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Christopher A. Biernacki Joins the Index AR Solutions Team

Williamsburg, Virginia – Index AR Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise augmented reality applications for industry, today announced that Christopher A. Biernacki has joined the company as Manager, Operations. Biernacki brings experience from the shipbuilding and commercial nuclear sectors to Index. He will join the operations team led by Dexter Lilley, EVP and COO of … Continue reading “Christopher A. Biernacki Joins the Index AR Solutions Team”


Index AR Solutions CEO featured in Machine Design

Augmented Reality (AR) is on the rise – in fact it’s not only poised to be the next big thing in computing technology. It is the next big thing. Index AR Solutions CEO Dan Arczynski recently weighed in on the AR revolution in an article for engineering publication “Machine Design,” saying that executives interested in … Continue reading “Index AR Solutions CEO featured in Machine Design”


Index AR Solutions announces addition of seasoned executive Scott Sommers to management team

Williamsburg, Virginia — Index AR Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Sommers to the key position of Vice President of Client and Corporate Development. Sommers brings to Index an extensive background in banking, finance and corporate development, including working at an executive level for a number of West Coast firms and as … Continue reading “Index AR Solutions announces addition of seasoned executive Scott Sommers to management team”


Tougher Than Steel

Mary Claire McLaughlin, a mechanical engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding, believes new augmented reality technology can transform the way ships are built. “My name is Mary Claire McLaughlin. I’m a Mechanical Engineer 2 on the augmented reality team and I’ve been at Newport News Shipbuilding for four years. There are many things I enjoy about … Continue reading “Tougher Than Steel”


Manufacturing Talk Radio highlights the power of augmented reality in a discussion with Patrick Ryan

Manufacturing Talk Radio highlights the power of augmented reality in a discussion with Patrick Ryan, engineering manager of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Index AR Solutions AR Team Taking augmented reality to scale and elaborating on its power to empower workers who span generational lines were among the highlights Patrick Ryan, our AR team engineering … Continue reading “Manufacturing Talk Radio highlights the power of augmented reality in a discussion with Patrick Ryan”


Newport News Shipbuilding Explores HoloLens

“The industrial world and the technological world are merging together and its great to be right at the forefront of all of it. As soon as you put the HoloLens on it kind of just does the work for you once you open up the app. It overlays all the information you need since it … Continue reading “Newport News Shipbuilding Explores HoloLens”


Augmented reality is ready now to dramatically improve fabrication performance

In the 1800s, Scottish inventor James Watts and his steam engines transformed forever the way fabricators power their plants and facilities. It was a technology improvement that dramatically altered not only industry and business, but also culture and society. Centuries later we stand on the precipice of another technology that’s radically altering business, culture and … Continue reading “Augmented reality is ready now to dramatically improve fabrication performance”


Index featured in SearchCIO article on productivity gains from augmented reality applications

For the augmented reality (AR) industry, 2016 may well be recorded as the “Year of Pokemon Go.” The summer release of Pokemon Go seemed to transfix the world for a time beginning in July — before the Olympics in Rio dominated headlines — and cast a global spotlight on the power and reach of AR. … Continue reading “Index featured in SearchCIO article on productivity gains from augmented reality applications”


How Pokemon Go Cast A Bright Spotlight On The Promise And Power Of Augmented Reality

The Pokemon Go craze that turned normal people into smartphone-overdosing zombies has cast a blazing spotlight on augmented reality (AR) this summer. The widespread press of the blockbuster interactive app has also coincided with the release of the Index AR Solutions enterprise market perspective. The Index team forecasts a $105 billion enterprise market for AR … Continue reading “How Pokemon Go Cast A Bright Spotlight On The Promise And Power Of Augmented Reality”


Index AR Solutions Projects a $105 Billion Augmented Reality Market for U.S. Enterprise Market Within 15 years

Williamsburg, Va. — Augmented reality is projected to be a $105 billion market for U.S. Enterprise within 15 years, with early adopters of the disruptive technology gaining a competitive advantage in their industries, according to a market perspective released by Index AR Solutions. The projected $105 billion in revenue includes $49 billion in hardware, $11 … Continue reading “Index AR Solutions Projects a $105 Billion Augmented Reality Market for U.S. Enterprise Market Within 15 years”


Webinar: Augmented Reality Implement Now for Positive Performance Results

Index AR Solutions’ Dexter Lilley, Executive Vice President and COO, and John Arczynski, Director of Operations presented “Augmented Reality: Implement Now for Positive Performance Results” during a webinar June 21 with Fiatech. They helped educate and demystify what AR can and cannot do, how it is being implemented now with startling results and what’s required … Continue reading “Webinar: Augmented Reality Implement Now for Positive Performance Results”


Early adopters of augmented reality will see tremendous gains in their businesses

The future of augmented reality is crystal clear in one regard: It’s a huge market. Recent analyses by the likes of Goldman Sachs and Digi-Capital have pegged the combined augmented reality and virtual markets in the coming years in the tens and even hundreds of billions of dollars. Recently, our Executive Vice President and Chief … Continue reading “Early adopters of augmented reality will see tremendous gains in their businesses”


Economist article highlights the power of augmented reality, quotes Index AR Solutions engineering manager

The future is bright, but now is just as favorable. That’s our perspective as experts in developing augmented reality apps for industrial solutions. A recent article in The Economist underscores a big gap in augmented reality applications that sets Index AR Solutions apart from others. The gap the article mentions is potential uses versus current … Continue reading “Economist article highlights the power of augmented reality, quotes Index AR Solutions engineering manager”


How augmented reality is the pivot point for the adoption of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) and how augmented reality (AR) may be the application that serves as the pivot point for its adoption was tackled in a recent article that highlighted Index AR Solutions in Automation World magazine. The article describes how AR is the aforementioned pivot point for IoT adoption because of its “proven … Continue reading “How augmented reality is the pivot point for the adoption of the Internet of Things”


Index AR Solutions CEO Dan Arczynski to present at LiveWorx 2016 in Boston

Williamsburg, Va., June 2, 2016 — Index AR Solutions CEO Dan Arczynski will be joined by colleague Patrick Ryan at LiveWorx 2016 on June 6-9 in Boston, Mass., to discuss augmented reality (AR) for industry from an industry perspective. Arczynski and Ryan will be joined by more than 250 speakers for more than 180 breakouts, … Continue reading “Index AR Solutions CEO Dan Arczynski to present at LiveWorx 2016 in Boston”


Fiatech webinar on the power of augmented reality in the construction industry features Index AR Solutions presenters

Williamsburg, Va., May 24, 2016 — The power and potential of augmented reality (AR) in transforming the construction industry through improving efficiencies while boosting the bottom line will be presented by experts from Index AR Solutions in a Fiatech webinar on June 21. The webinar, “Augmented Reality: Implement Now for Positive Performance Results,” will help … Continue reading “Fiatech webinar on the power of augmented reality in the construction industry features Index AR Solutions presenters”


Opening minds to the possibilities of Augmented Reality at SXSW

By Dexter Lilley, Index AR Solutions COO South by Southwest (SXSW) is the country’s premier convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies, an annual gathering of some of the brightest and most creative minds in the world. Imagine our surprise to find out augmented reality (AR) is still something of a mystery. We … Continue reading “Opening minds to the possibilities of Augmented Reality at SXSW”


Here’s what happened when we showed Index augmented reality apps to high school engineers

At Index AR Solutions, our aim is to transform industries around the world through the development of custom-built augmented reality applications that can be used with off-the-shelf hardware such as smartphones and tablets to create new efficiencies, empower workers and drive profits. Along the way, the Index team is looking to pique the interest of … Continue reading “Here’s what happened when we showed Index augmented reality apps to high school engineers”


Closing the skills gap with augmented reality

Employers need well-prepared, skilled workers to propel their businesses forward. But according to a recent survey by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, 82 percent of manufacturers reported a moderate or serious shortage of skilled workers. This critical skills gap could result in 2 million jobs going unfilled over the next decade. Even more concerning, more … Continue reading “Closing the skills gap with augmented reality”


Vuforia promotes Index AR Solutions as featured developer

Big things are on the horizon for augmented reality. And according to a newsletter from Vuforia, Index AR Solutions is among those leading the way with our focus on applied industrial augmented reality. Vuforia’s vision science software for mobile, along with other programming language and tools, allows augmented and virtual reality programmers to create custom-built … Continue reading “Vuforia promotes Index AR Solutions as featured developer”


Augmented reality isn’t virtual reality

When people hear the phrase augmented reality they often think of cutting-edge video games where players are immersed in the game’s environment. But augmented reality isn’t the same thing as virtual reality, which is really the platform the world of gaming uses, according to an article on The Economist’s “GE Look ahead” blog that weighed … Continue reading “Augmented reality isn’t virtual reality”


Index AR Solutions CEO explains the future of augmented reality on Fox Business

Cutting-edge technology is augmenting the reality of construction and manufacturing for the better. That was the message Index AR Solutions President and CEO Dan Arczynski shared recently with the viewers of Fox Business. Arczynski told “Risk & Reward” host Deirdre Bolton that the digital 3D technology is helping to streamline construction and manufacturing, leading to … Continue reading “Index AR Solutions CEO explains the future of augmented reality on Fox Business”


Index AR Solutions and Newport News Shipbuilding Teaming Agreement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 2, 2015  Index AR Solutions (Index) and Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) announce a teaming agreement that will transform industry by providing engineering services using augmented reality (AR), which is the overlay of digital information on the real world.  The Index/NNS teaming agreement allows Index to use NNS’ extensive AR intellectual property, use … Continue reading “Index AR Solutions and Newport News Shipbuilding Teaming Agreement”


Index AR Solutions Launches

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Feb. 2, 2015 — Index AR Solutions creates custom augmented reality (AR) applications to solve difficult client challenges.  Index has over four years of R&D and dozens of projects under its belt.  Index’s management team includes Dan Arczynski, President & CEO and Dexter Lilley, Executive VP & COO. Prior to Index, Dan Arczynski held … Continue reading “Index AR Solutions Launches”