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
* 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.