E&S Ensemble Accepted for Bradley Advanced Training System.
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 2, 2001
Evans & Sutherland's, (E&S(R)) (Nasdaq: ESCC), Ensemble(TM) PC-based image visual system marked a key milestone last week with the successful completion of acceptance testing for the Bradley Advanced Training System (BATS), the company announced today.
The Ensemble systems were ordered for the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Mich., through a subcontract with United Defense LP of Santa Clara, Calif. E&S is under contract for 13 Ensemble systems to support BATS maneuver and gunnery training systems.
The BATS Ensemble systems run databases that were developed for the E&S ESIG(R) image generators currently in operation on the U.S. Army's Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) Program and emulates the ESIG host computer interface.
This host and database compatibility and interoperability with the CCTT program enhances the Army's investment in database creation and will allow a smooth and cost-effective transition to Ensemble for the next-generation CCTT systems.
"The completion of final acceptance testing represents a significant accomplishment for both E&S and the U.S. Army," said David Figgins, E&S Simulation Group vice president.
"Successfully completing acceptance testing demonstrates that Ensemble provides outstanding performance and reliability for ground warfare applications. Furthermore, the compatibility and interoperability of the ESIG and Ensemble systems will enable the Army to maximize the value of its investment in both hardware and software."
Ensemble is the first complete, PC-based image generation system. A turnkey hardware and software system, Ensemble represents a significant advancement in visual systems for simulation, providing true, realistic simulation on a PC platform.
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Evans & Sutherland produces hardware and software to create highly realistic 3D images. E&S business units deliver high-quality visual systems for simulation and training in defense and commercial applications, digital theaters, and related applications throughout the world. Visit the E&S Web site at http://www.es.com.
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