Wifi technology tested in emergency simulation exercise

Press reports of an exercise conducted by the San Diego Metropolitan Medical Strike Team (MMST) describe the use of wifi technologies developed by the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) to communicate between emergency response team members during the simulation. There seem to have been three technologies: 1. “Reality Flythrough” – to show…

Ministers plan simulation of EU financial crisis

According to media reports, the European Central Bank and EU Finance Ministers are planning a full-scale simulation of a European financial crisis next year. One possible scenario is the collapse of a major bank operating across EU borders, with the risk of wider loss of confidence and system collapse. The ECB President, Jean-Claude Trichet, reportedly…

GSE Systems Q1 results: bad quarter for power simulation

GSE Systems has announced its Q1 results. On revenue of $6.3 million, losses were $1million (compared to revenue of $7.6m and net income of $64,000 for Q1 2004. GSE claims that the fall in revenue was due to delays in awarding several large contracts, and to increases in its own business development activities, and that…

British engineering simulation buy-out growing.

Nice to see a British simulation company growing. Penso, a consultancy specialising in engineering design and simulation, is reported to have grown from four employees and a monthly turnover of £22,000 to 22 employees and £72,000 a month, within one year. The company uses software from the Greek company Beta CAE Systems and claims to…

Gensym Q1 results

Gensym has released its Q1 results. Revenue $5,143,000, operating income $212,000, net income of $191,000, for the quarter. Market cap is $29million, according to its website. Gensym provides “rule engine software for mission-critical solutions”: they claim that their “G2 platform uniquely combines real-time reasoning technologies, including rules, procedures, object modeling, simulation, and graphics, in a…

More simulated towns…

According to Spinwatch , the US Military has set up “simulated Iraqi towns” to teach its soldiers how to handle life in Iraq. The towns are staffed by “Arab-Americans hired by outside contractors”; the troops practice “meetings with local tribal leaders, …attempts to enforce crowd control….[and> …coming under attack while traveling between towns.” (presumably the…

Criminal simulation in Arizona

An article in the Yuma Sun records the trial in the USA of a lady accused (amongst other things) of criminal simulation. James Gilbert, who wrote the article, kindly informs me that: “Criminal Simulation, according to Arizona state law, is committed when someone, with the intent to defraud, makes, alters, presents, or offers, whether accepted…