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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 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).
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.
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
Clayne A. Woodbury
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.