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 InterSense's InertiaCube2 is integrated into Raydon's Virtual Convoy Operations Trainers for use at several U.S. Army and National Guard Bases

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Date posted: 18/11/2005

(Press Release) InterSense, Inc., specialist in precision inertial tracking technology for simulation and training, is currently providing inertial sensors for the Virtual Convoy Operations Trainers (VCOT) deployed at over 20 U.S. Army and National Guard Bases. InterSense's InertiaCube2 is used for head and weapons tracking in the VCOT to prepare troops for dangerous situations found in convoy operations overseas. VCOT deployments this year include Fort Bliss, Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, Fort Riley, Fort Drum, Fort Stewart, Gowen Field, Camp Robinson, Camp Ripley, Fort Knox, Fort Dix, Fort Lee and the McCrady Training Center.

The training systems present simulated, geo-specific imagery to the vehicle driver, commander, gunner, and observer/riflemen through a head tracked, head mounted display (HMD). The InterSense InertiaCube2 head tracker allows the soldiers to see the simulated environment with a full 360-degree field of view. The simulated environment is made up of a database of recognizable Middle Eastern structures and terrain, providing the background for risk assessment and proper response techniques. Raydon's VCOT system engages soldiers with snipers, rocket propelled grenades

, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), as well as suicide bombers, civilian activity, traffic, and pedestrians.

"InterSense's advanced, inertial head tracking system allows us to meet our customer's training objectives," states Mike Riley, Raydon's Vice President of Training and Logistics. "The 360-degree vision provided to the soldiers in training offers a degree of realism not available in other convoy training simulators. The training realism will ultimately result in saving the lives of our troops overseas."

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