March 12, 2007 09:01 ET

NGRAIN Expands European Presence

Partnership with German reseller, usb, brings NGRAIN's 3D training solutions to the European military and aerospace & defense market

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 12, 2007) - NGRAIN, award-winning provider of 3D performance support solutions, today announced its partnership with usb, a German-based consultancy firm delivering customized solutions to the European military and aerospace industry. This partnership will allow European NATO forces and aerospace & defense companies to access training services and products provided jointly by usb and NGRAIN.

Through this new partnership, NGRAIN will now offer its 3D training, maintenance, and logistics solutions to usb's established customer base throughout Germany and the rest of Europe. NGRAIN's technology allows military and aerospace organizations to rapidly incorporate interactive 3D equipment simulations into courseware and technical manuals. The partnership with usb positions NGRAIN to take advantage of the international need for 3D performance support solutions, and continue its growth.

"Our interactive Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions allow our customers to organize and integrate the different phases of a product's lifecycle. We're seeing that these types of solutions are shifting away from traditional models and moving towards embedded interactive 3D solutions, an area where NGRAIN has in-depth expertise," said Detlef Haesner, General Manager of usb GmbH. "NGRAIN's unique 3D technology represents a natural extension of our current business. With NGRAIN's product and service portfolios, our interactive training solutions can achieve a higher level of sophistication."

NGRAIN's solutions accelerate learning on complex equipment, which ultimately help reduce maintenance time. Its technology has also successfully increased the safety of military equipment, helping protect the security of armed forces personnel at home and in the field. As the technology is designed to seamlessly support distributed learning, the solution is also an ideal fit for today's military organizations which increasingly see their troops stationed over wide geographical areas.

"There is a growing European demand for training, advanced logistics solutions, and net-centric interoperable systems. Because usb has been entrenched in the European aerospace industry for more than 10 years, they are an ideal partner for us to work with on meeting this demand," said Paul Lindahl, NGRAIN President & CEO. "We are looking forward to bringing our solutions to the European military and aerospace market through our work with usb."

About usb

Founded in 1982, usb is an experienced consulting firm that started in the area of product lifecycle management (PLM), and now focused on configuration management (CM) and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO). Initially, the company was involved in the aerospace industry, with early successes in CM for the Tornado fighter aircraft project. Today, usb is a recognized leader in implementing PLM projects in aerospace and defence, automotive, and the high-tech industry. With its expansion into 3D training, usb delivers in-depth process know-how combined with first class services for complex projects to ensure fast and professional project execution - from analysis to successful implementation. For more information, please visit


NGRAIN transforms the sustainment of complex equipment with 3D performance support solutions for the aerospace and defense industry. NGRAIN increases equipment readiness by accelerating learning on complex equipment, enabling first-time-right performance, and reducing maintenance cycle time.

NGRAIN is optimized for web deployment and portable devices. With NGRAIN, anyone can rapidly incorporate interactive 3D equipment simulations into sustainment applications, including courseware and technical manuals.

Customers include all branches of the United States military, the Canadian Forces, and leading defense manufacturers and system integrators, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and CAE.

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