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A new imaging solution that simultaneously merges virtual objects with the real world, at full scale and in three dimensions.
Canon officially announced the introduction of its Canon MREAL System for Mixed Reality (MR) Thursday.
A new imaging solution that simultaneously merges virtual objects with the real world, at full scale and in three dimensions (3D), MR offers an imaging experience that is a step ahead of the existing virtual reality technology that currently only produces computer generated environments.
The Canon MREAL System for Mixed Reality consists of a head-mounted display (HMD) called HM-A1 and the MR Platform Software called MP-100 which creates the illusion with computer generated visuals within the real world.
"In today's competitive markets, companies are constantly looking for solutions that can help them introduce new products to market in a timely and efficient fashion. The new Canon MREAL System for Mixed Reality allows decision-makers to evaluate a product's design and operability like never before," Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. said in a press release.
"Canon has a very strong commitment to the augmented reality space, and by leveraging our strong heritage and leadership in optics, we intend to deliver solutions based upon Mixed Reality for use in industries including manufacturing, aerospace and entertainment," he added.
The Canon MR Platform integrates leading design application like Siemens PLM Software's NX, a leading integrated solution for computer-aided design for manufacturing and engineering as well as the 3D visualization software RTT DeltaGen, which delivers mixed reality images through the Canon head-mounted display.
Canon also offers a MR Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) through Canon's Developer Support program. The MR SDK enables developers to create applications for MREAL System.
"Canon's MR Platform SDK has proven to be an effective way of tightly integrating RTT's DeltaGen software with MREAL Product," said Hillary Forsythe, marketing director, RTT USA Inc. "The combination of RTT DeltaGen and Canon's MREAL Product provides an ideal solution to customers focused on lessening overall product development time, driving rapid prototyping and shortening go-to-market cycles."
According to the press release, the Canon MREAL System for Mixed Reality is set to be released immediately, while the pricing will differ depending on customers' system configuration and also with usage requirements.
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