SOURCE: Quantum3D, Inc.

November 26, 2007 09:01 ET

Quantum3D Independence IG Solutions, GeoScapeSE Synthetic Environments and Facets Realtime 3D Models Selected by CymSTAR for USAF KC-10 Boom Operator Trainer (BOT) Upgrade

Quantum3D COTS IDX 3000 IG Solutions, GeoScapeSE Synthetic Environments and Facets Realtime 3D Models Provide COTS High-Fidelity Virtual-Environment Trainer for KC-10 Boom Operator Enhanced Training Effectiveness

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - I/ITSEC 2007 -- Quantum3D®, Inc., a leading provider of COTS, open-architecture, realtime visual computing solutions, announced today at I/ITSEC 2007 that CymSTAR, LLC, has selected Quantum3D Independence® IDX 3000 COTS Image Generator (IG) Solutions, GeoScapeSE™ Synthetic Environments and Facets® Realtime 3D Models for upgrades of the U.S. Air Force KC-10 BOT program.

CymSTAR was awarded contracts by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to upgrade KC-10 BOTs at Travis and McGuire Air Force Bases and improve the capabilities, supportability and maintainability of the air-refueling training devices. CymSTAR purchased the IDX 3000 IGs, which provide host-controllable advanced weather effects, 3D ocean with reflections and realtime lighting and dynamic shadows, along with GeoScapeSE Synthetic Environments and Facets Realtime 3D Models, to enhance the realism and improve device fidelity for increased training effectiveness of the BOTs. The KC-10 BOTs were recently accepted by the USAF and placed into service this month.

Rick Goree, KC-10 Program Manager for CymSTAR, stated, "Our partnership with Quantum3D has enabled us to provide significant upgrades of the fidelity, capability and supportability of the original KC-10 BOT devices with minimal disruption -- which translates directly into lower cost and overall risk reduction in training-device development, modification and installation."

"Aerial refueling is a dangerous dance between two aircraft and tons of jet fuel conducted day and night in all kinds of weather -- so effective training is of vital importance," said Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D Co-founder and President. "By enhancing the fidelity of the training solution for KC-10 boom operators, we can help improve the safety and efficiency of this mission-critical activity. CymSTAR's selection of Independence for this precision training device adds another key design win to the growing list of advanced aviation- and weapon system-related simulation and training programs employing the IDX family, which now includes the F-15E MTC, F/A-22 ACS, F-35 ACS, Apache EDS, TH-57C FIT, LSOT and B-2 PES, to name just a few."

CymSTAR, LLC is an SBA certified HUBZone small business and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) ISO certified company that specializes in all types of training device development, concurrency modification, and technology upgrades. For more information, please visit www.cymstar.com.

Quantum3D is an industry-leading small business supplier of COTS, open-architecture, realtime visual computing software and hardware products for the Embedded Visual Computing (EVC), Deployable High Performance Computing (DHPC), VSST and ET markets. For more information, please visit www.quantum3d.com.

Quantum3D, the Quantum3D Logo, Independence and Facets are registered trademarks and GeoScapeSE is a trademark of Quantum3D, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Release URL: http://www.quantum3d.com/press/PDF/2007/CymSTAR_Selects_IDX_for_USAF_KC-10_BOT_26NOV07.pdf

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