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News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.realwire.com

Orlando, FL — Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of simulation and training software, will demonstrate new capabilities in VBS3 and reveal state-of-the-art VBS technologies for artificial intelligence, terrain editing and whole-earth rendering at ITEC 2017 in Rotterdam, May 16 - 18, at Stand 24. “VBS3 offers users unmatched versatility for training in any domain whether it’s land, air, or sea,” said Oli Arup, BISim’s Vice President of Product Management. “Our stand at ITEC will show a diversity of applications for VBS that can be leveraged by system integrators and defense organizations to develop high-quality training solutions and increase readiness among military personnel.” Training in the Air The centerpiece of BISim’s stand will be a VR-based helicopter door gunnery simulation developed in partnership with Cursive Simulation. Using VBS3 and its VR capabilities, the demonstration will showcase VBS3’s flexibility to simulate all elements of the training environment, from blades of grass to entity behaviours to the gunner’s eye view. On the Ground In addition to the heli gunner simulator, BISim will demonstrate a new VR-based Stryker part task trainer using BISim’s whole-earth rendering engine VBS Blue. Users view the virtual environment with an Oculus Rift CV1 headset and their hands are tracked by Leap Motion so that they can flip switches and press buttons within the high-fidelity crew station. The simulation uses SA Simulation’s host for the vehicle physics model and vehicle systems. BISim also will demonstrate work it is undertaking for the Swedish Armed Forces to create a virtual CV9040 part-task trainer that allows gunners the capability to turn knobs, toggle dials and flip switches as they behave in the actual vehicle. The work also involves more accurate penetration and damage models as well as turret behaviours. While the work is specific to the Swedish Armed Forces, BISim developers can recreate similar complex systems in VBS when requested by customers. At Sea For training at sea, BISim has recently created models for a range of new ships for VBS3 including the Wave class tanker, the Bay class and the Freedom class littoral combat ship. VBS3 comes with advanced sea state settings that provides a visual representation of sea states using the Beaufort scale, variable stern and bow wakes, and allows users to control the height of waves, wave direction, and water color and opacity. For Planet-wide Training BISim will present the latest advances in its whole-earth rendering technology VBS Blue at ITEC’s Innovation Showcase. BISim will demonstrate how VBS Blue uses global data sources to produce geographically accurate terrain by blending traditional and procedural techniques. BISim will also show VBS Blue rendering ultra-high resolution aerial imagery and other common data sources, and how MaterialMAP from TerraSim can be used to further refine procedural data in VBS Blue by combining the realism of high resolution imagery with the benefits of procedural terrain rendering. The Innovation Showcase presentation is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, starting at 11:45 a.m. Visit BISim at Stand 24 at ITEC in Rotterdam, May 16 - 18. Contact sales.eu@bisimulations.com to arrange a private meeting or demo. BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE SIMULATIONS Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation training solutions for defense and civilian organizations. BISim utilizes the latest game-based technology and a large, experienced in-house team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for defense applications. Learn more at bisimulations.com.


News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.realwire.com

Sophia Antipolis, France – May 11, 2017 – LuxCarta announced today that it is has joined the European Training and Simulation Association (ETSA). The company has been targeting simulation and training opportunities with its geodata portfolio of global land use/land cover and 500+ geospecific cities and believes ETSA membership will help foster more meaningful relationships in this community. “We believe our expertise developed for the global telecom space – namely our ability to rapidly build large-area coverage of entire cities, regions and even countries – is equally applicable to the simulation and training space,” explained Albéric Maumy, managing director of LuxCarta. “We had a positive response at last year’s I/ITSEC exhibition. We’re continuing to learn about the specific needs and requirements of this community and we’re investing in our R&D and marketing to participate in a larger way.” The European Training and Simulation Association (ETSA) represents the continent’s training and simulation community and provides an environment for users and suppliers to exchange opportunities, ideas, information and strategies on training and simulation technology and methodology. The group brings together all those that have a professional interest in improving the effectiveness of training and training related interoperability, standards and codes of practice. It represents to governments and other users of training and simulation the non-partisan business interests of the industry. In welcoming LuxCarta, Graham McIntyre, chairman of ETSA commented: “The training and simulation community in Europe depends on small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and ETSA is delighted that a leading company like LuxCarta has joined. ETSA is run by the members for the members and I look forward to their participation in the association.” LuxCarta is headquartered in the south of France, with two global production facilities and regional sales offices located around the world. The company is investing heavily in R&D to create software that automates many production pipelines and helps disseminate its products efficiently to end users. Its commercial offer to the simulation and training community includes global land use /land cover, along with geospecific building models for over 500 cities around the world. LuxCarta’s ability to ramp up production to meet tight deadlines has separated it from its competitors in the wireless industry – and should be a benefit in the simulation and training ecosystem. “We’re looking forward to proving ourselves to the simulation and training community,” added Maumy. “We have a great deal of remote sensing and photogrammetry expertise that is transferable to their end users. Indeed, our on-the-shelf catalogue has generated a great deal of interest already.” LuxCarta will be demonstrating its simulation and training product offering with its fellow ETSA members at this year’s ITEC trade show May 16-18 in the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Center on stand 92. About LuxCarta LuxCarta focuses on the creation and delivery of geodata for the global telecom, simulation & training and other vertical markets. As experts in cartography and software development, we specialize in delivering quality fit-for-purpose products and services to non-specialist and expert end users. Our telecom offering includes the Planner geodata product line for RF planning and optimization, as well as SpacEyes3D visualization software and related services. We create best-in-class geodata through two internal production facilities with support provided in your time zone through regional corporate offices. Our global geodata inventory includes over 500 3D cities in 57 countries. www.luxcarta.com


News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.realwire.com

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - QuantaDyn Corp., an engineering firm specializing in training and simulation, is demonstrating a rapidly prototyped Joint Terminal Attack Controller training system at ITEC 2017 in Rotterdam, May 16 -18, that offers an unprecedented level of visual realism by using Bohemia Interactive Simulations’ whole-earth rendering technology VBS Blue IG. QuantaDyn will showcase a force-on-force Major Combat Operations (MCO) fight against an enemy with the same capabilities as the friendly forces. ITEC 2017 attendees can expect to see the JTAC deal with enemy surface-to-air threats, enemy armor and APC's, enemy rotary wing aircraft and collateral damage considerations. The JTAC training scenario will be presented on a 4-channel, 4-meter dome system at 2K resolution with incredibly realistic geotypical terrain from VBS Blue merged with geospecific roads and building footprints from TerraTools, TerraSim’s flagship terrain generation software. The scenario will be driven by Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) from Battlespace Simulations Inc. and QuantaDyn’s communications middleware DIScover will provide interoperability capabilities. “We are very excited to add Bohemia Interactive’s VBS Blue IG to our system as it gives us a remarkable depth of realism enabling us to deliver a high fidelity experience in the QuantaDyn System,” said Bill Dunn, President, QuantaDyn. “QuantaDyn is focused on providing a reliable and realistic Joint Fires Training System to our customers across the globe and key partnerships with trusted providers enable our delivery for training excellence.” With VBS Blue as part of the QuantaDyn demonstration, JTACs are able to view the scene at the fidelity prescribed by the DORI (Detection Orientation Recognition Identification) requirements at the default field of view. VBS Blue visuals include views of clouds, subcentimeter ground detail, and vegetation blowing in the wind. Moving ground vehicles, helicopters, and fast jets are equipped with representative physics. JTACs will be able to target buildings and vehicles in the simulation, call for close air support, and conduct battle damage assessment. VBS Blue provides high-fidelity and high-performance rendering from space down to blades of grass for all training applications. In late 2017, VBS IG customers will be able to harness VBS Blue for image generation. The VBS Blue IG upgrade will be provided as part of normal updates. “VBS Blue IG is able to produce a never-before-seen level of realism at high, stable frame rates,” said Cory Kumm, BISim’s Vice President of Corporate Development. “The collaborative project with QuantaDyn from conception to completion took course over a few short weeks, demonstrating the power of VBS Blue IG technology for procedural content generation, TerraSim’s TerraTools tech for creating geospecific elements in the 3D virtual environment, and QuantaDyn’s strengths as a leader in JTAC training.” See demonstrations at QuantaDyn’s stand #18 during ITEC. QUANTADYN CORP QuantaDyn provides simulation and training solutions, services, and support, specializing in Joint Fires Training Systems that leverage the expertise gained in delivering our Joint Terminal Control Training Rehearsal System (JTC TRS) and Advanced JTAC Training System (AJTS) products. Our mission is to provide modern, innovative answers to training needs, whilst taking full advantage of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. Our experience includes virtually all phases of training device development for Joint Fires as well as both fixed and rotary wing aircraft for use on both military and commercial training systems programs. www.quantadyn.com BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE SIMULATIONS Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation training solutions for defense and civilian organizations. BISim utilizes the latest game-based technology and a large, experienced in-house team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for defense applications. Learn more at bisimulations.com.


News Article | April 19, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

SUWANEE, Georgia, VS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meggitt Training Systems zal de FATS® 100MIL (voorheen de 100ste) benadrukken in stand 43 op de ITEC 2017 in Rotterdam van 16-18 mei 2017. Gebruikmakend van de belangrijkste kenmerken van het US Army Engagement Skills Trainer II-programma voor registratie, biedt de FATS 100MIL een aanzienlijke uitbreiding in virtuele opleidingsmogelijkheden met handvuurwapens. Vertegenwoordigers van het bedrijf zullen gedurende de beurs voor demonstraties van het, voor export gereedstaande product, beschikbaar zijn. “Conventionele en asymmetrische bedreigingen binnen Europa vereisen een steeds strengere training,” aldus Mark Mears, algemeen directeur van Meggitt Training Systems, Ltd. “De FATS 100MIL is de nieuwste trainingsoplossing voor maximaal realisme in een tijdperk van beperkte militaire budgetten.” Meggitt Training Systems, producenten van FATS®- en Caswell-technologieën, een divisie van Meggitt PLC, is de meest vooraanstaande leverancier van geïntegreerde live-fire-trainingssystemen en trainingssystemen voor virtuele wapens. Na de aankoop van FATS® virtuele trainingssystemen en Caswell International's live-fireterreinen en -diensten is Meggitt Training Systems doorgegaan met het uitbreiden van de mogelijkheden gebaseerd op het blijvend resultaat van deze twee brancheleiders. Meer dan 13.000 Meggitt live-fire-terreinen en 5.100 virtuele systemen zijn internationaal in het veld gebracht om beoordelingstraining, training van situationeel bewustzijn en scherpschutterstraining voor de strijdkrachten en ordehandhavings- en veiligheidsorganisaties te bieden. Meggitt Training Systems heeft ruim 400 mensen in dienst op het hoofdkantoor in Atlanta en bij zijn vestigingen in Orlando, Canada, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Nederland, de VAE, Australië en Singapore. Het bedrijf kan overal ter wereld onderhoudspersoneel inzetten voor instructeurstraining, systeeminstallatie en onderhoud. Meggitt PLC, met hoofdvestiging in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, is een internationale groep die actief is in Noord-Amerika, Europa en Azië. Meggit is bekend om de gespecialiseerde techniek voor extreme omgevingen en wereldmarktleider op het gebied van luchtvaart, defensie en energie. Het bedrijf heeft wereldwijd bijna 11.000 mensen in dienst bij meer dan 50 fabrieksfaciliteiten en regionale kantoren. Deze bekendmaking is officieel geldend in de originele brontaal. Vertalingen zijn slechts als leeshulp bedoeld en moeten worden vergeleken met de tekst in de brontaal, die als enige rechtsgeldig is.


News Article | April 27, 2017
Site: www.materialstoday.com

Höganäs has opened its new ITEC technologer center based in Pune, India. The new center, built to support customers and to grow and serve the Indian market, features data generation facilities for fatigue and tribology, a water treatment demonstration center and a lab. The technology center will begin as a facility for analysis to give immediate support to customers on site, while ITEC engineers will be available on call to visit customers. ‘There is a great scope for expanding the facilities and our offerings to suit the customer's needs,’ said Melcher Jernberg, CEO and president of Höganäs AB. This story is reprinted from material from Höganäs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.


SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meggitt Training Systems presentará su solución FATS® 100MIL (anteriormente llamada 100e) en ITEC 2017 en la caseta 43 en Rotterdam, del 16 al 18 de mayo, 2017. Aprovechando las características clave del programa oficial del ejército de Estados Unidos "Engagement Skills Trainer II", el FATS 100MIL ofrece una ampliación considerable de la capacidad de la formación virtual de armas pequeñas. Los representantes de la empresa estarán disponibles para demostraciones de


SimCentric Technologies will be exhibiting at ITEC in Rotterdam, 16th – 18th May 2017. With vast ongoing global investment in the VBS3 virtual platform including UK MoD (DVS), US Army (GFT) and US Marine Corps (DVTE & ISMT), SimCentric’s value adding VBS3 middleware maximizes the return on this financial and training investment for militaries worldwide. At ITEC, SimCentric will be demonstrating their flagship VBS3 FiresFST Pro enabling full spectrum offensive fires, close air support and UAV vectoring capabilities. Augmenting this is our Ambience pattern of life generation tool enabling unprecedented realism in Collateral Damage Estimation and ROE application. Completing this configuration is our MediaMate smart device live streaming application simulating a UAV Rover 5 ISR feed in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) integration. A specific emphasis for ITEC 2017 will be demonstrating how incidents of Coalition fratricide and non-combatant collateral damage can be reduced through VBS3 FiresFST Pro visualization aides and procedural support features. SimCentric will also be demonstrating advanced applications aimed at delivering greater recurring efficiency and systemic flexibility dividends for the VBS3 user community. Our GUIMate Pro application is a development and modelling tool that accelerates the process of building, deploying and maintaining custom GUI content within VBS3. Through this application, significant training liabilities can be reduced through enhancing intuitive proficiency when operating VBS3. SimCentric will also be demonstrating our TrainingMate “virtual classroom” enabling synchronized and instructor enabled VBS3 training instances to be conducted either in a co-located environment, or geographically distributed. CEO SimCentric Dr Adam Easton commented “We are thrilled at the continuing strong adoption and growth of our modular VBS3 integrated software across a worldwide user community. Our fundamental principle is to ensure we understand the overall capability requirement and the training gap that exists, then address this with the right simulation solution. By continuous and collaborative engagement with our customers, we can meet our goal of delivering a solution, not just a product. ” Visit us at ITEC! SimCentric will be exhibiting at ITEC 16th – 18th May 2017 in Rotterdam. Click here https://www.simct.com/contact_us to schedule a demonstration. For more information please visit www.simct.com. For Press or Media enquiries contact tessbutler@ruddynice.com


Yamamoto M.,ITEC Inc
IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems | Year: 2011

The data generated at a very high rate by sensors and RFIDs are required to be handled by continuous queries keeping real time response. Because of its purpose, DSMSs are used in several cases of these large scale systems. On the other hand, sensor terminal systems include light RDBMSs generally in many cases. So if light RDBMSs can handle the high rate data directly, it is convenient for several applications. This paper proposes a speed-up method of stream processing by using a light RDBMS SQLite without any special modifications. If DSMSs are categorized by performance such as large, medium and small scale, this method aims at a small or medium scale performance. The database performance mainly depends on storage access time, so this proposed method adopts a memory database, a bulk store records technique and parallel processing while taking advantage of multi-core CPU configurations of terminal systems. © 2011 The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan.


Vandewaetere M.,ITEC Inc | Vandewaetere M.,Catholic University of Leuven | Desmet P.,ITEC Inc | Desmet P.,Research on French | And 2 more authors.
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2011

The development of learner models takes an active part in upcoming adaptive learning environments. The purpose of learner models is to drive personalization based on learner and learning characteristics that are considered as important for the learning process, such as cognitive, affective and behavioral variables. Despite the huge amount of theoretical propositions of learner characteristics considered as relevant for learner models, practical payoffs are rather sparse. This study aims to overview the empirical research on the mere value of learner models in the development of adaptive learning environments. The results show that a lot of high-quality studies are situated in a rather shattered research field, building few bridges from theory to practice. We conclude with the call for a theory or framework integrating current and past research results that is able to guide theory-based and systematic empirical research having concrete hypotheses on the merits of learner characteristics in adaptive learning environments. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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