Heading off to AUSA tradeshow – October 5 – 7
October 2nd, 2009
by Matt Nichols
The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting will be held October 5 – 7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Microvision will be there, showing attendees how our innovative display technology can help U.S. Army war fighters carry out their mission more effectively and more safely.
What is the AUSA Annual Meeting? It’s the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America, occupying some 500,000 square feet of exhibit space. Each year, over 30,000 people attend, including senior leaders from the Army, DoD, and Congress, as well as many foreign dignitaries.
Microvision’s presence at AUSA supports our focus on developing innovative display technology for potential military applications. The military has some unique display requirements including easy readability in full daylight and a see-through display that doesn’t interfere with users’ view of their surroundings for which our technology is a great fit. Our PicoP display engine based products can provide war fighters with real-time data, including pictures, images, and streaming data from FLIR (forward-looking infrared) or electro-optical sensors, to increase their —that is, their knowledge of where they are, where other friendly forces are and where the enemy is. And they do so in a head-up form factor, so soldiers can access the data without taking their eyes off their surroundings.
At the event, we’ll be showcasing our latest products and technology to military leaders, meeting with other DoD vendors to explore how they might incorporate our technology in their products, and talking to both users and other vendors to determine their requirements for future products. Key demos that we’ll be highlighting include:
- The SHOWWX™ laser pico projector, our lightweight, ultra-thin, full-color, laser-based handheld projector. We just launched and commenced shipping of the commercial version of this product in September.
- The PicoP® Evaluation Kit, which enables equipment manufacturers to incorporate the PicoP display engine in their products. We’ll be talking with representatives from military labs as well as other DoD vendors to discuss possible applications for this powerful display engine
- A mockup of our new eyewear form factor, to show military leaders and potential DoD partners what’s coming down the pike in terms of next generation wearable displays.
- A windshield-mounted PicoP display engine enabled head-up display, that can provide drivers of military vehicles with full-color data in a see-through format, enabling them to follow navigation instructions without taking their eyes off the road.
If you’re going to the AUSA show, come see us in Booth 1351. We look forward to showing you what our PicoP display engine can do!
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