Thursday, April 01, 2021

Microsoft's headset is rising in the heads of the US soldier

 Microsoft will sell augmented reality headsets to the US military. For the next 10 years, the US company will receive 2.19 billion, according to a report by BBC Online.

Headsets made for the military are Microsoft's HoloLens-dependent. In it, the front can be seen through the glass of the goggles, as well as the soldiers will see additional information with the help of hologram technology in the glass.

According to the agreement, Microsoft will make more than 1 lakh 20 thousand headsets. And they will be made in the United States. Microsoft's share price rose 3 percent after the announcement on Wednesday.



Augmented Reality

There is a difference between augmented reality and virtual reality. As virtual reality takes the user into a whole new world, so does augmented reality. New information or images are added to the user's view. As the user may be looking at the parliament building, he can get the details about the building right in front of his eyes. That means the headset wearer sees the 'heads-up display' or holograph.


The BBC report further states that Microsoft's existing HoloLens series headsets are available for purchase in various countries. The price is three and a half thousand dollars. Microsoft is currently selling more to institutional buyers. Customers include hospitals, universities, car manufacturers, architects, and the US space agency NASA.

Over the past two years, Microsoft has worked with the US military to create prototypes. They named the military version of the HoloLens Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS).

According to Microsoft, the US military is now in the production phase from the pilot phase. In a blog post, the company said the headset would make military personnel safe and effective. He will understand the situation and help to take action. This allows information to be sent directly to soldiers, which can help them make decisions.

When Microsoft signed a 460 million IVAS project agreement with the US military in 2016, 94 employees signed an open letter to cancel the deal. Their main objection was to the development of weapons technology.


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