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VT MAK Announces VR-Forces 4.0

Latest Version of Computer Generated Forces Solution Brings Correlated Terrain Agility to Simulation Environment, Unified 2D / 3D Scenario Editing Interface

Orlando, Fla., I/ITSEC, November 30, 2010 ― VT MAK, (MAK), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), today announced VR-Forces 4.0, the next major release of the VR-Forces Computer Generated Forces (CGF) solution. VR-Forces 4.0 brings Correlated Terrain Agility to MAK.s simulation environment, and the next-generation VR-Forces scenario-editing interface, based on MAK.s VR-Vantage visualization platform.

Terrain Agility is the ability for a simulation or visualization application to ingest terrain using a variety of different paradigms and approaches, and a variety of different formats or protocols within each approach. Correlated Terrain Agility is the ability for a suite of interoperable products to support Terrain Agility while retaining correlation and consistency. A powerful new terrain infrastructure in VR-Forces allows simulation models to make line-of-sight, height-above-terrain, and other queries without regard to how the terrain was loaded. Based on the new terrain architecture, VR-Forces 4.0 will now support dynamic paging of large-area terrain databases, run-time placement of terrain “props”, and streaming terrain on demand from external servers such as VR-TheWorld Server ― all fully correlated with VR-Vantage applications and the VR-Forces GUI.

VR-Forces 4.0 has also been developed with a new unified 2D / 3D GUI based on MAK’s VR-Vantage Toolkit. In the new GUI, users can switch between 2D and 3D scenario navigation and editing, or even use both modes in different windows at the same time. The new VR-Forces GUI also includes the XR (eXaggerated Reality) capability ― the ability to mix 2D entity icons with 3D terrain for 3D editing of even large scale scenarios.

VR-Forces is MAK’s software solution for generating and executing battlefield scenarios. It can be used as a tactical leadership trainer, threat generator, behavior model testbed, or computer generated forces application. VR-Forces’ many customers include RUAG, the Thales Watchkeeper UAV program, and Raytheon's DDG 1000 program.

MAK will be demonstrating VR-Forces 4.0 at I/ITSEC, Booth #1215 from November 29 to December 2.

“During a time of industry transition from static local terrain databases to more modern techniques such as streaming and procedural terrain, an agile approach is absolutely critical. Our new Terrain Agility infrastructure allows customers to leverage their existing content investments, even as they explore newer technologies for future projects.”

~ Len GRANOWETTER
Vice President, Products, VT MAK

MAK will be demonstrating the VR-TheWorld Server at I/ITSEC (Booth #1215) to be held in Orlando Florida, November 29 ― December 2, 2010.

Pricing and Availability

The VR-Forces will be available January 31, 2011. For product pricing or additional information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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VT MAK helps customers deliver simulation systems. Leveraging a strong foundation of COTS software products and custom developed system components, MAK works with customers to build and populate compelling 3D simulated environments in which users train, plan, analyze, experiment, prototype, and demonstrate. MAK’s primary users are in the aerospace and defense industry, yet the company.s products and services can be used anywhere modeling and simulation is needed. Thousands of customers worldwide use MAK products, including the world.s ten largest defense contractors. VT MAK is a company of VT Systems. Please visit www.mak.com.

VT Systems is a diversified company providing integrated engineering solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems. innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

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