BISim is excited to be exhibiting at IT²EC 2024 at booth #B20!

Mar 27, 2024

London, 2024 - Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISimTM), a global developer of advanced military simulation and training software, will be exhibiting at IT²EC 2024 at booth #B20.

BISim will showcase demos of its simulation products, highlighting the latest features and capabilities, along with live demonstrations from booth partners. BISim staff will be available for questions about product roadmaps as well as describing how other customers are using the products to achieve their training and mission rehearsal goals.

Announcements at IT2EC

VBS Builder Edition release
BISim has announced VBS Builder Edition, an affordable yet full-featured product for software developers to author and deploy complex solutions rapidly. Unlike typical game engines, VBS Builder Edition offers developers a powerful and feature-rich simulation framework with editors, APIs, and tools and a massive amount of terrain and 3D model content ready to be customized and extended for any imaginable solution. See the press release here.

VBS Builder Edition release

New partnerships
BISim will announce an exciting new partnership on the first day of the show. This partnership will enable unprecedented realism in built-up areas in VBS. This partnership will open up new training use cases, from tactical training in populated megacities to simulating riots and other first-response scenarios. Keep an eye out for the press release on 9 April 2024.

Blackshark terrain data in VBS
Following the and BISim partnership announced in 2023, we are proud to present at IT2EC 2024 the high-fidelity terrain data within VBS. This exceptional content, covering the entire globe, showcases buildings with rich details derived from satellite imagery, significantly enhancing the realism of urban landscapes in VBS. As a result, built-up areas in VBS are now rendered with unparalleled real-world accuracy, redefining the standards for virtual environment detail and immersion.

VBS Blue IG drives the visual environment for a mixed reality aircraft simulator with Bugeye hardware and FLEX-air flight model.

LuxCarta Geodata for Simulation
BISim and Luxcarta have been working together for several years to deliver high-quality terrain, and this partnership continues into 2024. The LuxCarta BrightEarth integration with Mantle allows for quick and automated processing of satellite imagery into 3D simulation-ready terrain. LuxCarta data is ready to use in VBS4, VBS Blue IG, and any other export we support through Mantle (our terrain platform - see here). Our Robotyne Ukraine terrain sample featuring LuxCarta data will be showcased in our ITEC 2024 booth.

LuxCarta Geodata for Simulation

VBS4 and VBS Blue IG 24.1 Release
The latest versions of VBS Blue IG and VBS4 24.1 will be released at the end of May 2024, along with many new enhancements. VBS Blue IG now supports global airports and synthetic aperture radar (SAR). VBS4 has additional new content, including all major gun-tank variants of the T-72 and a new feature that allows any UAV to drop improvised munitions or have impact-detonating munitions. Performance improvements have resulted in faster in-game access to the Real Time Editor (RTE) and higher frame rates during AAR playback. And, for the first time, VBS Control AI is now default in 24.1, which is a big step toward removing all legacy “game” AI from the product. Keep an eye out for the press release with all the details, closer to the 24.1 release date.

VBS Blue IG drives the visual environment for a mixed reality aircraft simulator with Bugeye hardware and FLEX-air flight model.

Presentations and Events

BISim's President, Rahul C. Thakkar, at DisTec: How to simplify and speed up the building and deploying of complex simulation solutions... at lower costs

Wednesday, 10th April, from 11:00-11:30 at the DisTec Theatre in the IT²EC Conference Hall.

There is a massive demand for immersive and game-based technologies in the military simulation domain. Technologies to build computer games have become more accessible in recent years, with several leading game engines and online marketplaces to choose from. However, creating bespoke applications using these engines can be expensive and time-consuming, requiring multiple development teams or costly outsourcing.

Building a complex, viable, multi-domain, scalable, multi-user simulator can take many years. This presentation describes how new technology from BISim can simplify and speed up the building and deployment of complex simulation solutions at lower costs.

Peter Morrison, BISim’s CPO, at IT2EC: Tactical AI and training for the next Ukraine

Experience Actionable Insights with HEAT

Tuesday, 9th April, from 15:30-16:00 in the Human Performance track.

The Ukrainian conflict has seen WW2-era trench warfare coupled with new technology such as drones and modern sensors. Military organizations worldwide are updating their doctrine and ORBATs to exploit and defend against these new technologies. Simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) will enable new tactics, techniques, and procedures to be tested in a safe, virtual environment before expensive acquisitions and field deployments. The presentation will describe the next steps in developing new tactical AI technology that can be scaled using the cloud.

Register for the VBS+Mantle ETM Information Session

VBS + Mantle Information Session

Wednesday, 10th April, from 13:30-15:00 at SG22 in the IT²EC Conference Hall.

BISim invites military and industry delegates and media personnel to gain insights into our products and stay updated on the latest advancements in the VBS Builder Edition. Register here.

Register for the VBS+Mantle ETM Information Session

Wargaming Sessions

Join sessions in the DiSTech Theatre on Tuesday 9th April 13:30 - 16:00 for an introduction to wargaming in military education and to explore wargaming as an effective training tool and how the method can be more widely exploited by training communities. Register here.

Beers from around the world at the BISim booth #B20

Beers from Around the World

Wednesday, 10th April, from 17:00 onwards at the BISim booth #B20.

Join us for a beer sampling event featuring a selection of beers from our office locations around the world.

Experience our Booth Partners Live Demonstrations
Experience Actionable Insights with HEAT
VRAI company logo

At VRAI, our mission is to redefine exceptional human performance through better training, unlocking every individual’s full potential in order to help save lives. We believe human performance data is currently the untapped resource in simulation training and have built our product - HEAT- to transform this resource into actionable insights.

Experience Actionable Insights with HEAT
VRAI will give visitors the opportunity to engage with HEAT, the training technology developed by VRAI. Now, with integration capabilities with VBS4, HEAT is adding value for VBS4 users, enabling them to capture, store, analyze, and visualize data that will improve human performance. Attendees will be invited to take control of a Remote Weapons System on a Boxer Vehicle in a VBS4 simulation scenario. Following the completion of this scenario,they will then be guided through the HEAT dashboard, where they will receive detailed analyses of their performance, provided with actionable insights and areas for improvement. Armed with these data driven insights from HEAT, participants will undergo the scenario once more, applying the insights gained to enhance their performance outcomes.

Mortar Fire Training System - Mixed Reality (MFTS-MR):
D3A company logo

D3A Defence, is a UK veteran owned and operated business, providing Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) to deliver and enhance military training and simulation evolutions globally. Expertise across all aspects of Joint Effects to allow the end-user to achieve relevant and realistic operationally focused high performance training outcomes.

Mortar Fire Training System - Mixed Reality (MFTS-MR):
The D3A Defence showcases the integration of a physical mortar into a synthetic combined arms operation through the Mortar Fire Training System (MFTS). This system enables the Forward Observer (FO) to locate targets, obtain their coordinates, and engage using a suite of fit form function devices, visualised within the BSim VBS4 software. Enhanced by the Varjo-XR3 and VBS Blue IG, the observer experiences deep immersion, refining their skills in target.

Learn about IGaaS: a managed IG-Streaming service
Sindiana company logo

Sindiana Technologies, provides complete training and simulation solutions by distributing an exclusive line of standalone products that offer customers complete independence, without any need for additional tools or suppliers in achieving fast and effective application.

Learn about IGaaS: a managed IG-Streaming service
Sindiana Technologies will demonstrate IGaaS, a managed IG-Streaming service for aerial and ground platform-attached sensors, built upon VBS Blue IG. An innovative product available both as a standalone observation training system and as an add-on for legacy simulators, IGaaS is agnostic to both the simulator and the image generator. It uses Sindiana's CIGI Host to communicate with BlueIG and send entities, set camera properties as well as display customizable dynamic overlays, all managed using our web-based control panel.

Learn about IGaaS: a managed IG-Streaming service
MASA Group logo

MASA Group, is the world leader in training and education for military staffs and crisis services with its SWORD and SYNERGY software. Its competences in behavioural and decisional AI also allow it to propose solutions in the field of robotics and decision support.

MASA will show its latest version of the POC integration between VBS4 and SWORD.

It is an SDK-to-SDK integration allowing realistic visualization in VBS4 of a scenario that is simulated in the SWORD aggregated constructive simulation.

About BISim

Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISimTM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc., is a global software company at the forefront of simulation and training solutions for defence and civilian organisations.

Globally, many hundreds of thousands of military personnel are trained every year using BISim’s high-fidelity VBS software products. More than 60 NATO and NATO-friendly countries, and over 300 integrators/prime contractors use VBS technology, many making significant funding commitments to extend VBS product capabilities. BISim’s customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, the UK MOD, Canadian Armed Forces, French Army, Bundeswehr, Swedish Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, New Zealand Defence Force and many major system integrators.