Arotech’s Realtime Technologies Delivers Motion Based Research Vehicle Simulator To Changsha University of Science and Technology In Historic Changsha City, Hunan Province

Royal Oak, Michigan – May 20, 2013 -- Realtime Technologies (RTI), a part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, announced today that it successfully delivered and installed a full cab simulator with an advanced 3-DOF motion base and 300 degree FOV visual wrap-around screen system to Changsha University of Science and Technology’s (CUST) School of Transportation Engineering in China.  RTI worked closely with Dr. Long Kejun, CUST’s vice president of the School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, along with others on the research team at the university.

Dr. Kejun’s background is in transportation planning and management, traffic information and control engineering, transportation system management and design, and traffic safety and traffic behavior.  Due to the complex and beneficial nature of his research, he has won numerous awards such as the 2010 Chinese Institute of Highway Science and Technology Prize, the Southern Highway Snow and Ice Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Award, the 2011 Chinese Institute of Highway Science and Technology Award, and ITS traffic flow guidance and control of an integrated approach to research.

Changsha University of Science and Technology (CUST) cited Realtime Technology’s attention to detail and ability to provide a dynamic driving simulation platform as reasons for choosing RTI.  The simulator will be essential to CUST’s research into human behavior under various conditions.  The research team intends to study driver characteristics, road traffic issues, road traffic safety, and test & validate new engineering measures.  RTI was glad to be able to work with CUST on this venture and plans to provide remote support as necessary to help ensure satisfaction and quality control.

 
About The Simulation Hardware and Software:

The simulator is a full cab 3-DOF motion base research vehicle simulator with a very immersive 300 degree FOV segmented forward facing visual system. Realtime Technologies has also provided its unique and powerful “SimVista” (scenario development tools) along with “SimCreator” (core vehicle simulation software) and “SimSimulator” (high fidelity vehicle model) for the University’s varied transportation research needs.

Other key components are the scenario control subsystem that includes autonomous traffic simulation, scripted events, relational behaviors and environmental controls. This subsystem also collects data and performs measurement functions of the simulator for research analysis.

The visual subsystem handles all real time visual rendering processes, including animated and static objects in the scene. This makes what the driver sees out the window seem very realistic.  The visual component is able to render VRML or OpenFlight databases in real time.  The audio software and hardware provide audio cues to match what the driver would expect under the conditions being simulated. Synthesized sounds include engine, wind, tire whine, and noise from other vehicles.

About Realtime Technologies:

Realtime Technologies (RTI) specializes in real time multibody vehicle dynamics, and graphical simulation and modeling. RTI offers simulation software applications, consulting, custom engineering, software, and hardware development. RTI’s customer base includes university researchers throughout the U.S. and Canada, international, government and private entities. Founded in 1998, RTI is based in Royal Oak, Michigan and has a satellite office in South Jordan, Utah.

About Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division

Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based training solutions.  ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and driver training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division’s fully interactive driver-training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, and conscientious equipment operation. The division’s use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division provides consulting and developmental support for engineering simulation solutions. The division also supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, and JSF aircraft, as well as simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges.

Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division consists of FAAC Incorporated (www.faac.com) and its divisions IES Interactive Training (www.ies-usa.com), and Realtime Technologies (www.simcreator.com).

About Arotech Corporation

Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through two major business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Battery and Power Systems.

Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech’s website at www.arotech.com.

Contact: Clayne A. Woodbury
Phone: (801) 647-4672

Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed in Arotech’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 


 
 
 
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Realtime Technologies Inc. (RTI) specializes in real time multibody vehicle dynamics, and graphical simulation and modeling.  We offer simulation software applications, consulting, custom engineering, software, and hardware development.  Realtime Technologies’ customer base includes international, government and private entities.  RTI was founded in 1998.