NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09, 2019
On November 11th, 2019 - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) announced the winners of the 9th Entrepreneurial Challenge led by Sikorsky Innovations. The Challenge was designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications for the aerospace industry.
Magnetic 3D applied to the program and shared multiple use cases for their glasses-free 3D technology including real-time 3D video delivery to offer tactical advantages in situational awareness and poor weather scenarios, integration with simulators for training and education, and for immersive marketing concepts.
According to vice president of Sikorsky Innovations, Chris Van Buiten, the 9th Entrepreneurial Challenge saw the most applications ever.
"We were excited to be accepted into the program and thrilled to be recognized by the Sikorsky Innovations team as an Honorable Mention awardee", said Tom Zerega, Founder & CEO of Magnetic 3D. "We’ve always believed that our technology could bring new advantages to the aerospace industry - from collaborative working environments to real-time 3D volumetric capture. Having the opportunity to explore these concepts with one of the true leaders in this space was terrific and we look forward to the next phase of the process."
Magnetic 3D’s technology has been gaining attention from the aerospace and defense sector as our capabilities have improved and the limitations of aging “glasses-based” systems have become more apparent. The need for situational awareness and collaborative tools that enhance and improve the operator experience, while providing valuable depth perception and real world viewing, are key considerations going forward.
Special thanks goes out to Sikorsky Innovations for the opportunity to participate and to the esteemed panel of judges for selecting us for the award. We wish a sincere congratulations to the winners of the Challenge at Continuous Composites. Finally, we would also like to recognize the Magnetic 3D team for pushing the boundaries of 3D-without-glasses to new heights.
A link to the original press release from Sikorsky Innovations can be found here.
About Magnetic 3D
Headquartered in New York City, Magnetic 3D (http://www.magnetic3d.com) designs and produces industry-leading, end-to-end, autostereoscopic (glasses-free 3D) solutions. Magnetic 3D’s proprietary Enabl3D™ technology modifies flat-panel displays, enabling them to show high-definition 3D video content without the need for special eyewear. This process provides audiences with a realistic visual experience that includes both captivating off-screen “pop” and the immersive perception of depth on what would otherwise be a flat display. The company focuses on exceeding clients’ 2D expectations by delivering the highest-quality glasses-free 3D visual experience in retail digital signage, gaming, hospitality, movie theaters, casinos, hotels and other public venues.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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