October 08, 2009. Montreal, Canada: PresagisTM, a leading provider of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded display graphics software, today announced the release of STAGE 6.0. The new version of the company’s industry-leading simulation software for the generation and execution of complex, large-scale training and analysis scenarios, allows programmers and non-programmers alike to work in a flexible, integrated simulation environment to build dynamic and interactive tactical and operational scenarios. STAGE 6.0 from Presagis supports the development of simulations for applications such as: network centric operations, battle-lab evaluations, command and control applications, military embedded training, operational research, and future system performance evaluation.
“The simulation community is demanding more comprehensive off-the-shelf solutions to minimize technology investments, ease development timelines and reduce delivery risks,” said Robert Kopersiewich, Vice President Product and Program Management, Presagis. “To address this need, Presagis drew from more than 15 years of experience to deliver STAGE 6.0, which takes the user experience to a new level by providing customers with the most complete set of out-of-the-box capabilities provided in a simulation solution.”
With STAGE 6.0 Presagis has delivered on its vision of a flexible, integrated simulation environment that offers an open, standards-based architecture while providing an enhanced feature set and seamless support for a full range of Presagis software products, third party applications, and industry database and communication standards. This complete simulation solution helps customers avoid additional technology investment and project cost overruns by including access to the Presagis Worldwide Database as well as providing an application programming interface (API) that offers the flexibility required to quickly integrate with any existing infrastructure.
Ushering in a new generation of user experience, STAGE 6.0 is a powerful computer generated forces (CGF) application with a superior interface and visual quality achieved through integration with Presagis Vega Prime, resulting in 2D and 3D visualization that is based on the industry’s leading technology. Built-in integration and support of other Presagis software products, including AI.implant, Creator, FlightSIM, HeliSIM, SIMOneNet, and Terra Vista, also means that users can seamlessly incorporate artificial intelligence and high fidelity models into scenarios and easily create large scale urban, air and marine simulations leveraging virtual environments that can be quickly tailored to specific application requirements. STAGE 6.0 provides support for legacy databases, DTED and GeoTIFF while also allowing users to take advantage of innovative industry-standard database formats, including OpenFlight and the common database (CDB).
Presagis has also worked closely with its partners, including AGI, Camber Corporation, DI-Guy and HPC Project, in the development of STAGE 6.0 to provide off-the-shelf support for leading vendor applications. Simulation users can therefore focus their time and resource investment in application development because Presagis has delivered third party integration out-of-the-box.
Customization and integration of STAGE 6.0 within any modeling and simulation development workflow is made possible by its extensive API and ongoing support of networking and communications standards such as DIS, HLA and CIGI. Open and flexible, STAGE allows users to easily integrate new libraries, components and software applications. Using the STAGE API users can seamlessly integrate STAGE 6.0 with their infrastructure, create dockable windows, customize the GUI as required, and personalize both the views and the application itself.