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FLAMES 12.0 Released

Huntsville, AL – December 2, 2013 – Ternion® Corporation is pleased to announce the release of FLAMES®, version 12.0. This new version includes well over 100 changes and enhancements that make it the most powerful and easy-to-use version of FLAMES ever released.

FLAMES 12.0 Enhancements

Some of the most significant enhancements in version 12.0 are summarized below. See the What’s New section of the FLAMES documentation for additional details on these and other enhancements.

User Interface Enhancements. Many enhancements have been made to the user interface of FORGE and FLASH to make these applications easier to use. The enhancements include many new ways to control the 2D and 3D views of FORGE™ and FLASH™, support for touch screens, and several new keyboard shortcuts.

New Way to Manage Datasets. FORGE includes a new window from which all the datasets in a scenario can be managed. You can load and drop multiple datasets of any type from this window. In addition, you can automatically drop multiple datasets and reload them from a different user.

New Terrain Modeling Capability. FLAMES Enhanced 3D Scene data may now be used directly as the terrain model for mathematical calculations in FLAMES applications. This means you can now import and use OpenFlight® terrain databases without having to import the corresponding correlated terrain polygon shapefiles. Enhanced 3D Scene data can also be used as the 2D background in 2D views.

Analysis Option Enhancements. A new tool has been added to FORGE to allow scenario variable values to be imported from an experiment file. In addition, a new example scenario and multiple tutorials are now included with FLAMES that illustrate many of the features of the Enhanced Analysis option.

New CSV Data Recorder Format. Most FLAMES data recorders now allow recorder files to be written in “comma separated value” (CSV) format. Files in this format can be opened with a text editor and many other third-party applications.

New Functions. The FLAMES application programming interface (API) includes over 40 new functions, many of which support advanced scenario and player management operations.

Find Memory Leaks Quickly. FLAMES includes a new tool that prints detailed information about all memory allocated by your custom software (provided you are using the FLAMES memory allocators). Using this tool and the instructions provided in the documentation, you can quickly find “memory leaks” – memory that you are allocating in your custom software but are forgetting to free.

Enhanced Bundled Models. Many changes have been made to the models that are bundled with FLAMES to take advantage of the new features of FLAMES and to enhance the capabilities of the models. In addition, two new cognition models are bundled with FLAMES which provide a convenient set of commands for performing several high-level scenario management and control operations. The source code to the models (which is included with FLAMES Development Suite) provides many examples of how to perform these high-level operations in custom software.

Debug Libraries Now Included. The FLAMES Development Suite for Windows computers now includes debug versions of FLAMES bundled model component plug-in libraries. You can use the debug versions of the libraries with a debugger to step through and examine the functions and variables of a bundled model during scenario execution without having to compile the source code of the model.

Free copies of version 12.0 of the FLAMES Runtime Suite are available upon request.

FLAMES Development Suite customers with active software maintenance will receive version 12.0 upon request at no additional cost. Please contact customer support to make your request.