Unity Development Platform and Web Player Certified by the US Army and Air Force
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - May 9, 2011 - Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity development platform for games and interactive 3D on the web, iOS, Android, and consoles, today announced that Unity 3.x and the Unity Web Player have been certified by the US Army and Air Force to be installed on their secure networks.
Today's announcement means that Unity can be used to create and deploy task management trainers, virtual worlds, situational awareness trainers, cultural awareness trainers, medical trainers and various other serious game applications for the US Army and Air Force.
In addition, through the Unity Web Player, graphically rich 3D training applications created with Unity can be accessed on secure networks entirely through a web browser without the need for local installation of a .exe file. Tens of thousands of Active Duty and Deployed personnel in the US Army and Air Force can now use Unity-based training applications. Because of Unity's ability to run on mobile devices, Unity authored content can reach personnel in the field even when they don't have access to a laptop or PC.
"Getting our Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and being placed on the US Air Force AF E/APL are big steps forward for us in government Modeling Training and Simulation licensing," said Davey Jackson, Director of Simulation and Visualization Sales at Unity Technologies. "What is significant about this certification is that we received accreditation for the Unity Web Player in addition to the Unity development platform. This will have a huge impact on the rate at which distributed simulations can be developed and deployed."
"Having a cost effective solution such as Unity, particularly when Unity is so feature rich and easy to use, opens up possibilities for creating 3D simulation experiences, serious games and other immersive learning environments we've never been able to deliver to our troops before for the price," said Kurt Melander, a senior developer for a major DoD defense contractor. "The Unity folks truly want to make a difference in this arena and have been extremely supportive in not only getting the Unity platform certified for multiple DoD services, but have really listened to our requirements and concerns."
Unity Technologies will be exhibiting at the ITEC Defense Training Simulation and Education Conference in Cologne Germany from May 10 - 12 in booth F187.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is revolutionizing the game industry with Unity, its award-winning breakthrough development platform. Unity Technologies has more than 450,000 registered users worldwide -- including Bigpoint, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nickelodeon, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., large and small studios, indies, students and hobbyists -- all using Unity to create games and interactive 3D, like training simulations and medical and architectural visualizations, on the web, mobile, consoles and beyond. Unity Technologies is aggressively innovating to expand usability, power and platform reach along with its Asset Store digital content marketplace and Union distribution service so that it can deliver on its vision of democratizing interactive 3D technology. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has development offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.
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