Industry-Leading VR/AR Innovator, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, joins the VR/AR Association
On the heels of a recent defense industry VR award and the release of VBS4, Bohemia Interactive Simulations’ (BISim) most important product release since the release of VBS3 in 2013, the Orlando-based company is pleased to announce it has joined the VR/AR Association (VRARA). Pioneering VR/AR/MR for Military Simulation BISim began exploring VR’s potential for defense training in 2013 and in 2015 the BISim booth was the only I/ITSEC booth to showcase the beta version of Oculus Rift, having optimized VBS IG frame rate experience sufficiently to pass Oculus’ high standard of FPS performance. Also in 2015, BISim started working directly with military customers on VR/AR projects, most significantly with the U.S. Navy on a VR-based pilot training system that included virtual hand gestures generated through the Leap Motion system. By 2016, BISim’s VBS3 offered out-of-the-box support for the Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE. In 2018, drawing on its extensive experience with VR/AR headsets, BISim introduced VBS Blue IG, a high-performance, 3D whole-earth image generator optimized for VR/AR/MR applications. BISim’s work has expanded to evaluating and developing VR, AR and MR systems for other military organisations and commercial integrators. See how customers are using BISim products for VR/AR/MR applications on our Customer Showcase. Outstanding VR/AR/MR Application
BISim was recently selected by Military Simulation and Training (MS&T) magazine as its 2020 winner in the category of Outstanding VR/AR/MR Application for work on the British Army’s Virtual Reality in Land Training (VRLT) pilot study. MS&T’s Outstanding VR/AR/MR Application Award recognizes the innovative use of VR/AR/MR technologies to develop effective and efficient training and performance support interventions. BISim delivered a series of training events to the British Army in 2019 demonstrating VR and MR capabilities using its products. These included a high-fidelity Warrior IFV 3D model for VR and the use of mixed reality to allow users to take notes and annotate maps during exercises without breaking immersion. Read more about VRLT.
VBS4 - Easier, Faster, Global BISim recently released VBS4, an easy-to-use, whole-earth virtual and constructive simulation. VBS4 becomes BISim’s flagship product — a fully featured desktop training and simulator-ready replacement for all VBS3 capabilities, with its hundreds of use cases and integration possibilities.
VBS4, together with VBS Blue IG, delivers the highest performance and greatest possibilities for military VR/AR/MR when paired with the latest generation XR headsets. Unlike many other game engine-based simulations, the VBS4 engine (VBS Blue) is optimized to serve the military simulation and training domain, so it offers more military XR use cases out of the box. VBS Blue offers millimeter accuracy and global scale simultaneously, and with a flexible terrain ingestion pipeline capable of facilitating quick use of terrain data from any conceivable source, users are well equipped for developing innovative XR projects. Learn more at vbs4.com About Bohemia Interactive Simulations Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation and training solutions for defense and civilian organizations. BISim utilizes the latest game-based technology and a 200-strong, in-house team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for defense applications. Globally, more than 500,000 military personnel are trained every year using VBS software products. More than 60 NATO and NATO-friendly countries and over 250 integrators/prime contractors use VBS technology, many making significant funding commitments to extend VBS product capabilities. Customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Australian Defence Force, Swedish Armed Forces, French MoD and UK MoD and most major integrators. VBS products have become, by far, the world’s most widely used COTS product range in the military-simulation sector, supporting hundreds of military use cases and vastly greater military exploitation than any comparable products.
Source : VR/AR Association Website