January 8, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA - TerraSim, Inc. and Calytrix Technologies are pleased to announce the availability of a set of seven correlated virtual and constructive terrain databases for "Sample Desert Village" at www.calytrix.com.
Demonstrations of real-time interaction between VBS2 and the US Army's OneSAF runtime environment, interconnected via the Calytrix LVC Game interface and using correlated terrains produced by TerraSim's TerraTools®, generated significant interest at I/ITSEC in December of 2008.
Now, free downloads of these terrains are available via registration at the Calytrix website. Formats include VBS2 (Virtual Battlespace 2, produced by Bohemia Interactive Australia), OpenFlight (16.0), JCATS (7.1.5), JSAF (CTDB 8), OneSAF (OTF Format 6), OneSAF Testbed (OTF) (CTDB 7), and MAK VR-Forces (GDB). These samples give LVC Game users a full set of correlated terrain databases to use as a testbed for each of their runtime applications.
VBS2, more formally known as Virtual Battlespace 2 and produced by Bohemia Interactive Australia, is the leading "serious games" technology 3D visualization product. It was recently selected by PEOSTRI for the Army Game After Ambush (GAA) program award. High fidelity urban environments, correlated for visual and constructive simulation, are in high demand for training and mission rehearsal. TerraSim, the provider of technology-leading 3D database development product TerraTools, has released a new plug-in module that outputs 3D visual terrain databases in VBS2 format.
Coupled with Calytrix Technologies' LVC Game software, VBS2 interconnects with other Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) applications using DIS or HLA networking protocols. Though LVC Game and VBS2 have been in combined use for several years, customers have had to develop VBS2 format and SAF terrain databases independently, usually with results lacking critically-needed correlation among diverse formats. Now, with TerraTools' production of terrain databases for VBS2 and other constructive simulation formats, the required correlation is assured.
TerraSim's VBS2 exporter plug-in extends TerraTools' impressive range of capabilities to export 3D terrain databases correlated for both visual simulation and semi-automated forces (SAF) applications of constructive simulation. More information about these companies and products is at www.calytrix.com, www.terrasim.com, and www.vbs2.com.
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 both Windows 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.
About Calytrix Technologies
Calytrix Technologies specializes in developing and delivering complex training solutions for the modern warfighter. Uniquely combining Live, Virtual and Constructive environments with military understanding, Calytrix enhances operational readiness and training. For more information, visit www.calytrix.com.
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