Two local advanced-technology companies — Rapid Imaging and Holos — have signed initial contracts with the U.S. Air Force — and each one could hold much bigger prospects if the government likes their work.

Rapid Imaging, Middleton, provides augmented-reality (AR) technology. That means it can overlay information over a live video. For example, it can add mapping features to a location where video is being streamed.


“Wherever that camera is looking, we bring in geographic information, like roads and streets, or maybe it’s the perimeter of the base they’re protecting that gets overlaid in real time,” CEO David Geisler said.

“Like in football, how they superimpose the down line — we do that for the battlefield,” he said. Read the full story here.