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Pitch Technologies Awarded Epic MegaGrant

Pitch Technologies is proud to announce the receipt of a substantial award from the 100 M$ Epic Games MegaGrant fund. The grant enables Pitch to develop new technologies for combining its leading simulation capabilities, based on open standards, with the Unreal Engine. The result will be an architecture that makes game-based simulation and training more distributed, high-performing and secure.

“Our collaboration with Epic Games will make the power of the Unreal Game Engine more accessible to simulation developers. Pitch has a leading position in the open standards based simulation community and has a wide range of products that will synergize with Unreal Engine. The collaboration will also help game developers collaborate with simulation developers. Furthermore, this is a stepping-stone for innovation, where the bigger picture can be simulated and interacted with in VR, AR and MR in previously unseen applications.” said Björn Möller, President of Pitch.

Download full press release (pdf)

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Join us online at the Pitch Café…

Take the time to catch up on the latest distributed simulation technologies with Pitch.

We will be hosting free webinars on a series of topics related to distributed simulation. See below for more information on upcoming sessions. Webinar presentations and demonstrations will be approximately 30 minutes long followed by Q&A with experts.

Interested?

You can sign up by clicking on the desired session / time slot from the listing below.
Note that virtual seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Date Session Time slots.
Click to register
27-OctIntroduction to Distributed Simulation15:30 CET / 10:30 US EDT
29-OctAdvanced Recording for Audio, Video, and DIS/HLA-data15:30 CET /
10:30 US EDT
5-NovBuild Distributed Simulations with Ease15:30 CET / 09:30 US EST
10-NovCross-Domain Security – The Bigger Picture15:30 CET / 09:30 US EST
19-NovDistributed Air Force Training using HLA10:00 CET
and
15:30 CET /
09:30 US EST

Have a topic that you’d like us to cover? Email us with your suggestions on cafe@pitchtechnologies.com

Hope to see you there!

Introduction to Distributed Simulation

Damon Curry  Björn Möller

with Damon Curry and Björn Möller

Distributed simulation is a powerful technology, with applications like defense training, development of equipment and systems headed into space, medical training and crisis management exercises. This Pitch Café webinar explains the differences between Live, Virtual, Constructive and Gaming simulation with descriptions of use-cases, underlying technologies, challenges and solutions. This webinar also describes how standards are used to build more powerful solutions at lower cost with less risk. This presentation should be useful to anyone interested in distributed simulation, especially program managers needing a wide but overview level understanding of the subject. It will also provide some high level technical information.

Advanced Recording for Audio, Video, and DIS/HLA-data

Martin-J

with Martin Johansson

Pitch has a powerful suite of tools for building a debrief solution which just has been expanded with the release of Pitch Recorder 3.0!
In this webinar Pitch will present an AAR use case and demonstrate how we solve it using Pitch Recorder. We will show how to synchronize (time) your simulation, communication and video. We will demonstrate the power of our new Pitch Recorder, which allows you to recreate recreate the state of the simulation at any point in time without having to play back all the data from the beginning.

Build Distributed Simulations with Ease

Martin-J

with Martin Johansson

Building distributed simulations can be quick and easy if you have the right tools. Allow us to demonstrate how to develop a Federation Object Model (FOM), auto generate code, build, run and verify it using the smartest tools on the market, for Java, C++ and C#.

Cross-Domain Security – The Bigger Picture

Björn Möller

with Björn Möller

It’s often said, “We must train together.” Different nations must train together, and military and civil organizations must train together — just two examples where information from one domain is needed or provided by entities in a higher security domain. However, simulation based training across different information security domains is a complex problem as data security rules about information transfer must be enforced without impeding effective training.

This webinar will provide an overview of some of the challenges and how Pitch’s CDS technology address these challenges for modern HLA based distributed training exercises involving different security domains.

Distributed Training for Air Force using HLA

Suranga Wickramasekera

with Suranga Wickramasekera

Collective training used to be seen as bringing people together to one place for training. Thanks to modern distributed simulation technologies, defense customers around the world can now train from their home bases and interoperate across different services, and thus break new grounds in the push towards “train as you fight” concepts. UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Gladiator program is one such example.

Pitch is the preferred supplier providing the simulation infrastructure tools and support services for the UK RAF Gladiator program. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the hardest challenges in providing a simulation backbone that connects multiple operating bases in the UK and overseas and how Pitch’s commercial-off-the-shelf tools are helping to address these challenges. This webinar is highly recommended for any organization or professional developing synthetic solutions for collective training.


Need hands-on HLA Training?

If you need a full HLA Training course for your developer team, we can offer that too remotely!

Contact us at sales@pitchtechnologies.com to arrange training courses tailored specifically for your  needs.


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Pitch And Vocavio Introduce New Communication Analytics Capability To Synthetic Training

[Linkoping, Sweden & Bristol, United Kingdom : 17 June 2020]

Vocavio Technologies has announced the availability of their vCONNECT plug-in for Pitch Talk, a real-time interface to Pitch Technologies’ simulated radio/intercom software product Pitch Talk.

Vocavio’s plug-in ingests Pitch Talk’s audio streams into their vCONNECT analytics platform, for near real-time analysis of team communication performances in synthetic training environments. The vCONNECT platform from Vocavio assesses communication & coordination performance in high workload, high stress environments, measuring non-verbal cues in speech dialog e.g. pitch, rhythm and tone of voice.

Pitch Talk is a communications framework to support distributed simulation, covering a wide range of applications from individual and crew training to theatre level command and control training. Pitch Talk enables high fidelity simulation-based training with highly realistic voice communications through simulated radios and intercoms.

Vocavio Technologies, VP Product, Conor McKenna, said, “Capturing quality audio is critical to generating insights from speech dialog, so developing the vCONNECT plug-in for Pitch Talk was an important step in providing a seamless solution to the synthetic training community. This unique combination blends audio realism in training with scientific analysis to generate insights not previously available.”

Bjorn Möller, Pitch’s President, added, “Vocavio’s connection with Pitch Talk combines a revolutionary and novel communication analysis technology with off-the-shelf simulated radio/intercom. I believe that many defense and also air traffic control customers could enhance both training and operations with Pitch Talk and vCONNECT.”

VOCAVIO TECHNOLOGIES
Vocavio enables simulation providers to assess teams that are training for high-stress high-workload environments. The performance data generated brings a new evidence-based approach to debriefing critical non-technical skills of communication, teamwork and decision making. Scientifically validated in trials with military and commercial pilots. Accessible alongside your existing communications infrastructure, via cloud or enterprise license. Website: www.vocavio.com Follow us on twitter @VocavioMetrics

PITCH TECHNOLOGIES
Founded in 1991 in Linkoping, Sweden, Pitch Technologies is the world leader in standards-based interoperability products and services for training and simulation. Pitch has sold more than 100,000 licenses to aerospace and defense customers in 38 countries. Our mission is to make systems work together using open standards. Pitch has offices in Sweden, France, UK and USA. More info at www.pitchtechnologies.com.

Download press release: Pitch_Vocavio_17_June_2020

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HLA & Air Traffic Control Simulation

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EUROCONTROL, EUROCAE and Pitch would like to invite you to the free webinar on HLA & Air Traffic Control Simulation.

Agenda: 10 of June 14:00 CEST / 13:00 BST / 08:00 US ET

  • 14:00 Introduction to the Webinar
  • 14:05 Real-time platforms of future Air Traffic Control and simulation based validation using HLA
    by Thomas Damm (DFS), Jean-Christophe Cota (EUROCONTROL), Martin Johansson (Pitch Technologies)
  • 15:05 Break
  • 15:20 Pitch’s contribution to the ongoing efforts of EUROCAE
    by Boris Pothier and Martin Johansson (Pitch Technologies)
  • 16:10 Close

 
Interested?

The webinar will be delivered via WebEx.
For questions contact: patrick.penot@pitch.se

Building a Simulation Infrastructure for the Next Generation European Air Traffic Management System

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme is the primary vehicle founded to demonstrate the viability of the technological and operational solutions for the European Union’s Single European Sky (SES) initiative.

In support of SESAR, EUROCAE leads a number of technical standardisation activities. One of the task forces within EUROCAE, WG-81, is focused on analysing the means, opportunities and technical challenges to enhance the functionality and behaviour of real-time ATM platforms by linking different real-time platforms and by incorporating fast-time models and tools in the run. WG-81 also looks into study requirements for this interoperability and examines the requirements for common data interchange standards, data preparation facilities and high-level exchange protocols.

EUROCONTROL, EUROCAE and Pitch Technologies (Pitch) have been cooperating in support of the above activities and the development of a standardized distributed simulation information exchange model based on ATM Validation Platforms Interoperability Specification (ED-147).

Join us in this webinar to get a detail account of the above ongoing activity and discuss some of the challenges in developing a simulation interoperability infrastructure for building the next generation European Air Traffic Management system.

Discussion Topics

The webinar will be presented in two parts with a short break in between.

The first part will start with an overview of EUROCAE’s activities focusing the Interoperability of ATM Validation Platforms, specifically the work of WG81 Group, which has led to the standardization of an information exchange model called ED-147. It will also discuss the ongoing cooperation between parties to develop a computerized procedure that ingests ED-147 to create a federation object model (FOM) for HLA based distributed simulation.

The second part of the webinar will present a detailed account of Pitch’s contribution to the project developing FOM ED147, associated products and some of the technical challenges.

Thomas Damm
Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and the Chairman of WG 81

Jean-Christophe Cota
EUROCONTROL

Martin-J

Martin Johansson
Pitch Technologies

Boris Pothier

Boris Pothier
Pitch Technologies

Patrick Penot (moderator)
Pitch Technologies

About EUROCAE

The EASCG was created as a joint advisory group to coordinate the European ATM-related standardisation activities, essentially stemming from the European ATM Master Plan, in support of Single European Sky (SES) implementation. EUROCAE plays a leading role in this coordination group.
For more information visit www.eurocae.net

About EUROCONTROL

EUROCONTROL is an intergovernmental organisation with 41 Member and 2 Comprehensive Agreement States. We are committed to building, together with our partners, a Single European Sky (SES) that will deliver the air traffic management (ATM) performance required for the twenty-first century and beyond.
For more information visit www.eurocontrol.int

About Pitch Technologies

Founded in 1991 in Linkoping, Sweden, Pitch Technologies is the world leader in interoperability products and services for training and simulation. Pitch has sold more than 130,000 software licenses to aerospace and defence customers in 38 countries. Pitch’s products make systems work together using open standards. Pitch has offices in Sweden, France, UK and USA. Pitch is a BAE Systems company.
For more information visit www.pitchtechnologies.com

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Home Working Package from Pitch

As Work From Home is becoming the new norm for majority of us in the midst of coronavirus outbreak, we anticipate more support calls than normal in the coming months.

We want to do everything we can to continue to support you in these exceptional circumstances so that you can carry on with business as usual as much as possible.

Pitch’s Home Working Package offers:

  • Free temporary software licenses so people can continue their regular simulation development work or learn HLA while at home, and
  • Pitch’s highly praised, free, 'HLA Tutorial'

In addition, Pitch will offer some webinars on specific topics in coming weeks.

Contact Pitch for details.

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Pitch France New Office in Paris

Pitch Technologies in France is happy to announce our new address in central Paris, from February 2020:

Full address:
Pitch Technologies
8 Rude de la Michodière
75002 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 43 13 36

Welcome!

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Pitch completed exercise support for Swedish Army ASÖ 19

Swedish Army land warfare center during Tactical Command Training
Photo Courtesy of Mats Carlsson/Swedish Armed Forces

In September, Pitch provided system configuration and management plus exercise support for ASÖ 19, a week-long Swedish Army staff exercise involving 454 participants at 3 sites, engaging brigade staffs to develop ground tactical capabilities.

Major Björn Lahger, head of the Swedish Army’s staff training facility at Markstridsskolan (Ground Combat School) said, “Pitch has provided a necessary support to us, to be able to conduct the first distributed exercise of this size at the army land warfare center.”Read more about the ASÖ exercise (in Swedish) on Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmaktens) website:

https://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2019/09/tillsammans-for-en-starkare-arme/

Pitch is contracted to maintain and support the Tactical Command Trainer, LTS-Bat, originally developed by BAE Systems. The training system is used for command and staff training at battalion and up to double brigade level exercises with up to 1100 military participants.

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Pitch Delivers Secure Simulation Infrastructure to the UK Royal Air Force

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2019 – Pitch Technologies is delighted to announce that it was awarded a long-term contract from the prime contractor, Boeing Defence UK, to deliver simulation infrastructure tools and support services for the development of Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new multi-year training programme called “Gladiator”. 

The programme is the pathfinder to a series of future training systems programmes establishing RAF’s future simulation based operational training capability. It will deliver a simulation hub at RAF Waddington enabling RAF crews and supporting ground forces to train together in complex training scenarios at multiple dispersed locations and with NATO and other allied nations. 

In line with UK Ministry of Defence’s strategic direction towards High Level Architecture (HLA) standard for modelling and simulation interoperability, Pitch will provide commercial- off-the-shelf interoperability tools for simulation development, distributed real-time execution, data recording and synchronised playback. Pitch will also provide key software components for Cross-Domain Security (CDS), enabling training across different levels of information security. 

“Pitch Technologies is thrilled to support the Royal Air Force in its move to HLA, a move we are seeing around the world. For us it also confirms our market leading position in distributed training based on open standards and security in simulation.” said Bjorn Moller, President of Pitch Technologies. “We’re also pleased to work together with Boeing in the development of this capability and delivery of services over the next five years.”

Press release available here.

More information about the Gladiator program is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-us-pilots-to-prepare-for-frontline-on-state-of-the-art-simulators

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Open HLA Training Courses

Pitch’s HLA training courses teach the fundamental and advanced parts of HLA through a mix of lectures and hands-on lab exercises. Two upcoming HLA training courses in Europe still have room for a few additional students.

HLA Hands On Open Course – France
Date/Location: 15-17 October, Paris
Contact: Patrick Penot, patrick.penot@pitch.se
The course will be in French.

HLA Hands On Open Course – UK
Date/Location: November, London
Contact: Suranga.Wickramasekera,
suranga.wickramasekera@pitchtechnologies.com

HLA Hands On Open Course – Sweden
Date/Location: 22-24 October, Linköping
Contact: Martin Johansson, martin.johansson@pitch.se

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Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) Gets HLA Interoperability With Pitch Technologies’ Developer Studio C# Edition

Battlespace Simulations Inc. (BSI) has announced the addition of a High Level Architecture (HLA) interface to its flagship Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) software.  The HLA interface was developed through application of Pitch Technologies’ Developer Studio software using its new C# code generation capability.

Read the full press release here.