3D Printing for Training Systems

3D Printing for Training Systems

We were delighted to receive our dual extruder 3D Printer yesterday manufactured by Sycnronetics . It’s plug and play, and so easy to use that our team of non-engineers can print Training and Mission Planning/Rehearsal tools. Dual Extruder,  16×16 Flat bed, portable, durable, fully enclosed printer. So far it prints like a dream –  consistent and quick. 100% made in ... ...
Microsoft demonstrates AVATAR’s Augmented Reality Maintenance Aid (ARMA) on a virtual F/A-18 Super Hornet

Microsoft demonstrates AVATAR’s Augmented Reality Maintenance Aid (ARMA) on a virtual F/A-18 Super Hornet

Industrial-Strength Augmented Reality at Sea-Air-Space 2018 – The largest Maritime Exposition in the U.S. Our Partner Microsoft demonstrated AVATAR’s Augmented Reality Maintenance Aid (ARMA) on a virtual F/A-18 Super Hornet at their booth, on a continuous loop. Below the user is seeing a virtual F/A-18 appear by locking the Hololens on a 3D printed Landing Gear. ARMA walks him through ... ...
We are grateful to all our partners who have supported us over these past 14 years

We are grateful to all our partners who have supported us over these past 14 years

We are grateful to all our partners who have supported us over these past 14 years of growth as a Woman Owned Small Business, with special thanks to Northrop Grumman (through NGAS) who was our Prime for innovative Software Video Training “Single Book of Knowledge” for the Warfighter, helping us develop Job Aids to support 43 Fixed Wing and Rotary ... ...
Today I was honored to attend the 14th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund breakfast

Today I was honored to attend the 14th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund breakfast

Today I was honored to attend the 14th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund breakfast. Collectively, we raised $400,000 to support impoverished children and families in Orange County. It saddens me that in this wealthy county, we have such a large constituency of underprivileged. I am grateful to JoAnn Albers and Loreen Gilbert, Event Co-Chairs, for helping us to serve the children, ... ...
Update Augmented Reality for Render Safe Procedures in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Community

Update Augmented Reality for Render Safe Procedures in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Community

By Marlo Brooke-Colchester, President, AVATAR Partners Inc. (January 24, 2017) AVATAR Partners Inc. (API) recently analyzed the opportunity for Augmented Reality to address requirements for the multi-service Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Community. Augmented Reality, also known as Mixed Reality, provides the user with access to data via a semi-transparent heads-up display or tablet. The hardware device can be flexible depending ... ...
Shout out to my fellow Tailhook ’17 attendees, what great event it was this year!

Shout out to my fellow Tailhook ’17 attendees, what great event it was this year!

Shout out to my fellow Tailhook ’17 attendees, what great event it was this year! Year of the Super Carrier! We were honored to debut our Augmented Reality Maintenance Assistance (ARMA)on the Super Hornet. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and gave us feedback on ARMA. (Unfortunately I missed the fun run, but it was well worth it!). ...
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of F/A-18C pilot Maj

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of F/A-18C pilot Maj

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of F/A-18C pilot Maj. Richard Norton of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, who lost his life during a Hornet training mission last week. The employees of AVATAR are deeply committed to supporting the safety and effectiveness of our warfighters to reduce training degraders through high velocity learning in the FA-18 and ... ...
History in the Making for Augmented Reality !!

History in the Making for Augmented Reality !!

History in the Making for Augmented Reality !! A key challenge in the adoption of Augmented Reality is the use of 3D Object Tracking, as opposed to the use of markers. In the military, the use of placing “markers” on objects such as vehicles or aircraft, is not viable. The challenge increases with the issue of object size. AVATAR has ... ...
Critical Keys to Achieving Predictable, Repeatable Results with High Velocity Learning along the Training Continuum

Critical Keys to Achieving Predictable, Repeatable Results with High Velocity Learning along the Training Continuum

Article 1 of 3. By Marlo Brooke-Colchester There is no greater training authority than the US Military. The magnitude of collaboration required to repeatedly execute effective missions, combined with an increasingly complex and intelligent enemy, requires a magnitude of training that is unparalleled in civilian operations. The Chief of Naval Operations, ADM John Richardson, in “A Design for Maintaining Maritime ... ...
CNO ADM John Richardson is on song when he explains how to achieve the Future Fleet

CNO ADM John Richardson is on song when he explains how to achieve the Future Fleet

CNO ADM John Richardson is on song when he explains how to achieve the Future Fleet: “The short answer is that we must simultaneously build and innovate.” (The Future Navy, May 17,2017). To AVATAR Partners, as developers of Fleet Training Systems, our approach to “build and innovate” is not easy but produces better and more flexible solutions in the long ... ...