frontline.io includes an AR-based Remote Support application, running on a wide range of devices.
A participant in each call can hold one of the following roles, field user or supporter.
User in the field
Usually the side on the call needing to share screens
The supported users can share their screen in a few modes:
MR (AR locked on a physical machine)
The supporter views the supported user screen
There are four communication channels between the parties:
Annotations can be done in AR, MR, and video stream, in video streaming image is frozen before annotated
Who can initiate a call?
The below table represents who can initiate a support call:
Mobile/ Tablet Web
During a call activities
All users can annotate, chat, and share their video streaming or share screens (for PC and Web PC users)
Streaming: Freeze and unfreeze
In a non-AR mode, freezing the screen is needed to create precise annotations.
The table below shows a case in which the field user can freeze their own view:
A supporter can freeze the view of the supported user in some cases as described below:
Following freezing the screen, the unfreeze options are:
* Unfreeze can be done by both sides.
Note: when unfreezing the annotations will be deleted.
** Only the supporter can unfreeze, note that the supported (field) side is not aware of the screen being frozen