SOURCE: Quantum3D, Inc.

November 28, 2006 14:44 ET

Quantum3D Signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement With Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division

Quantum3D to Collaborate With NAWC-TSD on NPSI-DPS Visual Computing Standards and Enhanced Products and Solutions for U.S. Navy Aviation Simulation and Training Applications

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2006 -- Quantum3D®, Inc., a leading provider of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, realtime visual computing products and solutions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWC-TSD) to collaborate on visual simulation and image generation systems and software tools for military and commercial research, development, and training simulation solutions.

The NAWC-TSD - Quantum3D Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) provides for Quantum3D to assist NAWC-TSD in the evaluation and enhancement of the Navy's Aviation Simulation Master Plan Portable Source Initiative (NPSI) Data Preparation Standard (DPS). Under the terms of the CRADA, Quantum3D will provide software and services to evaluate the NPSI-DPS and to publish NPSI-DPS synthetic environments optimized for deployment on Quantum3D Independence® IG Solutions and other vendor's image generators. The two organizations will exchange information and technology to capture source data and add more capability to visuals and standard material codes for sensor simulation and metadata.

"As we take our training visual solutions to the next level, it is vital for us to identify standards and data that can contribute to the rapid evolution of these systems for the U.S. military," said Pam Woodard, Director of Visual Systems at NAVAIR TSD. "The use of open source, commercial-off-the-shelf IG solutions provides the military with unique capabilities. It is important that military and industry team to develop interfaces and standards under which we can best work together, and we believe our efforts with companies like Quantum3D help forward these efforts."

Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D president and co-founder, commented on the need for standards. "Today," he said, "our COTS, open-architecture IGs are able to address the most advanced visual and sensor simulation, training and mission rehearsal requirements in the military. However, common database content, standards and formats have in many ways impeded the progress of COTS IGs and solutions. NAVAIR has done some watershed work in addressing this need with NPSI, and all of us at Quantum3D are pleased to be working with NAVAIR to help refine the standards and publish databases that benefit our military and the COTS vendor community at large."

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Quantum3D develops and markets COTS realtime, open-architecture Image Generation (IG) solutions, Embedded Visual Computing (EVC) systems and subsystems, development software and support services for the synthetic environment visual and sensor simulation and training and tactical and industrial visual computing markets. Quantum3D is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California, with development centers located in Phoenix, AZ, Huntsville, AL, and Orlando, FL and with sales and logistics in Europe via Quantum3D, Ltd., located in Reading, UK. For more information about Quantum3D realtime visual computing solutions, please see www.quantum3d.com call +1 (407) 737-8800 x 100 or email salesinfo@quantum3d.com.

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