ORLANDO, Fla. (USA) - Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of advanced military simulation and training software, announces the release of VBS4 20.1, BISim’s most important software release since 2013. VBS4 is an easy-to-use, whole-earth virtual and constructive simulation. It offers a massive step change over VBS3, providing greater ease of use, enhanced performance and a whole-Earth terrain representation. Visit the dedicated vbs4.com microsite to learn more.
“VBS4 20.1 is a full and complete replacement for BISim’s highly successful VBS3 product and starts the next revolution in Virtual Battlespace technology,” said BISim CEO Arthur Alexion. “With VBS4, there’s no need for extensive technical background or long training courses. You can plan your mission, build your terrain with easy-to-use interfaces, and focus on the learning points of the exercise rather than the technical aspects of setup.”
VBS4 becomes BISim’s flagship product — a fully featured desktop training and simulator-ready replacement for all VBS3 capabilities, with its hundreds of use cases and integration possibilities. On top of that, VBS4 introduces VBS Plan and VBS Geo modes for fast and accurate scenario and terrain generation and VBS World Server (VWS), a complementary companion product to VBS4 which allows training anywhere on planet instantly out of the box.
Put those together and add in the underlying VBS Blue engine technology and you have literally opened up the ‘world’ of training possibilities - leverage robust cutting-edge gaming and geo-spatial technology to train a vast array of missions at many different echelons whilst utilizing VBS Plan and VBS Geo to minimize the need for technical knowledge. VBS4 is truly a game changer.
Unlike many other game engine-based simulations, the VBS4 engine (VBS Blue) is optimized to serve the military simulation and training domain. VBS Blue offers millimeter accuracy and global scale simultaneously, and it has a flexible terrain ingestion pipeline capable of facilitating quick use of terrain data from any conceivable source. VBS4 delivers complex military effects out of the box and industry-leading graphical fidelity. Built on years of rigorous feedback from military SMEs, VBS4 is packed with capabilities to support large-scale combined arms virtual scenarios and hundreds of authentic military training uses.
Just like with VBS3, VBS4’s capability will continue to expand significantly with investments from our global customer base and continued BISim-funded investment. Planned for the end of 2020, VBS4 20.2 will introduce extended capabilities in all of VBS Plan, VBS Geo and VWS and 2021 releases will include highly useful improvements such as cloud-enabled scaling and additional Call for Fire and Close Air Support capability.
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. BISim utilizes the latest game-based technology and a 200-strong, in-house team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for defense applications.
Globally, more than 500,000 military personnel are trained every year using VBS software products. More than 60 NATO and NATO-friendly countries and over 250 integrators/prime contractors use VBS technology, many making significant funding commitments to extend VBS product capabilities. Customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Australian Defence Force, Swedish Armed Forces, French MoD and UK MoD and most major integrators. VBS products have become, by far, the world’s most widely used COTS product range in the military-simulation sector, supporting hundreds of military use cases and vastly greater military exploitation than any comparable products.