NGRAIN delivers 3D training to Canadian Department of National Defence

VANCOUVER, B.C., 12 April 2008. NGRAIN, a provider of 3D performance support solutions, has been awarded a one-year contract (with four option years) by Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND) as a sole supplier of interactive 3D equipment simulations.

VANCOUVER, B.C., 12 April 2008.NGRAIN, a provider of 3D performance support solutions, has been awarded a one-year contract (with four option years) by Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND) as a sole supplier of interactive 3D equipment simulations.

This NGRAIN Enterprise Software 3D Modelling & Visualization contract was sponsored by the Assistant Deputy Minister of Materiel (ADM Mat) as a national multiyear, cross services contract. This multimillion-dollar contract (with all options exercised) will provide 3D virtual equipment simulations used for performance support, training, and maintenance.

Using NGRAIN solutions, DND personnel can interact with the 3D virtual object as they would with a real piece of complex equipment. Once created, the same NGRAIN 3D content can be used in multiple training courses, technical publications, and logistics applications, and can be deployed on standard desktops, ruggedized laptops, tablet PCs, and PDAs. This enables the rapid, efficient deployment of simulations and provides DND personnel access to the most up-to-date information in the classroom or in the field.

Extending a long-standing relationship with the Canadian Forces, this contract covers the entire suite of NGRAIN products and solutions, most notably NGRAIN 3D Virtual Task Trainers (VTTs). NGRAIN VTTs are 3D Knowledge Objects with animations, tasks, and testing built to represent a series of procedures on specific equipment. NGRAIN VTTs can be used as a standalone training or operational aid, or can be embedded into courseware or technical publications.

"With NGRAIN 3D solutions, Canadian DND personnel will have easy access to complicated information when and where it's needed most," says Paul Lindahl, CEO of NGRAIN. "This contract is an opportunity for trainers, system integrators, courseware developers, and manufacturers to help improve military training by providing standardized access to content across the DND and Canadian Forces."

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