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CM Labs Simulations announced yesterday at I/ITSEC that attendees have the opportunity to drive an LAV III vehicle powered by VORTEX STUDIO, embedded in a distributed VBS3 solution from Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim).

“By demonstrating how easy it is to integrate VORTEX STUDIO’s SDK into VBS3 for the creation of ownship simulators, we’re really demonstrating the accessibility of high-fidelity, cost-effective software solutions for tactical military training,” Arnold Free, CM Labs’ CCO, said. “Effective driver training programs can now be up and running in a fraction of the time, with none of the headaches typically associated with disparate technology integrations.”

VORTEX STUDIO is a simulation and visualisation platform designed to create true-to-life simulations of land and sea equipment and environments. It provides some of the industry’s highest-fidelity real-time vehicle simulations for driver skills development. With this degree of simulation fidelity, vehicle behaviour is emergent rather than needing to be scripted, which means the amount of software development required to create driver training simulator applications is significantly reduced. Other time-saving capabilities built into VORTEX STUDIO include robust, intuitive tools for vehicle modeling, building, testing, and validation.

VBS3 provides a multiplayer, virtual training environment for land, air and sea training and mission rehearsal applications. It was selected by the US Army as its flagship product for its Games for Training programme, and has become an industry standard in game-based military simulation. BISim software products are used extensively in over 50 countries to train hundreds of thousands of military personnel per year.

“I/ITSEC is an ideal venue to demonstrate integrations with our partners that add value for our customers,” Cory Kumm, VP Corporate Development, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, concluded. “Visitors will experience first-hand a fully integrated and cost-effective high-fidelity LAV III driving simulator. This simulator was produced as a joint effort within a few short weeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of both VORTEX STUDIO and VBS3 for integration and the value of a turnkey training system that uses VBS3 as the platform for visualisation, large-area terrain, and CGFs, with a robust workflow for creating highly accurate vehicle dynamics via VORTEX STUDIO.”

The simulation will run on CM Labs’ Vortex Advantage simulator hardware, networked with other simulation stations on the BISim booth as part of a larger joint operations demonstration of role-based training. The interactive simulation will be on display at I/ITSEC 2017, on BISim's booth #2235. For more demonstrations of training applications built using VORTEX STUDIO, visit CM Labs booth #1620.

About CM Labs Simulations

CM Labs builds simulation-based solutions to help clients design complex equipment and prepare for skilled operations. Through its Vortex Studio platform, CM Labs provides capabilities for simulation-based training, mission rehearsal, serious games, virtual prototyping, and testing.

For 20 years, CM Labs’ Vortex Simulators have helped train equipment operators in port, maritime, construction, robotics, and offshore environments all over the world. In the past few years alone, Pacific Maritime Association, the Port of Tilbury (London), various DP World operations around the world, the Ports of Auckland, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Turklim, Indonesian Port Corporation, Napier Port, and TraPac have chosen Vortex simulators to improve operational safety and efficiency.

Vortex® is a Canadian registered trademark of CM Labs.

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