Stuttgart, Germany — 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 research and development. 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,” 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 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.
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.
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.