Air Force to explore 3D Interactive Instructions for training & maintenance

Texas startup wins contract

Grapevine, TX, January 10, 2020 — BILT Incorporated is showcasing its 3D instruction app to Air Force commands nationwide after garnering a phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract through the AFWERX technology innovation program announced December 12.  Aimed at a younger and increasingly tech-savvy Force, the BILT app also provides analytical insight to improve Airman efficiency. 

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the SIBR process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead.  Beginning in SBIR 18.2, and now in 19.3, the Air Force has begun offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.

”BILT dramatically decreases assembly/installation time and errors.  It enables users to complete complex projects.  It will help servicemembers accomplish the mission and potentially save lives,” said BILT President & COO Ahmed Qureshi. 

The app’s analytics provide insight into difficult steps that can be reconfigured; changes can be made in real-time.  Procedures can be pre-loaded and accessed both on & off the grid.  Interactive instructions allow users to tap on a part for details, pinch to zoom in & out and drag to rotate the 3D image 360º to achieve the premium angle.

“BILT overcomes the shortcomings of diagrams, paper instructions, and training videos,” said Qureshi.  “You’re not limited to the perspective of a video camera.  You don’t have to deal with abstract text or strain at confusing illustrations.”

Besides improving warfighter efficiency and enhancing mission readiness, BILT bolsters the military’s go-green initiative in alignment with the federal government’s effort to reduce its environmental impact.

About BILT:
The award-winning BILT app provides 3D interactive Intelligent Instructions® that are voice & text-guided. Beginning with a product overview, BILT shows tools required, parts included, and then guides you through the procedure step by step. Tap. Zoom. Rotate. Register the product. Track the warranty. BILT provides end users an opportunity to review the product and assign a Net Promoter Score (NPS) corresponding to a star rating. BILT increases NPS, star ratings, product registrations & brand loyalty while reducing returns, calls to customer support, assembly time & errors. BILT provides brands with analytics on each product and revolutionizes the way companies connect to their consumers. Manufacturers maintain control of their content; updates to instructions can be made in real time, so they’re never obsolete. BILT supports manufacturers’ efforts to go green by minimizing paper instructions, warranty & registration cards. Download the free BILT app on iOS or Android today.

Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities. The core mission of AFWERX is to improve Air Force capabilities by connecting innovators, simplifying technology transfer and accelerating results. AFWERX has partnered with the AFRL, a scientific research organization operated by the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, to streamline the SBIR process to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants, and decrease bureaucratic overhead.

Juliette Qureshi
Director, PR & Corporate Communications

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