In its first head-to-head major contract, Microsoft has emerged victorious over Magic Leap as the US Army has awarded a $ 480 million contract to the HoloLens maker.
Microsoft wants to provide 100,000 customized HoloLens units to the Army for its Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), US Army Declares Microsoft the Winner in Battle.
"Bloomberg " Augmented reality technology wants to provide troops with more and better information to make.
The prototype headsets will vary greatly from the off-the-shelf to HoloLens, with the Army specifying that the "This new work extends our long-standing, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense." device must include night vision, thermal sensing, monitoring for respiratory signs, overall alertness, concussions, and other vital signs.
HoloLens unit sales with one contract. Recently, the company revealed that it had about 50,000 units of the HoloLens in May, but with Microsoft heavily pursuing enterprise customers like Chevron and Toyota, that figure should be even larger today.
Moreover, the contract establishes the HoloLens as the British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Air Force thus opting for HoloLens-based combat solutions.
While Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., and Raytheon Co. so pursued the contract, it's difficult to view this as anything but Microsoft versus Magic Leap, the other major AR headset company that is in pursuit of the military contract, under a named Chosen Realities.
Missing out on this contract isn The LOLLEN, Magic Leap may find it difficult to find a foothold in the bu sincerely in the market and the fact that the HoloLens runs a familiar and enterprise-friendly OS in Windows 10.