VT Systems subsidiary, VT MAK recently launched the latest version of its VR-Vantage visualization tools featuring Streaming Video and CameraFX.
VR-Vantage's Streaming Video is described by VT MAK as being "the key enabling technology in producing simulated video," and is touted as a flexible alternative to using live video for demonstration, development, testing and embedded training of operational video exploitation systems. As it is highly scalable, Streaming Video can be used in a number of scenarios — a laboratory, classroom, or deployed with the operational system.
Based on open standards that are Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) compliant, Streaming Video allows for a video feed to be switched between live and simulated video seamlessly.
CameraFX, meanwhile, offers affordable, non-physics based visualization of electric optic, night vision goggle and infrared scenes and is based on JRM Technologies' sensor technologies, allowing it to model a sensor's blur, noise and bloom.
VR-Vantage 1.5 also includes other features including audio support, tactical graphics visualization, radio communication line visualization and tactical smoke, to name a few. In all, VR-Vantage includes VR-Vantage Stealth, VR-Vantage Plan View Display, VR-Vantage IG and VR-Vantage Toolkit. These products together allow users to visualize simulation environments from multiple perspectives.
"Streaming Video is the keystone that bridges the gap between a simulated world and a real system. VR-Vantage can now be directly plugged into real systems to simulate video streams, enabling our warfighters to more effectively train as they fight," said Jim Kogler, director of COTS Products at VT MAK, in a statement.
In May, VT MAK partnered with AGI to create SimMetrics, a commercially available online analysis tool that can model sensors and GPS receivers. SimMetrics' accurate modeling is meant to enhance decision making, allowing users to better avoid critical mistakes.
Edited by Brooke Neuman