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June 5, 2020 – Immersive Wisdom, Inc., a provider of a real-time geospatial collaboration platform for Joint-All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and Mission Planning, has recently announced that it has been awarded a USD $950 million ceiling IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract with the United States Air Force. Under the contract, Immersive Wisdom will offer its software in support of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) program. Immersive Wisdom’s implementation partner, Entegra Systems, will also support the effort.
Immersive Wisdom’s Real-Time JADC2 3D Geospatial Collaboration software allows multiple distributed users to perform Joint-All Domain Command and Control and Mission Planning in immersive 3D real-time geospatial workspaces from anywhere in the world, via virtual reality, mixed reality, and desktops.
The $950 million ceiling is specifically for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable JADC2. The contract is part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms.
In 2019, Immersive Wisdom announced that it had been awarded a major Air Force contract by AFWERX. Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force and reporting to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation. Immersive Wisdom states that the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) IDIQ award is a natural progression of that effort.
Regardless of their geographic location, Immersive Wisdom enables multiple users to work together in shared, synchronized virtual workspaces containing live 3D maps, layered with real-time information from any available source. Users can simultaneously visualize, plan, analyze, and act upon sensor inputs, cyber/network data, IoT feeds, enterprise applications, telemetry, tagged assets, 3D terrain/building models, LiDAR, imagery, and UAV footage/streaming video.
As a result, Immersive Wisdom’s solution is able to provide end users with an omniscient, collaborative, real-time 3D view of complex environments. The company views allowing multiple users to be physically anywhere, while still being in sync via the same virtual space containing shared maps, video feeds, and real-time information, as something that is critical for future mission success.
“Immersive Wisdom is extremely honored to serve the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) with our real-time geospatial collaboration software platform for Joint-All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and Mission Planning,” said Mike Appelbaum, CEO of Immersive Wisdom. “We are extremely grateful to In-Q-Tel and our existing Air Force/DoD customers for helping our company grow to this inflection point.”
The company states that outside of defense contracts,its software is available for application across other industries such as Government, Energy – including Oil & Gas, Transportation & Logistics, and Telecommunications.
Image / video credit: Immersive Wisdom / Mike Applebaum / YouTube
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