IIristick, a provider of industrial augmented reality smart glasses, has recently announced that it has joined forces with Aviapartner and Air Cargo Belgium in order to innovate the airfreight industry.

The partnership aims to create a more efficient way to accept, check and handle shipments at BRUcargo with the help of smart glass technology. To achieve this goal, the companies are co-operating together with Belgian agency, VLAIO, which granted and funded the project to develop and test the proof-of-concepts.

When freight forwarders deliver export freight at BRUcargo, the operational team of Aviapartner will be assisted by the smart (safety) glasses, provided by Iristick. If damage or shortage is detected during a cargo acceptance check, the warehouse operators can automatically start a checklist by scanning the MAWB number without the need of paper-based documents, nor handheld devices. Operating on voice command, the smart glasses can help to fill in checklists and allow for high quality pictures to be taken and added to reports. After a checklist is finished, information is sent live to the cloud.