Optis acquires simulation software maker SimplySim

Optis Group, a maker of physics-based simulation software for lighting systems, perceived quality, and human-machine interface design, has acquired SimplySim, a software provider for rendering, simulation, and robotics.

Apr 16th, 2011

Optis Group (Toulon, France), a maker of physics-based simulation software for lighting systems, perceived quality, and human-machine interface design, has acquired SimplySim (Sophia Antipolis, France), a software provider for rendering, simulation, and robotics. The addition of SimplySims’ technology will allow Optis to integrate its new real-time product portfolio into a 3-D platform resulting in greater realism.

The acquisition follows Optis' physics-based strategy and signals another step towards more realistic simulators, an area in which Optis has invested substantially over the past four years, integrating predictive light effects and human vision perception. SimplySim’s SimplyCube software is used to develop, visualize and test virtual environments with physics behavior being applied to every entity. The technology allows users first to program then test virtual robots and finally to embed the program into the actual robot itself.

Jacques Delacour, CEO and president of OPTIS Group, comments, “SimplySim is the first acquisition for the OPTIS group and I am very excited about the innovative product suite we can develop together. Connecting the virtual and real worlds through robotics will enlarge the scope of our potential applications in many domains, including unmanned vehicles and reconnaissance technologies for the defense industry. This heightened realism will also allow us to enter the field of serious games.”

SOURCE: Optis Group

--Posted by Vision Systems Design

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