ITEC, Europe's premier conference and exhibition for military training, education and simulation technology and services, reports a decidedly successful participation in I/ITSEC, which was staged in Orlando from 1-5 December.
A unique showcase of the latest innovations for the military simulation and training market, ITEC brings together leading figures across industry and academia with influential decision makers from around the world. This is evidenced by the steady stream of new participants that will be featuring at next year's event, as well as those 'returning' companies that continue to use ITEC as a showcase of the latest technology and equipment.
Among those who signed contracts on site at I/ITSEC is Lockheed Martin, which has exhibited at ITEC for over a decade, while MSE Omnifinity confirmed its first presence at the show.
MSE Omnifinity is a product company of Swedish company MSE Engineering, which has been providing high fidelity military hardware systems to the global defence industry for over 60 years. Focusing on developing a tool to render current infantry training methods obsolete, its Omnideck 6 (pictured), is an omnidirectional treadmill that tracks and translates natural movement into default input commands into simulation software and the virtual world.
Proving to be hugely popular among the military training community, the developers of the Omnideck 6 have created a simulation training device for infantry, just like the flight-simulator has done for pilots. At ITEC 2015, they will unveil new integrations and advanced health tracking for after action review.
Joining the list of first time exhibitors at ITEC, Close Air Solutions, has recently announced the selection of its Immersive Close Air Support Simulator (iCASS) for the UK MOD's Forward Air Control training requirement at RAF Leeming. Delivered in partnership with Selex ES, the iCASS is a high fidelity immersive virtual environment which displays computer generated/semi-automated forces in realistic and demanding training scenarios using powerful 3D simulation provided by MetaVR and Battlespace Simulations. As well as providing a useful simulation tool, iCASS also enables users to leverage previous experience as both aircrew and Forward Air Controllers to instruct and mentor trainees.
Serious Simulations will follow up its successful first appearance at I/ITSEC by taking a stand at ITEC in Prague. The company specialises in human motion virtual reality training systems for the military, law enforcement, firefighting and medical communities and has recently introduced its debut product, an innovative new dismounted soldier training system called ready2train.
In addition to those that signed up onsite, Clarion Events reports positive feedback from a further two dozen companies that are very interested in participating at ITEC 2015.
Anna Campagnoli, ITEC Event Director said: "The continued confidence that the training and simulation community has in ITEC was clearly conveyed at I/ITSEC. The broad mix of visitors that ITEC continues to draw from the military, medical, cyber and security domains, in addition to the number of companies that have already committed to next year's event, clearly demonstrates that the contribution of training and simulation has never been so valuable".
For more information contact the ITEC Press Office:
Georgia Langdon - CMS Strategic
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8748 9797
About ITEC 2015.
Throughout two decades ITEC has provided a forum for the display of significant new training capabilities and the discussion of issues of key importance to the global training community. Today ITEC is jointly owned by Clarion Events and NTSA. Clarion Events, the majority stakeholder, is well known for running a number of highly successful defence and security conferences and exhibitions, including Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), Counter Terror Expo (CTX) and Undersea Defence Technology (UDT).
About the organiser.
Clarion Events has become one of the largest independent and one of the top three event organisers in the UK. Currently Clarion Events employs a talented staff of nearly 500 people in 12 offices: UK, (Fulham Green, London, Cheltenham); Germany (Bielefeld); The Netherlands (Maarsen); South Africa (Cape Town); USA (Connecticut and Reno); Brazil (Sao Paulo); Dubai (UAE); Singapore and Turkey (Istanbul).