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SELEX Systems Integration Looks to Expand Innovative Training Solutions using Virtual World Technology from Forterra Systems and Ambient Performance

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Ambient Performance, the European distributor and service provider for Forterra Systems, has today announced that the Finmeccanica Company, SELEX Systems Integration will expand its use of the On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment (OLIVE™) virtual world platform to provide innovative training solutions for a broad range of customers.

Selex Systems Integration VW Demonstrator
Selex Systems Integration VW Demonstrator 

SELEX Systems Integration is a Prime Contracting and Systems Integration business that now incorporates the long-established training capability of VEGA, VEGA Deutschland and VEGA France. The company plans to explore the many potential applications of emerging distributed virtual world technologies to help transform training for armed forces being rapidly deployed across multiple theatres of operation.

“We are working with Ambient Performance and the Forterra Systems OLIVE virtual world platform to support the increased requirement for collaborative training across distributed locations.” said Ian Govier, SELEX Systems Integration’s Head of Future Solutions. “OLIVE provides us with a secure and reliable tool that enables us to rapidly prototype new training solutions that can be provided to distributed users.

“We’re working to develop Experiential Learning Solutions by integrating existing simulations with which the users can interact with each other in an immersive environment. We’re also reusing our own models and terrain to rapidly update a specific training environment to represent the contemporary operating environment. We’re also using the OLIVE platform as a collaboration environment to work across SELEX sites, providing secure virtual meetings across our secure network.”

“SELEX Systems Integration aims to leverage the most effective and innovative technologies available to ensure our training solutions deliver the specific training requirements for our clients. Our work with Ambient, Forterra and the OLIVE virtual world platform shows our continued dedication to this commitment.”

Ron Edwards, Ambient Performance CEO commented, “We’re excited to support SELEX System Integration’s further progress with OLIVE to integrate their existing valuable simulation technologies, models, terrain and experimentation into the OLIVE platform to best meet their client needs. They’re a great team to work with highly capable personnel – they’re the fastest we’ve seen in terms of developing fully operational solutions with OLIVE.”