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I/ITSEC 2017: D-BOX Gen II Latest Evolution

Latest evolution of the D-BOX Gen II motion-cueing solution

At I/ITSEC 2017, D-BOX, in booth #1149, are showing low cost training devices that have all the advantages of Full Flight Simulators (FFS) without the price tag, according to the company. Several schools are using D-BOX to train their future pilots.

Showcasing the latest evolution of the D-BOX Gen II motion-cueing solution gives adopters a great range of creativity and flexibility, yet stays true to the ease of deployment and cost efficiency the company is recognised for.

D-BOX Gen II is bringing more freedom and evolution capabilities to simulation and training technical experts who understand the significance of feeling real world cues in a virtual training environment,” explains Claude Mc Master, President and Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX. “D-BOX Gen II is our way of responding to the needs of this community who has been asking for a solution like this for some time. This demonstration is made in partnership with Bohemia Interactive Simulation and McGregor Performance. The simulator pushes the limits of cueing with 6 D-BOX 6in actuators moving a single seat chassis in perfect synchrony with the host software, VBS3.”

Moving 6in in heave, 12 degrees of roll and pitch, and a yaw motion of 120 degree, this demonstrator is tbeing officially released on the I/ITSEC show floor.

D-BOX Motion System is a simple alternative to traditional simulation motion systems, by offering a practical and modular motion cueing system that can be integrated with any existing or future simulators in the field. Leveraging D-BOX technology to training simulators increases both safety and productivity for operators, pilots and gunners across the spectrum of industries from construction and heavy equipment to automotive and defense.

See D-BOX motion cueing technology combined with Bohemia Interactive’s (BISim on booth #2235) VBS Blue IF for state-of-the-art whole-earth image generation for a Virtual Reality-based APACHE attack helicopter simulation during BISim’s joint operation demonstration.

Calytrix’ VANGUARD driving simulator (booth #1020) is using D-BOX motion cueing technology on its drivers challenge, where, “you can test your skills, where you will experience every bump in the road (with our 15cm level of fidelity ground detail) as you hurtle down a steep hill in your 11t protected vehicle,” the company says.

CM Labs’ JLVT Trainer (booth #1620) is also using D-BOX motion cueing technology where booth visitors are able to get behind the wheel of a simulated JLTV on an off-road patrol scenario to experience VORTEX STUDIO’s ground vehicle simulation capabilities. The simulation runs on CM Labs’ immersive VORTEX Advantage simulator hardware, with a motion platform that highlights the realism of the VORTEX STUDIO simulation, including the distinct experiences of driving on compact terrain, driving through mud, or fording a river.



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