Brightline Interactive signs immersive technology R&D agreement with U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division

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March 3, 2023 – Brightline Interactive (BLI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Glimpse Group, Inc., and a provider of spatial computing, deep tech and 5G integration solutions, has this week announced the signing of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) for the adaptation of immersive technologies.

Brightline Interactive provides system architectures and integrated technology components, such as simulator systems, necessary to deploy complex, end-to-end Immersive Hyperscale Environments. According to the company, these solutions consist of high performance, cloud-centric, computing platforms that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) elements to enable high-level, cost-effective simulations between the real and virtual worlds.

Tyler Gates, General Manager of Brightline Interactive and Chief Futurist at Glimpse commented: “This collaboration will allow BLI to work alongside NSWCDD to adapt new technologies in end-to-end Immersive Hyperscale Environments and simulator systems to improve the capabilities, effectiveness and safety of the U.S. Military Services in a cost effective, ROI-driven manner. I would like to also thank all of our technology providers, including NVIDIA, Varjo, and Eight360. Their strategic support has been instrumental in helping us deliver cutting-edge solutions.”

Brightline worked with VR simulation company Eight360 and implemented its VR-as-a-Service platform to help power Multi Domain Operations simulation and training with scenarios for ground, maritime, air and space using Eight360’s NOVA untethered full-motion simulator.

Lyron Bentovim, President and CEO of Glimpse said: “Entering into a CRADA with the U.S. Navy is a significant achievement for BLI, demonstrating the depth of their capabilities and the effectiveness of their solutions. We expect this technology to drive significant immersive use cases across multiple industries – ranging from industrial, to media to military.”

This newest agreement with the U.S. Navy is not the first time Brightline has engaged with a government organization. The company states on its website that its previous government clients include the U.S. Army, CIA, Department of Defense, DARPA, FEMA, among others. Brightline designs, builds, integrates and supports immersive and interactive experiences, training scenarios, and simulations for both government and commercial customers, with the company also having worked with leading brands such as 3M, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Toyota, and more.

To find out more about Brightline Interactive and its solutions for virtual reality, augmented reality, location based experiences, and immersive simulation and training, please visit the company’s website.

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