Our SimwareWeb extension has evolved from beta to release stage. You can know experiment with SimwareWeb how to evolve your simulations to the Web, without losing any of your features and capabilities.
With SimwareWeb we are integrating another emerging but mature standard of the market, in this case the learning web standard LTI or Learning Tool Interoperability (know more about this standard at www.simware.es/simware--standards.html ).
Simware Web extension will allow you not only to integrate a web server with your LVC simulations but also to deploy and manage simulation servers in the cloud and integrate hi-fi simulations with elearning applications, as the typical coursewares products in use to provide ab-initio training in mil&aero markets.
You can know more about the capabilities of this extension at www.simware.es/simware-web.html. I recommend also that you join to our introductory webinar about SimwareWeb on November 12.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you need more information about this product or need help about how to leverage it in your projects and products.
During the last five years I have been roaming around the world speaking about distributed simulation. During that time, I have found common desires but also common frustrations. M&S community wants to build nets of simulators in an easy and fast way and; like everybody says “there are no technical issues” for doing that. But reality is that the process of building simulators is never easy or fast. After all this years in the development of standards and architectures, M&S people still have to care about the small details and they never really fit at the first try. Real process is painful and the results are never adequate. Building simulators and specially nets of simulators is still an adventure and a “one time effort”.
In fact, what bothers me more is that people in the M&S industry assume these facts with resignation: that they simply won´t get what they really need for building or connecting simulators.
Thinking about the issue, I have written a small paper I want to share with you. Nothing in this paper is fiction, but hard reality. Also, I recommend reading it without prejudice, the objective of this paper is not trying to discredit or despise standards and architectures in use. These standards and architectures work ok (in certain scenarios) and has been an enormous help in building M&S constellation of simulators. But, like all standards, they have limits and problems difficult to solve.
Posted by Jose-Ramon Martinez. Presales Director at Simware.
One of the main challenges nowadays in the simulation industry is about how to increase the value of each dollar/euro invested in a simulation system in every phase of its life cycle, from its acquisition to the end of its operational life. This is an increasing demand in every market using simulators but probably the strongest request is from the military market.
Military agencies worldwide, especially those with bigger investments in simulation & training solutions, as those in NATO countries, are very worried about the lack of productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in the acquisition and support of their portfolio of simulators. They are demanding solutions with a bigger return of investment (ROI) and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) . They want simulators that are not only cheaper to buy but are also adaptable to changing requirements. Industry must respond not only to meet this demand with the new systems but also by providing solutions to evolve the portfolio of simulators already deployed to this new requirement in the market.
How can we do that? Other commercial sectors and even military sectors with the same demand, are responding by adopting common modular and open architectures, fully based on standards. This requirements are also on the simulation domain, but till recently, only for distributed simulation solutions, in which the problem is how to connect multiple devices in the same network. Many literature and discussions are available about the challenges and gaps for distributed simulation (for example see my former post in this blog: http://www.simware.es/blog/why-is-so-difficult-to-use-distributed-simulation ). But if we do a systematic analysis of the situation we can see that the adoption of open, modular and interoperable architectures in the military simulation market is not going only to solve many challenges in distributed simulation but is also going to help to increase the ROI and reduce the TCO of the simulator itself. A modular design, based on a common architecture with standarized interfaces will help to have adaptable simulators that can be easily upgraded when the demand is changing. Modularity will also enables the creation of ecosystems in the industry, fostering competition, avoiding vendor lock-in and allowing open innovation.
We have just released a new whitepaper analyzing in more detail how the adoption of modular designs will help the industry at a whole, helping to meet the demand of the users and buyers. click in the link to download it.
Posted by Jose-Maria Lopez. General Manager in Simware Solutions
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