Improved efficiency and user experience for any flight simulator

Accessible – Engaging – Optimal

The flight simulation community is a mature and powerful industry that is constantly reinventing itself. While even 10 years ago it was not possible to imagine an affordable motion-enabled simulator, today it’s impossible to imagine a simulator being set up without motion. Over the years, D-BOX has proven that efficient and reliable movement in a flight simulator doesn’t have to mean heavy, hard to deploy or expensive.

With a large deployment of simulators for both fixed and rotary wings, D-BOX is used in both military and civil aircraft simulators.

D-BOX develops motion technology for training and simulation applications. Our motion-cueing systems are used anywhere people need to experience kinesthetic training for critical operations — army, air force and navy training and analysis.

Affordable and easy to integrate, D-BOX technology creates true-to-life, immersive motion effects when paired with high fidelity simulation engines.

Reasonable distractions like turbulence, engine vibration and parasitic drag are important elements for flight training. D-BOX motion adds to the richness of the training experience. We integrate D-BOX in every opportunity.
Mike Altman
CEO, Precision Flight Control

 


We can help you to deliver maximum training transfer to pilots. To learn more and get in touch with our experts, visit this page.


 D-BOX Motion-Cueing Systems core benefits

Engaging

Optimal simulation training is engaging enough to remove psychological barriers to learning, creating psychomotor reflexes that respond to real-life situations. D-BOX immerses trainees by replicating the platform’s movement while using rich motion cueing to replicate vibrations, such as detonations, in the surrounding environment.

Affordable

Traditional training simulators are not necessarily optimal from a cost benefit perspective. D-BOX motion-cueing systems deliver state-of-the-art simulation at a fraction of the price. What’s more, our interoperability and ease of deployment further reduce the overall cost of deploying and managing a simulation training program.

Easy to Deploy

Operational requirements and situations can quickly develop and change, requiring simulation systems that can be rapidly deployed anywhere, anytime. An interoperable COTS solution, D-BOX technology is a game changer, thanks to its ease of installation, low electrical power requirements, low shipment weight and reduced deployment time.

Interoperable

Easily integrate D-BOX technology with your existing simulator’s architecture. We rely on open APIs and communication standards to ensure that our motion-cueing systems easily interoperate with partner and client software.

Commercial Off-the-Shelf

As a COTS system, D-BOX offers a remarkably affordable and reliable solution. Our technology is supported and documented, and therefore easy to integrate and manage. Users can access all our expertise, including motion code, behavioral subtlety and vibrations.


We can help you to deliver maximum training transfer to pilots. To learn more and get in touch with our experts, visit this page.

Robust technology that simulates real-life movement and vibrations


D-BOX motion-cueing systems enable you to develop highly reliable training applications that respond and adapt to real-life situations, such as textures, velocity, engine vibrations and vehicle dynamics motion. By integrating our motion-cueing systems with your simulation engine, you gain a highly reliable simulator that responds to on-screen situations and user responses, using kinesthetic cues to build operators’ psychomotor reflexes.

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Hardware

D-BOX motion hardware can be integrated into a seat, platform or other surface to simulate a range of textures and scalable axes of movement. Our motion-cueing systems are evolutive and scalable. We can help you select the optimal arrangement of actuators for your application, ensuring you deliver on budget and on time.

Software

For simulation, D-BOX interactive software uses motion algorithms to respond to user commands. Motion signals are sent to our motion controller, which decrypts the signal and sends the queue to our motion actuators. D-BOX motion specialists support your integration to replicate all vehicle movements from your simulation, including vehicle position, acceleration, suspension, detonations, engine vibrations and movement of articulated parts.

 

We can help you to deliver maximal training transfer to pilots. To learn more and get in touch with our experts, visit this page.

Ready to fit into your architecture

Easily integrate D-BOX technology with your existing simulator’s architecture.

Architecture

D-BOX Technology integrations rely on open APIs and communication standards to ensure that our motion-cueing systems easily interoperate with partner and client software to transfer all movements and vibrations from the simulation engine to real life.

 

Existing integrations to connect out-of-the-box with

A Pre-Integrated Motion Solution – Ready to Connect

Along with an ease of integration that’s based on our adoption of standards and the open API available with D-BOX motion solutions, we deliver out-of-the-box integrations with many of the most commonly used engines:

  • X-Plane is the world’s most comprehensive and powerful flight simulator for personal computers. With the most realistic flight model available for home users, X-Plane is not just a game–it is an engineering tool that can be, and is, used to predict the flight characteristics of nearly any aircraft with incredible accuracy. The same engine used to drive the FAA-certified simulator is available on your desktop PC, whether it’s running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.
  • Prepar3D is a visual simulation platform that allows users to create training scenarios across aviation, maritime and ground domains. Users can train anywhere in the virtual world, from under water to sub orbital space. Prepar3D furthers the development of Microsoft® ESP™ while maintaining compatibility with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, allowing many thousands of add-ons to be used within Prepar3D.
  • Lockheed Martin ESPcan engage users in immersive experiences with very realistic land, sea, and air environments—making them ideal tools for training, evaluating, and preparing personnel for optimal performance in the real world. Microsoft ESP enables organizations to create, deliver, and realize the enormous benefits of immersive simulations while gaining a strong return on investment that’s not readily available from other platforms today.

If you are still looking for a way to affordably integrate motion into your simulation application, ask your software provider about existing integrations with D-BOX.

Integration

 

Application examples from training and simulation companies already leveraging D-BOX as their motion solution provider:

Fast Jet Simulator
Titan HD “Combat Zone”

Precision Flight Controls

As illustrated in these videos, the D-BOX motion solution is based on both a hardware kit of actuators and software integration of motion codes.

 

News from Twitter, Press Clips and Blog posts

These are the latest posts about D-BOX for Simulation and Training.

Find more posts and follow us on Twitter here

.@sterkinekor & @dboxtech join forces to offer movie goers an awesome experience savibeza.co.za/2017/12/ster-k… Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

@Yazpants Hi Yaz, #DBOX is currently available at Ster-Kinekor Mall of Africa, The Zone, Gateway & Cavendish. bit.ly/2BIj2Dh Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

D-BOX VR is opening today, must try Raising a Rukus created by @VRcompany presented @CineplexMovies

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Another edition of @iitsec is now behind us, highlighted by the visit of Susan Harper and Ximena Pauvif-Machado from the Consulate General of Canada. #IITSEC

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Was nice to have the experienced opinion of Jeff Loube on our new 4DoF simulator yesterday @halldalegroup #IITSEC2017

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The Simulation and Training division is getting prepared for the 2017 edition of I/ITSEC!! All pumped up for another exciting show.

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D-BOX est en deuil aujourd'hui, suite au décès de notre ami Jean Lamarre, président du conseil d'administration de l'entreprise. Nous souhaitons offrir nos plus sincères condoléances à sa conjointe, madame Diane Fugère, ainsi qu'à leurs enfants, Catherine et David.

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RT @futurism "The studio creates holograms from people and objects!"

.@HEC_Montreal crée la Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG-Prompt en expérience utilisateur ow.ly/6gfe30gt8IW @dboxtech @DeloitteCanada @DesjardinsGroup @JDASoftware @sobeys @Videotron Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

Entrevue de Claude Mc Master @TVAreseau lors du lancement de la 1ère chaire de recherche industrielle en UX lancée par HEC MTL.

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RT @futurism "Immerse yourself in your social media!"

L'innovation chez D-BOX ne dort jamais, même un vendredi soir! Innovation here, just never sleep!

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Innovation here, just never sleep! https://t.co/oICu7R2N9U

RT @futurism "This deforms the very fabric of spacetime itself!"

.@dboxtech fait une percée dans le marché sud-africain buff.ly/2xIVivs Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

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Sony will release a new PlayStation VR Headset: ow.ly/KwOV30fA19x

RT @latestcooltech "Pimax 8K VR Headset Passes $1 Million In Funding On Kickstarter. ow.ly/FOmk30fpG8h"

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RT @WIRED "This software that learned to be curious also taught itself to play Mario." bit.ly/2fh5STD

AI Learns to Read Sentiment Without Being Trained to Do So futurism.com/ai-learns-to-r… via @futurism

RT @WIRED "Some companies are using VR to make work seem more like play. That's good and bad." ow.ly/wIpS30feJGh

RT @futurism "Your favorite sci-fi tech is coming to life!"

Getting ready for the Driving Simulation Conference in Stuttgart

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D-BOX was at the Sim Racing Expo at the Nurburgring this week-end with partner Vischers Communication #simexpo2017

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@RobVanGameren @robertdoornboss i recommend you use this @dboxtech system for your race simulations 😉 Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

RT @futurism "With this VR headset, your emotions are literally "written" on your face."

CEDIA 2017: @Jaymarfurniture Shows New Custom Seating For The Ultimate Cinema Experience... @cedia17 @dboxtech youtu.be/CqBmjqW44j0 Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

RT @WIRED "This turns your sound into a virtual object you can interact with in physical space." wrd.cm/2vSTAeR

Commercial Use Cases Will Help Make VR Mainstream: uploadvr.com/commercial-vr-…

Getting ready for the Driving Simulation Conference in Stuttgart

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@dboxtech et la Fédération québécoise de sports électroniques unissent leurs forces dans un objectif commun... bit.ly/2xKTNx6 Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

RT @WIRED "One of Luc Besson's secrets: Weaving fraught subtext into his gunfights, car chases, and space battleshttp://wrd.cm/2tPNeL4"

RT @ApesMovies "#WarForThePlanet is “the most epic and ambitious Apes movie yet.” Witness the end July 14. "

Great article about how D-BOX is pushing boundaries to a whole new level in the driving simulation industry! #motion ow.ly/LHjs30cNX7l

Did you test #orangevrexperience race with @dboxtech chair moving according to the turns? #VR #Vivatech Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

Quel week end incroyable pour D-BOX, plus de 10 000 personnes sont venues vivre une expérience de divertissement incomparable lors de la F1!

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Way to much fun at the D-BOX Fan zone on Square Dorchester for the Montreal F1 Grand Prix! Welcome all week end long!

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.@dboxtech signe une zone de simulation pour les fans de #Formule1 bit.ly/2s8Nchu Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

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Passage remarqué de Lance Stroll à la Zone D-BOX, Place du 50e de F1. @lance_stroll came by for a pit stop at the D-BOX zone, Place du 50e.

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Contents de savoir que les fauteuils sont arrivés @BacklightParis. #vr expérience en vue! Enjoy! twitter.com/backlightparis…

Beautiful day in Montreal to gear up the D-BOX fan zone for the F1 at Square Dorchester - Place du 50e. Stop by, open tomorrow until sunday

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Merci @ultrahaptics d'être passés nous voir! Du coup on leur a fait faire un tour de @dboxtech. #VR #AR @BacklightParis Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

D-BOX is thrilled to contribute to @NFLExperience created by @Cirque with an immersive motion cinematic experience. ow.ly/UG5p30br6JB

We are at @CinemaCon for the week. Come visit us at booth 2217A with @dboxtech. #jaymarfurniture #theatre @CaesarsPalace Retweeted by D-BOX Technologies

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Press Clips


Barco and D-BOX – Immersive technologies from acceptable To outstanding Simulators must use state-of-the-art audio, visual and motion cues to transport users to different worlds and augment training transfer. Two leading companies present a solution to the challenge of finding technology that is affordable and effective at the same time. Quebec, Canada-based D-BOX Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and commercializes cutting-edge Motion Systems for the international industrial ...

Bell 206 Helicopter Simulator D-BOX Technologies, Ryan Aerospace, Precision Flight Control and Quantum3D combine expertise and technologies to fly the Bell 206 helicopter simulator into uncharted territory. With so many companies competing for everyone’s attention at I/ITSEC 2016, standing out from the crowd is a challenge that most exhibitors have a hard time with. Of course, flashy display booths, colorful ...

Calytrix taps into the power of D-BOX for a new class of virtual training. When Calytrix Technologies and their partner company Titan IM set out to create the future of simulation, they understood that real success would require big solutions to the limitations and core problems of current simulators. For Shawn Parr, CEO of Calytrix, Titan Vanguard represents a substantial capable leap from existing and aging solutions that meets the ...

Crash survivor takes his fascination with flying to new heights As a former training strategist with the Swiss Air Force School for professional military pilots, Heini Sauter was, by his own account, no expert in the intricacies of actual flight. After all, he was responsible for teaching trainers how to teach pilots so his expertise was in learning methodology, didactics and strategies. But his interest in ...

D-BOX Motion Plugin for VBS3 D-BOX Motion plugin for VBS3 allows users to simply connect any VBS application to D-BOX Motion Solution and to feel the action. With the D-BOX Motion plugin, any desktop-based application can be transformed into a more immersive simulator. Learn more about this plugin and download it on Bohemia Interactive Simulation Marketplace  Product Features Motion: Replicate motion of any vehicle ...

D-BOX MOTION SYSTEMS – GEN II OUR NEW GENERATION OF MOTION-CUEING SYSTEMS EXPLAINED D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to introduce “D-BOX Gen II” (for 2nd generation) actuators. This latest evolution of its motion-cueing solutions gives adopters an unprecedented range of creativity and flexibility, yet stays true to the ease of deployment and cost efficiency the company is recognized for. Since this transition may affect ...

entrol moves forward with a new level of simulation. When it comes to providing flight simulation and training tools for the industry, being good isn’t good enough anymore. Competition is fierce, so the simulators need to create a level of realism in the training protocol that blurs the line between virtual and reality like never before. The authenticity of the training is exactly what ...

F/A-18 VR Pilot Training – Bohemia Interactive Simulation Portability, readiness and cost savings are the order of the day. Bohemia Interactive Simulations bring F/A-18 VR pilot training device to ITSEC with the help of D-BOX technologies. You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the crowd at ITSEC this year that would challenge you on the fact that the military industry is currently facing ...

Jet Simulations is taking pilot training to new heights with D-BOX motion systems With cost effective, high fidelity flight simulators, this Texas-based company is solving the aviation industry most pressing training challenges. Delivering exceptional flight simulator training in today’s world is a serious challenge. Aircraft are becoming more complex every year and training budgets aren’t necessarily keeping pace with those changes. As a result, airlines and flight schools ...

Lehigh Valley, Flight Simulations for the future A visionary pilot’s quest to take aviation training to the next level With help from D-BOX, a commercial airline pilot is turning a flight-training paradigm on its head.  Jayson Baron’s passion is teaching others to fly, and for existing pilots, improve their proficiency and skill set. This 29-year / 20,000-hour Captain for United Airlines saw firsthand ...



EVENTS

D-BOX is always out there spreading the word

Check this section regularly for upcoming events and trade shows where you can visit our booths, try our demos and have a chat with us…

2016-05 : ITEC 2016 – London (UK)

Pursuing its goal to further develop its footprint within the simulation and training community, D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to announce its presence at the ITEC trade show. From May 17 to 19, in London (UK), D-BOX will demonstrate its innovative motion-cueing systems integrated for army, air force and navy with prestigious partners, like Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Esterline and Presagis.

Contact us to set up a meeting during ITEC

(Press kit available for download at the end of this page)

During ITEC 2016, D-BOX presented demos at the following booths

More stories shared during ITEC 2016

In addition of these 3 booth D-BOX is presenting the RAF Shawbury Part-task trainers Testimonial (read more here) and its recent agreement with RT Dynamics (read more here).

 

Contact us to set up a meeting during ITEC

Download D-BOX Press-kit for ITEC2016 here

2016-06 : Eurosatory 2016 – Paris (France)

After a successful first exhibition at Eurosatory in 2014, D-BOX is returning to the conference in June 2016. Pursuing its goal to further develop its footprint within the simulation and training community, D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to announce its presence at the Eurosatory.

D-BOX Gen II announcement
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6 simulators on the show floor

Contact us to follow up after Eurosatory

From June 13 to 17, in Paris (France), D-BOX demonstrated its innovative motion-cueing systems integrated for army, air force and navy with prestigious partners, like Pitch, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Esterline and Presagis.

D-BOX announced its next generation of Motion Cueing Systems.

On the June 13th 2016, 9h00 GMT, D-BOX revealed its next generation of Motion Cueing Systems (Gen II). While remaining committed to its preciseness and cost efficiency values D-BOX introduces the answer to the requests we heard from the simulation and training community technical experts. Stay tuned for ...

2016-07 : ALEA EXPO 2016 – Savannah (GA)

ALEA EXPO 2016 sets the standard for excellence in the field of public safety aviation. Filled with education and training, ALEA will again offer some of the best conference courses and classes in our industry, presented by the experts from our industry.  The exhibition floor is a great venue to check out the latest, cutting-edge technology for public safety aviation, in addition to providing a great opportunity to visit with peers.

D-BOX in partnership with Elite Simulation Solution – https://flyelite.com/ are presenting Elite Simulation new product : Hover & Autorotation trainer.

Meet D-BOX and Elite Simulation Solution in Savannah and learn more about D-BOX Motion Cueing during ALEA 2016.

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SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL TRADE & CONVENTION CENTER
One International Drive, Savannah, GA 31402-0248
P 912-447-4000Savannah Int’l Convention Center website

 

2016-11 : I/ITSEC 2016 – Orlando (FL)

Post I/ITSEC recap

10+ Simulators on D-BOX Motion for I/ITSEC 50th Anniversary

D-BOX Motion System is a simple alternative to traditional simulation Motion Systems, by offering a practical and modular motion cueing system that can be integrated with any existing or future simulators in the field. Leveraging D-BOX technology to training simulators increases both safety and productivity for operators, pilots and gunners across the spectrum of industries from construction and heavy equipment to automotive and defense.

Aside from it being the 50th anniversary of the I/ITSEC conference, it is also a special year for D-BOX as 12 of our Motion Cueing systems will be on display.

Today, our product developments are still defined by a strong desire to innovate but it’s propelled by a compulsion to exceed the needs of a changing industry. That organic amalgamation created a new level of product readiness for us. We’ve developed ...

2017-11 : I/ITSEC 2017 – Orlando (Florida)

Our exclusive demos were in booth #1149

D-BOX Motion System is a simple alternative to traditional simulation Motion Systems, by offering a practical and modular motion cueing system that can be integrated with any existing or future simulators in the field. Leveraging D-BOX technology to training simulators increases both safety and productivity for operators, pilots and gunners across the spectrum of industries from construction and heavy equipment to automotive and defense.

See our IITSEC TV coverage for more information.

 

RELEASE THE MOTION with the first D-BOX 4 DoF simulator!!!

This year is a year of innovation. We are very happy to be showing for the very first time the additional capacities of the ”D-BOX Gen II”. This latest evolution of its motion-cueing solutions gives adopters an ...