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Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore How Augmented Reality Can Help Build Smarter Cities in New Video Series

September 14, 2017 – Mouser Electronics Inc., a leading global distributor of electronic components, along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released a new video in the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program.

In the newest video, Imahara travels to Los Angeles to meet with innovators and engineers from DAQRI and to learn about the new possibilities that augmented reality can bring to modern construction and manufacturing. In DAQRI’s virtual reality (VR) augmented reality (AR) Lab, Imahara tests DAQRI’s new AR Smart Helmet to understand how implementing AR technology can make construction projects smarter — which can, in turn, increase workplace safety, enable more stable structures, enhance human capabilities in manufacturing and increase overall efficiency.

The Shaping Smarter Cities series is supported by Mouser’s valued suppliers Analog DevicesIntel®Microchip Technology and Molex. The series features the latest products from leading suppliers plus exclusive videos, articles, blog posts, and e-books related to the cutting-edge technologies used to create the cities of the future.

“Truly innovative technology has the power to change not only the way we view the world around us but also how we anticipate what doesn’t yet exist,” said Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “Our latest Shaping Smarter Cities video highlights the amazing possibilities of what can happen when innovators combine AR and VR technologies with real-world industrial applications to build the cities of the future.”

“Augmented and virtual reality technologies are the future of smart construction and we are just starting to see the possibilities,” said Imahara. “DAQRI is already doing amazing things when it comes to creating augmented realities for the industrial worker, including visual instructions, real-time alerts, and 3D mapping.”

The Empowering Innovation Together program has been one of the most visible and recognized marketing programs in the electronic component industry, featuring projects ranging from bringing superhero technology to life to 3D printing a semi-autonomous car with drone technology. The focus of this year’s program is about solving tough problems that impact humanity as a whole. Visit https://www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation for more information.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 4 million products from over 600 manufacturers. Mouser offers 22 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.mouser.com.

About Grant Imahara

Well known in the engineering community, Grant Imahara has paired his engineering expertise with a Hollywood TV and film career. In addition to his roles on MythBusters and BattleBots, Imahara is the inventor behind many famous robotic characters, including the Star Wars prequel-era R2-D2, talking robot sidekick Geoff Peterson from The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the rhythmic arms on the modern-day Energizer Bunny.

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