Hexagon launches new defense mobile app platform
On January 26, Huntsville, AL-based Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division announced that it has introduced LuciadCPillar for Android, a platform for developing mobile applications for dismounted soldiers in the field.
The new Android platform enables developers to build applications with 2D/3D views, featuring military symbology and supporting many geospatial data types, including vector data, raster data, elevation data, point clouds and 3D meshes – the same capabilities found in desktop, in-vehicle and browser applications built with LuciadLightspeed, LuciadCPillar and LuciadRIA.
IMPACT, a French system integrator, helped Hexagon test LuciadCPillar for Android and will integrate it into its DELTA SUITE product used by the French Special Operations Command. The DELTA SUITE allows the combination of geo-localized information with data from different sensors, which can be shared with all members of an operation.
“Our new version of DELTA SUITE integrating LuciadCPillar for Android is very stable, and its performance meets the requirements of the French Special Forces,” said Stéphane Juigné, IMPACT founder and CEO. “We were impressed by its performance and how easily we could integrate its capabilities into our application. With the addition of LuciadCPillar for Android, DELTA SUITE will undoubtedly become a game changer for the Special Forces.”
LuciadCPillar for Android offers capabilities to match the high-resolution screens, GPUs and multi-core processors offered in today’s Google-powered smartphones and tablets, including the ability to display rich, high-performance 3D data in mobile applications. LuciadCPillar for Android supports ARM processors and an API that aligns with the Android developer experience.
“Luciad is the technology of choice for high-performance defense applications,” said Mladen Stojic, president of government, transportation and defense within Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division. “With the introduction of LuciadCPillar for Android, we have extended those capabilities to mobile applications used by soldiers in the field, where situational awareness is critical.”
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