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June 25, 2024 | Tom Ballard

Consolidated Nuclear Security, DigiLens sign MOU to collaborate on AR/MR/VR/XR technologies

The smart glasses made by the Sunnyvale, CA company are built to military specifications and compliance-based ruggedization.

Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC (CNS), managing contractor for the Y-12 National Security Complex, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with DigiLens to collaborate on advanced augmented, mixed, virtual, and extended reality (AR/MR/VR/XR) technologies in waveguides and heads-up displays.

These technologies will support U.S. government missions, including the integration of wearable computers and smart glasses to enhance immersion. Equally significant is the fact that the Y-12 site is a leader within the Nuclear Security Enterprise in developing these technologies for applications in emergency response training and preparedness, nuclear material processing, special tooling and machining, workforce development and training, and rapid, agile prototyping. The Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center is leading the site’s efforts in AR/MR/VR/XR.

DigiLens ARGOTM, the first purpose-built standalone AR/XR smart glasses device, checks many of the boxes required by the U.S. government for true AR solutions, such as modularity for future products, high display transparency for improved situational awareness, and low eye glow. The smart glasses are built to military specifications and compliance-based ruggedization. ARGO is powered by DigiLens’ state-of-the-art Crystal30 waveguides, a transparent display that overlays digital information onto the real world. DigiLens’ patented waveguide technology is the only one able to hit a consumer price point and enable an advanced, adaptable, scalable manufacturing process with a high yield, low development costs, and small footprint.

Based in Sunnyvale, CA, DigiLens’ investors include industry leaders like Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Diamond Edge Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Alsop Louie Partners, Optimas Capital Management, 37 Interactive Entertainment, UDC Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Universal Display Corporation, Niantic, Inc., Sony Innovation Fund, Dolby Family Ventures, and Continental AG.

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