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Major Takeaways:

  • DAQRI announced collaboration with American Megatrends (AMI) in the next generation of the DAQRI Smart Helmet.
  • As a provider of BIOS firmware, AMI focuses on developing the system BIOS for the Smart Helmet and customizing specifications of the product to meet developer and end user expectations.
  • “Reimaging what computing looks like in a completely new form factor was made possible by key technology from AMI and our close partnership during development.” — DAQRI CEO Brian Mullins.

From the Press Release:

NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce its collaboration with augmented reality innovator DAQRI in the next generation DAQRI SMART HELMET™.

DAQRI, a company known for its innovative work in augmented reality, recently announced the next generation of its flagship product, DAQRI SMART HELMET. Powered by a 6th generation Intel® CORE™ m7 processor and Intel® RealSense™ camera technology, DAQRI SMART HELMET is a wearable human-machine interface (HMI) giving workers in industrial sectors a whole new way of seeing data while on the job.

The Smart Helmet is designed to work in enterprise settings and displays real-time information based on the user’s surroundings, increasing safety and worker productivity. It comes equipped with many features to enhance user awareness including: 4D/augmented reality, thermal vision, and industry leading Intellitrack™ computer vision technology.

With increasing interest in augmented reality technology, AMI has collaborated with DAQRI in the development of the next generation DAQRI SMART HELMET. As the leading provider of BIOS, AMI focuses on developing the system BIOS for the Smart Helmet and customizing specifications of the product to meet the expectations of developers and end users. Through this collaboration, AMI has been able to test augmented reality technology and hopes to continue working on developments/future releases for the industry.

“As a long-time leader in the computing industry, AMI has always kept its eye firmly on the future, proudly playing its part in bringing innovative computing products to market  that enhance our quality of life, whether they are in scientific, medical, industrial, enterprise, automotive or consumer applications,” commented Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. “The Helmet recently introduced from DAQRI is a prime example of just such a revolutionary product – one with the potential to contribute greatly to the increased well-being of workers in industrial settings. And so AMI is extremely pleased to have collaborated with DAQRI in its development and is excited to see how innovative companies take advantage of augmented reality to move their operations to the next level,” he added.

“DAQRI SMART HELMET is an entirely new type of human machine interface that is redefining the future of work by empowering workers with the latest in augmented reality and Internet of Things technologies,” said Brian Mullins, Founder and CEO of DAQRI. “Reimaging what computing looks like in an completely new form factor was made possible by key technology from AMI and our close partnership during development,” he continued.