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Virtual Simulations Inc. – Virtual reality system design, 3D worlds and more

Company Profile

Virtual Simulations Inc. started its operations in 2005. The launch of this commercial branch was motivated by the recurrent user needs that we observed over the years at VResources, our publicly open Virtual Reality resources web site. Our goal is to provide these users who require more personalized help with a professional range of services that are adapted to their specific needs.

Our company is composed of people who possess over 15 years of experience in the field of Virtual Reality. Our expertise ranges from market trends analysis and following to the development of complete VR solutions. We currently provide services acting as Virtual Reality product agents for companies that want to boost their sales. Our company structure allows us to reach a large pool of professionals in all fields, from academic institutions and government organizations to military markets.

Company Vision

Virtual simulations aims to build the most innovative virtual reality simulation systems and expand beyond what is currently achievable with the current technology. VSI systems will be recognized as the easiest to use, while most innovative, virtual reality / 3D simulation platforms available on the market.

Who We Are

Marc Bernatchez

President

Marc Bernatchez has been involved in the field of virtual reality since 1991. He conducted graduate studies at Laval University, Québec (Canada) from 1995 to 1997. There he worked on a virtual reality graphical user interface (VR GUI). At the same time, he took part in the VResources project originally started by Charles Durham.

Marc has been in the VizSim field for 4 years while working at CAE Inc., one of the largest commercial and military flight simulator companies worldwide. There he worked on various flight simulator image generators (IGs) components. He has worked on various long-term projects such as the MAXFOG™ layered fog engine that was later used in all CAE’s commercial full flight simulators. When it was first introduced, it was the most realistic fog visual model on the market. He also worked on a project called ESVS (Enhanced and Synthetic Vision System) in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada – Institute for Aerospace Research (NRC Aerospace). This system allowed rescue helicopter pilots to fly in zero visibility conditions using augmented reality (AR) principles and technologies.

Marc has also been giving an introductory course to graduate students on virtual reality systems and VR user interface design since 1998. He obtained a Ph.D. on virtual environments user interfaces at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2008.

E-Mail: Marc Bernatchez

 

Chuck Durham

Business Development

Chuck Durham was the original founder of VResources which began initially as an internet FTP distributed newsletter back in 1993. He was an early adopter of web technology by taking VResources for a digital newsletter to one of the first Virtual Reality resource websites. Chuck was later joined by Marc Bernatchez who has been instrumental in keeping VResources going.

Chuck has been involved in 3D design and programming since the early days of POV-Ray and Rend386 Virtual Reality. He has worked with a variety of 3D design packages over the years such as 3D Studio and Lightwave 3D to create 3D graphics, scenes and objects for web projects and video games. He had developed the first 3D Plug-in for Lightwave 3D to output animated models for the game Unreal. He has done extensive work in the GIS/LBS world of Mapping. His company is currently the main professional services organizations that MapQuest recommends to their customers.

Chuck had started a very successful web development firm which he sold in 1999. He had been applying internet technology to business solutions before the terminology for Intranet and Extranet existed. He continues today to bring high-end web applications to customers through reforming his company again in 2003. His role as Senior Vice President includes managing and directing the technology platforms and development resources for his company – Seisan Consulting. He draws upon his technology skills, project management expertise and business background to Virtual Simulations Inc.

E-Mail: Chuck Durham