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Feel like half a year flew by in a flash? Us too. With releasing latest product updates to launching a new product to gaining new customers, there’s so much to share with you and get a sight of. Here’s a look at our mid-year highlights -
BISim Acquisition by BAE Systems, Inc.
In March 2022, BISim was acquired by BAE Systems, Inc. Since then, it’s been a great journey for both the teams, while we continue to serve our customers worldwide and bring innovative products to you.
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BAE Systems-BISim team at our Orlando office
VBS4 22.1 Release
Also in March, we released a major VBS4 software update for our customers to start training with. VBS4 22.1 includes new features and general performance improvements such as thermal imaging, snow layer improvements, new content/models etc. A full list of new features and enhanced capabilities is here.
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Improved snow cover on trees
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High-fidelity terrain generated by Mantle ETM
Mantle ETM Launch
In April 2022, we attended the IT²EC conference in London’s ExCel and launched our new customized terrain pipeline, Mantle ETM. Mantle Enterprise Terrain Management (ETM) streamlines and simplifies terrain generation at an enterprise scale. If you’d like to see a demo, please reach out to our sales team at sales@bis.im.
DVS2 Solution for the UK MOD
Also in April, the UK MOD selected our simulation products, VBS4 and VBS Blue IG, as their Defence Virtual Simulation 2 (DVS2) solution. Our company president, Arthur Alexion, explained “As the environment in which militaries operate becomes more complex, the DVS2 program using BISim’s training and simulation products for tactical training will ensure the MOD can continuously modernize and adapt its training to reflect fast-changing and complex threats. We are honored to be selected for this program.” The full DVS2 press release is here.
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The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) selected VBS4 and VBS Blue IG as their DVS2 solution.
Fireside Chat on ‘Terrains and Metaverses’
In June 2022, we attended the Defence Simulation Education & Training (DSET) conference, a one-day virtual and two-day on-site conference in Bristol, UK. For its virtual day, we discussed future developments in simulation in the form of a fireside chat on 'Terrains & Metaverses'. At the virtual fireside, Rusmat Ahmed and Pete Morrison, simplified the complexity of “metaverse”, explained the correlation between terrains and metaverses, and discussed the future of metaverse in military training. Here’s the video that many have asked to see.
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BISim’s Fireside Chat on ‘Terrains and Metaverses’
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Microsoft Bing terrain data support
VBS4 Bundle
Also recently in June, we launched the VBS4 Bundle product page on our website. VBS4 Bundle offers a number of premium features that expand VBS4’s capabilities even further - advanced Close Air Support (CAS) and radio features, overlay sharing and runtime Microsoft Bing terrain data support. More information on VBS4 Bundle page is here.
Company Announcements
Update on SQF Scripting Reference - The SQF scripting reference page has been moved under the Customer Portal. This is a measure to consolidate all VBS3/VBS4 related manuals & guides in a centralized portal. Please use your existing Customer Portal credentials to log in, or simply request access to the portal. An offline version of the SQF reference can also be found in the BISim Wiki located in your VBS installation docs folder.
An Announcement from Our VBS Webinar Team - 21st July will be our last webinar for this season before we take a 'Summer break'. We will see you back in September 2022 with a once-per-month webinar schedule, and a fresh set of topics. We thank all the webinar attendees for their participation and for making them such a success and community event.
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