Rochester, NY – August 15, 2018 - Augmented reality smart glasses are getting a boost from the entertainment industry as CBS Films’ AMERICAN ASSASSIN showcases Six15 Technologies’ hardware in several scenes involving AR training.
Six15 Technologies, based in Rochester, NY, is the world leader in researching, developing and manufacturing wearable optics displays. To date, the company has delivered over 15,000 display systems to forces in active military combat and covert operations. Six15’s core set of wearable technology products such as smart glasses, thermal imagers, and ruggedized tactical computers are designed to power decision making, enhance problem solving, and accelerate critical action.
The highly anticipated movie AMERICAN ASSASSIN, out September 15, 2017, is a feature film adaptation of New York Times bestseller novelist Vince Flynn that follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War.
“Working to support CBS films on this movie was a work of passion. As a company, Six15 is committed to developing cutting edge technology that supports agencies in our government defending our country. As an individual, I have been a tremendous fan of the Vince Flynn series of novels since discovering them”, stated Six15’s CEO Rich Ryan.
In an industry that is bleeding edge, raising awareness for showcasing real applications is critical. Ted Ricks, CTO at Six15 adds, "We are excited to not only see the inclusion of smart glasses in the film, but more importantly, to be a part of a movie that accurately portrays the hardware and visual experience of the real-world augmented reality technologies available to our defense forces today."
American Assassin will open Friday, September 15 and will have show times at both AMCLowes Webster 12 and Regal Greece Ridge Stadium 12.
About Six15 Technologies:
Six15 Technologies is a world leader in high-resolution head mounted displays (HMD) and OEM optoelectronic module manufacturing. Located in Henrietta, NY our 9,000 square foot production facility manufactures OEM components for thermal imagers; industrial display systems, R&D projects, and custom computing and display solutions. Six15 Technologies is at the forefront of wearable solutions for Defense, Public Safety, Security, Medical and First Responder markets globally with nearly 10,000 wearable displays already sold and over 200,000 optical modules delivered and integrated into OEMs systems.