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A company has teamed up with an Oak Ridge center to develop augmented reality technology.

CNS Collaborates with DigiLens on Advanced AR/MR/VR/XR Technologies in Waveguides and Heads-Up Displays

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge is taking a major step forward in enhancing emergency response training, nuclear material processing, workforce development, and more with the implementation of advanced augmented, mixed, virtual, and extended reality technologies. Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) recently announced a partnership with DigiLens to collaborate on cutting-edge waveguides and heads-up displays that will revolutionize how these technologies are utilized in government missions.

The collaboration aims to integrate wearable computers and smart glasses to provide a more immersive and efficient experience for users. The Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center is at the forefront of this effort, leading the site’s initiatives in augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual reality, and extended reality (AR/MR/VR/XR).

One of the key components of this partnership is the development of DigiLens ARGO, a purpose-built standalone AR/XR smart glasses device designed to meet the demanding requirements of the U.S. government. With features such as modularity for future products, high display transparency for improved situational awareness, and compliance with military specifications for ruggedization, ARGO is set to elevate the capabilities of users in various fields.

Ashley Stowe, director of the Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center, expressed optimism about the potential of this collaboration, stating, “We believe the lightweight size and functionality compared to the bulkier headsets will help adoption of AR within manufacturing where extended use is required.” The partnership also aims to create custom AR devices that can be integrated into tactical personal protective equipment, providing enhanced capabilities for users in secure environments.

Brian Hamilton, DigiLens vice president of sales and marketing, highlighted the significance of this partnership with the Y-12 National Security Complex, emphasizing the focus on advancing sensor integrations and developing tailored solutions for maintenance repair and operations, as well as situational awareness for first responders and operators. The goal is to expand the depth of applications at Y-12 with heads-up displays and overcome technological barriers that may limit their effectiveness.

CNS’s collaboration with DigiLens marks a significant advancement in the integration of AR/MR/VR/XR technologies in government missions and sets the stage for enhanced capabilities in critical fields such as emergency response and national security. The partnership is poised to drive innovation and efficiency in the utilization of advanced technologies for the benefit of U.S. government missions.

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