Orlando, Fla. (October 20, 2017) – Orlando-based Serious Simulations has been awarded a research and development contract with Melbourne-based Aeronyde Corporation to produce a wireless augmented reality head mounted display as part of key control technology for unmanned and robotic aerial vehicles.
Under this contract, Serious Simulations will use its patented wireless video techniques and custom design a series of prototype wireless augmented reality headset displays using commercial-off-the-shelf and self-designed hardware components. The first prototype is expected to be ready by the end of the year.
Aeronyde, a rapidly growing start-up in the unmanned vehicle industry, sought out Serious Simulations for this project due to the company’s extensive experience in wireless virtual reality technology. Serious Simulations’ patented wireless video technology has been enabling commercial virtual reality head mounted displays to shed their tethers without increasing the negative effects of latency. (Latency is a delay in presenting video or simulation imagery on the physical display, which can reduce the effectiveness of training or operations.)
“We are redefining several areas of the unmanned vehicle marketplace, and sought out Serious Simulations to lead the development of one of the most critical components – the wireless AR display,” says Sasha Bilous, Chief Technology Officer of Aeronyde Corporation. “This groundbreaking hardware will give the controllers, operators, and leaders who contract with us the absolute best means of rapidly digesting video, audio, and diagnostic data, while still engaging in their real-world situations.”
For Serious Simulations, which has several contracts for military simulator hardware, the contract represents another entry point into commercial uses for its technology.
“Augmented reality device adoption rates for commercial and entertainment purposes are generally predicted to far outpace the growth of virtual reality devices, so this wireless AR headset helps us to make a bold step into market. This will be a terrific leap forward in visualization of a variety of data. We expect that our work will help to expand the use of AR technology across the board,” said Christopher Chambers, CEO and founder of Serious Simulations. “This is a terrific opportunity to collaborate with Aeronyde Corporation in innovating another industry first.”
Under this contract, the company will grow its AR capabilities and has plans to add full-time and sub-contracting positions.
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For more information media should contact –
Christopher Chambers, Serious Simulations, 407-538-1927, email@example.com
Alexander (Sasha) Bilous, Aeronyde Corp, 224-619-6903, Sasha.Bilous@aeronyde.com
Carol Ann Dykes, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426, Carolann.firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com
About Serious Simulations, LLC: Serious Simulations LLC, an Orlando based Veteran Owned simulation business, designs immersive training systems using custom made hardware and software components for specific skill training needs, combined with motion tracking systems, wireless communications devices, wireless display technologies and commercial game engines. It produces wireless video technology and wireless head/helmet mounted displays (HMDs) with very high resolutions and wide fields of view. The industry-leading wireless HMDs, and wireless VR add-ons, are available separately or as components of Serious Simulations’ professional grade VR training systems for military, police, emergency responders, and professional grade entertainment experiences. The company is a partner in the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) network. For more information, visit our web site at www.serioussimulations.com . Inquiries: email@example.com.
About Aeronyde Corporation: AERONYDE CORP specializes in design and development of customized long-range fixed-wing platforms and heavy-lift sUAS capable of carrying a variety of imaging and data collection solutions for applications in thermal imaging, 3D terrain mapping, photogrammetry, search and rescue, wildlife observation, crop health inspection, infrastructure development and environmental pollution. Also offering consultation on hardware customization and UAV program implementation for mission specific applications. Tailored training programs are designed to accelerate sUAS integration into your current and future business operations.