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Applied Research Associates introduces ARC4 wearable AR software

The Applied Research Associates (ARA) ARC4 software could help spur further revolution in the booming augmented reality market

By: Michael Hatamoto from May 24, 2014 @ 13:45 CDT

The ARC4 augmented reality software was recently introduced by Applied Research Associates (ARA), as the most advanced, wearable software available. Developers ensured ARC4 is able to seamlessly integrate with heads-up displays, using virtual graphic icons and messages overlaid with the regular environment. ARC4 is suitable for consumer, military and enterprise environments, including logistics and operations, immersive training, or team coordination.

"ARC4 will change the way you see and interact with the world around you - the same way the smartphone changed the way you communicate," said Dave Roberts, ARC4 lead engineer, in a press statement.

In early 2014, it was predicted that the mobile augmented reality market would surpass $1 billion annually by 2015 - and momentum continues to pick up as both software and hardware developments accelerate. It's possible the overall AR market could increase 30 percent each year over the next four years, and that number could rise further as consumers become more comfortable with the virtual augmented reality environment.


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