VT MÄK Showcases Wargaming, First-Person Simulation, and Web Technologies at I/ITSEC 2014

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MÄK demonstrates how to incorporate state-of-the-art technology into training environments at the world's largest modeling and simulation conference

VT MÄK (MÄK), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it will use its complete line of simulation software at I/ITSEC 2014 to demonstrate how state-of-the-art technology can enhance training environments. The show takes place December 1-4 (Booth #1225), in Orlando, Florida.

Alongside its core product capabilities, MÄK is unveiling several demonstrations that show how customers can integrate MÄK Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products into training solutions.

MÄK provides the simulation technology and software architecture to build modern command staff training systems—regardless of echelon—to teach and practice planning, decision-making, and communication skills. Booth visitors will see:

  • A battalion-level simulation evaluating alternate courses of action;
  • Innovative simulations using intelligent human characters to train company commanders;
  • A low-overhead Joint Air Support Operation.

The company's reinvented VR-Vantage IG (image generator) harnesses the power of the latest graphics card technology to render beautiful scenes. The IG is combined with four different host simulation engines to demonstrate high-performance first-person player stations. I/ITSEC demonstrations include:

  • A Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) demo;
  • A Forward Observer using binoculars;
  • A UAV sensor gimbal simulation;
  • An integration of VR-Vantage IG with the Oculus Rift.

For more than 20 years, MÄK has been committed to open standards and interoperability. Since the M&S community is now embracing web and mobile technologies, MÄK will present web technologies to help build interoperable, easily accessible, rapidly developed, and highly deployable training systems.

  • MÄK’s Training System Demonstrator combines lightweight web technologies with its complete line of simulation software to create a training system environment to suit both student and instructor training scenarios.
  • Innovative applications for Command Staff Training focus on open standards and interfaces, allowing integration into existing and future systems—both operational and simulated.
  • Web interfaces help instructors set up and run MÄK’s first person player stations.

In conjunction with the exhibition, MÄK is holding and participating in several events:

When Your Eyes Aren’t Good Enough:
Simulating Sensors with VR-Vantage and SensorFX
Tuesday, December 2, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.; Rosen Centre, Salon 1
Presented by Jim Kogler, VT MÄK Director of COTS Products, and Russ Moulton, Founder of JRM Technologies

Simulating the Upper Echelons with VR-Forces 4.3 — Aggregate Level Simulation
Tuesday, December 2, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.; Rosen Centre, Salon 1
Presented by Nathan Kidd, Lead Architect of VT MÄK Simulate Products

Intelligent Human Behavior with DI-Guy
Tuesday, December 2, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.; Rosen Centre, Salon 1
Presented by Alex Broadbent, Director of DI-Guy at MÄK

"Connect the Dots" Networking Event
Tuesday, December 2, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Orange County Convention Center, Booth #1225
Everyone at I/ITSEC is invited to attend MÄK’s “Connect the Dots” networking event.

Innovation Showcase: The Emergence of Web & Mobile Technologies in Modeling, Simulation, and Training
Wednesday, December 3, 11:30 a.m.; Orange County Convention Center, Booth #2287
Join Dan Brockway, VT MÄK’s Vice President of Marketing and Innovation, as he presents lessons learnt from web & mobile customer use cases and discusses the challenges facing the M&S community.

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