Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has introduced VBS Builder Edition at IT2EC, a simulation solution development platform the company believes will make it easier for systems integrators and developers of complex simulation solutions. With the new solution, users will be able to build and deploy their capabilities faster and at lower costs to serve the critical needs of their defense customers in simulation, training, mission planning, mission rehearsal, and wargaming.

VBS Builder Edition allows simulation developers to author and deploy complex simulation solutions at lower costs rapidly, according to the company. It is built around VBS, a turnkey simulation application that enables customers to create scenarios for training, mission rehearsal, and planning in customizable environments anywhere. VBS Builder Edition enables developers to create distributed simulations quickly and supports developing any simulated system within a high-fidelity virtual world.

VBS Builder Edition includes over 19,000 3D models, including 8000 moving models, whole Earth Terrain editors, a scripting environment, a comprehensive SDK, customizable AI with civilian and military behaviors, and scenario editors for scenarios containing more than 250 human participants.

“As the demand for immersive and game-based technologies in the military simulation domain increases, VBS Builder Edition gives our customers the ability and agility to create end-user simulation solutions at a relatively low cost,” said Rahul C. Thakkar, BISim’s new president. “Using VBS Builder Edition, our partners are surprising us by integrating their solutions, such as high-fidelity vehicle and aircraft simulators, custom AI for training, and wargaming features with VBS. They are deploying solutions inside simulations containing hundreds of entities, controlled by humans and AI, for large-scale joint warfighter operations. VBS trains hundreds of thousands of military personnel across over 60 countries worldwide - helping protect those who protect us.”

KONGSBERG has been using the VBS Simulation SDK, a feature of VBS Builder Edition, to develop a high-fidelity Remote Weapon Systems Training Simulation.

Pia Andersen, Program Director Through Life Support at KONGSBERG, said, “Our CORETM Training Simulator, combined with the stunningly realistic virtual world provided by VBS, is more engaging, which improves knowledge retention and drives behavioral change. We used the VBS Simulation SDK to integrate real equipment with VBS.”

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