TerraSim Releases TerraTools Version 3.5

May 9, 2008

Pittsburgh, PA - TerraSim has released Version 3.5 of TerraTools® Core, its 3D geospatial database construction product supporting correlated visual and constructive simulation systems. TerraTools supports up to eight parallel processing threads on a single multi-core Windows workstation, making it the most cost effective COTS database construction toolkit. TerraTools Core contains over 50 major feature enhancements and represents a significant increase in speed, usability, and functionality. We have added new TerraTools nodes to support enhanced building interior generation and other Urban Details™ construction as an integral part of basic TerraTools geospatial data processing. This includes new middle-eastern regional models and textures added to our extensive library of over 500 unique models and 1200 appearance textures. TerraTools 3.5 is being shipped to all TerraSim customers as a no cost upgrade under their annual maintenance and support agreement.

TerraTools 3.5 supports separately priced export options as plug-ins to TerraTools Core, including OneSAF, JCATS, CTDB, MÄK VR-Forces and OpenFlight, allowing customers to configure systems at cost-effective price points.

OneSAF export supports OOS version 2.0 as well as versions 1.1 and 1.5 for international customers and compatibility with ongoing exercises. OneSAF Ultra High Resolution Buildings (UHRB) produced by ARA's U2MG building generator or imported from the TerraTools UHRB model library are fully supported including automated placement and building diagnostics.

In addition to producing the most polygon efficient generation of OneSAF terrain databases (OTF), TerraTools' flexible scripting tracks all versions of the OneSAF Environmental Data Model (EDM). Advanced user diagnostic support and multi-cell export support results in a highly reliable and robust export capability for large area database construction.

For users with legacy OneSAF Testbed (OTB) requirements, TerraTools CTDB export continues to support GCS database construction and multi-cell GCS export as well as modeling of complex building (MES) structures.

JCATS users can choose between integrated TIN or vector features on gridded terrain representations in JCATS format 7.1.5 or recently released JCATS format 8.0. Enhancements for our OpenFlight and MetaFlight export support multi-textures, lightpoints, and large area database format. Our plug-in for BAE Systems SOCETSET GXP has been updated to support version 5.2.

For users with multi-geocell data processing requirements, we have updated our Batch Mode scripting to allow for custom programming to build large area databases using Cell-IDs or GeoTile Reference System (GTRS) in the Global Coordinate System (GCS) reference systems. A single TerraTools project graph can be automatically applied to a collection of one degree cell data sets, resulting in a high degree of automation. Batch mode can be configured to run on single or multiple TerraTools licenses on standard multi-core workstations.

In order to provide the most comprehensive end-user support, we have completely revised the TerraTools User's Manual, Tutorial Manual, and Batch Mode Manual. These are provided in addition to the updated, comprehensive online help that is available within TerraTools 3.5. We have significantly modified our tutorials and even experienced users will find them helpful in learning about many of the new and improved features and functionality.

Also included in the release of TerraTools 3.5 is the release of TSGFly 6.0, the most recent version of TerraSim's freely distributable 3D viewer. In addition, TerraTours® 3.5 is now available, with significant improvements to TerraSim's collateral data query viewer, for purchase under a separate license.

Additional information on TerraTools, TSGFly and TerraTours is available in the products section of our website. For information about sales and pricing, including GSA schedule, please contact sales@terrasim.com

About TerraSim

TerraSim is a US owned high-technology company that provides software solutions and services for advanced visual simulation and database construction using a variety of geospatial source data. TerraTools®, their primary product, is available for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.

TerraTools is used in the automated construction of dense urban environments for operations planning and situation assessment as well as to produce exercise databases covering hundreds of one degree geocells. TerraSim also provides database construction services and advanced technology development for both civilian and military customers.

TerraSim's TerraTours® product supports highly interactive geospatial query using 3D visualizations linked to a variety of collateral source data. Using GISLink™ technology, TerraTours users can automatically georeference and display information sources such as still photography, video streams, CAD design data, maps, and any web-enabled document.

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