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

Stop #1 - Brazil

Ola e Tudo Bem!

In late March, MAK’s International Sales team hosted and presented its Synthetic Training Environment seminar in Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil. During the seminar we were able to present the STE solution as well as demonstrated the recently released features of VR-Forces 4.6 and VR-Vantage 2.3, coupled and complemented by VR-Engage – MAK’s first-person, multi-player application.

During the seminar, Dr. Marcelo Souza from the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE (Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research) presented their recent developments using the MAK RTI and VR-Forces.

The seminar was well attended by some of the industry’s top system integrators as well as representatives from Brazil’s Air Force and Army divisions.

Pictured below is MAK’s Ivan Diaz, demonstrating the STE and Dr. Marcelo Souza delivering their Interoperability development.



Stop #2 - Chile

Hola y bienvenido,

In early April MAK attended and exhibited FIDAE 2018.  FIDAE is South America’s largest air show held every two years in Santiago, Chile. This was MAK’s first year exhibiting the air show within its own booth. 

Our demonstration consisted of a Flight Simulation station where the pilot had a complete instrument panel consisting of Flight controls, MFD, autopilot Sensors – IR targeting pod, SAR image request and a display of defensive systems – RWR, Chaff, Flares, weapon systems with missiles, bombs.

The pilot was tasked to work within a Joint Terminal Attack Controller – JTAC exercise. This consists of a dis-mounted infantry soldier on the ground who identifies and lases a target and submits a radio code to the Pilot who is then assigned to hit the target and assess the target damage.

All the system components interoperated on a correlated whole earth VR-World terrain database, the instructor station was operated via VR-Forces, the Pilot and dis-mounted infantry soldier were operated by VR-Engage Air and Ground respectively.

Pictured below are Chilean Air Force pilots flying the desktop Flight Simulator.  Also picture is Ivan Diaz, demonstrating the system capabilities.



Stop #3 - South Korea

Recently, KCEi (MAK’s South Korean distributor) hosted a Modeling and Simulation Seminar in Daejeon, South Korea.

The seminar focused on and emphasized MAK Interoperability products and solutions, our foundation in simulation network interoperability. 

Jim Kogler – Vice President of COTS Products presented the entire product suite of Interoperability tools. This consisted of a current status of the MAK RTI, VR-Link, VR-Exchange, WebLVC and the MAK Data Logger. He also unveiled a complete product roadmap to the attendees.

Jim’s presentation demonstrated how our software toolkits help customers connect their simulations together to help ensure applications are compliant with industry standard interoperability protocols whether your distributed simulations span local or over wide area networks or protocol boundaries like DIS, HLA 1.3, HLA 1516, HLA Evolved, or RTI Vendors.

The seminar was complimented by a presentation and demonstration of the Synthetic Training Environment and Joint Simulation applications consisting of our SensorFx Image products.

Pictured below is Jim Kogler presenting the MAK RTI… and The KCEi /MAK Team, including yours truly.


A big thanks to KCEi who hosted the seminar event and served a formal sit down lunch for over 60 registered attendees.


Steve Peart