DHS Technologies recently launched a newly revised software program that will allow customers to design their own unique shelter solution.
VTAP 2.0, or the second edition of the Virtual Tactical Application Program, allows users to simultaneously build 2D and 3D renderings of deployable rapid assembly shelter (DRASH) system complexes as they would appear in the theater of operations.
“Whether it’s a customer purchasing our equipment for the first time or a customer that already has several of our shelters, VTAP 2.0 allows people to create the DRASH system configuration that works best for them,” says Mark Lennerton, director of information technology at DHS Technologies.
VTAP 2.0 features an easy-to-use menu from which users can choose any DRASH shelter or trailer to add to their virtual footprint. The program, which has zoom and rotate capability to allow users to review and evaluate their design, also assists with proper shelter orientation to provide real world connection points between shelters and calculates and displays square footage and weight data for both individual shelters and complex configurations.
Unlike the company’s original VTAP launched in 2006, customers using VTAP 2.0 can choose to build their shelter system from scratch or by using one of the program’s numerous pre-built, fully mission capable footprints, from small battalion aid stations to larger division-command posts. After building their footprint from the convenience of their own workspace, users can choose to submit their footprint to a DRASH representative for review and assistance.
“The most significant feature that is new to VTAP 2.0 is the ability to save and share renderings,” explains Lennerton. “By submitting their footprint, users can create the basic layout they need and work with one of our representatives to create the most efficient system possible.”
Launched just last month, VTAP 2.0 has already generated enormous traffic to the DRASH website. To launch VTAP 2.0, visit the website.