Are you attending the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando Monday 30 November to Thursday 3 December? Dr Macedonia, the GM of Forterra’s Federal Systems division, will present his Virtual World Tutorial on Monday 30 November from 12.30pm to 2pm in Room 203.

Come and see demonstrations at booth 837 of the latest in virtual world solutions for training, collaboration and operations. Forterra will be demonstrating our new OLIVE 2.3.0 release that includes enhanced media presentation capabilities, telephony integration, non-player character support, advanced scenario generation, and high fidelity terrain features. Our team will be happy to discuss and demonstrate how our OLIVE virtual world platform supports the following government applications:

  • Mission rehearsal including cultural and locale training
  • Emergency preparedness training
  • Collaboration and information sharing
  • Tactical team training
  • Virtual command and control
  • Continuity of operations (COOP)
  • Public education and outreach
  • Incident management exercises

To reserve a meeting time please email Joyce Heine at

Partnership with PixelActive around terrain generation tool

PixelActive is the developer of CityScape, a rapid urban modeling tool for the virtual world, simulation, urban planning and GIS industries. CityScape supports creation of highly detailed fictional terrain, or generation of geo-referenced terrain from GIS-based source material. The companies are announcing a partnership – Forterra are now reselling the CityScape tool and CityScape generated terrain can be imported into OLIVE. Come by our booth at I/ITSEC to see demos of the tool and the terrain created through CityScape in OLIVE.

‘Up-and-Coming’ award at I/ITSEC

Forterra will be presented with a yellow ribbon in the Up-and-Coming Vendor category in Military Training Technology magazine’s 2009 Top Simulation and Training Companies awards ceremony that will take place at I/ITSEC. A yellow ribbon designates a company that is quickly rising in the industry and is considered up-and-coming.