Marine Simulation LLC announced the release of ROVsim Pro.
By modularizing the design and separating the program into distinct applications communicating over a simple network, ROVsim Pro can be used in almost any training environment. Multiple ROV's operating in the same mission, multiple SONARS operating from a single ROV, or a single instructor simultaneously monitoring a group of vehicles are now possible with ROVsim Pro.
ROVsim Pro consists of three main applications:
ROV pilot application - This application displays the primary ROV video monitor in a realistically designed single window. All operator controls are supported either externally through a custom hand controller or through standard input devices and a bottom screen control panel. ROVsim Pro supports up to 25 separate user configurable digital and analog inputs so virtually any external USB device can be adapted to work with it.
Instructor remote control application - Running on a separate computer connected to the student's application through a network, the instructor's application displays the student's ROV in its operating environment. The instructor may change his view of the operating area to any angle or distance he or she desires. From a single control panel, current, visibility and casualties are all under his control. The instructor can disable the student's video camera, simulate a thruster casualty and alter the environment's currents, thus creating a dynamic learning environment with infinite possibilities and challenges. The instructor's application can also record the mission for later playback and review with the student. This application can be used to control and monitor multiple simultaneous student pilot applications.
Dedicated SONAR application - A variety of SONARs as well as simultaneous multiple SONAR displays are supported. Once the SONAR application connects to the network it automatically launches whatever mission is currently being run by the pilot application. Both 2D navigation as well as 3D imaging technology can be simulated and the user interface can be custom configured to simulate nearly any SONAR system currently available.
Marine Simulation LLC produces interactive, computer-based simulations of surface and sub-surface craft for marine professionals.