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I/ITSEC: Cutting Edge Simulation and Training Trade Show Coverage

By: Chris Ramseyer | Trade Shows | Posted: Jan 24, 2012 1:15 pm
Manufacturer: I/ITSEC

The Simulators

 

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Simulation is in the show title and as you can imagine it was a lot more than just planes, trains and automobiles. I could never imagine how hard it actually is to refuel a jet in midair.

 

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I spent a few minutes trying to make the connection and just about took both planes out of the sky. Thank goodness it was just a simulation and not the real thing.

 

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The guys at the front of the plane have a difficult job too. Contrary to what you see in the movies, these big jets can't do a barrel roll without breaking into pieces.

 

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Helicopters are an even bigger challenge and can't go upside down either.

 

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It's been quite some time since we've seen virtual reality on the consumer side of things, but the technology is still being worked on.

 

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This would be the ultimate simulator for every Battlefield 3 player out there. The sphere moves when you walk and you can go in all directions. VR goggles take care of the display and your gun is tracked with sensors.

 

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We didn't get a clear answer on the price, but it's too tall for most basements anyhow. The garage is a different story, but I think the price is still the biggest obstacle.

 

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Touch screens also dominated the panel displays.

 

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For some reason I don't think boats are piloted with Logitech controls, but this company wanted to show their massive display system.

 

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This simulator is used to train fire personnel who drive the large trucks that hold all of the water. The 0 to 60 time is close to infinity and you can roll a full truck at 20 miles per hour. I had to put that claim to the test.

 

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Here is the full sized version complete with hydraulics so you can feel the massive body roll while turning a semi loaded with material.

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