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NCS Announces 2022 Class for Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame

Posted on June 17, 2022

NCS Announces 2022 Class for Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame  The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced it will induct two new members — Dr. Winston “Wink” Bennett and Dr. James (Jim) Wall — to the NCS Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Hall of Fame. The ceremony is Oct. 24, 2022, at the Orange County […]

Inside EA’s new downtown Orlando studio: 3 cool things at the gaming giant’s downtown campus (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on June 6, 2022

With a colorful mural and an animated video screen adorning the outside, Electronic Arts Inc.’s new downtown Orlando office stands out. Still, it’s no less impressive inside the 175,000-square-foot office and studio where EA (Nasdaq: EA) makes Madden NFL, NBA Live Mobile, EA’s returning college football game and other sports titles. https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2022/05/31/florida-orlando-ea-downtown-video-game-office.html?utm_source=st&utm_medium=en&utm_campaign=EC&utm_content=or&ana=e_or_EC&j=27944540&senddate=2022-06-04

Orlando ag tech company Kalera to build new growing facility near airport (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on June 2, 2022

An Orlando-based company’s newest high-tech, indoor vertical farm is in the works. Kalera Inc. seeks a conditional-use permit from the city of Orlando to allow for indoor lettuce growing in a warehouse at 6843 Conway Road, near Orlando International Airport. The company aims to convert 33,100 square feet inside the 101,000-square-foot warehouse into a vertical […]

Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund targets up to 4 more startup investments this year (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on June 2, 2022

An Orlando-based fund that launched with the goal of raising and investing $30 million has a few more deals up its sleeve this year. The Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund likely will invest in three or four more startups before the end of the year, Principal Thomas Rudy told Orlando Inno. That means a few companies, and […]

Orlando sets out to cement itself as the center of the metaverse (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on May 10, 2022

The masters of the metaverse are in Central Florida. That’s according to the Orlando Economic Partnership, which is spearheading an initiative to establish the region from Orlando to Miami as the “MetaCenter,” the national hub for technologies that power the metaverse. They include gaming, simulation, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Central Florida is moving to […]

C2TI Grows Advisory Board with Former CAE, USA President 

Posted on May 4, 2022

C2TI Grows Advisory Board with Former CAE, USA President  C2 Technologies Inc., an internationally recognized leader in education, immersive learning (AR/VR/XR, Metaverse), MODSIM, Aviation training, and Digital Transformation announces its newest advisory board member, Raymond “Duke” Duquette. The former president and general manager of CAE, USA, Duke has more than 30 years of experience in the […]

VirTra Appoints Director and Military Simulation Training Expert John Givens as Co-Chief Executive Officer

Posted on May 2, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz., May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI) (“VirTra”), a global provider of judgmental use of force training simulators, and firearms training simulators for the law enforcement and military markets, has appointed John Givens as co-chief executive officer (CEO), effective today. Givens has been a member of the board of directors for VirTra since […]

Unreal Engine 5

Posted on April 29, 2022

The release of Unreal Engine 5 is making waves across many industries. Its potential to change the face of next-generation game development is clear, while creators in film and television, live events, architecture, automotive, and more all have much to celebrate. But groundbreaking new toolsets for generating highly realistic, high-accuracy, massive Open Worlds are equally applicable to […]

C2 Technologies Opens Center for Immersive Learning Tech & MODSIM in Orlando

Posted on April 27, 2022

C2 Technologies Opens Center for Immersive Learning Tech & MODSIM in Orlando  Orlando, Fla. (April 26, 2022) – C2 Technologies, a global aerospace and defense company specializing in immersive training through technology, has opened its Center for Immersive Learning Tech and MODSIM in Orlando, through the UCF Business Incubation Program’s Soft Landing program at the Research Park Incubator.   […]

New Sanford HQ where drone startup Hoverfly will create jobs (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on April 27, 2022

Drone startup Hoverfly Technologies Inc. is nearly doubling in size. Hoverfly on April 25 cut the ribbon on its new 20,500-square-foot headquarters in Sanford after moving from its previous 11,000-square-foot building on March 1. The facility, which acts as Hoverfly’s primary research and design/design space, means the company will add 50 workers to its staff […]

Alice Cooper, Lee Westwood and other celebs compete on HypGames’ mobile virtual golf game (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on April 25, 2022

The reason HypGames Inc. wanted to get celebrities like pro golfer Lee Westwood, rock star Alice Cooper and “Seinfeld” actor John O’Hurley on its mobile golf game was simple. HypGames created that game, Ultimate Golf, so users could play rounds of virtual golf in interesting places with interesting people, co-founder and CEO Mike Taramykin told Orlando Inno. What’s more interesting than competing against […]

U.S. Army Selects SIMETRI as Tactical Combat Medical Care Instructors for Second Time

Posted on April 21, 2022

Winter Park, FL— April 21, 2022. The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE)/Department of Operational Medicine (DoOM) has again awarded SIMETRI Inc. a 3-year contract to provide physician assistant instructional services and personnel for its Tactical Combat Medical Care Course (TCMC). SIMETRI instructors will continue to design and implement point-of-injury, combat medical readiness training curricula […]

Army Awards SoarTech Contract to Develop AI and Machine Learning Solutions to Address Ground Warfare Challenges

Posted on April 21, 2022

Army Awards SoarTech Contract to Develop AI and Machine Learning Solutions to Address Ground Warfare Challenges  ANN ARBOR, Mich. – April 21, 2022.  SoarTech was one of 10 small businesses awarded more than $11 million, collectively, through the Army’s Applied Small Business Innovation Research Program, to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) solutions with the […]

Cyber firm ThreatLocker to double staff and enhance product after $100M VC deal (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on April 21, 2022

A local cybersecurity company expects to hire more than 100 people and expand its reach after raising $100 million. ThreatLocker Inc. raised the money in a Series C fundraising round led by New York-based private equity firm General Atlantic Service Co. LP, co-founder and CEO Danny Jenkins told Orlando Inno. As a result, the Maitland-based firm will add […]

Quantum3D Mixed Reality Simulator has been nominated for BEST ENTERPRISE SOLUTION AWARD

Posted on April 18, 2022

    Milpitas, CA – April 18, 2022 Quantum3D Mixed Reality Simulator has been nominated for AWE USA 2022 AUGGIE AWARDS in the category of BEST ENTERPRISE SOLUTION (Enterprise solutions that solve business problems using AR, and VR) Please visit the following link to vote for Quantum3D Mixed Reality. https://www.awexr.com/usa-2022/auggie Quantum3D’s new mixed reality visual […]

Central Florida a finalist in Space Force search for training command center (Collin Krabbe and Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on April 15, 2022

Florida’s Space Coast is again on the hunt for a major U.S. military command. Patrick Space Force Base in Brevard County is a candidate to host the U.S. Space Force’s Space Training and Readiness Command Headquarters, according to the U.S. Air Force. Known as STARCOM, it’s used to educate and train space professionals, for program […]

DoD STARBASE Central Florida Holds Ribbon Cutting; Graduates First Class

Posted on April 14, 2022

STARBASE Central Florida Holds Ribbon Cutting; Graduates First Class April 12, 2022. Orlando, Florida. The STARBASE Central Florida officially celebrated its opening at a ribbon cutting in the University of Central Florida Partnership III Building on Tuesday, April 12, coming on the evening of its first graduation of the 61 students who completed the program. […]

Exclusive look at the new Games Marketing Insights report from Facebook Gaming

Posted on April 10, 2022

As the games advertising ecosystem has become increasingly complex, transformed by privacy-first concerns, marketers and publishers need to understand how the world is changing, what moves players, and how to stay ahead of the curve. To that end, Facebook Gaming has released the third annual Games Marketing Insights for 2022 report. It offers new insights into […]

Tampa-based Vu Technologies to launch new studio in Orlando this year (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on March 25, 2022

A Tampa-based virtual production firm, which saw its big seed round got heavy participation from investors in Orlando earlier this year, has decided to expand here this year. This will be the fourth studio for Vu Technologies Corp., which plans to open a 32,000-square-foot studio with three on-site stages, the company announced today on its website. The […]

DiSTI Partners with Visionary Training Resources (VTR) to Revolutionize Commercial Pilot Training

Posted on March 15, 2022

Virtual training solution developer, The DiSTI Corporation, along with pilot training innovators, Visionary Training Resources (VTR), have entered into a partnership to develop virtual reality (VR) pilot training for the 737 and A320 aircraft. Recent research by one of the United States’ leading four-year flight training degree programs estimates that the U.S. has a shortage of at least […]

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