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NexOptic to demonstrate its tech to defense sector

Vancouver-based firm makes its first technology demonstration to General Dynamics Mission Systems


NexOptic Technology Corp., Vancouver, was selected and demonstrated its technology for General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada Small and Medium Enterprise/Business Initiative. NexOptic was one of two SMEs selected to integrate its technology over the General Dynamics’ Future Tactical Network – a secure LTE network designed for use in emergency and defense operations. 

Using its proof of concept prototype containing the original, and patented, Blade Optics lens design, NexOptic demonstrated video feeds through the secure network from a field reconnaissance position displaying a target approximately 13km away. The initiative was held at the Calgary General Dynamics facility and led to multiple demonstrations for General Dynamics’ clients. The demonstration utilized General Dynamics’ Future Tactical Network, which allows for secure LTE & Wi-Fi communication between vehicles, command centers and headquarters, as well as allowing non-secure traffic to be broadcasted without affecting the secure channels.

“We are grateful for the opportunity General Dynamics provided our team in showing members of the defense industry potential use-cases for our technology in a new sector,” says John Daugela, CEO of NexOptic.“Utilizing General Dynamics’ Future Tactical Network, we showed strong compatibility with our proof of concept and demonstrated its usefulness in acquiring targets at long range without the need for a deep lens stack. I believe our novel proof of concept prototype integrated very well with General Dynamics’ Future Tactical Network by allowing for long range image sharing across an innovative platform.”

About NexOptic Technology

NexOptic is a creative optical development company which aims to enhance the way we view the world around us. Currently focused on engineering its first consumer product for the growing outdoor recreation market, as well as a demonstration prototype for the mobile device space, NexOptic is aggressively pursuing a multi-pronged optical innovation strategy. Utilizing Blade Optics, the firm’s developing suite of innovative optical technologies, NexOptic aims to increase aperture sizes within given depth constraints of various imaging applications. Increasing the aperture size enables a lens system to have an improved diffraction limit, thus providing the potential for increased resolution capabilities.

Blade Optics refers to NexOptic’s lens designs, algorithms and mechanics which vary from patented, patent-pending and includes all of the Company’s intellectual property and know-how.