American Megatrends Collaborates with DAQRI on the Next Generation of DAQRI SMART HELMET™ Augmented Reality HMI

20 Jan, 2016, 15:27 ET from American Megatrends Inc.

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.

To learn more about the latest DAQRI SMART HELMET™ from DAQRI, please visit http://daqri.com.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

Intel, Intel Core and Intel RealSense are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. DAQRI and DAQRI SMART HELMET are trademarks of DAQRI LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About DAQRI:
DAQRI LLC is the world's leading enterprise augmented reality company powering the future of work through innovative hardware and software products. Its flagship product, DAQRI SMART HELMET, is improving efficiency and safety for workers on the job and providing unparalleled cost savings for Fortune 500 companies in industrial and manufacturing settings. DAQRI is headquartered in Los Angeles with an R&D facility in Sunnyvale, CA and a development center in Dublin, Ireland.

About AMI
Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit www.ami.com.

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