ITEC 2016: Titan & Calytrix announce Vanguard v.1May 25th
Shepard Media - Training and Simulation
TitanIM, in conjunction with Calytrix Technologies, used the recent ITEC event in London to announce that Titan Vanguard CX version 1.0 will be released on 31 July. Vanguard CX features an integrated ‘whole of world’ database and a dynamic terrain that renders down to 15cm resolution. According to Calytrix, version 1 will also provide a number of so far undisclosed features.
The product has already gained significant successes, notably in Australia where it is used within the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) army and air force’s Rockwell Collins realfires jtac simulators. the system has also been integrated on the raaf’s tactical airlift crew trainer (tact) at RAAF base Richmond (see mtsn 3/2016).
‘Titan IM has forged a strong partnership with Rockwell Collins, who are using their extensive real-world experience of both digital and non-digital CAS and fire support systems to deliver JTAC training worldwide,’ explained Calytrix’s CEO, Shawn Parr.
‘Titan is the perfect choice for JTAC simulation,’ added Parr. ‘Solutions have been fielded on both laptop-based systems and up to 360 degree domes with 16 channels and multiple simulated devices.’
Calytix works closely with partner company Virtual Simulation Systems (vss) and the latter has now integrated titan with its complete aircrew training system (cats) product. in service with five nations, vss says that titan vanguard now provides cats with, ‘an enormous leap in quality and training functionality.
‘aside from a more immersive and detailed virtual environment, new features include a custom instructor user interface, cargo transfers from moving ships, surface-specific downwash effects, automated vr profiles per scenario, and much more.’
titan vanguard cx is certainly a powerful product and highlights the tremendous capability of new visual systems that are now beginning to enter the market. as ever, potential users need to be on their toes when it comes to selecting the optimum solution for their requirements; their choice has never been wider.