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VT MAK and Antycip Simulation to Provide Thales with the MAK High-Performance RTI in a Multi-Year Corporate-Wide Agreement

Thales chooses the MAK RTI to achieve HLA Evolved and HLA 1.3 compatibility

Cambridge, Mass., December 3, 2014 VT MAK (MAK), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) and its exclusive distributor in Europe, Antycip Simulation, today announced that VT MAK, Antycip Simulation, and Thales have entered into a multi-year corporate-wide agreement to provide the MAK RTI to Thales. With the MAK RTI, Thales will provide High Level Architecture (HLA) Evolved and HLA 1.3 compatibility to their range of simulations for training, experimentation, and demonstration.  

The MAK RTI is a proven solution that enables HLA federations to rapidly and efficiently communicate. It has been chosen for both large and small federations because of its support for a wide variety of network topologies and architectures, ease of configuration, high performance, and its range of supported platforms. 

MAK's first HLA certification came in 1998 and since then, the company has been on the leading edge of developing and implementing the standard. MAK's tools and services have helped hundreds of organizations around the world comply with multiple standards including HLA, DIS, and DDS.

"We're thrilled that Thales has decided to enter into this contract with the MAK RTI for years to come. Large-scale simulation federations need a powerful solution they can count on for their exercises. As a longtime market leader and innovator, VT MAK is committed to working closely with our customers and improving the usability and performance of this product." 

~ Dan SCHIMMEL 

CEO, VT MAK 

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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 www.mak.com 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 www.vt-systems.com.

Antycip Simulation is the European leader in the provision of independent modelling and simulation COTS tools, projection systems, and related engineering services. With over 10 years of expertise as a preferred supplier of governments, top universities, research laboratories, and private sector companies, Antycip Simulation has accumulated experience in diverse industries including Defence, Aerospace, Security, Transportation, Automotive, Telecommunications and Education. Antycip Simulation is a subsidiary of ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd. Please visit www.antycipsimulation.com. 

Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners