Category Archives: AR/VR

Vrgineers Partners with DigiFlight

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Nov 28, 2022 – Vrgineers and DigiFlight have teamed to produce a modern and comprehensive training solution for the most survivable multi-role attack helicopter in the world. With over 1200 aircraft currently in service the Advanced Mixed Reality Apache Trainer (AMRAT) will accelerate training pilots with high fidelity MR solutions and therefore significantly reduce the number of aircraft hours normally required to support training individual and crew tasks.

Advanced Mixed Reality Apache Trainer

The AMRAT is built on a proprietary portable platform designed by Vrgineers, which was originally created for the USAF. It provides the most affordable, immersive, and realistic experience offered on the market today without expensive visual display systems, complicated support systems or unique facility design requirements. The trainer includes two separate but interconnected crewstations, (the pilot and co-pilot gunner station), with replicated switches, panels, flight instruments, and displays connected to a computer and integrated virtual reality image generator. Currently it is supported by a leading vendor of immersive, flight simulator software, ED Mission Systems.

Fused, Overlayed Virtual Video Data

This novel product is the resultant cooperation between Vrgineers, (an innovative manufacturer of flight training simulators), and DigiFlight, a technology company with extensive world-wide pilot training experience. “We strongly feel that by combining our skills, we are able to deliver a training device capable of supporting Apache training tasks including individual and crew skills, preparing them to operate in any environment, fulfilling critical mission requirements,” explains Marek Polcak, CEO of Vrgineers.

The Future of Possible:

“The possibility to conduct a seamless mixed reality environment with a portable haptic flight seat run by a true to life simulation engine, ensures the pilots proficiency, but most importantly delivers the sensation of a unique and genuine experience encompassing complex operational scenarios. This enables our users to save time and effort along with minimizing the cost of training infrastructure and related running hours,” says Matthias Techmanski, ED Mission Systems director and Marek Polcak, Vrgineers CEO, adds: “Similar type of modern trainer is expected to play a crucial role of pilot training in the future. Not only for Apache, but for Defiant (LMCO & Boeing) and Valor (Bell) which are currently being developed and competing in future vertical lift program in the U.S.”

So for the very first time, Vrgineers and DigiFlight will jointly present a conceptional MR Apache Trainer, at I/ITSEC in Orlando, FL.

About Vrgineers

Vrgineers, Inc. is a leader in delivering next-generation virtual and mixed reality pilot training systems (Synthetic Training Environment, STE) to professional and military clients. Vrgineers’ pilot training solution includes portable trainers ready to be packed and taken on missions; reconfigurable classroom simulators that support almost all platforms, from the T6 Texan to the F35; and custom 1:1 simulators that are built specifically for any type of helicopter, jet-fighter, or airliner, and include a fully-functional cockpit replica. All simulators employ the virtual and mixed reality XTAL headset with the highest fidelity, resolution, and widest field of view available. The latest XTAL 3 won the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award in 2020. Vrgineers actively improves the training experience for clients like the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the Royal Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream, BAE Systems, NASA, and other technological pioneers. Recognized as a technological leader, Vrgineers was selected by the Small Business Innovative Research program within the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to develop a next-generation mixed reality pilot training solution, and by the U.S. Air Force to deliver multi-purpose reconfigurable simulators. Aside from the aerospace industry, Vrgineers’ technologies are being used to design revolutionary products and remotely control heavy machinery. The company delivered virtual reality solutions for brands such as Audi, Skoda, Lamborghini, McLaren, RedBull, and Westfield.

For more information, visit https://vrgineers.com/.

About DigiFlight, INC.

DigiFlight accelerates mission success for its government and commercial customers by leveraging innovative ideas and technologies that embrace the competitive landscape surrounding aerospace, cybersecurity, information technology, and training. Their unique core competencies enable us to deliver leadership and innovation for programs focused on aerospace technical & acquisition solutions, compliant architectures, cybersecurity hunt & incident response, systems & software development, systems engineering & technical assistance, and test & evaluation. DigiFlight’s vision is to become one of the premier US based companies known for success in leadership and innovation for programs and projects focused on cyber, aerospace, and information technology, globally; reliable solutions featuring creation and development, using advanced technologies skillfully demonstrating, best business value and practices, resource conservation, environmental safeguards and nationwide security.

Established in 1999, DigiFlight is a Veteran-owned Minority Small Business with offices in Columbia, MD and Huntsville, AL.

For more information, visit https://digiflight.com/.

TeamViewer’s Frontline Available on Google Cloud Marketplace

TAMPA BAY, FL, Nov 11, 2022 – TeamViewer, a global provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, today announced that its enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) platform Frontline is now available via Google Cloud Marketplace. Through this offering, customers with an existing Google Cloud Marketplace commitment benefit from seamless procurement and consolidated billing through a single channel.

Source: TeamViewer

Building off the initial success of the marketing and sales activities tailored to the retail sector around picking and training use cases leveraging Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 in warehouses, distribution centers, and in-store, the two companies are expanding their activities to additional industries, starting with the manufacturing sector. Here, TeamViewer and Google Cloud will enable organizations to reduce operations cost and downtime, improve worker productivity, process efficiency, and increase client and employee satisfaction.

“Organizations are focused on optimizing the processes and workflows of frontline workers with technology,” said Dai Vu, managing director cloud marketplace at Google Cloud. “With TeamViewer Frontline’s enterprise AR platform available on Google Cloud Marketplace, customers can equip their frontline workers with guided step-by-step instructions on wearables and help bring digitalization to the shopfloor at cloud scale.”

“With this expansion of our partnership with Google Cloud, we are further committing to a go-to-market relationship in collaboration with Google Cloud, enabling us to increase our reach into key growth markets for TeamViewer’s AR solutions on Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2,” says Alfredo Patron, EVP business development at TeamViewer. “The facilitated procurement of TeamViewer Frontline via Google Cloud Marketplace will further accelerate the adoption of these technologies as more companies value AR as a critical component to creating a truly digitalized workforce.”

About TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a leading global technology company that provides a connectivity platform to remotely access, control, manage, monitor, and repair devices of any kind – from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machines and robots. Although TeamViewer is free of charge for private use, it has around 620,000 subscribers and enables companies of all sizes and from all industries to digitize their business-critical processes through seamless connectivity. Against the backdrop of global megatrends like device proliferation, automation and new work, TeamViewer proactively shapes digital transformation and continuously innovates in the fields of augmented reality, internet of things and artificial intelligence. Since the company’s foundation in 2005, TeamViewer’s software has been installed on more than 2.5 billion devices around the world. The company is headquartered in Goppingen, Germany, and employs around 1,400 people globally. In 2021, TeamViewer achieved billings of EUR 548 million. TeamViewer AG (TMV) is listed at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and belongs to the MDAX.

Further information can be found at www.teamviewer.com.

Virtalis, SiliconCore Partner for VR

MANCHESTER, UK, Oct 13, 2022 – Virtalis will be in San Diego, CA, USA from October 18-20 to take part in AES 2022 (Augmented Enterprise Summit, formerly EWTS), the leading event for the business and industrial applications of emerging technologies such as AR/MR/VR, wearables, digital twins and more.

As businesses realize they need to move to a more digital future, the choice of software and hardware options available is also constantly evolving, making it difficult to know where to start when choosing the best solution. By attending AES 2022, visitors can explore the latest innovations under one roof.

Virtalis will be on the expo floor (#221) with a state-of-the-art LED Video Wall provided by SiliconCore to demonstrate use cases and explain how implementing a VR strategy will help engineering and manufacturing organizations cut costs, save time, and improve process efficiency.

At the booth, visitors will enjoy a fully immersive experience, interacting with engineering data on a 1-to-1 scale. With ultra-realistic VR scenes created by Virtalis software, combined with the high-resolution stereoscopic LED display, attendees will understand how replacing their traditional design review, training, maintenance, and layout planning processes with immersive visualization technologies can solve their business challenges and bring a distributed workforce closer together with virtual collaboration.

Tony Savaglio, global sales leader at Virtalis, says, “AES 2022 will be a fantastic event, with the best of the best in immersive technology for the enterprise on display. Virtalis is very happy to be working with SiliconCore for this event to give attendees the chance to experience true full-scale immersive visualization, using our software on its cutting-edge LED wall.”

SiliconCore’s VP Sales, David Crafton comments, “As the lines between render and reality begin to blur, SiliconCore is excited to be at the forefront of this industry shift. Our proprietary driver technology can handle the demands of 3D (Virtalis) software to create a more realistic experience, with unique high brightness displays and wide dynamic ranges that dramatically change the visual landscape.”

Come and experience first-hand at AES how this combination of Virtalis immersive software and SiliconCore LED displays promises to usher in a new era in 3D visualization.

For more information on Visionary Render, Virtalis’ flagship immersive visualization software, visit https://www.virtalis.com/software/visionary-render.

For more information on SiliconCore’ LED display solutions, visit https://www.silicon-core.com/.

Epson Announces Moverio BT-45C, BT-45CS AR Smart Glasses

LOS ALAMITOS, CA, Oct 12, 2022 – Epson announced the Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS, a new generation of award-winning Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses designed to support seamless remote collaboration with a high-quality AR viewing experience. Purpose-built for mission-critical tasks – such as troubleshooting, maintenance, inspection, and training – the new Moverio models support immersive, hands-free collaboration between on-site technicians and remote experts to help enhance efficiency, improve safety, and reduce downtime.

“Field service is undergoing a transformation, with many businesses shifting to remote assistance and adopting immersive AR technology to help enhance work efficiency, save costs and improve workplace safety,” said Nathan Cheng, associate product manager, augmented reality, Epson America, Inc. “As a pioneer in the AR space with over 10 years of innovation, the latest Moverio platform delivers advanced image quality in a binocular display with improved performance and wearability to provide a more immersive and shared viewing experience to today’s remote workforce.”

Compatible with a wide range of collaboration and remote assistance software, the Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS feature all-new Si-OLED technology, a proprietary optical engine, and a binocular see-through Full HD display with a 34° field-of-view to seamlessly integrate digital content with the outside world. With the USB-C interface, the BT-45C headset can tether to a wide range of compatible Android or Windows host devices to support an array of applications. Designed for businesses working in manufacturing, automotive, field service, IT, logistics, construction, and more, the smart glasses are built with a tough, robust design – with high shock and dust resistance – to withstand the most demanding and dynamic work environments. With an adjustable, padded headband and helmet mounting options, the BT-45C and BT-45CS can easily fit a variety of frontline work attire and helmet models for added comfort and flexibility.

A turnkey hardware solution, the Moverio BT-45CS combines a Moverio headset and an intuitive intelligent controller to help maximize ease of use while on the job. The 13MP camera on the intelligent controller gives users the ability to take detailed, up-close photos for enhanced precision. Its easy-to-use touchscreen interface and array of connectivity options help deliver convenience and usability.

More About the New Moverio AR Smart Glasses:

The Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS support convenient, hands-free, “see-what-I-see” collaboration between on-site technicians and remote experts with a range of features, including:

  • Incredible Image Quality – Integrated Si-OLED technology, proprietary optical engine and binocular see-through Full HD display with 34° field-of-view create a seamless viewing experience
  • Easy Wearability – Adjustable, padded headband, plus helmet mounting options, to comfortably accommodate a variety of frontline work attire
  • Robust, Durable Design – Shock- and dust-resistant with military grade drop test compliance and IP52 rating
  • Headset Flip-up Function – Allows users to secure a clear field of view for enhanced efficiency and safety; tinted and clear ANSI Z87.1 compatible shields can be attached to the headset for added eye protection
  • Advanced Camera – Centered 8MP auto-focus camera with optimized camera angle precisely captures wearer’s point of view, allowing for a true “see-what-I-see” experience between wearer and remote expert
  • Dynamic Usability – Headsets are equipped with 9-axis and ambient light sensors, and BT-45CS controller is equipped with GPS sensors, which allow developers to unleash full potential of augmented reality via Moverio SDK
  • Built-in Audio – Integrated speaker and noise-canceling microphone enhance the quality of hands-free communication; can connect external audio devices via the mini audio jack

The new Moverio AR smart glasses will be on display in Epson’s booth #113 at Augmented Enterprise Summit (AES) in San Diego, CA from Oct 18-20, 2022.

Pricing and Availability

The Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS smart glasses will be available through Epson’s channel partners and on Epson.com in November. For additional information, visit https://epson.com/moverio-augmented-reality.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson will become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of around JPY 1 trillion.

Epson America, Inc., based in Los Alamitos, CA, is Epson’s regional headquarters for the US, Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit epson.com.