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VT MAK Announces Release of VR-Vantage XR

Exaggerated Reality Tool Brings Together Best of 2D and 3D Views
for Common Operating Picture

London, May 18, 2010 ― VT MAK, (MAK), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), today announced the release of the company’s latest visualization product, VR-Vantage XR. This visual solution blends the best features of 2D tactical maps and 3D perspective views to provide a common operating picture. VR-Vantage XR is a part of the VR-Vantage line of visualization products. VR-Vantage XR provides the big picture view offered by 2D displays and includes the immersive perspective provided by a 3D visualization tool. Users can easily switch between the 2D and 3D views for enhanced understanding. VR-Vantage XR also allows models to be color coded and scaled to be visible at a distance for quick recognition of complex environments. Combined with picture in picture views, VR-Vantage XR can easily be used to provide a common operating picture for command & control (C2), a third person view for advanced demonstrations, an after action review (AAR) display for training, or a situational awareness (SA) view during simulation exercises.

VR-Vantage XR is part of the VR-Vantage 1.2 product line release. Continuing the company’s emphasis on Terrain Agility, all VR-Vantage products increase support for large area terrain databases with the new MetaFlight Loader. Another new feature is the VR-Vantage Remote Draw API which can be used to add objects to the scene or draw Heads Up Displays (HUDS) and overlays onto channels all from remote applications. Additionally, we've enhanced support for Common Image Generator Interface (CIGI) to improve interoperability of VR-Vantage IG. In addition to VR-Vantage XR, the VR-Vantage product line, which is built on OpenSceneGraph (OSG), includes VR-Vantage Stealth, MAK’s 3D information station; VR-Vantage IG, a desktop image generator for viewing out-the-window scenes; and the VR-Vantage Toolkit for extending VR-Vantage applications or even building new applications using the VR-Vantage platform.

“Everyone has a different simulation with a vast variety of visualization requirements. VR-Vantage XR works to meet all these needs, combining the various ways to visualize a virtual battlefield into a single tool. You can simultaneously have a realistic 3D view with high quality models, a 2D map view using military standard symbols and also an exaggerated reality view with notional color-coded models, providing users with the most information about their simulation in a clean and clear way.”

~ Brett WIESNER
Product Manager, Visualize Products, VT MAK

MAK will be participating at ITEC 2010 (Booth #G140) to be held in London from 18 ― 20 May 2010.

Pricing and Availability

The VR-Vantage XR and the full line of VR-Vantage 1.2 products are now available. For additional information and pricing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

VT MAK, a company of VT Systems, develops software to link, simulate and visualize the virtual world. MAK creates tools and toolkits for distributed simulations, develops PC-based military tactical and operational trainers, crafts custom solutions, and researches and develops the latest simulation technologies. The company builds commercial off the shelf simulation software that is flexible, portable and supported. MAK puts its distributed simulation expertise in each of its interoperable products, from the VR-Link networking toolkit, to VR-Forces, MAK’s computer generated forces toolkit. MAK’s worldwide customers include ITT Industries, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thales, Tenix, Dassault, and BAE. Please visit www.mak.com.

VT Systems is a diversified company providing solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems products and services include aircraft inspection, maintenance 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 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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Michelene K. St. Amand
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