VATC’s Innovative Common Database Builder Installed with Special Operations Command to Support Upcoming Training Exercises

Jul 31, 2017

Defense technology company brings cost-effective, efficient rehearsal and planning tools to SOCOM, revolutionizing visualization capabilities to improve mission readiness

TAMPA, Fla.–Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting Inc. (VATC), a leader in delivering advanced Distributed Missions Operations training environments to government and commercial customers around the world, announced today it has installed its Common Database Builder technology product at select government sites within Special Operations Command and other agencies, including the organization that produces and maintains 3-D visualization databases and enhanced geospatial data for simulated training exercises with Special Operations Forces. As part of the installation, VATC’s software product will be used for the first time to assist in training and exercise mission planning and rehearsal with the U.S. Air Force at Hurlburt Field and with the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell.

“VATC got its start serving SOF, and we designed CDB Builder with our deep knowledge of that community’s existing capabilities and evolving needs,” said Sara Moola, VATC’s co-founder and CEO. “Based on that understanding, VATC’s CDB Builder allows users to view a common operational picture, quickly adjust and manipulate their data and see a real-time impact, all at a lower cost than any previous solution available. We believe that this innovative tool will play a critical role in transforming mission readiness for SOF and conventional forces.”

CDB Builder is VATC’s open-standard geospatial database tool for enhanced synthetic visualization. The builder provides users with a 3-D map of the world that can be manipulated to reflect different conditions and visualizations, including night vision, forward-looking infrared, radar and computed-generated forces. Users can build their own models and share them system-wide in real-time, enabling greater collaboration among forces in singular or joint exercises. At select sites within SOCOM and other agencies, CDB Builder will be used in its first live trial for users to offer feedback and data for VATC to generate features customized for additional capability needs.

CDB Builder is one component of VATC’s larger EPIC Ready platform, which is designed to improve mission readiness with three tools:

  • Common Database Builder — Provides enhanced command and control (C2) and geospatial visualization, allowing users to build, edit and share 3-D models for a uniform training experience.
  • Digital Media Replicator — Enables participants to engage in the most realistic environments possible by aggregating digital media information to inform intelligence and operations and enhance training and exercise effects.
  • Planning and Analysis System  Improves rapid field review and deepens the combat preparedness assessment by measuring training performance against mission objectives, becoming the first real-time system to quantify mission readiness.

For more details, or to set up a demo, please visit www.vatcinc.com.