Tesseract Ventures’ research and development partnership with the U.S. Air Force is reaching new altitudes with a just-announced contract to develop 21st century smart space technologies for MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
“The Air Force has always been a center of innovation and a launch pad for world-changing new technologies,” said John Boucard, founder and CEO of Kansas City-based Tesseract. “We are honored to work alongside some of the military’s most visionary minds, as we develop technologies that can make our Air Force more efficient and better connected, while keeping our service people safer both on the base and in the field.”
Tesseract’s smart space tech — The Tesseract Smart Space LT — is a physical collaboration and data visualization hub that brings together information from every part of a mission or base for improved situational awareness, dynamic decision making, digital twins, and better operational control, according to the Overland Park-headquartered tech company.
Using radical software, touchscreens, augmented reality and next-generation data visualization, the Tesseract can reveal critical insights at a time when the military is challenged to analyze and visualize massive amounts of data. The Tesseract LT provides a completely multisensorial data environment for teams to collaborate with the assistance of multiple data streams.
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“This is our first step towards providing our airmen with 21st century capabilities,” said Lt. Col. Taylor Johnston, Chief of Innovation 6th Air Refueling Wing for the U.S. Air Force. “From the ability to collaborate and ideate in 3D to providing instantaneous, collaborative information during routine and emergency scenarios, the possibilities are endless.”
Tesseract’s wide range of technology is created within four unique studios — Cyber Physical, Future Lab, Experiential Entertainment and Human Things. Each studio has its own discipline, from smart spaces, to robotics, software and hardware platforms — even tech-based toys.
Much of the team is focused on the Future Lab — “ where our inspiration and ideas become a reality,” according to Tesseract.
“Our advanced R&D lab is staffed by a team of unlimited talents — coding, engineering, industrial design, and UX, as well as visual art, music, storytelling and more — allowing us to solve problems from every angle, as we build compelling visions for our creations,” the company said.