NCS News Desk

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

Posted on May 10, 2022 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

    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. 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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 […]

Switching from an entrepreneur to ‘intrapreneur’ helps Black Orlando Tech exec bring more minorities into the field (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on March 14, 2022 in Uncategorized,

Joshua Walker found early success as an entrepreneur, but he soon learned that starting a business isn’t for everyone. Walker and his wife ran a digital consultancy from 2016-2017, and the business was successful in landing projects. However, Walker changed directions on 2017, joining global consulting giant Deloitte. “The misconception of starting a business is, if […]

Here are 7 tech upgrades to enhance travel through Orlando International Airport’s new terminal (by Richard Bilbao)

Posted on March 11, 2022 in Uncategorized,

Orlando International Airport’s new south terminal complex is tapping into a variety of tech upgrades to make travel easier for millions of passengers headed to Central Florida. The new $2 billion-plus facility, which is set to debut in July, will feature technology to expedite the terminal process, arrival and departure, baggage processes and more. Here’s […]

Las Vegas-based immersive entertainment brand – Area15 plans to open an Orlando location (By Steven Ryzewski)

Posted on March 10, 2022 in Uncategorized,

A Las Vegas-based immersive entertainment brand plans to open an Orlando location. A 16-foot tall robot named Mechan 11 has been placed on the nearly 17-acre property, adjacent Interstate 4 and just north of Orlando Premium Outlets. In the robot’s hand is a flag reading “Area15” — which happens to be the name of an […]

Altamonte Springs firm Talon installs simulators for the military, arcades — and luxury homes (by Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on March 9, 2022 in Uncategorized,

The results of the simulator services offered by Talon Simulations LLC can be seen in U.S. Army installations, Dave & Buster’s arcades — and now, the ritzy home down the street. Altamonte Springs-based Talon offers consulting, installation and support services for virtual-reality motion simulators. While entertainment centers, like arcades, were its primary customers base before […]