CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 3 /PRNewswire/ --
VT MAK, (MAK), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), is pleased to announce that company founder and chief executive officer Warren Katz will be a keynote speaker at the "Future Trends in Simulation" conferences at Eurosatory in Paris, France. Katz's presentation, titled "Industry Trends - COTS and Simulation" will discuss the rise of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) tools in the defense simulation market. Katz's presentation is on Tuesday, June 17 at 1600 hours and MAK's solutions will be showcased at the Antycip Simulation booth U210 in the exhibition.
A noted industry advocate of open interoperability standards and commercial business models in defense procurement, Katz also has expertise in collaboration between the defense and video game industries. He was a six-term chairman of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization, the international not-for-profit consortium that manages the process for developing open interoperability standards for synthetic environments. Katz co-founded MAK Technologies with John Morrison in 1990. The company was acquired by VT Systems of Alexandria, Virginia in December 2006 and changed its name to VT MAK in February 2008. Katz holds dual bachelor's degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"The modeling and simulation market is in the midst of a disruptive transition from low-volume, high-priced simulations that are custom-made for each application, to a high-volume, low-priced market of interoperable COTS products. This explosion of simulation deployment will have a similar effect to what the PC did to the mainframe, the car did to the train, and GPS did to the map."
~ Warren KATZ Chief Executive Officer, VT MAK
Eurosatory is an annual international defense conference and exhibition. The 2008 show will be held from June 16-20 at Paris Nord Villpointe. For more information about the event please visit www.eurosatory.com.
MAK, a company of VT Systems Inc, develops software to link, simulate and visualize the virtual world. MAK creates tools and toolkits for distributed simulations, develops PC-based military tactical and operational trainers, crafts custom solutions, and researches and develops the latest simulation technologies. The company builds commercial off the shelf simulation software that is flexible, portable and supported. MAK puts its distributed simulation expertise in each of its interoperable products, from the VR-Link networking toolkit, to VR-Forces, MAK's computer generated forces toolkit. MAK's worldwide customers include ITT Industries, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thales, Tenix, Dassault and BAE. Please visit www.mak.com.
Antycip Simulation, a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited, is the European leader in the distribution and support of modeling and simulation COTS tools. The company also designs and creates projection solutions. With over 10 years of presence in visualization, simulation and training, Antycip Simulation has regional offices in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Spain.
VT Systems, and its subsidiaries are preferred providers of engineering solutions, products, integrated systems, and services in the Americas across the core business areas of marine, aerospace, electronics and land systems. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, VT Systems operates throughout North America and offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. VT Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.
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