Orlando, Fla. (June 30, 2021) – Less than two months after expanding into the Orlando market, AR/VR training firm, 3D Media, has received notice of the award of a major contract.
The company signed a SBIR phase two modification contract with the Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office (AFRSO) for the company’s augmented reality solution for the F-15E platform. This contract valued more than $1.5 million over 12 months enables 3D Media to further accelerate development of the solution developed under a previous SBIR contract with the Rapid Sustainment Office.
The company plans to add seven full- and part-time positions in the Orlando area because of this contract.
“Our goal is to successfully scale, secure and sustain our augmented- and virtual-reality solutions across the Air Force and throughout the Department of Defense,” says Daryl Roy, CEO, 3D Media. “We’re very appreciative of the trust given to us by the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office and the help of our partners Taqtile, Precision Procurement Solutions and ArborXR.”
“The AFRSO is continuously applying new and emerging technologies to the biggest logistics challenges across the Air Force,” said Nathan Parker, Deputy PEO of the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office. “The training solution Daryl and his team developed is already proving to be effective. This follow-on contract will focus on user expansion and enable 3D Media to deliver a more robust platform we can deploy across the Air Force to improve both training and flightline maintenance.”
3D Media is a developer of augmented reality and virtual reality experiences. The company’s augmented experiences overlay on the world around us, providing unparalleled – and lifesaving – information to employees, decreasing incidents, and improving training and development practices.
Using the company’s virtual reality experiences, workers are transported to an entirely new world where they can safely – and effectively – undergo complex, high-risk, and high-impact training with no fear of impact to real-world safety, cost, or training effectiveness.
The company recently expanded to the Orlando area from its Louisiana headquarters, using the UCF Research Park Innovation District’s soft landing program to be a part of what it calls the “Modeling, Simulation and Training Capital of the World.”
For more information, please contact:
3D Media: Daryl Roy, 985-210-6630, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jalesa Jones, 337-366-1328, email@example.com
Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office: Allen McCormick, RSO, firstname.lastname@example.org
UCF Business Incubation Program: Carol Ann Dykes Logue, 407-635-9882, email@example.com or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com
About 3D Media: 3D Media is disrupting the marketplace with our customizable virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tools. Using proprietary processes, we build out facilities and procedures with precise detail. Our VR tools allow training in 100% controlled environments mitigating risk and saving money. 3D Media's AR tools assist operators, technicians and maintainers, alike in completing every task error free, every time. Our clients include Exxon Mobil, Louisiana Economic Development Fast Start, the US Air Force, and many more. For more information, please visit 3dmedia.io/
About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2017/2018 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 6,725 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned more than $12.00 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. In addition, for every $1.00 of public investment the firms also produced $118 of additional regional GDP and $226 of regional sales. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.
About the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office: Established by the Secretary of the Air Force in 2018, the RSO has the mission to transform the operations and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. The RSO increases USAF mission readiness by identifying, applying and scaling technology and technology solutions., For more information, please visit www.afrso.com