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FLAMES 6.1 Released

Huntsville, AL – August 21, 2006 – Ternion Corporation is pleased to announce the release of FLAMES, version 6.1. This version is filled with many powerful new features, some of which are summarized below. See the What’s New section of the FLAMES 6.1 documentation for details.

FLAMES 6.1 Enhancements:

Simplified Scenario Creation. The “patterns” that were introduced in version 6.0 have been improved in many ways to make scenario creation easier than ever.

User Interface Enhancements. Several new features have been added to the user interface of FORGE, including several new view preferences settings, a new way to save all view preferences, easier ways to enter object names in fields, and new coordinate formatting options.


Scenario Execution Enhancements. Support for ultra-small simulation time steps, the ability to write execution output in dBASE® format, and support for reading scenario variable values from a simple input file are among the new capabilities that improve FLAMES scenario execution.

Terrain Modeling Enhancements. The FLAMES Correlated Feature option has been merged into the FLAMES Advanced Correlated Terrain (FACT) option. A new database importer is included with the FACT option that is easier to use and allows partial database imports. For our maritime customers, FACT also now supports bathymetry (underwater elevation) data. In addition, the FLAMES Digital Terrain option has been enhanced to support larger terrain databases.

3D Visualization Enhancements. The FLAMES Enhanced 3D option now supports scene database paging, which allows you to visualize scene databases of almost any size, even on computers with relatively modest memory capacity. Scene datasets that support paging can be created directly from almost any OpenFlight® scene database. Other enhancements include support for compressed texture files, polygon sub-faces, and partial database importing.

Model Development Enhancements. New features have been added to assist FLAMES model developers in creating composable, FLAMES-based simulations, including a totally new way to define and verify formal model interface specifications, a simplified example model class inheritance hierarchy, new features for creating more friendly model graphical user interfaces, improved support for C++ model development, and several new additions to the FLAMES function library.

Customers with active software maintenance will receive version 6.1 upon request at no additional cost. Please contact customer support to make your request.