Feeds

Gunmaker finds KILLER APP for Google Glass

TrackingPoint software lets shooters aim around corners

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

A US firearms manufacturer is touting a system that would allow a shooter to aim and fire a device via a wearable headset such as Google Glass.

TrackingPoint said that its ShotView software could be used with wearable headsets, mobile phones, or tablets to provide a direct feed with video and data from its Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) networked scope.

A concept demonstration video posted by the company Wednesday demonstrates how the ShotView system would connect via Wi-Fi to a Glass headset to show a heads up display (HUD) with data from blind spots or around corners. The shooter could then utilize a video feed and aiming tools to select and hit targets from around corners or behind walls.

Such a system could allow soldiers to fire more accurately in combat situations without further exposing themselves to injury, the company said.

The ShotView apps also have possible applications in hunting, target shooting, and instructional uses. Equipped with a connected tablet or handset, a secondary spotter can use the video feed from the scope to view data more accurately and with greater detail. The PGF is said to allow for accurate shots on moving targets up to 1,200 yards away.

A TrackingPoint spokesman told The Reg that while the app can be downloaded and used on iOS and Android devices, the Glass software shown in the concept video is not yet available.

And regarding availability in general – those who are looking to get their hands on a ShotView system may have to sit tight for a while. The company said that due to overwhelming demand they are currently accepting orders by application only. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?