Simthetiq Wins Contract to Develop a Virtual Environment for Toronto’s New Streetcar Simulator
Simthetiq announced today that it has been awarded a contract from FAAC Incorporated to develop a 3D virtual environment for a new streetcar simulator for the Toronto Transit Commission training facility. FAAC, under subcontract to Bombardier Transportation, will be supplying the training simulator to be delivered to TTC in conjunction with the new Light Rail Vehicle being designed and delivered by Bombardier.
As part of the project, Simthetiq will be developing two virtual environments, one of which will include 35 km of bi-directional track located in downtown Toronto. This complex virtual urban environment will be built using CAD and GIS Data provided by the City of Toronto and complemented with video footage and reference photos gathered on site by the Simthetiq team. Existing city locations will be modeled as high fidelity 3d replicas which will include a segment of the St Clair route and St Clair West station, a Spadina tunnel section, the Dundas West surface station, and the Ashbridges Yard, which is currently being designed.
In order to increase the training capabilities and realism of the visuals in the streetcar simulator, Simthetiq will configure the virtual environment to include a vast amount of interactive and static key components. These will consist of typical and specific 3D content for simulating real world visual occlusion, resulting in an improved training experience. This content will include buildings, vegetation, background scenery, overhead wires, signals, named street signs and circulation lights to name a few.
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FAAC is a world leader in providing simulation based training solutions for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry applications. FAAC is member of the Training and Simulation Division of Arotech Corporation (NasdaqGM: ARTX). For more information on FAAC Incorporated visit their website at www.faac.com.
Simthetiq is the leading developer of real-time COTS 3D military models and geo-specific synthetic environments for advanced training, research and gaming applications. Complimented by rapid-response support and development services, Simthetiq offers easy integration using popular formats and platforms including Openflight, VBS2 (Virtual Battlespace 2), Cry Engine, One SAF, CDB (Common Database Format), also ensuring greater compatibility utilizing DIS (Distributed Interactive Simulation) enumeration. Visit and discover the various cost-effective 3D solutions offered at www.simthetiq.com
Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed in Arotech’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.