SOURCE: InterSense, Inc.

February 18, 2009 10:00 ET

BVR Systems Targets InterSense for MANPAD Training System

InterSense's Ground-Breaking Sensor Technology Integrates Seamlessly Into Training Module to Provide Real-Life Target Simulation for Air Defense System

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - InterSense, Inc., a market leader in precision motion technology, today announced that BVR Systems, a leading developer of large scale, networked systems for simulation and command & control, has selected InterSense's IS-900 inertial/ultrasonic tracking technology for use in its Man Portable Air Defense (MANPAD) training system. BVR Systems will incorporate the IS-900 technology into its MANPAD system to provide military personnel with life-like target simulation as they train in spotting and identifying aircraft and properly using anti-aircraft weapons.

The IS-900 is a precision 6-DOF wide area tracking system used in a number of military simulation & training applications. When combined with BVR Systems' MANPAD system, the IS-900 delivers a rich immersive experience that ensures military personnel are properly trained to use portable air defense systems in an operational environment.

"The conditions of a training environment can pose a challenge in terms of configuring the hardware to replicate an operational environment," said Ilan Gillies, CEO, BVR Systems Ltd. "We selected the IS-900 system for its flexibility. We were able to seamlessly mount the sensors on the existing infrastructure in a way that does not produce a negative training environment. The IS-900 system not only provides us with a low-profile installation but also the high degree of accuracy needed in a weapons training scenario."

In the MANPAD application, InterSense's sensor technology is mounted on the trainer, which consists of a 270-degree curved screen surrounding a 4 x 3.6 meter training platform. Two separate training regimens can be employed -- one to teach control of a shoulder-launched weapon and the second using virtual binoculars to scout targets. Both weapon and binoculars are tracked in real-time using the IS-900 tracking technology.

"Custom configuration of tracking systems is becoming more and more critical as training simulators must meet the wide range of new protocols that ensure the training sessions properly prepare military personnel for live combat," said Mike Donfrancesco, vice president of sales at InterSense. "The IS-900 can be integrated seamlessly into any existing infrastructure and provides precise, accurate tracking with no noticeable jitter or latency, ensuring a realistic training session. We are very pleased that BVR Systems recognizes the capabilities of the IS-900 and we look forward to working with them on this and future programs."

About InterSense

Founded in 1996, InterSense, Inc. is a precision motion technology company delivering real-time positioning, tracking and alignment capabilities, which bring higher speed and quality to visual simulation, enhanced vision and navigation applications. InterSense's patented motion tracking products enable realistic interaction with computer graphics for demanding applications such as simulation and training; cockpit and vehicle guidance; oil and gas exploration; manufacturing; virtual prototyping and design; medical imaging; entertainment; and video/film production. Privately-held InterSense is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

About BVR Systems

Founded in 1998, BVR Systems Ltd. is a world leader in advanced defense training and simulation systems. The Company offers highly efficient, cost-effective solutions to the simulation, training and debriefing needs of modern air, sea and ground forces. For more information visit the Company's web site at

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