Orlando, Fla. — Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is excited to announce VBS IG, which leverages gaming technology to create a new class of image generator, ready for the simulation industry. BISim will showcase VBS IG for the first time at I/ITSEC 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
The U.S. Army enlisted BISim’s expertise in upgrading its legacy image generator to a high-fidelity, game-based image generation solution for its Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) system.
The U.S. Army trains crews for a host of armored vehicles and mechanized units on the Close Combat Tactical Trainer, a computer-driven, manned module simulator. These simulators replicate vehicle interiors in close combat units, such as the M1 Abrams Tank, the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the M3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle, the Humvee and others.
Following two years of development and testing, VBS IG will be ready as an image generator for CCTT training and will be available as a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product in early 2015.
“By leveraging triple-A game quality effects, VBS IG has the potential to enable new applications for the simulation industry,” said Pete Morrison, BISim’s Co-CEO. “VBS IG is more than a desktop simulation solution. It also can function as a cost-effective IG solution for traditional part task and full mission simulators.”
Using the CIGI standard, VBS IG will be suitable for ground, rotary, fixed-wing, and maritime simulations. BISim has optimized the VBS3 engine, originally based off a commercially successful game engine, to ensure higher frame rates when rendering scenes with long view distances and large numbers of moving entities. VBS IG also supports massive terrains, weather, sensor simulation, and shared content with VBS3.
VBS IG is a capable and cost-effective solution for the defense industry’s training and simulation needs. The VBS IG will be launched at I/ITSEC in Orlando 1 – 4 December, 2014. For more information go to www.bisimulations.com
Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation training solutions for military and civilian organizations. BISim develops high-fidelity, cost-effective technologies for tactical military training. We apply game-based technology to a range of breakthrough, military-specific training and simulation software products. For more information, visit our website at www.bisimulations.com.