Lockheed Martin: "VR and XR are critical for the next generation of trainers"

Watch our interview with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D Engineering Manager to hear about the benefits of Varjo’s VR/XR technology used with the leading simulation software.

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Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D adds support for Varjo's mixed reality

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company who develops Prepar3D, a visual simulation platform that allows users to create training scenarios across aviation, maritime, and ground domains. Varjo is proud to be working with Lockheed Martin and the Prepar3D team to enable the most demanding training and simulation scenarios that require the highest-fidelity immersive displays.

The newly-released Prepar3D v5 brings essential new capabilities and features to solve today’s emerging virtual and mixed reality training needs. What’s most exciting about it? The new Prepar3D brings support for Varjo’s mixed reality headset, XR-1 Developer Edition. This opens up an incredible range of new training applications where the real and synthetically generated worlds blend seamlessly to create compelling training solutions. Prepar3D is also compatible with the VR-2 and VR-2 Pro.

For details, see the latest release notes on the Prepar3D website.

 

Prepar3D and Varjo: Take realism to new heights in immersive training

Kyle Myers, Software Engineering Manager at Prepar3D

We interviewed Kyle Myers, Software Engineering Manager at Prepar3D, about the benefits of training solutions using Varjo’s headsets and Prepar3D:

“With the advent of the virtual reality technologies, we are always trying to find ways to integrate with the latest and greatest tech into our software. Virtual reality and mixed reality are going to be critical for our next generation of trainers,” Myers said.

With virtual reality, one of the key challenges is having the trainees interact with the cockpit when they can’t see what’s around them.

“If the visual acuity of the virtual environment is not good enough, that impacts the training and ultimately is a negative experience,” he said.

The human-eye resolution visual fidelity (over 60 pixels per degree) available in Varjo’s headsets solves these critical problems, making VR/XR training using Prepar3D-based simulations more realistic than ever. With Varjo, trainees can explore even the smallest details in the immersive environment and see objects at realistic visibility ranges.

“When we use headsets such as Varjo, where the resolution of the headset is much sharper and much closer to human-eye resolution, the experience is much more natural. Using VR technologies such as Varjo allows us to create a training experience with a wide field of view, without having the overhead of a large dome or multiple LCD screens.”

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