Right Hemisphere wins military honours

Military organisations use the software to create rich 3D training materials

Right Hemisphere has won the top slot in the “up and coming” category in the US Military Training Technology magazine’s annual awards for technology contributions to the military training community — for the third year running.

Based in Auckland and Silicon Valley, Right Hemisphere develops product graphics management (PGM) software.

Military organisations, as well as civil organisations, use the software to create rich 3D training materials that teach people to assemble, use and repair equipment, says Mark Thomas, founder, president and CTO of Right Hemisphere.

The company uses technology that makes 3D data light-weight enough to be easily distributed, he says.

“Our technology specialises in creating 2D and 3D materials, published automatically from engineering data,” he says.

“It’s like using computer-game technology to help people learn — whether it is fixing a car, assembling a table or diagnosing a problem on a washing machine.”

Although the military is not the company’s main market it does represent a significant part of it, says Thomas. And, while US military organisations are the biggest purchasers within the market segment, the New Zealand military also uses Right Hemisphere’s technology.

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