21 February 2013
has completed the acquisition of the Visionix Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) and
InterSense motion tracking businesses formerly owned by Gentex Corporation.
Effective December 28, 2012, the new company, Thales Visionix, Inc., is
operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thales.
This acquisition is a strategic fit that complements Thales’ global portfolio
of Helmet Mounted Sight and Display systems for rotary and fixed wing
platforms. It gives Thales the ability to offer highly capable HMD technology amidst
rigorous budget constraints within the market.
Within Thales Visionix Inc., Thales will also continue to develop the business
of motion tracking systems, which are marketed under the brand name Intersense,
and are used in HMD products.
Thales Visionix Inc. operates under a proxy agreement with the U.S. Department
of Defense. The company is maintaining both of its existing locations - Aurora,
Illinois, and Billerica, Massachusetts - and the current management team
remains in place.
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