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FlightSafety builds on popular platform with VITAL 1150
VITAL 1150 can render normal rates of 120 Hz with up to 8K resolution, generating real-world visual environments in high resolution and at high speed. They are well-suited to work on DMO and LVC events.

FlightSafety International has introduced its VITAL 1150 image generation visual system, an enhancement of its popular VITAL 1100. “VITAL 1150 features new PC hardware and graphic processor platforms that deliver greater rendering performance, unprecedented scene generation capability and faster processing speeds,” says general manager of visual systems Jim Wheeler. “This further enhances our leadership position in visual systems and reputation for delivering exceptionally high resolution real-time imagery products.”

VITAL 1150 can render normal rates of 120Hz with up to 8K resolution. This provides accurate representations of real-world visual environments. Its ability to process and display scenes at these high speeds and resolutions results in sharp visual quality throughout the entire flight envelope encountered during training. Also added are new features for advanced information assurance that support current and future cyber-security requirements.

The system incorporates advanced rendering techniques for enhanced weather scenarios including new cloud simulations using specialised elliptical shading that improve the 3D visual effects for added realism. It is also designed to bypass a normally required host and directly connect and then interact with the network protocols used in distributed mission operations. This is also a significant advantage for live virtual and constructive (LVC) training exercises. “Improved realistic animations and ease of network integration make the VITAL 1150 the best choice for extensive DMO and LVC events,” adds Wheeler.

The VITAL 1150 is also designed for use with FlightSafety's immersive mixed reality system, as well as unmanned systems and night vision goggle training. It can dynamically adjust projector features in real-time in conjunction with image adjustments within the image generator which provides detailed night and NVG environments. VITAL 1150 supports multiple classes of NVG equipment and drives dedicated infrared channels when paired with compatible projectors.

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