MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atheer, the pioneer of Augmented interactive Reality™ (AiR), which combines the power of 3D augmented reality with gesture-based computing interaction, today announced its second generation Smart Glasses experience, with the Atheer AiR Developer Kit 2 (AiR DK2) and the expanded AiR Pilot Program. Atheer’s AiR platform has once again raised the bar for gesture-based computing, with the next generation of AiR Gestures and the official release of the AiR OS. This unique platform, which utilizes an ARM® based Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is now available to a broad set of enterprise developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) in the field services, oil & gas, warehousing, and healthcare industries to strengthen and expand their smart glasses initiatives. This announcement follows a busy January for Atheer, in which the company received the Enterprise Product Innovation of the Year award from Compass Intelligence during the 2015 International CES® trade show in Las Vegas.
“Augmented Reality is a promising technology poised to deliver immersive experiences for a broad range of applications and it is exciting to see its continued realization on ARM based platforms.” “Oil, gas and petrochemical are strategic infrastructure industries, and having the best tools to maximize productivity and ensure workplace safety is critical,” said Vincent Higgins, Chairman and CEO at Optech4D. “Atheer’s hands-free gesture-based platform is frankly one of the most exciting innovations this industry has seen in decades. Together, Atheer and Optech4D are creating a major shift in the way work is done in oil and gas environments - minimizing down-time of high-value assets, and making workers more efficient and safe.”
“When you look at Atheer’s technology, their vision for the enterprise, and its disruptive potential, there’s no question this company is destined to change the way the world interacts with information,” said Stephanie Atkinson, CEO of Compass Intelligence. “Atheer made this year’s choice for the Enterprise Product Innovation of the Year award easy.”
“It’s really important to show technological and visionary leadership in any new venture and Atheer is doing that in a truly innovative way,” said Ian Ferguson, vice president, segment marketing, ARM. “Augmented Reality is a promising technology poised to deliver immersive experiences for a broad range of applications and it is exciting to see its continued realization on ARM based platforms.”
The AiR DK2 showcases major advancements in the key components of the Atheer AiR platform, including expanded and field-tested gesture interaction, advanced head tracking for an immersive experience, and significant power management upgrades to enable battery life beyond current standards. The new comprehensive AiR OS is built upon Android and delivers unprecedented mixed-mode 2D and 3D application support, in addition to natural and precise gesture control, and a rich suite of optimized applets to enable faster workflow creation.
“The AiR DK2 is the most advanced Augmented interactive Reality system available for the enterprise workforce today and represents the next paradigm for computing,” said Alberto Torres, CEO of Atheer. “Corporations around the world are increasingly exploring smart glasses-based workflows to improve the efficiency and safety of their employees, and we are uniquely satisfying their needs for enterprise-grade interaction and immersive computing. We are excited to announce the expansion of our AiR Pilot Program to help these companies create compelling workflows and gain a competitive advantage in their industries.”
Existing customers can download the latest AiR OS and upgrade their first generation AiR Developer Kits to benefit from all of the latest improvements. To support customer application development, Atheer has launched a new dedicated Partner Support Portal, providing developers with access to the latest SDK, tutorials, code samples, and complete developer guidelines and best practices for the Atheer AiR platform.
For more information on Atheer’s AiR Pilot Program, to request the new AiR DK2, and obtain access to the Partner Support Portal, please visit Atheer [www.atheerlabs.com] or email email@example.com.
Atheer is the pioneer in Augmented interactive Reality™ (AiR), combining the power of 3D augmented reality with gesture-based computing interaction to unlock human productivity. Atheer’s award-winning AiR SmartGlasses are the industry’s only mobile, gesture-controlled see-through smart glasses that allow users to view critical workflow information overlaid onto the real world, making it possible for users to interact with data in a natural way and collaborate with their peers like never before. Leveraging the Atheer AiR Platform, independent developers and companies around the world are now creating next-generation productivity applications for use across the enterprise. Based in Mountain View, CA, Atheer is backed by prominent investors, including Bobby Yazdani, Co-Founder of Saba Software, and Farzad Naimi, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, RONA Holdings.
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