More than 150,000 U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard professionals will convene at the San Diego Convention Center for the 28th annual AFCEA West 2018 conference from February 6 through 8. If you’re someone who designs or builds equipment, weapons, communications or technical systems for the military, this is the place to be.

Samsung’s federal team will be at the show, so swing by booth #1305 to get up to speed on the latest mobile technologies for today’s defense force. We’ll be showcasing a number of technology solutions that you won’t want to miss experiencing first-hand including:

  • Immerse yourself in a virtual training environment: Snap on Samsung Gear VR technology and see how together with a 4K 3D 360-degree camera, you can place yourself in a virtual training environment designed to help military forces navigate combat scenarios, technicians perform mechanical maintenance, medics treat patients in the field and more. These demos include a tabletop commander VR experience; a synchronized VR group viewing option that plays contact back to many devices so everyone can share the same experiences simultaneously; and a 2D tablet designed for pre-operation and other skilled learning-based training cases.

  • Be more productive by turning your phone into a PC: Access to email and calendar is not a mobile strategy. Productivity is all about untethering yourself from your desktop and getting work done where it happens at the mission edge. Check out how easy it is for DeX to connect to a monitor, keyboard and mouse for a rich desktop-like experience.

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  • Learn how to lock down your endpoints: Samsung Knox is a defense-grade mobile security platform. Certified by governments worldwide and trusted to handle classified data, Knox provides comprehensive malware protection, support for biometrics, encryption, containerization and more to help agencies fully embrace a mobile-first strategy.

  • See all the action on display: HARMAN will be featuring their command and control video wall capabilities including video switching and distribution solutions. Whether you’re building a commander’s conference room or an instructional auditorium, HARMAN’s audio, video, lighting and control technologies enable mission success for personnel.

We’ll also be hosting a series of five-minute presentations given by industry experts throughout the day. Come hear sessions while you mix and mingle with the smartest defense technologists in the space on topics such as:

  • Evolving Group Training and Mission Briefings with Synchronized Virtual Reality Experiences

  • Emerging Technology: Samsung’s CAC Replacement Strategy

  • HARMAN AMX Enhanced Security Features for the Federal Government

  • Battlefield Level Protection & Mounting for Samsung Smartphones and Tablets

  • Deploying 3D 360-Degree Cameras to Capture Immersive Training

But don’t worry if you miss one of the talks, the presentations will be filmed using a Samsung 360-degree camera, so you can view them with an immersive Gear VR experience when you stop by booth #1305.

Learn more about how our government solutions are helping agencies better achieve their mission needs. To schedule a meeting with Samsung at the show, contact Jamie Wu via

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Chris Balcik

Chris Balcik currently serves as Vice President and Head of Mobile B2B at Samsung Electronics America. With over 26 years experience, including management consulting with the Department of Defense and other Federal clients, Chris has deep expertise in organizational transformation and the role of technology. Prior to his current role, he led Federal government sales for Samsung’s Mobile B2B division. Prior to that, he assisted public and private sector clients including the FAA, DNI and DoD on complex, large-scale systems engineering and technology transformations, concept of operations design, program management, business case analysis, and business process optimization. Prior to entering the civilian workforce, Chris was an Officer in the United States Air Force leading Command and Control support to military operations.

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