Quantum3D Teams MANTIS Up with Popular Enthusiast-level Software Platforms, Enabling a New Breed of Low-Cost Simulation Platform
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- I/ITSEC Booth #1421 -- Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it will be demonstrating MANTIS integration with both Prepar3D and X-Plane in its booth at the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando. This new capability allows users to upgrade the visual capability of these two popular low-cost simulator software packages to support up to FAA Level 5 fixed wing and rotary wing Flight Training Devices (FTDs).
"Both X-Plane and Prepar3D are compelling simulation platforms, with active user communities and a robust ecosystem," said Richard Lane, VP of engineering, Quantum3D. "Users and flight schools worldwide can now take advantage of a Level D quality visual system integrated into these popular simulation platforms to create a very powerful FAA Level 5 compliant FTD."
Prepar3D from Lockheed Martin Corp, and X-Plane from Laminar Research are two popular flight simulator software packages that provide a complete training and flying experience, including simulated cockpit instruments and controls, flight dynamics models and simulated physics, and integrated Instructor/Operator station capability. The plug-ins for X-Plane and Prepar3D enable these packages to use MANTIS for the out-the-window visualization, will be sold separately as options to MANTIS, and are scheduled to be available at the end of Q1, 2018.
MANTIS is Quantum3D's award-winning software for real-time visual simulation. Based on modern GPU shader programming and with its vast array of plug-ins for special effects, MANTIS is well suited to exploit the new levels of hardware power available on commercial PC hardware platforms. And when packaged with Quantum3D's GeoScapeSE® World-Wide Database and the FACETS® real-time 3D model library, MANTIS provides an out-of-the-box solution that's ready to fly to thousands of airports, cities, and other destinations around the globe. MANTIS is available as a software application on both Windows and Linux, is included on Quantum3D's Independence® IDX 8000 and IDX 80 turnkey Image Generators, and is also available for free trial download at www.quantum3d.com.
Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of simulation and training products as well as the technology that drives them. Quantum3D delivers key components for use in a wide range of training markets — flight simulation; land and other vehicle training; synthetic environments and construction tools; sensor simulation; maintenance training, and a variety of augmented-reality applications.
Quantum3D is headquartered in Milpitas, California. Together with its sister company Quantum3D Government Systems, both are members of Quantum3D Group, a Delaware corporation which is in turn wholly owned by HAVELSAN, a major global software and systems provider based in Ankara, Turkey. For more information, visit www.quantum3d.com.
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