Spix: an intelligent voice assistant for defense




Thales, one of the world's largest suppliers of defense equipment, calls for innovative business support the development of innovative solutions for the military. Start-up companies and established defense companies are strong incentives to overcome their differences and team up to offer new solutions to the armed forces.

An example that the company recently presented at its InnovDays event is an augmented reality headset for soldiers, with an integrated Intelligent Voice Assistant and a navigation system which also shows the positions of the other soldiers. It will be ready to be sold in the next two years and has been constructed by combining the expertise of Thales with a startup technology that was not necessarily directed toward the army from.

The company Thales has partnered with Simsoft Industry, a young French innovative company based near Toulouse which develops intelligent voice assistant, mainly for industrial applications. He also used a gesture recognition software Clay AIR, a startup based in Paris with research laboratories near Bordeaux and offices in California, which also markets its hand tracking technology for use in cars and helmets of virtual reality game.


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Thales, one of the world’s biggest defence suppliers, is calling for pitches from entrepreneurs in the region, backing the military sector’s emergence as a market for collaboration. Startups from the business and consumer worlds and well-established defence companies are finding strong incentives to overcome their differences and team up.


One example the company demoed recently at its InnovDays event is an augmented-reality helmet for soldiers, with an integrated voice-assistant and navigation system that also shows the positions of fellow soldiers. It will be ready to sell within the next two years, and was built by combining Thales know-how with technology from startups that wasn’t necessarily geared towards the military to begin with.

The company teamed up with Simsoft Industry, a French upstart based near Toulouse which makes voice assistants, usually for industrial applications. It also used gesture recognition software by Clay AIR, a Paris-based startup with research labs near Bordeaux and offices in California, which is also marketing its hand-tracking technology for use in cars and gaming virtual-reality headsets.


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Article produced by : Marie MAWAD, Paris – France

Press Contact : Laura PALACIN, laura.palacin@simsoft-industry.fr, 05 31 61 85 10 / 06 26 84 55 58

AboutSIMSOFT INDUSTRY(www.simsoft-industry.com & www.spix.ai)

SIMSOFT INDUSTRY develops the first 100% Intelligent Voice Assistant dedicated to Industry 4.0 technicians. The intelligent voice assistantSPIX is operational under industrial conditions of use. The program “Spixify Your Industry” offered by SIMSOFT INDUSTRY puts men and women at the heart of industrial production with assistants specialized in operator voice guidance, the measurement reading, Quality Control, and the hot-structuring their feedback.

SPIX is a trademark and a registered design of SIMSOFT INDUSTRY (INPI Ref : 19 4 528 622 and 19 4 528 627)

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