Design Mill Attends 2014 Modern Day Marine Expo
On September 23-25 Design Mill attended Modern Day Marine Expo in Quantico. CEO Nathan Greiner, Operations Manager Rodger Willis, and R&D Manager Sam Murley hosted a vendor booth in the Small Business Pavilion to showcase innovative projects utilizing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Software. Attendees were most notably interested in the advances Design Mill has made with wearable tech including the Moverio BT-200, Oculus Rift and Google Glass demos.
In addition to the expo floor, the team attended the Report to Industry, one of its most important activities presented by Marine general officers closely associated with all aspects of Marine Corps equipment and systems research, development, testing, and acquisition programs and policies. A panel of presentations was led by moderator Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey who started by addressing the intersection between the Marine Corps and industry, “We’ve always had two ‘ships’ with industry: partnership and craftsmanship. You arm us with equipment, and we take it and shoot, move and communicate.”
At the Marine Corps System Command’s booth, the team was able to see first hand the Augmented Reality Sand Table or ARES. The ARES uses a laptop connected to a projector and a Microsoft Kinect to create a topographical map overlay on a sandbox to get a hands on simulation of military operations.
More about Modern Day Marine:
Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base, Quantico, the Exposition’s home base. MCB Quantico, home to the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command, is responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems and purchasing the equipment and systems that the Marine Corps will rely on in the years to come. These vital and unique functions play a large part in positioning Modern Day Marine as the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition.