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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.

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Let’s talk distributed simulation for Medical Training!

From Point of Injury to En-Route Care –

A standardized and modular object model using High Level Architecture (HLA).

Join us with Damon Curry presenting his paper at ITEC 2019.

16 May 2019 | 11:30 – 12:00 | Theatre 2 | Technologies and Architectures


US Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives

The paper will describe results of a US Dept of Defense sponsored study to apply modeling and simulation to medical training specifically in the areas of Point Of Injury and En-Route Care. Previous studies have revealed problems in communications during the hand-off of patients from one level of care to the next. The paper continues by describing the specific application of the modeling and simulation standard technology, “High Level Architecture” (HLA), in development of a Federation Object Model (FOM) that could be the basis for a standardized Medical Modeling & Simulation FOM for future systems. The paper describes technical details about integration of multiple medical training related products into a distributed training system.

https://www.itec.co.uk/agenda/a-standardized-and-modular-object-model-for-medical-modeling-and-simulation-for-distributed-training

ITEC 2019, Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm

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We look forward to welcoming you at ITEC 2019!

This year ITEC is celebrating its 30th anniversary and what’s more it’s in the capital of cool in Scandinavia, Stockholm. Join us in the celebrations in Swedish style. Pitch will be pleased to demonstrate and discuss how our solutions can help you simulate the bigger picture.

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HLA 4 and Space FOM – Read our latest papers and stay up to date!

Pitch is actively involved in standards development, like HLA 4, Space Reference FOM and Realtime Platform Reference FOM 3. We continuously share insights into these standards at conferences, seminars and papers. We have just uploaded our latest papers on topics like “New object modeling opportunities in HLA 4”, “Developing Space Reference FOM Federation Agreements” and “Lessons Learned from Distributing Video over an HLA Backbone”. To download your free copies, visit the Pitch Technologies papers web page.

Reference Frames from the Space FOM
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Pitch Products Showcase: Talk, AAR, Media streaming and more


Here is a summary of some of the most important demos that we gave at I/ITSEC 2018. Please contact Pitch or our distributors if you want more information.

Communications training using Pitch Talk which is now the foundation of Bohemia Interactive Simulations’ VBS Radio. You can now interoperate between your simulations and VBS using Pitch Talk; Build your own Pitch Talk clients; Develop and plug in advanced radio effect simulations using our brand-new Effects Architecture; Experience using Pitch Talk for automated tactical pilot training using ACES (new product!!); Connect Pitch Talk to live radios using our new Pitch Talk LVC Connector. Immerse into realistic audio in simulations using our new Pitch Talk Game Immersion headphones/microphone interface.

Powerful After-Action Review using the Pitch Media Streamer in combination with the newest version of Pitch Recorder to capture many video displays and cameras, and record/playback in sync large amounts of video, radio, HLA, and DIS using Pitch Recorder. Check out our latest add-ons for management of training sessions, and how to embed Pitch Media Streamer and Pitch Recorder to control recording and playback. See our demos on how this has been used for platform training in a helicopter door-gunner and used within the world’s largest Civil-military exercise: Viking.

Cross-domain security solutions to run training exercises that mix high and low security domains (for example, network Classified and Unclassified systems). Develop security policies for any object model, such as RPR FOM or NATO Education and Training FOM. Talk to Bjorn Moller or other Pitch personnel at I/ITSEC to learn more.

MSAAS – Modeling and Simulation as a Service is the latest concept that enables you to compose and deliver training using cloud-based solutions and service-oriented approaches. See how to compose and control tactical scenarios over the web for MSAAS-based Command and Control training.

Tools for the latest standards. Learn how Pitch tools support the NATO Education and Training Network and the Space FOM, two new architectures on the leading edge of simulation-based training. See the newest addition to Pitch Developer Studio generating code for C# development. Talk to us about early support for upcoming standards like HLA 4 and RPR FOM 3, and of course, lots of new versions for our classic bestsellers like Pitch pRTI, Pitch DIS Adapter, Pitch Booster and more.

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New LVC Tutorial at I/ITSEC in Orlando

Are you planning to visit I/ITSEC 2018 in Orlando? If so, don’t miss these tutorials

LVC Interoperability 101
Damon Curry from Pitch will present LVC interoperability 101 on Monday the 26th of Nov at 12:45 in room S-320C (third floor, above the exhibit hall). The tutorial is intended for decision makers who have recently started work in the area of distributed simulation and need a top-level understanding of Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) interoperability and supporting standards, technologies, and processes. Highly recommended for simulation users on the management level.

HLA Evolved and HLA 4
Björn Möller from Pitch will present “Introduction to HLA”. on Monday the 26th of Nov at 12:45 in room S-320E (third floor, above the exhibit hall). Please visit www.itsec.org for more information. Recommend for simulation users who want to learn more about HLA and the upcoming HLA 4 version.

Everyone can attend!
All persons attending I/ITSEC can attend these tutorials, even those with “Exhibits Only” badges. It is not necessary to be registered for “Conferences” to attend these tutorials. I/ITSEC’s exhibit hall does not open until 14:00 on the first day (Monday), so you can easily attend these tutorials while you wait for the exhibit hall to open.

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MASA Group to Integrate Pitch Talk in SWORD

Masa Group and Pitch Technologies, two specialists in COTS simulation products, join forces to launch an integrated solution for constructive training. It is based on their respective products, the MASA Group SWORD and Pitch Technologies´ Pitch Talk, Pitch Recorder and Pitch pRTI. This integrated solution, offers users, a constructive simulation, a communications simulation with voice and text, as well as a fully synchronized after action review capability.

MASA SWORD is a complete wargame solution with automated forces powered by Artificial Intelligence for high-level training and analysis. Developed in close relation with armies worldwide, SWORD is a cost-efficient constructive simulation focused on user needs. SWORD immerses brigade and division command post staff in large¬scale conflicts, stabilization operations, terrorist threats or natural disasters, providing a broader and more complete training solution that ultimately improves their decision¬-making capabilities.

Pitch Talk is a new communications framework to support distributed simulation. It covers a wide range of applications, from pilot and crew to theater-level command and control training. Pitch Talk enables high-fidelity simulation with unlimited channels of radio, intercom, audio and chat, making it easy to design, centrally manage and deploy exercises. Pitch Talk includes an effects server architecture for realistic radio and audio effects based on VBS3 terrain and other factors. Pitch Talk is built on Pitch’s superior infrastructure and based on decades of leading edge interoperability R&D. Pitch Talk provides a wide range of integration opportunities, including customizable radio panels, embeddable communications interfaces and both HLA and DIS interoperability.

ABOUT MASA GROUP
MASA Group has 20 years of experience in decisional Artificial Intelligence and the application of AI behaviors and doctrines in training simulation solutions. With a worldwide customer base covering more than 17 countries MASA is the market reference when it comes to constructive simulation with AI controlled units.
Contact Masa info@masagroup.net

ABOUT PITCH TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1991 in Linkoping, Sweden, Pitch Technologies is world leader in 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
Contact Pitch: https://pitchtechnologies.com/contact-pitch/

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BISim to Integrate Pitch Talk for VBS


Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of advanced military simulation and training software, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Pitch Technologies, a leading supplier of commercial tools and services to the modelling and simulation community, to bundle Pitch Talk with BISim’s desktop training software products starting with VBS3. VBS Radio and VBS Radio Pro will be upgraded to use Pitch Talk as the underlying technology, and a separate, stand-alone variant will also be available. All existing VBS3 customers will receive this upgraded technology for free as part of their standard VBS3 update and support package.

Pitch Talk is a new communications framework to support distributed simulation. It covers a wide range of applications, from pilot and crew to theater-level command and control training. Pitch Talk enables high-fidelity simulation with unlimited channels of radio, intercom, audio and chat, making it easy to design, centrally manage and deploy exercises. Pitch Talk includes an effects server architecture for realistic radio and audio effects based on VBS3 terrain and other factors. Pitch Talk is built on Pitch’s superior infrastructure and based on decades of leading edge interoperability R&D. Pitch Talk provides a wide range of integration opportunities, including customizable radio panels, embeddable communications interfaces and both HLA and DIS interoperability.

“BISim is committed to providing customers with significant value through their update and support fees and including this state-of-the-art communications technology for free into our standard VBS3 deliveries represents part of that commitment,“ said Arthur Alexion, BISim’s Co-CEO. “Pitch Technologies and BISim have a well-established relationship of working together to develop new technologies for simulation customers. We look forward to leveraging Pitch Talk to deliver advanced communications training capabilities to our customers to help them meet their training objectives.”

“Pitch Technologies is thrilled for this opportunity to further deepen the relationship with BISim and our joint customers, and we are confident that our unique approach to providing a very capable communication solution to the VBS family of products will be very successful. Pitch Talk takes radio and communications training to the next level.” said Stefan Sandberg, the president of Pitch Technologies.

VBS Radio and VBS Radio Pro provide simulated radio and voice communications for VBS3. The upgraded version, based upon Pitch Talk, is planned for release with VBS3 in late 2018. All current VBS Radio features will be supported, in addition to new capability resulting from the Pitch Talk integration. In addition to the VBS Radio variants bundled with VBS3, BISim will also offer Pitch Talk as a separate, stand-alone Pitch Talk-based radio simulation.

VBS3 is a comprehensive desktop training package based on commercial video game technology. VBS3 is used by defense and security organizations worldwide for tactical training and mission rehearsal.

ABOUT BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE SIMULATIONS
Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation and training solutions for defense and civilian organizations. Our mission is to harness the explosive potential of technology to revolutionize training and simulation.

BISim utilizes the latest game-based technology and a large, experienced in-house team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for defense applications.

ABOUT PITCH TECHNOLOGIES
Founded in 1991 in Linkoping, Sweden, Pitch Technologies is world leader in 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.

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Pitch Booster 2.3 Released!

Pitch Booster interconnects simulations at different sites, through firewalls (authorized by network security, of course), and over slow or unreliable communication links. Version 2.3 adds new features, especially for power users:

  • Secure remote administration,
  • Additional configuration controls for IPv4/IPv6, port settings, etc.,
  • Shareable enterprise configuration does not expose the configuration of internal networks, and
  • New instrumentation to monitor and tune data flow.