DiSTI Earns Patent for Virtual Maintenance Training Development Process

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Company’s Patent Captures How Distributed Teams Come Together to Define and Build Virtual Maintenance Training Systems

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This patent award validates that our methods for producing the world's best virtual maintenance training environments are truly unique.

The DiSTI Corporation, a leading developer of interactive 3D software and customized training solutions, has received a patent for the unique process that creates reusable virtual environment components for integration into a virtual simulation. The process, which is called the Distributed Collaborative Environment Definition (DCED), provides improved program lifecycle efficiency, rapid development and testing of complex systems, as well as a method to record and share knowledge among all members of the program.

Building a sophisticated virtual training system requires several different teams to first create and then integrate separate components and sub-systems. Due to the difficulties for team members to maintain adequate communication channels, the integration of components often proves to be difficult, costly, and inefficient. The DCED prevents these inefficiencies and difficulties by providing a new method that generates reusable virtual objects to be used for seamless integration into the training simulation. Comprised of a centralized knowledge management module, connectivity of distributed workspaces, a content library, and a content producing tool, the DCED gives members of the development team the ability to easily and efficiently create complex training systems without losing crucial knowledge that occurs with limited communication.

“Our core values here at DiSTI are to exceed customer expectations and to innovate. This patent award validates that our methods for producing the world’s best virtual maintenance training environments are truly unique,” said Joe Swinski, President of DiSTI.

For more information on DiSTI, visit http://www.disti.com.

About DiSTI

DiSTI is a global leader in the development of User Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The company’s flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build high-fidelity graphics, 3D simulations and fully interactive controls into their models, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication, while improving learning and retention.

More than 500 customers worldwide, including BAE, Boeing, Dassault, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI solutions to build maintenance trainers, create PC and Internet-based courseware and to develop components for safety-critical applications. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community. For more information, visit http://www.disti.com.

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