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DAQRI opens European headquarters in Dublin

Written by Robert McHugh, on 19th Jun 2015. Posted in Ireland

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It was announced yesterday, that DAQRI will be be opening its new European headquarters on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. The leading augmented reality/4D company will hire 30 positions for its software and hardware development centre and will host a two-day Hackathon at DCU Innovation Campus on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June to activate the developer community around the DAQRI Smart Helmet.
 
It is currently in the pilot phase of product rollout with customers in the fields of oil & gas, power & water, transportation, shipbuilding and aerospace.
 
The hackathon, which is fully subscribed at over 100 attendees, will give participants the opportunity to hear internationally recognised hardware and software experts and compete to build apps for the industrial use cases the DAQRI Smart Helmet was made for.  

Developers will have the unique opportunity to learn hands-on about the Smart Helmet’s sensors and development platform, as well as DAQRI’s authoring tools, to build apps for the ‘Future of Work’. Powered by next generation computer vision, the Smart Helmet has an industrial grade IMU, 360 degree field of view via multiple navigation cameras, and thermal imaging and is controlled via gaze tracking and voice recognition.
 
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD stated, “A key part of the Action Plan for Jobs is seeking to attract the fastest-growing and most innovative tech companies in the world to make Ireland their home from early in their growth.

Today's announcement that DAQRI, a hugely exciting company who were introduced to Ireland through the Web Summit, is making its first move outside the US to Dublin's Docklands is a great boost. I wish Gaia Dempsey and the team every success here.”
 
CEO of IDA, Martin Shanahan added, "It is great news that DAQRI, a leader in augmented reality software and hardware for the industrial and manufacturing sectors, is establishing its first European office in Dublin.

DAQRI's development of the Smart Helmet demonstrates how rapidly augmented reality hardware is advancing. Having the company choose Ireland as a location enhances our reputation internationally as a destination of choice for global technology companies."

Source: www.businessworld.ie 

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