VSTEP awarded multiple government innovation projects
Date posted: 04-04-2011
RescueSim related projects won both first and second prize in a competition for innovation projects set out by the Dutch government.
Simulator and virtual training software developer VSTEP won both the first and second prize in a fiercely contested competition for innovation projects set out by the Dutch government. SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) is a government programme for research and development of socially relevant innovations. SBIR funding is awarded each year to a select number of innovative projects. This year, out of a total of 84 project proposals submitted, 17 projects were awarded SBIR funding. VSTEP’s projects were awarded the 1st and 2nd place in the entire competition.
During a training session organized by the Safety Region Rotterdam Rijnmond and VSTEP, RescueSim’s new HLA compliancy and VBS2 interoperability was put into operation, showcasing civil-military and antiterrorism training possibilities.
VSTEP is proud to announce that its RescueSim virtual incident management training platform is to be fully compatible with the next generation Oculus Rift Head Mounted Displays, making full immersion 3D virtual training possible for its users and opening up new training possibilities for emergency services.
NAUTIS DNV Certified Class B simulator delivered to the Maritime License Training Company in Jacksonville, Florida.
For training of its Sigma Class Corvette bridge personnel, the Indonesian Navy and Ministry of Defence selected VSTEP to supply two Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulators for its Kobangdikal marine training facility in Surabaya.
At the Kooy Symposium 2013, Delft Dynamics, specialised in building unmanned helicopters, presented their Universal Simulation Platform for Unmanned Systems (USPvOS). Using this platform, groundstations from unmanned systems can be linked directly to RescueSim using High Level Architecture (HLA), thereby allowing virtual training of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators.