Successs for Diamond Visionics

Diamond Visionics has always envisioned two main goals – to take the pilot training experience and make it as close to real-life as possible and provide it for the lowest cost. The company defined that need first with the Navy, and noticed that pilot simulation training at the time was limited to pre-defined database areas all over the world. This worldwide database presented a significant cost challenge to model the world. The challenge was resolved with a new software architecture that created the world directly from source data. Huge savings were realized because Diamond Visionics’ powerful algorithms eliminated the massive labor intensive work necessary to create the world.
The company utilized funding from the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to turn this vision into a reality. The technology, which eventually evolved into its patented GenesisRTX product line, has realized substantial success in both military and commercial including International markets.
Boeing is one of DVC’s largest customers to date, and they employ its Enterprise Agreement with GenesisIG image generation software and GenesisSN sensor software on its systems including the F-15, F-16 and F-22 simulators. BAE UK uses its Enterprise Agreement to utilize GenesisIG for its F-35 Program and Typhoon, as well as multiple UAV programs for its maritime simulations in the United Kingdom. In addition, DVC has a network of resellers across the globe.
“A lot of companies are in the visual simulation field, can all create a pretty picture. But what we do is different,” explains Jason Gdovin, Marketing Services at Diamond Visionics. “We create the scene in real time, in 1/60th of a second. This on-the-fly rendering directly from source data provides the human in the loop with more resolution and content and is what sets us apart, from our competitors who have to develop a more expensive and time consuming database. This means you can fly around the globe, from place to place, and view more of everything in real time.”
This real-time rendering allows the user to rapidly change data sets with continuity, and eliminates the need to create an offline static database. The high-resolution graphics allow for a life-like flight representation to and from anywhere in the world.
After a successful Phase I with the Navy, DVC began its Phase II portion of the project, and subsequently joined the Navy TAP. Not long after, Genesis was selected for use on the Boeing AH-64 Apache simulator and on contracts with the Navy such as KC-130T and DMRT.

“The TAP and the Navy Opportunity Forum® made it possible for us to get our newly developed products in front of business executives and military decision makers,” said Gdovin. “This is how technology that solves problems, saves money, and sometimes saves lives get recognized quickly.”

Commercially, DVC works with several helicopter customers like Airbus, Agusta, Westland, and ESG in the European marketplace.

Currently, Diamond Visionics is taking its simulations below the surface of the ocean, in an effort to provide realistic submarine training. Above water, the company is working with a new water model that is set to be released soon.

At the beginning of the year, the company announced the release of its newest GenesisRTX version 10.5.3, which contains some major technology upgrades and new feature enhancements. Some of these features include high resolution dynamic ground tracks, the ability to re-project flat-earth Open-Flight models into round earth coordinates for loading into GenesisRTX, underwater explosions, and improved surface reflections.

Diamond Visionics employs 16 people at its headquarters in Upstate New York, and continues to pursue the federal SBIR program to solve critical needs for the government and industry alike.

“SBIR allows you to tie in a proof of concept, and get the teams of people excited about what it is we’re trying to create,” adds Gdovin. “The program gives you a problem to solve, and we know there is a true customer at the end of the tunnel in need of that solution.”




Diamond Visionics Releases GenesisRTX version 10.5.3

Vestal, NY – January 25, 2018 – Diamond Visionics’ announces the release of GenesisRTX version 10.5.3 with some major technology upgrades and new feature enhancements that support Diamond Visionics’ priority on providing high fidelity image generation.
New features include:
• High resolution dynamic ground tracks. The key part of this new feature is that they are dynamic, not just another overlay or decal that most systems do, but Diamond Visionics GenesisRTX ground tracks respond to the different surface types they cover.
• The ability to re-project flat-earth Open-Flight models into world coordinates for loading into GenesisRTX
• Support for supplemental masks with ECW imagery
• Underwater explosions
• Improved surface reflections

Diamond Visionics’ customers will benefit greatly from the many new features in this latest release from a functional, fidelity and performance standpoint. “This latest release is an example of how Diamond Visionics is able to rapidly provide image generator solutions for our customers without sacrificing fidelity or performance,” said Greg Amend, VP of Engineering at Diamond Visionics.
Diamond Visionics, LLC is a privately held, small business based in Vestal, NY that produces cutting edge 3D visualization, image generation, and interactive source editing software tools for the operational and simulation markets (GenesisRTX : GenesisIG, GenesisSN, GenesisRDR, and GenesisSDK).




Diamond Visionics Completes Factory Acceptance Test for KC-130T

Vestal, NY – October 13, 2017 – Diamond Visionics is announcing today the completion of a successful Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on the U. S Marine Corps KC-130T Image Generator (IG) upgrade for JF Taylor, Inc using GenesisIG.
The GenesisIG scene is generated during runtime directly from NAVAIR Portable Source Initiative (NPSI) data sets. Using NPSI satisfies the desire for the government to reuse visual data that has been previously developed.
The IG is now being prepared to be shipped to JF Taylor, Inc. for integration and testing with the rest of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Divisions (NAWCTSD) U. S Marine Corps KC-130T flight simulator. The KC-130T flight simulator is a multi-role, multi-mission transport aircraft that provides in-flight refueling as well as rapid ground refueling and transportation of personnel and cargo.  Greg Amend, VP Engineering, said “We are extremely pleased with the success of the program and our on time delivery of the IG which utilizes NPSI data and meets all program requirements.”
Diamond Visionics, LLC is a privately held, small business based in Vestal, NY that produces cutting edge out-the-window and sensor image generation scenes directly from source data during runtime. (GenesisRTX : GenesisIG, GenesisRDR, GenesisSN, and GenesisSDK).




Diamond Visionics features Zero Latency Entity Tracking

Vestal, NY – July 10, 2017 – Diamond Visionics’ has released GenesisRTX version 10.5.2 with technology upgrades and feature enhancements that support Diamond Visionics priority on high-fidelity and higher quality visuals. GenesisRTX 10.5.2 includes Zero Latency Entity Tracking in the Out-The-Window mode or the Non-ITAR GenesisSN EO/IR/NVG among the feature updates.
New Tracking Features such as:
• CIGI Sensor Control – Track Mode 5
• CIGI Sensor Response
• CIGI Sensor Extended Response
• CIGI Position Request – View
• CIGI Position Response – View
• Automatic LOS testing via Component Control
• Automatic Gate rendering via Component Control
• Dynamically Adjustable tracking frustum via Component Control
• Automatic View look-at entity via Component Control
• Automatic Entity look-at offset via Component Control
Normally the host implements entity tracking by querying the IG for the entities position and then sending a message to orient the camera toward the entity or render the tracking gate as an overlay. This cycle introduces latency, our GenesisRTX eliminates this by doing it automatically without the host controlling where the camera looks or gate is rendered. In addition, typical tracking uses expensive image analysis to recognize the target and determine the position on the screen. Our application efficiently and accurately calculates this from known information for an efficient solution.
Diamond Visionics Sales Manager Dan Peters states, “The GenesisRTX engine now has visibility checks built in where the tracking takes into account whether the entity is visible and can detect occlusion by any object in the scene including 2D and volumetric clouds which are necessary for the improved training troops demand today.”
Diamond Visionics, LLC is a privately held, small business based in Vestal, NY that produces cutting edge 3D visualization, image generation, and interactive source editing tools for the operational and simulation markets (GenesisRTX : GenesisIG, GenesisRDR, GenesisSN, and GenesisSDK).




Diamond Visionics vastly improves loading of NPSI Airfields

Vestal, NY – June 12, 2017– Diamond Visionics’ is announcing today that their GenesisRTX software has been greatly improved to facilitate the loading of NAVAIR Portable Source Initiative (NPSI) airfields. This software enhancement will be utilized by the US Navy with the DMRT and US Marines in our KC-130T contracts. Many airfields in the NPSI dataset are projected in a flat earth coordinate system from pre-generated legacy systems from various providers. Since GenesisRTX uses a round earth WGS-84 model, software was added to automatically do this conversion, resulting in the direct rendering of these airfields on-the-fly. “The ultimate goal of the NPSI”, said Daniel Peters Sales Manager of Diamond Visionics, “is to reduce the cost of dataset development through reuse. The GenesisRTX software is uniquely qualified to provide the most up-to-date accurate scenes for our pilots of the US Armed Forces. The ability to keep the pilots training on the most impressive visual scenes while reducing the previous legacy costs for the Government is a top priority for Diamond Visionics.”
Diamond Visionics, LLC is a privately held, small business based in Vestal, NY that produces cutting edge 3D visualization, image generation, and interactive source editing tools for the operational and simulation markets (GenesisRTX : GenesisIG, GenesisRDR, GenesisSN, and GenesisSDK).




Diamond Visionics Releases GenesisRTX version 10.5.1

Vestal, NY – March 17, 2017 – Diamond Visionics’ has released its latest GenesisRTX version 10.5.1 with some major technology upgrades and new feature enhancements that support Diamond Visionics priority on high-fidelity and higher quality visuals. GenesisRTX 10.5.1 focuses on a number of core areas: new options for zooming, dynamic visibility controls, improved entity tracking and many other updates and advancements.  Diamond Visionics’ GenesisRTX worldwide database generation system provides cutting-edge visualization, and manipulation of visual databases at run-time directly from source data on low-cost PC-based platforms, eliminating the need for traditional labor-intensive off-line database production processes.  Diamond Visionics’ customers will benefit greatly with the new optimization of GenesisRTX 10.5.1 with more realistic and scalable environments for trainee immersion in this current release. Our primary goal is to maintain the high performance demanded by the visual simulation and gaming markets. The new options for zooming include terrain persistence, FOV prediction and control over fade rates and distances in a zoom setup. The improved dynamic visibility controls supports upper atmosphere and terrain fading visualizations. Our customers can now fly from ground level, out of the earth’s atmosphere with a smooth transition.  “The new release of GenesisRTX 10.5.1 incorporates many new features and improvements requested by our customers for both performance and fidelity. Our commitment to answering customer needs for providing rapid, innovative solutions allows end-users to continue experiencing improved realism in visualization with Genesis products,” said Greg Amend, VP of Engineering Diamond Visionics.




LSI Selects Diamond Visionics GenesisRTX Suite of Products for AV-8B Deployable Mission Rehearsal Trainer (DMRT)

Vestal, NY – November 17, 2016 – Diamond Visionics announced today that Logistic Services International (LSI) has selected Diamond Visionics GenesisRTX Suite of Products (GenesisIG, GenesisSN & GenesisRDR) for the NAWCTSD AV-8B Deployable Mission Rehearsal Trainer (DMRT) Program. The AV-8B DMRT is a self-contained training system that can be deployed in under ten minutes for pilot training as well high-fidelity mission planning.

The LSI DMRT will deploy the Diamond Visionics suite of products including GenesisIG for the Out-the-Window (OTW) displays, GenesisSN for FLIR and GenesisRDR for the Digital Radar Landmass System (DRLMS). Dan Peters, Diamond Visionics Sales Manager states, “Diamond Visionics are very excited and feel very fortunate to work alongside LSI on this Naval Air Warfare Center – Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) Program which will utilize our entire product suite on the DMRT. We look forward to delivering the latest GenesisRTX technology for training and mission rehearsal for the AV-8B Aviators”.

Diamond Visionics, LLC is a privately held, small business based in Vestal, NY that produces cutting-edge 3D visualization, image generation, and interactive source editing tools for the operational and simulation markets (GenesisRTX : GenesisIG, GenesisRDR, GenesisSN, and GenesisSDK).




Diamond Visionics GenesisIG selected for U.S. Marine Corps KC-130T Visual Upgrade

Vestal, NY – October 6, 2016 – Diamond Visionics’ announces today that JF Taylor, Inc. has selected Diamond Visionics’ GenesisIG for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Divisions (NAWCTSD) visual upgrade for U. S Marine Corps KC-130T flight simulator. The KC-130T flight simulator is a multi-role, multi-mission transport aircraft that provides in-flight refueling as well as rapid ground refueling and transportation of personnel and cargo.
Brian Overy, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Diamond Visionics said, “Diamond Visionics are excited to work alongside JF Taylor, Inc. on the visual system upgrade for their KC-130T Flight Simulator. The navy will realize a significant cost savings due to our ability to natively render the scene directly from the Navy Portable Source Initiative (NPSI) source data during runtime.” GenesisIG improves the visual experience by making the simulated flight more realistic by allowing environmental factors to be included within design exercises. Diamond Visionics GenesisRTX suites of products run the NPSI source data just like any other native GIS Data; without any pre-process manipulation of data or compilation of data post-process.  Diamond Visionics, LLC is a privately held, small business based in Vestal, NY that produces cutting edge 3D visualization, image generation, and interactive source editing tools for the operational and simulation markets (GenesisRTX : GenesisIG, GenesisRDR, GenesisSN, and GenesisSDK).




Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Selects Diamond Visionics GenesisIG for F-2 Desktop Training Devices

Diamond Visionics announced today that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have chosen to upgrade their existing F-2 Instructor Desktop Training Devices with GenesisIG. The F-2 Instructor Desktop Training Systems are designed to simplify the training process for MHI and their customers by providing high-fidelity, local control for operations essential to flight training.

“It’s with great pleasure, that we announce a working relationship with Diamond Visionics, a top supplier of high performance image generation software. By incorporating Diamond Visionics Genesis™ family of products into our instructor desktop system, we are able to offer cost-effective training solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our customers,” said Masamitsu Kimura of Kanematsu Aerospace Corporation, a Diamond Visionics Value Added Reseller (VAR) in Japan.

Diamond Visionics, LLC is a privately held, small business based in Vestal, NY that produces cutting-edge 3D visualization, image generation, and interactive source editing tools for the operational and simulation markets (GenesisRTX : GenesisIG, GenesisRDR, GenesisSN, and GenesisSDK).




Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) use Diamond Visionics GenesisIG Visual System for Aircrew Training Systems (ATS)

Vestal, NY – June 30, 2016 – Diamond Visionics’ announces Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) have taken delivery and installed GenesisIG on ETC’s upgraded Aircrew Training Systems (“ATS”). The ATS are used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on aircrew, providing High-G, spatial disorientation, upset recovery, and tactical flight training.  “It is with great pleasure, that we announce a working relationship with Diamond Visionics, a top supplier of high performance image generation software. By incorporating Diamond Visionics’ Genesis™ Family of Products into our flight training devices, including add-ons and tools at affordable prices, we are able to offer cost-effective training solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our customers,” said Alper Kus, Aircrew Training System Business Unit Manager for ETC.  “As a leading provider of aerospace training solutions, it’s essential that the products we deliver authentically replicate real life flight situations in safe and repeatable environments. Our ability to combine high quality virtual environments with accurate motion stimuli is crucial to our success”, stated Kus.  “The opportunity to work with ETC and enhance their specific training devices has been a great opportunity”, said Brian Overy the VP of Marketing & Sales at Diamond Visionics. “We take great pride in the growth of our relationship together and look for many new exciting projects ahead.”
Diamond Visionics, LLC is a privately held, small business based in Vestal, NY that produces cutting-edge 3D visualization technology (GenesisIG, GenesisRDR, GenesisSN, and GenesisSDK) that run-time directly from source data on low-cost PC-based platforms, eliminating the need for traditional labor-intensive off-line database production processes.