Press Releases
May 16, 2016

Quantum3D Demonstrating Newest Independence IDX 80 Image Generator

Also Announcing Latest MANTIS IG Software Release Including Native Support for ProjectionTools Screen Calibration Products


London, UK (ITEC Stand E124)  – May 17, 2016 – Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it is demonstrating a prototype of its newly-announced Independence® IDX 80 Image Generator (IG) this week in the project: syntropy / stand at the ITEC 2016 exhibition held at ExCeL London. Although the IDX 80 is Quantum3D’s most compact IG product, fitting within a single case the size of a deskside PC, it will be shown driving a large scale 6-projector (each at WQXGA 2560×1600 resolution) display dome with a real-time aircraft simulation demo.  Remarkably, this level of performance was previously only possible with IG’s comprising a much larger rack full of several PC servers.

Quantum3D is also announcing the upcoming release of MANTIS® version 3.3, a significant new upgrade to its award-winning Image Generation software including several key features:

  • Native support for ProjectionTools runtime software
  • Increased number of spot lights and omni-directional lights, also with added support for these light types in sensor channels
  • Improved performance and capability of DI-Guy animated character option
  • Improved appearance of light points to support Level-D airport rendering
  • Added support for direct stimulation of NVG goggles

This new release of MANTIS will be available to customers in late May 2016, and will be included with the new IDX 80 system which will begin shipping in summer 2016.

Employing a unique new compact all-in-one design, the IDX 80 is designed and optimized for simulation applications requiring anywhere from two to a maximum of eight separate display devices. Applications in this popular range include commercial airline pilot training simulators, maritime and ground vehicle simulators, as well as a wide variety of other vehicle training devices.

“The IDX 80 is a marvelous reminder that great things can come in small packages,” said Jan Bjernfalk, Quantum3D’s VP of Products. “Fixed-wing pilot training, ground vehicle training, maritime training, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) training are all ideal applications for this tiny but powerful new platform.”

In developing this demo, Quantum3D partnered with, producer of the highly versatile ProjectionTools software suite which enables automatic display calibration and distortion correction for virtually any arbitrary display surface.  As a result, Quantum3D’s MANTIS image generation software now includes built-in native runtime support for ProjectionTools, and allows MANTIS-based image generators to display on any imaginable screen shape.

“We are excited to have our technology integrated with Quantum3D’s visual system product line,” said Christian Steinmann, Managing Director at  “This opens up new opportunities for us and increases our global reach.”

About Quantum3D

Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of simulation and training solutions as well as the technology that drives them. Quantum3D combines the most advanced hardware and software systems for simulation in a variety of markets and implementations — flight simulation; land and other vehicle training; synthetic environments and construction tools; sensor simulation; and other COTS-based solutions.

Quantum3D is a privately-held company headquartered in Milpitas, California. Quantum3D recently announced that it is in the process of being acquired by HAVELSAN, a major global software and systems provider based in Ankara, Turkey. This acquisition is anticipated to complete by early summer 2016.

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About and project: syntropy is the developer of ProjectionTools, and sells targeted autocalibration systems for advanced displays. ProjectionTools is the most versatile automatic display calibration system on the market for calibration of arbitrary screen shapes.

project: syntropy is a related company specializing in integration of Visual Display Systems and cutting edge interactive environments bridging the gap between creation and technology. Its focus is on designing and delivering display systems for a wide variety of uses ranging from Training and Simulation to Planetariums and Expos. Both companies are based in the Berlin, Germany area.

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