TechAmerica Foundation “Best Of” Awards Recognises VR training system ExpeditionDI
Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of visual and training computing solutions for government and commercial applications, has been awarded the American Technology Award (ATA) for outstanding achievement in the “Aerospace and Defense” category for ExpeditionDI – the first self-contained, wearable and fully-immersive close combat infantry simulator training platform. Also known as the Termans, in honor of Frederick Emmons Terman the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, the ATAs recognize products and services that have significantly advanced technology. The award was presented at a gala dinner in Washington D.C.
“It is an honor to be recognized with an American Technology Award,” said Arthur Yan, president, Quantum3D. “ExpeditionDI represents the future of close combat training by providing a fully-immersive 3D platform for individual and squad-based training that allows soldiers to reinforce the cognitive and communicative skills needed to achieve mission success and ultimately save warfighter’s lives.”
Deployed and in use for over five years, ExpeditionDI is equipped with a high-resolution head mounted display (HMD) and fully integrated wearable computing pack, and responds simultaneously to multiple body and weapon movements. These advanced technologies enable an infantry squad to move through and interact in a virtual environment while fighting and communicating as they would in a real-world combat situation. ExpeditionDI can also record training sessions, allowing soldiers to playback sessions to analyse what they did wrong and what was beneficial, and can be wirelessly networked into large scale joint training operations.
“The quality of nominees for this year’s Termans is a clear indication of the vibrancy of the American technology industry and we are thrilled to be able to recognize Quantum3D for its contribution to the industry and its outstanding achievement,” said Jennifer Kerber, President of the TechAmerica Foundation.
Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, real-time visual computing solutions. Quantum3D combines the most advanced hardware and software systems for graphics simulation in a variety of markets and implementations–image generation; tactical computing for avionics; vehicle and man-wearable applications; synthetic environments; graphics subsystems; and other COTS solutions. Quantum3D is a privately-held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information about Quantum3D real-time visual computing solutions, please visit www.quantum3d.com .
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org .
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