Presagis Announces Flexible & Affordable Pre-integrated PC Image Generator Solution for Delivery of Visual Simulations in Air, UAS, & Maritime Training

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Lyra IG integrates industry-leading COTS software and high-performance hardware to deliver a scalable solution for the deployment of high-fidelity, real-time image generation

"Lyra IG takes the lead in the PC Image Generation space because of its unmatched combination of powerful COTS software and hardware with an unbeatable price." Chris Henderson, VP at Presagis

Presagis™, a leading provider of commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded display graphics software, today announced Presagis Lyra IG, a pre-integrated PC Image Generation (IG) solution that combines industry-leading visualization software from Presagis with the latest in PC graphics technology and hardware. Based on Presagis COTS technology, Lyra IG offers users a high-performance, low-cost IG solution that runs at a 60 Hz frame rate and delivers rich visual simulations without locking users into expensive proprietary systems.

The ability to deliver flexible, adaptable, and immersive experiences is critical in training and simulation development in order to meet customer expectations for high-fidelity and dynamic 3-D environments. Lyra IG removes the complexity and expense of delivering virtual environments for flight, marine, and unmanned vehicle simulations by combining out-of-the-box software features and functionality, including special effects and large area database management, with a powerful, custom-tuned PC appliance. Lyra IG provides real cost savings in the development process by letting project teams focus on their training application rather than on IG development and implementation.

“Presagis has a strong history based on more than 20 years delivering leading COTS software for visual simulation and we remain committed to leading the way in this market,” said Chris Henderson, Vice President and Product Segment Lead for Visualization/Content Creation, Presagis. “Lyra IG takes the lead in the PC Image Generation space because of its unmatched combination of powerful COTS software and hardware with an unbeatable price. I am excited to be bringing our customers this high performance and scalable solution that allows for immersive visual simulations to be built faster and more cost-effectively.”

Highly scalable, users can tailor Lyra IG’s COTS capabilities and functions to fit project requirements, while also having the flexibility to extend the solution using Presagis and third party software. Realistic and fully immersive experiences can be generated using Lyra IG for:

  •     High performance flight simulations including helicopter, low altitude, slow flight, high altitude flight, and fast jet simulation
  •     Realistic maritime simulations including navy pilot and maritime operator training applications
  •     UAS flight simulations

Lyra IG comes pre-configured and optimized to reduce the time and risk often associated with image generator deployment. Lyra IG can easily be integrated with existing systems using standard communication interfaces, such as CIGI, DIS and HLA, and out-of-the box compatibility with OpenFlight, CDB, MetaFlight, and TerraPage databases , allowing users to quickly adapt the product for different application needs or to take advantage of an extensive set of add-on capabilities to create unparalleled visual simulations that can include:

  •     High-fidelity, physics-based flight dynamics
  •     2-D graphical overlays and instrumentation
  •     Complex training exercise scenario generation
  •     Maritime capabilities
  •     NVG and IR views

To meet additional custom requirements, Presagis also offers access to an experienced Technical Services team that can work with users in the integration and deployment of Lyra IG to meet specific customer project requirements and timelines.

About Presagis Lyra IG:
Lyra IG is a pre-integrated PC Image Generation (IG) solution that includes all necessary hardware, software, and databases to rapidly deploy realistic visual simulations. A high-performance solution that can deliver 60Hz, real-time image generation, it integrates industry-leading COTS visualization software from Presagis with the latest in PC graphics technology and hardware. Lyra IG hardware includes eight (8) Intel Xeon processors, nVidia Quadro FX 5800 graphics with hardware genlock, and 6GB RAM in a 1.5U chassis, 1-year hardware warranty, and an attractive maintenance program. Lyra IG requires no additional configuration to operate, and is interoperable with existing development processes, in order to provide maximum productivity in rapid deployment of realistic simulation training applications.

Product Availability:
Lyra IG will become commercially available in early fall 2010. Customers can take advantage of very attractive pre-release pricing by contacting ig_sales(at)presagis(dot)com. Also, customers who own competitive IG systems from companies including, but not limited to, Quantum 3D, CATI, SDS International, and MetaVR, can benefit from our competitive trade-up promotion that is in effect immediately, please contact ig_sales(at)presagis(dot)com. Promotions available until December 31, 2010.

About Presagis
Presagis is a world leader in COTS modeling, simulation, and embedded display graphics software, and creator of the first unified COTS modeling and simulation software portfolio for the global aerospace and defense markets. Presagis is built on a combined legacy of innovation and service, delivering superior customer value through rapid technology advancement. 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@presagis.com

© 2010 Presagis Canada Inc. and/or Presagis USA Inc. All rights reserved.
Presagis means Presagis Canada Inc., Presagis USA Inc. and/or Presagis Europe SA. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Product specifications, availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.

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