December 9, 2008

Presagis Announces Winners of First-Annual Presagis Awards

Orlando, Florida ­- Presagis, a provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded display graphics software, announced the winners of the 2008 Presagis Awards, recognizing the creativity and innovation of customers and partners using Presagis COTS software solutions.

The awards were handed out at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida.


"Every day, we see the commitment our customers and partners dedicate to advancing the modeling and simulation industry by delivering cutting-edge mission-critical applications. These awards are designed to recognize excellence and honor the outstanding achievements of our customers and partners for all the innovative work they do," says Patrice Commune, president, Presagis.


This year's Presagis award winners include:


* Best 3D Models ­ Cantaloupe|3D: Based in Berlin, Cantaloupe was recognized

for its use of Creator, Creator Terrain Studio and Vega Prime to build a

series of three, highly realistic low-poly models that simulate military



* Best Database - AEgis: Huntsville, Alabama-based AEgis Technologies won

for its development of a powerful database, which was created using Creator

and Terra Vista DART to render photo-realistic, real-time models of the

venues at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The resulting models were

leveraged by U.S. television network NBC in its coverage of the Olympic



* Most Innovative Solution ­ Rontal Applications: Rontal, a software maker

founded by a group of Israeli air force pilots, took advantage of Creator

and Creator Terrain Studio to build SimGuard, a revolutionary incident

management system designed to help security managers. By providing

high-resolution 3D visualizations, Rontal bringsreal and virtual worlds

together allowing for the creation of step-by-step emergency management

guidance - thus enhancing site safety, security, facility management and

business continuity.


* Best Extension Based on API ­ General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited: The

creator of SoftMap, an open, portable software digital map component,

General Dynamics is known for its mapping expertise. To provide customers

precise navigation, terrain displays, and full tactical situational

awareness, General Dynamics connected SoftMap to VAPS and VAPS XT by

extending the Presagis 2D Map Object.


* Best Visualization Application - CAD Center Corporation: Tokyo-based CAD

Center Corporation used Creator and Vega Prime to build unique image

generation functionality into ship handling simulation systems for maritime



* Most Valuable Industry Partner ­ Concurrent Computer Corporation:

Concurrent is the creator of the ImaGen, a high-performance, low-latency

image generation host platform that is fully integrated with Presagis visual

rendering software including Lyra and Vega Prime.


Submissions in all categories were evaluated on content, supporting documentation, and criteria specific to each category.