SOURCE: InterSense


April 14, 2010 08:30 ET

InterSense Powers Zygo's Proven Advanced Helmet-Mounted Tracking Display in New Deal With the U.S. Air Force

InterSense's Integrated Precision Inertial Tracking Technology Contributes to Lighter, Better-Balanced AHMDs and More Effective Training Programs

BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  InterSense Inc., a market leader in precision motion technology, today announced a new contract with Zygo Corporation to supply the U.S. Air Force with Zygo's field-proven Advanced Helmet-Mounted Tracking Display (AHMD). Currently in use by the U.S. Army for advanced helicopter training, the Air Force placed a new order for Zygo's AHMD to support continued advancement in the quality of its current flight simulator training programs.

Zygo, a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments and high precision optical systems, originally developed the AHMD through a partnership with L-3 Communications' Link Simulation & Training division. The AHMD addressed the USAF's need for high-performance flight simulator applications that deliver high visual acuity and field of view in a better-balanced, lightweight head-worn device.

InterSense's patented IS-900 inertial tracking technology smoothly delivers precise, low-latency motion tracking data of the pilot's movements in real time, driving the crucial high-end visualization required to deliver a realistic training environment. Additionally, the IS-900 seamlessly integrates with the Zygo display to enable the lightweight balance necessary to comfortably, effectively train pilots during extended sessions.

"We're excited to continue our work with Zygo and Link to improve the quality of the Air Force's training and simulation programs," said Mike Donfrancesco, vice president of sales and marketing for InterSense. "Zygo's partnership with the Air Force demonstrates InterSense's continued ability to deliver precise, low-latency solutions for a wide range of programs and reinforces InterSense's position as the industry's gold standard for motion tracking technology."

About InterSense
InterSense Incorporated is a market leader in precision motion technology. Its patented Hybrid Technology tracks motion with an unmatched combination of real-time positioning, tracking and alignment capabilities, bringing higher speed and quality to visual simulation, enhanced vision and navigation applications. InterSense's premier motion tracking products enable real-time, realistic interaction with computer graphics to enhance technical applications in training and simulation, robotics, augmented reality, 3D virtual displays, video/game development and film production, oil and gas exploration, industrial design and medical imaging.

In addition to a marquis customer base spanning the military, industrial, entertainment, research, engineering and life sciences industries, InterSense also works with a global network of software partners, systems integrators, value added resellers and OEM hardware partners to deliver solutions tailored to customer needs. For more information, visit

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