Barco’s simulation projectors selected to train Brazilian Army’s artillery crews

6 December 2015 (Last Updated December 6th, 2015 18:30)

Visualisation technology provider Barco and engineering company Tecnobit have been selected to supply simulation projectors for a new platform, which will be used to train the Brazilian Army's artillery crews.

Visualisation technology provider Barco and engineering company Tecnobit have been selected to supply simulation projectors for a new platform, which will be used to train the Brazilian Army's artillery crews.

The technology will simulate scenarios that mimic real life-situations for training purposes.

Tecnobit has designed two fire support simulator (SIMAF) facilities for the army, providing joint and modular training in areas including terrain survey, target acquisition, tracking, mission planning, and preparation.

"We understand the need for accurate visuals and unfailing performance in these intense simulated environments."

Barco vice-president simulation Dave Fluegeman said: "We understand the need for accurate visuals and unfailing performance in these intense simulated environments.

"Our projectors feature ultra-high resolution, ruggedness, and can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of applications to achieve the highest degree of realism."

The facility features an additional auditorium, with three high-performance F-32 projectors presenting on a 9m x 3m screen.

The SIMAF facility consists of three observation rooms, and a three-projector system with Barco's high-performance FL32 series models. The system can create images covering 150 degrees x 45 degrees on a cylindrical screen.

It can also generate stable, high-contrast images with deeply saturated colors, and customisable brightness and contrast levels.

It also features an intelligent active cooling system, ensuring extended reliability, and offering closer control of all key projector components.

The training centres are set to open in Brazil next year, with the first preliminary training to begin in December. The second simulator is due to open in early 2016.