LVC Game / Integrating Everything
Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) systems integration is driven by
standards, and there are many to choose from.
Calytrix's suite of LVC Game products allow the most popular serious games
and training systems to connect directly with one another, and with military
standard C2 and simulation systems.
Using LVC Game, Calytrix has developed a number of off-the-shelf products
to support the most widely deployed games-based training systems so that users
have an instant solution to solve their integration problems. No coding or
development experience is required - these are off-the-shelf products that are
ready to go.
LVC Game also ships as a Software Development Kit (SDK) to allow the creators of
custom systems to rapidly add DIS/HLA/C2 capabilities to their products without
having to write their own solution, gaining not only an immediate, extended feature
set, but the ability to leverage a proven technology base that is continually
updated and fully supported.
Whether you are the user of a training system, or writing your own, LVC Game has
a solution to quickly and efficiently link in to the live, virutal and constructive
LVC Game for the End User
As an end-user you have peace of mind that any system you acquire
that uses LVC-Game for its systems integration will connect seamlessly into
your training environment. Whether it is based on DIS or HLA, uses the RPR
FOM version one or two, or even the JLCCTC ERF, LVC Game will take care of
Not only this, but as new standards are added to the ecosystem
you will gain new capabilities and integration options, all in a fully-supported
package designed for the end-user, not the developer.
The range of Calytrix LVC Game products are sold and marketed as LVC Game for X,
where X is any supported system from the growing list of partners below:
LVC Game for the Developer
For developers, LVC Game is also available as a Software Development Kit (SDK).
The LVC Game SDK provides a simple and accessible means for serious games and
other developers to connect their systems into the complex world of military
simulation standards. By integrating LVC Game into your software system you
instantly have access to all current and future supported DIS/HLA and C2
standards without the learning curve or costs associated with mastering this
complex domain, or the burden of maintaining a custom solution.
Using the same SDK that our end-user products are built on, developers are
presented with a light-weight, event-driven API that hides the complexities
and specifics of technologies like DIS and HLA. With only a small effort,
users can quickly connect to their systems through LVC Game and begin exchanging
information with external systems.
Benefits of using LVC Game
LVC Game presents a number of clear benefits for simulation systems developers.
Beyond an immediate capability enhancement from an API designed specifically to
support serious games and training systems, LVC Game supports a broad set of
platforms and tools, including:
- Support all major versions of DIS protocol
- Support all major versions of HLA (1.3, 1516, 1516-evolved)
- Support all major commercial HLA RTI vendors (Pitch, MaK, Raytheon)
- Support the Portico open source RTI
- Support all major HLA FOMs (RPR1, RPR2, JLCCTC ERF)
- Growing support for C2 protocols
Beyond the wide supported platform, the LVC Game library itself exists to provide
a number of developer conveniences. These include:
- Automatic dead-reckoning of all incoming and outgoing traffic
- Advanced filtering to ensure your system can work in the largest constructive environments
- Data-offsets to micro-adjust types in non-correlated environments
- Built in monitoring and management tools to see what is happening on the network
Finally, in addition to the functionality delivered, the development kits are under ongoing
development and are fully supported, meaning both you and your customers will
have access to our team to help in build and post-delivery support.