ThirdEye and AVATAR Partners announce partnership to offer X2 MR Glasses to military personnel and first responders

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June 24, 2020 – ThirdEye, a provider or augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) enterprise solutions, has today announced a new partnership with AVATAR Partners, a software company offering extended, augmented and mixed reality software and solutions, to improve training and performance for military personnel and first responders. The partnership will see ThirdEye’s X2 MR Glasses be used to help improve safety and efficiency for AVATAR Partner’s customers.

According to ThirdEye, AVATAR Partners has been keeping an eye on ThirdEye’s developments, including stress tests that the X2 MR Glasses undergo, to its SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) support. ThirdEye’s glasses were built to be used in action and the company has a track record of working with customers in the military. AVATAR Partners wanted to ensure that its clientele – including all branches of the US military – had the option to utilize the X2 MR Glasses in future projects.

By wearing the X2 MR Glasses, military personnel and first responders can connect with experts anywhere through the glasses’ built-in proprietary 3D SLAM system, CAD modeling and overlay, and 5G capabilities. This allows step-by-step technical instructions and drawings to project onto the X2 MR Glasses’ display. Users can remain hands-free as documents can be opened and viewed via voice command.

“Our X2 MR Glasses were built with the real world in mind. We put them through rigorous stress tests by repeatedly throwing them against concrete with great force to ensure they’ll last while personnel work in the field,” said Nick Cherukuri, Founder and CEO of ThirdEye. “From our work with first responders to military personnel, we know that our hardware will help train them better for their missions and support them on the job.” 

The X2 MR Glasses are untethered and come with a 42 degree field of view and sensors that help to provide advanced MR features, all while remaining entirely hands-free. The glasses also run on the latest Android 9.0 operating system, allowing software to be easily ported onto the glasses.

“The detail behind the glasses is a perfect fit for our defense and industry customers,” said Marlo Brooke, CEO and Founder of AVATAR Partners. “All of our MR products, maintenance and training solutions, including ARMA (Augmented Reality Maintenance Aid), Avatar CONNECT and SimplifyXR, will support ThirdEye’s X2 MR Glasses. The low cost and strength of the glasses alone will mitigate risk and increase readiness for our customers from day one.”

Image credit: AVATAR Partners / ThirdEye

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