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Spix: An Intelligent Vocal Assistant for the Defense sector

SIMSOFT INDUSTRY AND THE MILITARY BUSINESS

Summary

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Thales, one of the world’s largest suppliers of defence equipment, calls on innovative companies to   support the development of innovative solutions for the military   sector. Well-established start-ups and defence firms find strong incentives to overcome differences and team up to propose 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 Vocal Assistant and a navigation system that also shows the positions of other soldiers. It will be ready to be sold in the next two years and was built by combining Thales’ know-how with startup technology that wasn’t necessarily military-oriented in the first place.

Thales has partnered with SIMSOFT INDUSTRY, an innovative French start-up based near Toulouse that develops intelligent voice assistants, mainly for industrial applications. He also used gesture recognition software from Clay AIR, a Paris-based startup with research labs near Bordeaux and offices in California, which also markets its hand-tracking technology for use in cars and virtual reality gaming headsets.

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Sample cooperation Thales / StartUP

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Thales, one of the world’s largest defense 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 defense companies are finding strong incentives to overcome their differences and team up.

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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 by: Marie MAWAD, Paris – France

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

About  SIMSOFT  INDUSTRY (www.simsoft-industry.com   www.spix.ai)

SIMSOFT INDUSTRY  develops   the first Intelligent Vocal Assistant       100% dedicated to   Industry 4.0 technicians.   The intelligent voice assistant SPIX is operational under industrial conditions. The“Spixify Your Industry” programme offered by   SIMSOFT INDUSTRY puts men and women back at the heart of industrial production   with assistants   specializing in operator voice guidance,   measurement, quality control,   and hot structuring of their feedback.

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

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