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VT MAK Reduces Operator Workload and Increases Development Productivity at I/ITSEC 2013

MAK demonstrates how it’s making training easier, more capable, and cost effective 

Cambridge, Mass., December 2, 2013 VT MAK, (MAK), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it will demonstrate how to reduce operator workload and increase development productivity through its complete line of industry-renowned simulation software at I/ITSEC 2013, December 2-5 (Booth #1225), in Orlando, Florida.  

MAK’s product kiosks feature: 

  •  Re-energized simulation behaviors – MAK will present its powerful and flexible Computer Generated Forces (CGF) platform, VR-Forces, and demonstrate how it quickly and easily fills synthetic environments with urban, battlefield, maritime, and airspace activity. Visitors will experience VR-Forces’ newest capabilities, including reactive behavior, more realistic ship and submarine maneuvers, and support for naval electronic warfare environments.  
  •  Amped up visual capabilities – MAK’s visualization suite, VR-Vantage, will display a full maritime environment, including a realistic and dynamic ocean layer with complex wave/sea state models. Visitors will learn how to incorporate sea swells, wind waves, and capillary waves both above and below water to their scenarios, as well as top-notch boat rocking models, realistic kelvin wakes, propeller wash, rotor wash, and rolling surf.  
  •  An expansion of interoperability platforms and protocols – MAK is showcasing its entire HLA Evolved supported product line, continuing the company’s dedication to simulation interoperability. The company will also demonstrate how the MAK WebLVC Server and the MAK WebLVC Suite put the web to work for M&S to create interoperable web applications.
  • Battle Command, MAK’s low overhead Command Staff Trainer – Battle Command empowers users to plan and fight the battle within a compelling simulated environment, as well as stimulate a variety of Command and Control systems, including TACP CASS, JADOCS, and C2PC via protocols like Cursor-on-Target or Link-16. It applies MAK’s core competencies to solve customer program requirements.

This year MAK is unveiling its training system demonstrator, which uses the company’s complete line of simulation software and lightweight web technologies to create a training system environment to suit both student and instructor training scenarios. Visitors can use the training system demonstrator to play the role of training instructor or task group commander, set in MAK’s maritime training environment. The demonstrator includes all critical components of a training system including: custom high fidelity interfaces tailored to the specific needs of the student; light-weight role-player stations to cost effectively add part-task training; easy-to-use scenario authoring and powerful AI to generate rich and compelling simulated environments; informative visual presentations to maintain situational awareness, analyze training activities, and tell the scenario’s story; and innovative web-based instructor apps to control and dynamically influence the training exercise and to automate compelling presentations.

In conjunction with the exhibition, MAK is holding and participating in several events:

  • The Evolution of Interoperability
    Tuesday, December 3, 10:30am - 2:00pm; Rosen Centre, Salon 1
    This informational seminar, presented by Felix Rodriguez, VT MAK’s Link Team Lead and interoperability expert, will enumerate the current status of the major interoperability standards in our industry and what they'll look like moving forward.
  • "Connect the Dots" Networking Event
    Tuesday, December 3, 4:30-6:30; Orange County Convention Center, Booth #1225
    Everyone at I/ITSEC is invited to attend MAK’s “Connect the Dots” beer networking event.
  • Innovation Showcase: WebLVC
    Wednesday, December 4, 2:45pm; Orange County Convention Center, Booth #2389
    Join Len Granowetter, VT MAK’s Vice President of Products and Solutions, as he presents MAK’s WebLVC Initiative, including the WebLVC protocol, the MAK WebLVC Suite, and MAK WebLVC Server. Learn how MAK is building on our history of interoperability expertise to bring Live, Virtual, and Constructive Simulation to the Web.
    Wednesday, December 4, 1:00pm-3:00pm; Orange County Convention Center, Warfighters' Corner, Booth #2781
    Join MAK and members of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Modeling and Simulation Working Group and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) as they showcase their ongoing strategic partnership to advance the use of agile geospatial data sharing and to demonstrate the benefits to both the M&S and GEOINT communities.
  • The WebLVC Protocol: Design and Rationale
    Thursday, December 5, 9:30am; Orange County Convention Center, Room S320A
    Len Granowetter will provide an introduction and technical overview of the WebLVC protocol – a mechanism for encoding simulation data in the JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format, and passing the resulting messages between web-based client applications and servers over WebSockets.


VT MAK develops software for distributed simulation. Leveraging a strong foundation of COTS software products, MAK works with customers to build and populate compelling 3D simulated environments. Our primary users are in the aerospace, defense, and transportation industries, yet our products and services can help customers anywhere modeling and simulation is needed to train, plan, analyze, experiment, prototype, and demonstrate. MAK is dedicated to serving our customers by building flexible products, offering superior technical support, and innovating new ways to build, populate and view interoperable 3D simulated worlds. MAK continues to take advantage of new technologies that further the state of simulation. Our products help users link, simulate and visualize their world. VT MAK is a company of VT Systems. Please visit for more information.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated 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