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VT MAK Announces VR-theWorld Server 2.0

New version adds fidelity and realism to streaming terrain databases

 Cambridge, Mass., November 29, 2011 VT MAK (MAK), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced the release of VR-TheWorld Server 2.0, featuring the addition of streaming features. Streaming features add a level of depth to VR-TheWorld, providing a more detailed terrain for a wider variety of customer uses. This latest version of MAK’s streaming terrain server will be demonstrated in the MAK booth (#2549) at I/ITSEC, November 28 - December 1.

VR-TheWorld Server is a terrain server that streams terrain data to simulation and visualization applications on the user’s network. By dynamically creating 3D environments from the streamed terrain data, applications can be up and running in the early stages of terrain database development, decreasing the development time of simulation projects. And by streaming only the data needed by the simulation scenario, iterations on the database design and scenario development can occur simultaneously, optimizing new data acquisition requirements. Delivered with 2TB of whole Earth data, VR-TheWorld’s web-based interface enables project specific terrain data uploads from any computer with a web browser and access to the server.

VR-TheWorld Server can be deployed on private classified networks to provide streaming data to applications behind a firewall. It can also be hosted in the cloud to provide terrain data to client applications with Internet access. By centralizing and simplifying terrain data management, applications become easier to deploy to a larger numbers of clients.

VR-TheWorld represents the leading edge of MAK’s Terrain Agile support for open standards based terrain interoperability. This version adds the ability to stream features using the Open Geospatial Consortium’s Web Feature Service (WFS). Previous versions streamed elevation and imagery using the Web Mapping Service (WMS) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation’s (OSGeo) Tile Map Service (TMS) standards.  By adopting commercially accepted standards, modeling and simulation applications can interoperate and correlate with an increasing number of thin client mapping, terrain analysis, mission planning and command and control applications.

“Terrain has always been the necessary evil of simulation projects. VR-TheWorld Server provides a forward looking alternative to the traditional off-line terrain database generation process.”

Terrain Product Manager, VT MAK

“VR-TheWorld continues MAK’s commitment to Modeling and Simulation interoperability by adding terrain interoperability to MAK’s history of leadership in Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and the High Level Architecture (HLA).”

Director COTS Products, VT MAK


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 

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