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MAK Hosts the 5th Annual Modeling and Simulation Seminar in Daejeon

Recently MAK, along with our long term reseller KCEI, hosted the 5th annual Modeling and Simulation Seminar in Daejeon, South Korea.

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MAK Around the World with Steve Peart!

Steve made three recent stops as he travels the world, spreading MAK software everywhere he goes. See if you can keep up!

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Modeling and Simulation seminar in Bogota, Colombia


Last week MAK held a Modeling and Simulation seminar in Bogota, Colombia.

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Steve Peart from the Singapore Airshow!

Last week, MAK attended and exhibited at the Singapore Airshow 2018 - Asia's largest airshow!  TME Systems, MAK's distributor for SouthEast Asia, exhibited the latest version of VR-Forces 4.6 and associated MAK modeling and simulation products at their booth.
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VT MAK exhibits at ASC 2017 in Sydney, Australia

Recently, VT MAK attended and exhibited at the Australasia Simulation Congress (ASC) in Sydney, Australia. This was MAK’s first time appearing at the conference since the forum and conference changed their name from SimTecT.

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Modeling and Simulation seminar in Bogota, Colombia

Last month VT MAK held their Modeling and Simulation seminar in Bogota, Colombia at the BestWestern Plus Hotel - 93 Parque.
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MAK is exhibiting at the C4i and Cyber Center Symposium!

Hello from Virginia!
Today and tomorrow MAK is exhibiting at the C4i and Cyber Center Symposium at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
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MAK Presents at INPE ​National Institute for Space Research

Ola y Tudo Bem!
Last week, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil extended an invitation for MAK to give a presentation to their students. The INPE student body is composed of
industry professionals. Embraer, Avibras and the Brazilian Army were some of the attendees.
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VT MAK presents Command Staff Training seminar in South Korea

Earlier this week, VT MAK presented a Command Staff Training seminar in Daejeon, South Korea in cooperation with their regional representative - KCEi.

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Paulina Vodanovic Rojas stops by to check out MÄK technology.

Yesterday at FIDAE 2016, the VT MÄK/Altec Booth got a surprise visitor.

Paulina Vodanovic Rojas, the Chilean Sub-Secretary of State, decided to stop by our booth and test out our first-person pilot demo! Let us know if you'd like to see this demo for yourself.

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Another successful I/ITSEC for the partners and customers of VT MÄK!

Another successful I/ITSEC for the partners and customers of VT MÄK!

Seasons Greetings!

We want to thank everyone who participated in and/or attended I/ITSEC 2015. We have included photos below- check out the experience we had at the show!

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Multi-day Seminar Series: Beijing edition

Last week, we conducted a multi-day seminar series in Beijing hosted by our in-country representatives "“ Seastars Co. Ltd.  The seminar presentations consisted of Solution Architect and UAV Topics, as well as a suite of product presentations. We unveiled for the first time in China the latest capabilities of VR-Forces 4.3 aggregate-level simulation, as well as a suite of "new" functionality and capabilities offered within VR-Vantage and DI-Guy. 

Our VR-Vantage 3D visual solution has many new features, including the new integrated Oculus plugin showing a high flight fly-through over the Hawaiian Islands. We also presented our Light Armored Vehicle demonstration, which consists of physics and wheel dynamics supported by CM-Labs Vortex. Attached are a few photos taken during the seminar which includes a picture of our 50+ audience. Thank you to those who help coordinate and those who participated/attended this successful event -  looking forward to returning to China soon!

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MÄK at LAAD 2015

LAAD 2015 is one of this year’s largest aerospace, defense, and security events in Brazil, if not in Latin America as a whole. VT MÄK had the opportunity to showcase its technologies as part of the ST Electronics stand showcasing a variety of simulation solutions, as well as having our own stand where we demonstrated our latest released products.

MÄK is well established in Brazil with many customers implementing our modeling and simulation tools in a variety applications, ranging from the Embraer Super Tucano simulator, ITA’s C4i research, to AEL interoperability implementation.  

At LAAD 2015 visitors experienced the best-in-class simulation tools of VR-Forces 4.3 and our visual solution VR-Vantage 2.0, plus other technological solutions such as WebLVC.

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FIDAE 2014

Hola de FIDAE 2014,

This past week VT MÄK attended and exhibited at FIDAE 2014, inside our Chilean reseller Altec Ltda’s booth.  Throughout the show MÄK was able to conduct live joint scenario exercise demonstrations between the Altec Ltda. booth and the Chilean Army - Centro de Modelacion y Simulacion. This live scenario was demonstrated on a coastal Chilean terrain "“ Antofagasta. Along this coast we implemented a Blue Force / Red Force scenario. The Red Forces were controlled from the Altec Ltda booth and CEMSE controlled the Blue Forces.  This live scenario demonstration was operated via WebLVC whereby the instructor controlled the various entities behavior and path navigation through a wireless tablet.

Additionally, MÄK presented the Training System Demonstrator (based on VR-Forces, VR-Vantage and WebLVC) in Hawaii which received a lot of interest "“ especially how naval, air and dynamic entities were managed via WebLVC.  All of this exciting technology was complimented with a variety of DI-Guy Scenario demonstrations.  Many Chilean MOD divisions were able to see the full suite of VT MÄK product offerings.  Altec Ltda also showcased complimentary demonstrations of the DISTI F-15 Virtual Maintenance trainer.

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MÄK @ the Singapore Airshow 2014

Last week both VT MÄK and our in-country reseller TME Systems exhibited at the Singapore Airshow. TME presented the full suite of MÄK products, while MAK showcased our Maritime (TSD) Training Simulation Demonstrator at the ST Engineering booth.

The MÄK Training System Demonstrator focuses on a maritime environment simulated by VR-Forces. In the demonstrator environment you see air, land, sea, and submarine entities behaving according to plans; through our training interfaces, CGF, and web-applications, users manipulate the simulation to achieve training in their techniques, tactics, and procedures. The demonstrator consists of four MÄK COTS products, including VR-Forces, VR-TheWorld Server, VR-Vantage, and the MÄK WebLVC Suite.

Key Features of the Training System Demonstrator:

  • 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 see from the vantage point of the trainees
  • Light-weight role-player and instructor stations for cost-effective part-task training used and driven by light-weight tablets
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2014 Asian Reseller Conference - Appreciating our partners and resellers!

Greetings from Singapore!

We just wrapped up the 2014 Asian Reseller Conference with our partner DISTi. It was a great event and I want to acknowledge all of our partners and resellers for helping make MÄK products so successful. Events like this one really reinforce that! We had resellers join us in Singapore from all over the world, including South Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, Egypt, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia. We even had a special guest appearance from Russ Moulton of JRM Technologies, who presented the latest SensorFx developments.

With our recent addition of DI-Guy’s full product suite to the MÄK portfolio, there was a lot of interest in understanding all the products’ capabilities and markets. And now that WebLVC is making headway in the VisSim market, there was a great deal to  demonstrate in that area as well. (Want a demo? I can make that happen.)

Thanks to all of those who came and made this event a real success. A big shout out of appreciation goes to Jeff Bail for making his technical sessions interesting and compelling and Chris Giordarno, VP of Sales and Business Development at DISTi, for his endless organizing efforts. (And for having the ability to hobble around on one foot.)

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MÄK at Military Simulation & Training India 2013

The Military Simulation & Training India 2013 held at the DRDO facility in New Delhi, India on October 29th and 30th brought together top military officers as well as industry and academic subject matter experts to discuss the latest developments and requirements on training and simulation systems for India.

This event presented future requirements of military simulation to include the Army, Air Force, Navy, and defence R&D establishments.

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The ESRI Colombian User Conference in Bogota

Hola! Que Tal?

Last week MÄK attended, exhibited, and presented at the Esri Colombian User Conference 2013 in Bogota, Colombia hosted by MÄK’s Colombian reseller "“ Procalculo Prosis.

This one week event was attended by over 500 users filled with ESRI presentations discussing the latest in ArcGIS as well as complimentary ESRI and partner products. Each day was structured specifically for a specific target audience including Oil and Gas, GIS, and Defense, which was held on Tuesday. MÄK delivered a presentation titled "Building Modeling and Simulation Solutions."

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Ola’ Tudo Bem!

Last week MÄK exhibited at the LAAD Defence & Security Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, along with our local reseller OpenCadd. The biennial event brings together Brazilian and international companies specialized in supplying equipment, services and technology to the Armed Forces, Police and Special Forces, Security Services, consultants, and government agencies.

This year seemed to be the largest show to date, taking up 3 large pavilions, each with a variety of local companies and system integrators, as well as a large South American and international participation. The event consisted of a variety of offerings from very large trucks and armored vehicles to marine simulation training devices.

At the exhibition, MÄK demonstrated the latest upcoming features of VR-Vantage version 1.6 Marine capabilities, which received a lot of attention, interest, and complimentary comments as well as showing the latest product releases of VR-Forces v4.1.1, VR-Exchange v2.2, and the Data Logger v5.2.1.

It is always good to see and visit with MÄK’s and OpenCadd’s existing Brazilian customers!  We were also happy to introduce our modeling and simulation portfolio of products and solution offerings to those interested in our suite of software tools.

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Attending Land Warfare Conference 2012

G’day! Last week VT MÄK, along with our technology partner’s Simulation Solution Australia (SimSol) and local reseller JM Computing, attended and exhibited at the Land Warfare conference that was held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Land Warfare Conference (LWC) is a major event for users, providers, academics, designers, and manufacturers to meet, present, share, and exchange new and visionary ideas in Land Systems and operations.

The conference was well attended by the industries major systems integrators. However, there was a small presence of modeling and simulation solutions at the show. Only a handful of simulation companies were on hand, which allowed MÄK and SimSol to spend quality time with visitors showing our latest ISR Lab demonstration based on our core technology products such VR-Forces, VR-Vantage, and partner modules AGI SimMetrics, Disti GL-Studio, and JRM SensorFX.

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AAD 2012 - Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012

Recently the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012 Air show was held in the South African Waterkloof Air Force Base in Centurion City of Tshwane, South Africa. The Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), a MAK customer, exhibited and presented VR-Vantage and the Hawaiian database provided by VR-TheWorld Server as part of their helicopter simulator in the CSIR booth exhibits.

Steve Haselum, CSIR, Systems Engineering Manager, commented on the event: "Back in the office now but after a successful Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012. The helicopter simulator system was certainly a crowd puller...there was quite a lot of interest in both the visual and database."

The helicopter visual system was spanning across three 65" LCD Panels providing a 150 degree field of view display. General exhibitor and visitor responses were"¦"the visuals and Hawaiian database looked really good."

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SIGE 2012

Last week, VT MÄK, along with our Brazilian regional representative OpenCadd, exhibited at SIGE XIV 2012. SIGE is an annual Symposium of Operational Applications in Areas of Defense and is an international event in its fourteenth edition.

This event was hosted at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics ITA facility in Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil. ITA is also the location and research center for the C4I lab where VR-Forces and complementary MÄK software are installed and used regularly.

This was the first year that VT MÄK and OpenCadd have exhibited together at SIGE. In addition to meeting existing customers/new attendees and demonstrating product features, such as VR-Forces v4.0.4 and our latest technology initiative, WebLVC,  MÄK also delivered formal presentations to the Brazilian Air Force titled "Building Model and Simulation Solutions" throughout the conference.

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Attending the AFCEA-GMU C4I Center Conference

Last week, alongside my colleague Gary Schrader, I attended and exhibited at the AFCEA-GMU (the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association - George Mason University) C4I Center Conference in Fairfax Virginia. The conference consisted of various speakers with expert backgrounds presenting topics consisting of C2 Integration Operations, Research Testbeds, Cyber networks, and C4I cloud computing, to name a few of the topics and papers. 

Dr. Michael Hieb, Research Professor of George Mason University, presented the C4I simulation based environment for Concept Development and Assessment developed on VR-Forces.  His research group also exhibited and demonstrated with their Brazilian partners ITA (Institute Technology Aeronautics) their joint collaboration solution based on VR-Forces. 

We are very much looking forward to next year’s event and can’t wait to see further development and solutions derived from GMU and ITA!

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MÄK/DiSTI Asian Resellers Conference

Earlier this month, VT MÄK, alongside our corporate partner DiSTI Simulation, held the regional Asian Resellers Conference in a Songdo, Korea - a small town nestled in the hills located just outside of Icheon.  The event was well attended by distributors who came as far as Australia, India, Singapore, and Taiwan to our local distributor in Korea.  We welcomed over a dozen resellers and 30 attendees, each representing their respective regional companies and territories. 

During the two-day event, the attendees were exposed to the latest product technologies of VR-TheWorld and the entire suite of Simulation, Visualization, and Interoperability products, as well as DiSTI’s HMI tools such as GL-Studio, Replica8, and corporate roadmaps. The event was a great success and we hope to see everyone at the next resellers meeting scheduled to be held in Singapore.

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A Message from the Singapore Air Show

It is great to see so many existing and potential customers at the Singapore Air Show this week.  Tomorrow (Friday) will be the last commercial day with this weekend open to the public.  MÄK is currently exhibiting in two locations this week.

All of our products and tools are currently being demonstrated in TME’s booth B-11:“ MÄK’s reseller for Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.  Customers are receiving live demonstrations of the latest release of VR-TheWorld Server v2.0 streaming terrain, imagery, and now cultural features.  We are also showing VR-Vantage v1.4, as well as the rest of the MÄK suite of products such as VR-Forces and VR-Link.

We invite you to stop by Friday if you haven’t already seen the latest state of the art technology in modeling and simulation!

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Attending DEF SIM 2011

Recently, on the 20th of October myself and Ben Lubetsky, VP of Sales and Business Development, attended and presented at DEF SIM 2011, which was successfully hosted by EDS Technologies in Delhi, India.  DEF SIM 2011 was a conference where VT MÄK along with industry leaders such as BARCO were able to present to a very large crowd of delegates, applications suited for Military Modeling and Simulation Solutions. 

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Attending the SIGE: Fall 2011

The Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) annually organizes the Defense Operational Applications Symposium (SIGE). This year the event was scheduled between September 27th to 30th. The SIGE, in the 13th edition, is an international event which the main goal is to create a suitable environment for experiences exchange between military and civilian academic, industrial and commercial institutions interested in defense research and development.

This is a conference where papers are delivered and companies such as Latin Media and VT MÄK are able to attend and exhibit today’s latest COTS technology.

ITA is basically a military school/college where a lot of students come to study aeronautical engineering.  There are a number of divisions within ITA, all offering their expertise and specialty.  There is one group within ITA who has a suite of VT MÄK products that we (I) provided them.  It is a collaborative effort with GMU (See attached) where they are developing a C2 application at GMU in Virginia and then this information and expertise is transferred to Brazil.

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