VT MÄK Demonstrates Maritime Capabilities, Game Interoperability, and Web Innovation at ITEC 2013

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MÄK introduces new maritime features to its visualization and simulation products; it also reveals its newest web-enabled technologies and interoperability module for the Unity game engine.

VT MÄK, (MÄK), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it will be showcasing its complete line of simulation software with a focus on new maritime capabilities at ITEC 2013, May 22–24 (Booth D120) in Rome, Italy. The company will also demonstrate several new products, including the MÄK WebLVC Server and MÄK WebLVC Suite, which enable web-based federates to participate in distributed simulations, and VR-Link for Unity, an HLA/DIS interoperability module for Unity game engine.

The demonstrations will highlight key product capabilities including:
– New Maritime Features: MÄK will display a new dynamic ocean in VR-Vantage and complex wave/sea state models; the models enable users to visualize sea swells, wind waves, and capillary waves both above and below water, as well as boat rocking models, realistic kelvin wakes, and propeller/rotor wash. MÄK’s demonstrations of VR-Forces will focus on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, including sonobuoys, dipping sonar, thermoclines, and weapon improvements.
– Web Enabled Innovation – MÄK is combining web technology with traditional COTS modeling and simulation products to provide powerful and lightweight solutions — high-performing, yet accessible anywhere. The company will demonstrate how the MÄK WebLVC Server and the MÄK WebLVC Suite show how companies can put the web to work for M&S to create interoperable web applications.
– Game Interoperability – MÄK is bringing HLA and DIS interoperability to the Unity game engine with its new product, VR-Link for Unity. Built on MÄK’s popular VR-Link simulation networking toolkit, this asset package allows you to bring Unity-based games into existing distribution simulation environments using standard Modeling & Simulation protocols.
– Simulation Interoperability – MÄK will be showcasing its entire HLA Evolved supported product line, continuing the company’s dedication to simulation interoperability.

MÄK will also present an in-depth discussion at the WebLVC solution at the Innovation Showcase on Thursday, May 23 from 1700-1730. Jim Kogler, Director of COTS Products at MÄK, will present his paper titled “Bringing HTML 5 into M&S.” He will examine and explain the relationship between HTML and standard distributed modeling & simulation protocols, like HLA and DIS. After exploring the pros and cons of merging client server architectures with fully distributed architectures, Jim will provide an approach to bridge the divide — WebLVC.


VT MÄK develops software for distributed simulation. Leveraging a strong foundation of COTS software products, MÄK 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. MÄK 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. MÄK continues to take advantage of new technologies that further the state of simulation. Our products help users link, simulate and visualize their world. VT MÄK is a company of VT Systems. Please visit http://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 http://www.vt-systems.com.

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