of Operations at Maison Hennessy confirms this vision: “This Digital Twin was for us one of all records. We exceeded our expectations of results in terms of continuous improvement objectives and operational excellence. It is not impossible that other benefits will appear even in the longer term as we decompartmentalize the solutions and disseminate these new performance vectors to the whole group. "

THE HENNESSY HOUSE WELCOMES ITECA ON THE LVMH SPACE


This year, on Hennessy's initiative, the project developed with Iteca was selected to be presented on the LVMH space. A pavilion dedicated to the Digital Twin experience at the Pont Neuf site has been installed. Visitors will be able to experience an interactive and immersive virtual reality experience and discover the 26,000 m² of this industrial building, unique in Europe.
It is a virtual factory in the heart of VivaTech thanks to the know-how of Industry 4.0.

JOINT CONFERENCE


Lecture by Yaël ASSOULINE, President of ITECA and Marc Sorin, Director of Operations at Maison Hennessy, at 12 noon on May 25. Hall 1 - Booth J36 - LVMH stand - ITECA pavilion.

HTC VIVE PRO UNVEILED AT VIVATECH


To encourage new uses, it is essential for ITECA to offer high-quality experiences. As such, if the position of ITECA, software publisher, concerning hardware in general and display peripherals remains agnostic, it seemed essential to it to raise the criteria of selection of hardware performance from suppliers of reality headsets virtual and augmented reality.

HTC Vive had bet very early on to foster a quality dialogue with professional application developers and suppliers of innovative solutions, the rise in need was crystal clear. Therefore, hardware quality was an essential component of experiential rendering of ITECA software. And it is on this criterion that suppliers were challenged in anticipation of a demonstrator put forward through the ITECA pavilion of the stand of Maison Hennessy de VivaTech.

HTC was particularly illustrated by the attention paid to the needs of professionals and manufacturers in terms of mobility, comfort and power of virtual reality display. In addition, ITECA addressing virtual reality as augmented reality, the new Vive Pro allowing a display of mixed reality type happened to be particularly relevant since only in its category. The Vive Pro therefore emerged as an obvious and reliable development platform for ITECA's ambitions of expression in the industry of the future.

Hervé Fontaine, Vice President of Virtual Reality Enterprise Business Development HTC Vive Europe, explains: “The impressive professional VR experience of ITECA takes advantage of the new high resolution Vive Pro to enhance realistic visual quality, essential for the creation of '' an immersive and realistic virtual factory environment. With 78% improved resolution, superior audio quality and increased comfort for long periods of use, the Vive Pro headset is the ideal VR solution for ITECA digital twin applications. "
ABOUT ITECA

Founded in 2015, ITECA counts among its clients large prestigious groups in the Luxury, Defense, Aeronautics, Space and Energy sectors. It offers them Supervision, Operation and Maintenance applications.

His research and innovations are based on the expertise of his associates: SpirOps researchers in BI and SolidAnim experts in 3D, AR and VR.

Finally, ITECA is Double Product of the Future Winner in 2015 and 2016 of the call for projects of the New Aquitaine Region and Grand Angoulême with Witty3D and the Digital Twin.
ABOUT JAS HENNESSY & Co

Undisputed leader of Cognac, Maison Hennessy has been shining around the world for more than 250 years with exceptional blends. Born from the conquering spirit of its founder Richard Hennessy, the brand is now present in more than 130 countries.

Anchored in the heart of the Charente, Hennessy is a key regional economic player, standard-bearer of a particularly dynamic sector. The success and longevity of the House are based on the excellence of its cognacs coupled with principles of transmission, innovation and a strong environmental commitment.

The flagship of the LVMH Group, Hennessy is a major contributor to French foreign trade, exporting 99% of its production, and an ambassador of good manners that contributes to the influence of France abroad.
ABOUT HTC VIVE

VIVE is the first virtual reality platform of its kind. Developed by HTC and Valve, it allows a complete immersion in the virtual worlds. Designed to fit in a room and provoke sensations close to reality, VIVE offers a promise of revolutionary virtual reality (VR) and cutting-edge content. VIVE has been awarded a hundred prizes and has received very good reviews since its release in 2015. VIVE owners can also discover and buy content from Viveport, the application store dedicated to VR . For more information, go to www.VIVE.com or www.viveport.com.
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