AR-Enabled Manifest Software Helps Warfighters Recover from Equipment Failures in Combat, Improves Combat Readiness, and Supports Expeditionary Warfighting
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taqtile, a leader in digital modernization and AR-enabled work-instruction technologies, will be featured in several locations at the upcoming I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Fla. The company’s Manifest® platform, which provides augmentation for warfighters, will be showcased in the I/ITSEC exhibits of multiple partners and customers. Booth demonstrations will illustrate how Manifest helps warfighters get back in the fight when equipment failures occur in combat.
In addition to critical in-combat applications, Manifest also supports maintainer efforts to keep vehicles, weapons, and systems in proper working order, improves combat readiness, and supports expeditionary warfighting by augmenting small squads capable of mobilizing complex equipment. The Manifest platform can also help train personnel on inspection procedures, equipment familiarization, and complex maintenance processes.
Manifest capabilities will be on display in three I/ITSEC booths:
- 3D Media, booth 3161 – Demonstration of support for MARS maintenance operations
- HTC VIVE, booth 3211 – Demonstration of Manifest utilizing the color passthrough capabilities of the VIVE XR Elite headset to inspect airplane landing gear
- Magic Leap, booth 3171 – Inspections and processes for recovery from equipment failure on an Abrams tank
To schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Taqtile representative at I/ITSEC, please visit: I/ITSEC Meeting Scheduler.
The Manifest platform has evolved to meet the requirements of defense forces around the world, including the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, New Zealand Defense Force, and the Royal Australian Navy, as well as international OEMs, systems integrators, and Allied defense forces. Taqtile is currently on contract with the Army Application Laboratory (AAL) to meet the Army’s ARMORS capability requirement. In partnership with 3D Media, Manifest is being utilized as part of the U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office MARS program.
“Manifest is a proven solution for reducing operator errors, delivering demonstrable ROI, and facilitating the digital modernization efforts of defense forces around the world,” states Kelly Malone, Taqtile’s Chief Business Officer. “The Manifest platform enables the digital transformation of critical defense procedures and processes, positively impacting the effectiveness, adaptivity, and resiliency of our troops and the vehicles and systems they rely upon.”
Manifest operates in the cloud, at the edge, and/or offline, and can access data over various channels including 5G. Taqtile’s Manifest is also a 5G testbed application as part of the Booz Allen Hamilton team for the U.S. Army’s 5GXR program operating at Ft. Cavazos.
Performance data from military studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Manifest:
- USAF junior propulsion mechanics using Manifest completed 100% of 28 assigned tasks with zero errors
- Automotive technicians in the New Zealand Army Trade Training School using Manifest completed tasks with 36% fewer errors than trainees using extant training methods which included instructor assistance
- Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) evaluators using Manifest generated 53% fewer errors/discrepancies than counterparts not using Manifest
Manifest has been architected to support an increasing number of devices, including head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Magic Leap 2 and the VIVE XR Elite, as well as tablets such as the iPad, and other mobile tools. Defense users access step-by-step work instructions, digital manuals and guidance, animated 3D models and digital twins, detailed holograms, and other invaluable knowledge irrespective of form-factor. Manifest can also be accessed via a browser, permitting use by devices that are already in the hands of warfighters today.
The Taqtile Manifest® platform provides AR-enabled augmentation that empowers warfighters to get back in the fight when equipment failures occur in combat. Leveraging proven technologies, including spatial computing, 3D visualization, and real-time collaborative communication, Manifest also supports maintainer efforts to keep vehicles, weapons, and systems in proper working order, improving combat readiness and supporting expeditionary warfighting. Manifest can even help train personnel on inspection procedures, equipment familiarization, and complex maintenance processes. For more information on Taqtile solutions for defense, please visit https://taqtile.com/defense/.