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New augmented reality system revealed by Marine Corps

Augmented reality system could change the way soldiers are trained

The U.S. Marine Corps has revealed a new prototype training system that makes use of augmented reality. The augmented reality system is meant to provide soldiers with a more immersive experience while training, better preparing them for what they may experience in an actually combat environment. Augmented reality has become quite popular in the military industry because of its potential to change warfare. The technology has begun expanding beyond the boundaries of novelty and has become something that can be used effectively in practical applications.

System provides digital experience in lieu of real world events

The Marine Corps’ Augmented Immersive Team Training (AITT) system represents a five-year research project that is being conducted by the Office of Naval Research. This project also includes augmented reality training systems for the Army. The AITT system is lightweight, portable, and does not require a user to be contained within a virtual reality facility. A head-mounted device equipped with a variety of sensors is used to allow the user to see digital content superimposed over the real world. A backpack containing the augmented Marine Core Augmented Realityreality system is linked to the head-mounted device.

Augmented reality system garners favor through demonstration

The system first maps the terrain in which a soldier will be trained. After this process is complete, augmented reality experiences can be embedded wherever necessary. The system was demonstrated earlier this month in New Jersey, where it garners favor from observers. The augmented reality system is praised for its potential ability to provide soldiers with an immersive experience that does not require significant funding to replicate. Because the training is conducted digitally, the military can save money on fabricating the elaborate training exercises that are needed to ensure soldiers are adequately prepared for real combat.

Military continues to show favor for augmented reality

Augmented reality is becoming more attractive to the world’s various military organizations. The technology is currently being tested in South Korea and could soon find a place in other nations looking to upgrade their military with new technologies. While the U.S. military is currently interested in using augmented reality for training purposes, the technology is likely to be used for other, more advanced purposes in the future.

Mcommerce from Etisalat to begin in Nigeria

Mobile commerce from the company is targeting under-banked and unbanked markets.

Etisalat Group has just announced the inaugural launch of their mcommerce features that are now available to consumers in Nigeria.

This will allow individuals to benefit through the use of their smartphones.

For the first time, it will be possible for customers to access multiple programs and banks by way of an intuitive mcommerce user interface that is worked into the SIM cards of the smartphones of the consumers.

This mcommerce feature is available in a number of different languages and for several smartphones.

It can be accessed in Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, and English languages, and even the most basic types of cell phones can be used to gaMcommerce trends in Nigeriain access to the programs. The Etisalat telecommunications company is also using security features that are ISO-1 compliant, to ensure that there is safety against manipulation by thieves or interception by hackers.

The mcommerce service from Etisalat Mobile has been developed in order to provide under-banked and unbanked consumers with regulated financial services that have never before been made available to them. This will allow millions of people in Nigeria to be able to use banking services for the first time.

Those who choose to take advantage of the application will be able to use their mobile phones to pay for products and services as well as to make bill payments. They can also use their cell phones to send and receive money transfers with friends and family, to withdraw cash, and to add to their accounts, as well as to manage their bank accounts.

CEO of Etisalat Group, Ahmad Julfar, stated that “This represents the latest chapter in our work to develop innovative mobile solutions for our global customer base. For any market in the world, the combination of services we are providing would be exciting, and when set in an African context, the implications are especially profound.”

Nigeria’s potential consumer base is more than 180 million people, said Julfar. This presents mcommerce opportunities from organizations, such as Etisalat, that are large enough that they cannot be ignored. Offering this type of service can also mean that the banking future in Africa, as well as around the world, could change significantly over the years.

Qualcomm throws sponsorship behind AllJoyn contest

AllJoyn aims to spark innovation in NFC applications

Prolific technology company Qualcomm has been revealed as a sponsor in the AllJoyn app contest, which is part of the company’s continuing campaign to spark innovation in the world of mobile applications. The contest tasks app developed to create new software using the AllJoyn platform, an open-source framework that allows for peer-to-peer interaction. Qualcomm has sponsored the contest with $170,000, which will be awarded to the developer that creates the most innovative mobile application for the competition.

AllJoyn platform provides framework for NFC apps

The AllJoyn platform facilitates device-to-device communications through the use of NFC technology. As part of the competition, app developers are encouraged to create new applications that make use of NFC technology is some way. The most commoQualcommn use of NFC technology lies in the realm of mobile commerce, where the technology is often used to facilitate transactions. NFC has seen some use in marketing, but Qualcomm is eager to see the boundaries of the technology pushed beyond its conventional uses.

NFC holds potential as data transfer mechanism

NFC technology holds a great deal of potential for wireless data transfer. Some companies have been using the technology to allow consumers to control electronic appliances without having to physically touch them. NFC chips have also been used to memorize the personal preferences of a consumer, thus activating an electronic device according to the parameters established by a consumer when the chip is activated by a mobile device. Qualcomm expects to see a wide variety of NFC-based applications come from the AllJoyn competition.

Availability of NFC-enabled devices still low

One of the largest problems facing NFC technology is the relative scarcity of NFC-enabled mobile devices. Telecommunications companies are eager to introduce new smart phones with NFC capabilities in order to capitalize on the booming interest surrounding mobile commerce, but the majority of these products are not expected to be released very soon. Without NFC-enabled mobile devices, the use of NFC applications is expected to be severely limited.