SOURCE: Quantum3D, Inc.

December 04, 2006 05:26 ET

Boeing Selects Quantum3D Independence IDX 3000 for C-17 FHS

IDX 3000 IG Solution Provides High-Fidelity, Realtime Visual Solution for Boeing C-17 Flight Hardware Simulator

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- Quantum3D®, Inc., a leading provider of COTS, open architecture, realtime 3D visual computing solutions, announced today at the Interservice, International Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC 2006), that the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has selected the Quantum3D Independence® IDX 3000 Image Generation (IG) solution for the C-17 Flight Hardware Simulator (FHS). The Boeing FHS is used to validate C-17 flight procedures and processes, such as taxi, takeoff, approach, and landing, as well as aerial refueling, formation flying and air-to-air target tracking tasks. The FHS also provides evidence that basic Flight Control System (FCS) functions are operating properly in the areas of control laws, annunciations, redundancy management, and flight handling qualities whenever there are hardware or software changes to the FCS and Avionics due to C-17 program changes and block upgrades. The FHS is also used to study flight anomalies and investigate problems.

In support of the C-17 FHS, Quantum3D will deliver a multi-channel Independence IDX 3000 including a customer-specific simulation host interface. The C-17 FHS selection of Independence follows Boeing's prior selection of Quantum3D IGs for numerous flight and weapons system training programs including F-15E MTC, F-15K, T-38 ATD, F-15 CTSS, F-15C DMT, F-15 RSAF, AH-64D EDS, V-22 EDS and Boeing's Airlift Tanker & Integration Center.

"Quantum3D is pleased to partner once again with Boeing to provide our latest technology IG solution to the C-17 FHS program," said Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D president. "We are very proud of Boeing's continued reliance on our IG offerings and look forward to an ongoing mutually successful relationship."

About IDX 3000

IDX 3000 is the most recent model of Quantum3D's Independence family of COTS, advanced, open-architecture IG solutions. IDX 3000 features technology insertion with the latest in merchant, long-life-cycle, advanced NVIDIA® GPU and Intel® CPU technologies, along with an enhanced version of Quantum3D Mantis® shader-based realtime scene management software. With these enhancements, IDX 3000 provides new levels of scalable fidelity, performance and high-availability for civilian and military synthetic environment simulation and training applications that require uncompromising fidelity and value. IDX 3000 and IDX 3000 ER (for sensor simulation), along with the complete family of Quantum3D products for visual and sensor simulation and training will be demonstrated at I/ITSEC 2006 in Orlando, FL in Quantum3D Booths 1301 and 1401 and in select partner booths.

About Quantum3D

Quantum3D develops and markets COTS realtime, open-architecture IG solutions, embedded visual computing systems and subsystems, development software and support services for the Visual and Sensor Simulation and Training (VSST) and Embedded Visual Computing (EVC) markets. Quantum3D is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California, with development centers located in Phoenix, AZ, Huntsville, AL, and Orlando, FL. For more information about Quantum3D and the Quantum3D family of open architecture visual computing solutions, please see

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