Presagis Launches HeliScene, a Turnkey Helicopter Mission & Operation Rehearsal Application Framework

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Presagis HeliScene fills the gap for cost conscious, immersive helicopter simulation and training

"We continue to integrate our COTS solutions to provide cost-conscious users with ready-to-use platforms that offer true-to-life simulation at a price point accessible to the broadest array of potential users," Guillaume Hervé, President, Presagis

Presagis™, a leading provider of commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics solutions, today announced HeliScene, an innovative helicopter mission and operation rehearsal application framework that provides a flexible and open turnkey option for organizations looking to provide researchers, pilots, and trainees with access to a realistic helicopter environment.

The growing use of rotorcraft in both military combat environments and in the operations of commercial and governmental organizations — including coast guard, police departments, border patrol, and emergency responders – has created requirements for increased use of simulation-based solutions. It is widely believed that planning and preparedness could be enhanced through improved research and pilot training, and that the availability of COTS-based, fully immersive simulation environments could help to address these concerns by making training more readily available to the helicopter community.

“We continue to strive to integrate our COTS solutions to provide cost conscious users with ready-to-use platforms that offer true-to-life simulation at a price point that is accessible to the broadest array of potential users,” said Guillaume Hervé, President, Presagis. “This approach is critical in the fast growing helicopter market and, with the introduction of HeliScene, both civilian and military organizations are able to take advantage of a COTS-based solution that empowers them to develop and deliver an effective research tool as well as immersive, scenario-based training.”

Combining the strength of Presagis software tools Lyra IG, STAGE, and HeliSIM with a dedicated COTS hardware environment, HeliScene users benefit from highly immersive visualization coupled with a high fidelity simulation engine that allows researchers, pilots, and trainees to interact with their environment and to familiarize themselves with realistic hardware controls they will use in a real helicopter. By immersing the trainee in a realistic visual and simulation environment, HeliScene provides an efficient way to rehearse missions and prepare for operations.

HeliScene will be offered at an introductory promotion price for US$355,000*. Pricing may vary depending on software and hardware packaging options selected.

About HeliScene
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HeliScene is an innovative helicopter mission and operation rehearsal application framework that combines off-the-shelf software and hardware components to get customers up and flying quickly. Presagis COTS software, including Lyra IG, HeliSIM and STAGE, forms the foundation of the simulation solution. Other components delivered in the package include display calibration and blending software, a helicopter seat and controls, high performance projectors, and a curved screen. Several sample databases and helicopter simulation models are also provided out-of-the-box.

Open and flexible, the potential add-on options of HeliScene have virtually no application limits allowing end users to add capabilities and customize HeliScene as required by their training needs.

(*) All prices are USMSRP, please speak to your Presagis representative for local pricing and packaging options. Promotional pricing in effective until March 31, 2011.

Note to Editors:
HeliScene will be on display at the Presagis booth #2301 at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) leveraging partner technology from projectiondesign, Ryan Aerospace and Scalable Display Technologies.

About Presagis
Presagis is a global leader providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded graphics solutions to the aerospace and defense markets and is the only developer to deliver a unified COTS software portfolio based on open-standards. Presagis combines cutting-edge technology with innovative services to help customers streamline development workflows, reduce project risks, create detailed models and complex simulations, in addition to developing DO-178B certifiable applications. The company services more than 1,000 active customers worldwide, including many of the world's most respected organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, BAE Systems and CAE. For more information, visit http://www.presagis.com.

For more information, contact:
Presagis
Tracey Ades
Director, Marketing Programs
(514) 341-3874 ext. 4282
tracey.ades(at)presagis(dot)com

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