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.




Tim Woodard of Diamond Visionics to speak at Image Conference

Vestal, NY – June 21, 2016 – Diamond Visionics’ announces that Tim Woodard has been chosen to speak at this year’s Image Conference at the University of Dayton, River Campus, Dayton, OH. Mr. Woodard will be speaking on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Tim Woodard has published and presented previously at Image, GTC, I/ITSEC, ASQ, and ITEC conferences. Mr. Woodard’s speech entitled, “Deferring Commitment For Scene Content Generation” pertains to Image generation software that has traditionally been based on the concept of loading pre-computed databases, and rendering them utilizing a scene-graph approach. Modern hardware provides a number of mechanisms which can enable deferring commitment regarding the form that scene data takes at run-time, eliminating the need for pre-computing scene content. By utilizing parallel processing and modern OpenGL techniques, scene content can be generated “on demand”. The result is that an order of magnitude increase in performance can be achieved when compared to previously available rendering methods. This paper will cover some of the available techniques and how they impact overall rendering performance and fidelity.

Mr. Tim Woodard is the Chief Technology Officer at Diamond Visionics, with over 19 years of experience specializing in the design and development of software architectures for real-time PC-based image generation using Agile development processes, advanced C++, and modern OpenGL techniques. Mr. Woodard has received patents for the real-time simulator database generation technology which forms the basis of Diamond Visionics’ GenesisRTX worldwide database generation system. GenesisRTX provides high-fidelity generation, 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. Tim has served as the Director of Engineering, Director of Research and Development, and principal investigator for a number of Phase I, II, III US Government Small Business Innovative Research Grants.

Those seeking additional information about the Image Conference and Mr. Woodard’s speech should visit the Image website.

Link to: http://image-society.org/EVENTS/16IMAGE/PAPERS-2016/A-LIST.html

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 (GenesisIG, GenesisSN, GenesisRDR and GenesisSDK). www.diamondvisionics.com




Diamond Visionics Awards “Most Innovative Design” Prize at “IT FLIES USA 2016” Competition

Diamond Visionics, a provider of 3D visualization and image generation, gave a cash award to the winners of the “IT FLIES USA 2016” competition at the University of Dayton. The competition, sponsored by Merlin Flight Simulation Group, featured student teams from the University of Dayton and the University of Manchester in England who created their own designs of a fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft. Test pilots from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base evaluated each presentation and then flew the aircraft in the university’s newly upgraded visual on the MP521 simulator.

Diamond Visionics, creators of the GenesisRTX visual graphics used during the competition, awarded a cash prize for “The Most Innovative Design” to Manchester University’s rotary wing design team of Cian Hanley, Matthew Hogg and Mitchel Follet.

“What made this competition truly unique” said Daniel Peters, Sales Manager of Diamond Visionics, “is that the University of Dayton has invested in a fully integrated Flight Simulation System and instructor station, one of the few universities in the U.S. to have done so. This enables the students to test their designs with the same visual software as the military and commercial pilots training around the world.”




USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Selects Diamond Visionics GenesisIG

The United States Air Force’s School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will use Diamond Visionics’ GenesisIG for its Operational-Based Vision Assessment (OBVA) Simulator Image Generator Technology Insertion Program.

The OBVA requires the highest level of fidelity possible to allow researchers to investigate and validate the relationships between operational visual performance and current visual standards, possible future vision tests, and other measures of visual performance.
The School of Aerospace Medicine at WPAFB chose GenesisIG because of its need to conduct visual performance research to correlate clinical measures of ocular health with operational task performance. The school found GenesisRTX provides this capability along with the ability to run from source anywhere in the world, no longer requiring costly and time-consuming pre-built databases.




Boeing selects Diamond Visionics GenesisRTX for F-16 WTT Training Program

Diamond Visionics LLC, the leader in providing of out-the-window and sensor image generation solutions, announced today that Boeing Training Systems and Government Services have selected Diamond Visionics’ GenesisIG and GenesisSN to support the United States Air Force F-16 WTT Training Program. Customers chose Diamond Visionics GenesisRTX because of its unique ability to create hi-fidelity 60hz terrain images directly from GIS source data and replicate anywhere around the world.

“The Diamond Visionics team listens to our customers to clearly understand the challenges they are faced with so that we can meet expectations and deadlines. The F-16 program provided us another opportunity to make sure that Boeing would have what it needs to ensure the pilot’s success”, said David Gdovin, President and Co-Founder of Diamond Visionics, LLC. “As with all of the training programs that we share with Boeing, we take pride in providing the highest quality Image Generator runtime software and support.”

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 Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Vestal, NY – March 7, 2016 – Vestal‐based Diamond Visionics, a leading provider of cutting‐edge 3D visualization and image generation products and services, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operations this month.  Two decades of work by our dedicated employees have transformed the modeling and simulation industry to where the best pilots and soldiers in the world train using Diamond Visionics products.

With over twenty years of experience at Singer‐Link, David P. Gdovin and David L. Peters founded Diamond Visionics in 1996. Initial plans called for creating surgical simulation technology for the medical industry, but the rendering technology was quickly repurposed by the U.S. Army to generate the simulation industry’s first dynamic terrain. The success of this  program and others resulted in Diamond Visionics receiving the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award and began a long series of SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) grants from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the majority of which focused on image generation.

Today Diamond Visionics has a family of render‐from‐source products for military and commercial out‐the‐window (OTW), sensor (NVG, EO, FLIR) and radar. The GenesisRTX  dynamic construction engine procedurally builds 3D scenes directly from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) source data and eliminates the need for costly and time‐consuming off‐line database generation.

“We at Diamond Visionics are thankful to our many customers for making this anniversary possible,” said David P. Gdovin, President of Diamond Visionics. “Several customers and a core of employees who are motivated by this ever‐evolving technology have taken the entire journey with us. The past 20 years have been exciting, challenging and rewarding.”

Diamond Visionics’ anniversary caused David L. Peters (CTO Retired) to take pause and reflect back on starting the company and how Diamond Visionics has grown over the past 20 years. “I  have been a part of computer graphics image generation for flight simulation since the 1970s.  When we started Diamond Visionics 20 years ago, we were on the ground floor of PC‐based  image generation with the user in the loop, and I have found it an exciting road to the phenomenal scenes being generated today. Our friends and users in the industry have allowed us to gather an incredible team and we look forward with joy and excitement for the next 20 years”, said Peters.

Diamond Visionics prides itself on providing a positive work environment that energizes the  staff, fosters creativity and improves collaboration between our software developers to create and maintain the highest level of quality. Spearheading product development for Diamond Visionics is Tim Woodard, CTO and chief architect of GenesisRTX and longest‐tenured  employee. Tim will be marking his own 20th anniversary with the company this August. “This anniversary is a significant milestone for a company with such humble beginnings. I feel very privileged to have been involved from the early days and be a part of the evolution of our processes and products. It is truly fulfilling to work with this team on leading edge technology in an industry that exists to save lives. None of this would have been possible without our  excellent engineering staff, who share a unified passion for developing elegant solutions for complex problems. I’m excited to see what we will accomplish in the next 20 years”, stated Woodard.

Diamond Visionics will mark its 20th Year Anniversary with a few celebrations over the course of the year to highlight its success.  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).