Photon forms the central core of the ACES operating environment. Modern teams often consist of dozens or even hundreds of members, both colocated and spread around the world. These teams spend their days analyzing thousands of data sources. The goal of such teams is greater clarity, but usually, confusion reigns.
Photon ties your users and systems together by merging disparate desktops into one shared palette. I can interact with the objects on your screen, and you can use mine. Global teams can now collaborate as though they were sharing a desk.
PLATFORM- AND NETWORK-AGNOSTIC
Photon is capable of dealing with any system, regardless of age, platform, or physical type and linking these systems together in a unified control environment. It is also compatible across classification domains. Forward-deployed teams on disadvantaged networks can now communicate with high-side counterparts with zero rigmarole.
Photon processes user input at the lower threshold of human perception. Command execution will be perceived as instantaneous, and this is a critical benchmark of our systems.
Thanks to data availability and processing power, we can now better understand a physical space through the aid of highly detailed 3D simulations, or wrap our minds around large, complex data sets through immersive visualizations.
But the way we move about these 3D environments hasn't changed: we click them and drag them with devices poorly mapped to the physical world and to our cognitive understanding of space.
NEXT-LEVEL AWARENESS: EMBODIED COGNITION
Praxis enables direct manipulation of these environments via natural hand gestures: Navigate by pointing. Toss out a data set by actually tossing it. Because hands are the perfect tool for manipulating objects in three dimensions, in-scene navigation with Praxis is faster and easier than with any other traditional input device—because the operator is using their body to navigate the scene, they inherently engage the cognitive functions that support spatial and temporal thinking.
The sense of physicality is heightened by an exceptionally high frame rate
(240 Hz, limited only by the display environment).
ACES (Advanced Collaboration Enterprise Services) is a Phase 3 SBIR product produced by Hadron under contract with the United States Air Force. ACES uses Hadron's Photon™ core components to provide next-generation collaboration and situational understanding to the modern battlefield.
Available in a variety of form factors, each ACES system is a carefully selected mix of highly specialized software and commerical, off-the-shelf hardware. ACES coexists alongside current applications and systems in an organization, while adding collaboration to these systems on day one, without protracted cross-integration costs.
INFORMATION SECURITY & CUSTODY CHAIN
Photon, the core of ACES, is built in a manner that allows it to integrate into your defense-oriented mission quickly and without disruption. It is made to work alongside, rather than replace, your current approved methods of information security. As such, the approvals process for ACES deployment is comparitively easy to other systems that rely upon their own internal security. Additionally, metadata trails that give a custody chain for every piece of information allows you to replay what was information sources were accessed, when, and all the locations where that information was displayed.
As a Phase III SBIR technology, ACES is available immediately via sole-source acquisition. Talk to your procurement officer; they'll know what to do. Or contact us to set up a remote or in-person demonstration.