Rapid Imaging Software, a leading technology provider to the US Military, is moving to Wisconsin after being acquired by long-time Vice President of Operations, David Geisler, a Wisconsin native and former Marine who joined Rapid Imaging more than 15 years ago. Rapid Imaging provides Augmented Reality (AR) software utilized on all US Army and Marine Tactical Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) Systems.

Augmented Reality pioneer Mike Abernathy founded the company in 1995. Mr. Abernathy has a storied career in aviation software. He demonstrated one of the first successful AR applications, for space debris, in 1993. He created Landform, synthetic vision software utilized on manned and unmanned aircraft in 1995.

He later introduced SmartCam3D, which was used as the primary flight display for NASA’s X-38 Crew Return Vehicle and serves as the primary product of Rapid Imaging to this day.

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