Arotech’s Realtime Technologies Delivers New Research Vehicle Simulator to Western Michigan University

Royal Oak, Michigan – May 23, 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 new open cockpit vehicle simulator to Western Michigan University’s Department of Civil and Construction Engineering.  Realtime Technologies was eager to work closely with Dr. Valerian Kwigizile on the delivery of the simulator and training of him and his staff.  Dr. Kwigizile’s research interests include: Transportation modeling and planning, Motorized traffic safety, simulation and operations, Non-motorized traffic safety and operation, Application of intelligent transportation systems, Air quality analysis, GIS application in transportation engineering and Transit safety and operations.

Realtime Technologies was chosen by Western because of its proven experience in developing driving simulators and excellent customer service. WMU will use the driving simulator to study the interaction between drivers and roadway infrastructure. Studies on human behaviors as well as new designs of roadway geometry will be conducted. The driving simulator adds a great value to the WMU Transportation Research Laboratory, led by Dr. Kwigizile, which is one of Michigan’s known centers for research on traffic safety and operations.

About Western Michigan University:

Western Michigan University is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with high research activity, WMU offers more than 240 degree programs, including 30 at the doctoral level. It attracts students from every state in the union and 95 other nations, and its more than 900 faculty members have been trained at some of the world’s leading universities. In addition to the main campus in Kalamazoo, WMU has seven regional locations in Michigan, one of which is in Royal Oak.

About The Simulator Hardware and Software:

Realtime Technologies (RTI) delivered a new open cockpit vehicle simulator, the features of this simulator include passive steering and pedals, projected dash, 180 degree FOV LCD in a open cockpit single seat configuration.   Realtime Technologies has 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 human factors 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.