Romanian Army Selects Quantum3D's ExpeditionDI, LightSpeed IGS

Quantum3D(R), Inc., a leading provider of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, realtime visual computing solutions, announced at Defense Systems & Equipment International (DSEi) Exposition 2007 that the Romanian Army has selected Quantum3D’s ExpeditionDI(TM) Un-Tethered, Man-Wearable Immersive Training (MWIT) Platform and Quantum3D’s LightSpeed(R) Image Generator Software (IGS) to assist the Romanian Army in its research and development of future soldier systems.

Purchased by Romania’s Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (METRA), the ExpeditionDI system will be employed by the Romanian Army to evaluate different equipment solutions to improve training for its soldiers. ExpeditionDI allows researchers and training system providers to integrate solutions with various software, databases and toolsets in order to evaluate training effectiveness. ExpeditionDI and Quantum3D LightSpeed(R) IGS for realtime scene-management, along with other selected game-based training tools, will provide the Romanian Army with state-of-the-art simulation capabilities with which they can identify new training technologies and test new training and operational systems prior to fielding.

As the Romanian Army’s R&D element, METRA’s primary goal is to study, test, develop and implement the latest technologies in military equipment and systems. METRA purchased the ExpeditionDI system in order to develop a best-in-class virtual-environment infantry training system, not only to train soldiers as better fighters but also to keep them in touch with the latest technologies, thus preparing them for future soldier systems.

“METRA and the Romanian Army are pioneering new technologies for soldier training and soldier systems,” said Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D Co-Founder and President. “All of us at Quantum3D are pleased to support our Romanian allies by providing ExpeditionDI and LightSpeed IGS as foundation-level research tools to aid the Romanian Army’s development of future soldier training and deployable soldier systems.”

About ExpeditionDI
Quantum3D ExpeditionDI is a COTS, open-architecture, Un-Tethered MWIT and Mission-Rehearsal Platform that is compatible with a wide range of game-engine and conventional simulation and training software and synthetic environments including AIS(R) SVS(TM); Bohemia Interactive(R) VBS2(TM); Research Network, Inc., GDIS(TM); America’s Army(R); Quantum3D LightSpeed; U.S. Army RDECOM SLIM (ESS); U.S. Army RDECOM DAGGERS; and USMC First to Fight. Designed for use in deployed and ad-hoc environments that do not require any specific infrastructure, ExpeditionDI is an integrated system that includes a Quantum3D Thermite(R) Man-Wearable Tactical Visual Computer; M4, M16 or M249 training weapon with Quantum3D patent-pending wireless controller; Blackhawk(R) load bearing vest with cable assemblies and Honeywell(R) hot-swappable Li-ion batteries; helmet with eMagin(R)-based Quantum3D HMD and body/leg, helmet and weapon-mounted Intersense(R) ICS(TM)-based positional sensors, transit case(s) and accessories. ExpeditionDI, along with its companion ExpeditionDI Software Developer’s Kit (SDK), enables training system providers and researchers to integrate un-tethered MWIT solutions using their choice of software, databases and toolsets.

About LightSpeed IGS
Quantum3D LightSpeed IGS is the first COTS Image Generator (IG) software suite specifically designed for embedded training applications. Derived from Quantum3D’s institutional IG software suites, LightSpeed IGS provides IG features that are essential for infantry and embedded vehicle synthetic environment training and mission-rehearsal applications including load-management optimizations for single-CPU and mobile-GPU environments, extensive special effects and IR/NVG sensor simulation with overlays for reticles, symbology and moving maps, and comprehensive interoperability with popular industry U.S. Army tactical training systems, data formats and protocols including OpenFlight, SEDRIS, CTDB, OneSAF, DIS and HLA.

ExpeditionDI and LightSpeed IGS at DSEi 2007
Quantum3D ExpeditionDI, LightSpeed IGS and other select Quantum3D Embedded Visual Computing (EVC) products will be demonstrated at DSEi 2007, London, UK (Quantum3D Stand No. 1018 in the U.S. Pavilion). To schedule an appointment, please email or contact Andy Pinkard at +44 (0) 798 938 2676.

About Quantum3D
Quantum3D develops and markets industry-leading, COTS, open-architecture, realtime visual computing software and hardware products and solutions for the Visual and Sensor Simulation and Training (VSST) and Embedded Visual Computing (EVC) markets. Quantum3D’s VSST products include advanced Image Generation (IG) solutions, realtime scene management software and synthetic environment content. Quantum3D’s EVC products include FAA DO-178B Level A certifiable visual computing application development and deployment software and tactical, embedded and industrial visual computing systems and subsystems for C2/C4ISR, machine vision, sensor processing, unmanned vehicle operator control and embedded training applications. Quantum3D is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California, with development centers located in Phoenix, AZ, Huntsville, AL, and Orlando, FL with European sales via Quantum3D, Ltd., located in Reading, UK. Quantum3D Embedded Visual Computing and Embedded/Man-Wearable Training Products are distributed by Digital Bit in Romania.

Quantum3D, the Quantum3D logo and LightSpeed IGS are registered trademarks and ExpeditionDI is a trademark of Quantum3D, Inc.