VRcontext Announces the Release of Walkinside Version 6.0

The Next Generation Virtual Reality Software for Efficient Life-Cycle Asset Management, Operational Safety, Training and Remote Visualization.

Sep 29, 2011, 12:00 ET from VRcontext

BRUSSELS, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brussels-based VRcontext International announces the release of Walkinside® Version 6.0 virtual reality software, already deployed at client operational sites.

Walkinside Version 6.0 is a significant milestone for Oil & Gas asset operators in four key areas: the Immersive Training Simulator (ITS) to simulate real-life field operations, the collaborative Walkinside WebServer combined with Citrix-based remote 3D visualization to deploy 3D in large organizations, the powerful Seabed Builder™ to help construct accurate virtual reality models for complex field lay-outs, and the new Software Development Kit (SDK) for faster and easier integration of Enterprise applications.

The Walkinside ITS already helps Total E&P Angola simulate real-life workflow situations using different training mode options, with diverse immersive scenarios specifically designed for the planning, the scheduling and the execution of Standard Operations Procedures.

The new Walkinside WebServer combined with Citrix 3D remote visualization technology offers a 'Thin Client' solution that enables authenticated users to conveniently access 3D models and associated data on low-end PCs, tablets and smart phones from the field, the office and other locations, pooling expertise and promoting better decision-making.

Further, this game-changing Walkinside version includes the Seabed Builder option for Subsea Asset model building. As complex assets become more geographically dispersed, whether onshore or on the seabed, specific tools and functionalities are required to assemble automatically a correct 3D model of the complete infrastructure, using ESRI ArcGIS data.

Finally, the new Walkinside SDK supports direct access to all the VR Model geometry data and enables custom-built, bi-directional links to external applications, developed on top of Web Services technology.

"Leveraging this new, more flexible architecture, COMOS – used together with Walkinside – makes it possible to implement comprehensive Basic and Detail Engineering processes in 3D through all the Life-cycle phases of an industrial plant or unit," said Bernd Kokkelink, Head of Research & Development and Product Management for COMOS Plant Engineering Software at Siemens.

About VRcontext

VRcontext International S.A. is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data in 3D. Over 200 businesses and governments in more than 30 countries rely on VRcontext's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. VRcontext software and services empower its customers to build and operate plants and ships, more safely and efficiently with intelligent 3D models. For more information, visit www.vrcontext.com.

About Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies. More than one-third of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. Further information is available at www.siemens.com/industry.

Hans Van den Wijngaert
VRcontext International S.A., Belgium
Tel: +32 2 663 96 00

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