I/ITSEC 2015 Report (30 Nov to 3 Dec 2015)
Hello everybody! It may seem that we have been quiet this year, but it is only because we have been so busy! We've had several major projects underway through the year (some now completed, others ongoing), along with a ton of internal development. We have had some great early adopters so far and our initial "public release", Titan Vanguard, is shaping up very well.
We displayed a lot of our new features at the I/ITSEC 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida at the start of December - a hearty thank you to all who visited us during the show. This year Titan was demonstrated on 5 separate booths in a number of practical applications and hands-on demos. Here's the full roundup:
- With Laser Shot we demonstrated a replica 50 calibre machine gun on a naval vessel simulator, in a 180 degree projection dome. This utilized laser tracking on the curved screen to shoot in a realistic fashion, and the dusk scenario was particularly effective.
- With Intelligent Decisions, we demonstrated a new version of the Dismounted Soldier Training System, running on a Surface Book - very impressive!
- With Laser Shot, Ryan Aerospace and Virtual Simulation Systems we demonstrated a whole crew helicopter simulator. Based on a Blackhawk, this featured a pilot and co-pilot with full flight controls and digital instruments, and a VR gunner (using Polhemus G4 6DOF motion tracking) with a replica M240 machine gun. The crew could work together to identify and target enemies and perform various missions. A lot of people flew the helo or operated the gun during the show, and this simulator was very good indeed.
- With Calytrix and Virtual Simulation Systems we had a similar simulator, but this time focused solely on the gunner in VR, with a high fidelity replica of the GAU-17 minigun - an awesome weapon.
- Calytrix also had several demonstration stations to show their excellent Radio simulation CNR-Sim integrated with Titan (with many features such as terrain obfuscation, signal degradation, and multiple channel playback), their DIS/HLA gateway LVC-Game with live demonstrations of Titan interoperating with Steel Beasts and JCATS, and live terrain mass editing/importing using the One World Server.
- Also with Intelligent Decisions, in partnership with Dell, we had several Titan kiosks on various hardware configurations to try out.
- With Polhemus and Virtual Simulation Systems we showed a variety of JTAC Simulated Military Equipment with 6DOF tracking (Polhemus G4) and replica devices. These included the Vector 21 Laser Rangefinding binoculars, the Tyr Laser Target Designator, and the PLRF. These are just a few examples of the many such SME already integrated with Titan.
- Masa demonstrated a prototype plugin integration of their Masa Life product with Titan, controlling entities in Titan through their own behaviour modelling software.
- Finally, Rockwell Collins operated a Titan-based portable JTAC simulator as part of the wide-scale Operation Blended Warrior exercise. The Titan sim was connected via DIS protocol using Calytrix's LVC-Game and played a critical role in some of the exercise's scenarios, interoperating with flight sims, sensor suites and other participants.