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Virtual Heroes Launches Quarterly Newsletter

Jul 16 2021

On July 13 the Virtual Heroes Division sent out our quarterly newsletter. Through the newsletter, we’ll keep you up to date with our latest happenings

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Virtual Heroes Featured on Defense Media Network

Jun 15 2021

Virtual Heroes and Raytheon Intelligence & Space are creating a virtual environment for V-22 maintenance training.

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Virtual Heroes Launches Newsletter

May 04 2021

On April 22 the Virtual Heroes Division sent out the inaugural issue of our quarterly newsletter. Through the newsletter, we’ll keep you up to date with our latest happenings, our innovative new technologies, and our upcoming conferences and media appearances.

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ARA Innovates Army Training for Serious Burn Injuries

Feb 26 2021

We're transforming how the U.S. Army trains its medics to treat serious burn injuries. Check out this article on BurnCARE, featured in Simulation Spotlight.

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Unreal-based Autonomous Vehicle Simulator

Jan 08 2021

Check out our new video demonstrating our Unreal Engine-based autonomous vehicle simulator.

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ARA's Virtual Heroes Division Demos New Simulation Technologies at I/ITSEC 2019

Dec 11 2019

ARA's Virtual Heroes Division demoed their latest cutting-edge simulation software at the 2019 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

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Virtual Heroes to Sponsor VR/AR Summit

Oct 31 2019

Virtual Heroes is proud to sponsor the 2019 VR/AR Global Summit, being held October 31 - November 2 in Vancouver. Virtual Heroes VP Randy Brown will be speaking at the Immersive Trends in Defense panel on Saturday...

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VRFCAT Approved for FDA Program

Sep 17 2019

VeriSci's Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT) has been accepted into the FDA's Clinical Outcome Assessment Qualification Program. "This FDA program is intended to qualify drug development tools that can be relied on to have a specific interpretation and application in any drug development program and regulato

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Mission Critical Operator Overview Video

Jul 03 2019

Check out our Mission Critical Operator overview video on YouTube. Wake Tech Community College’s Mission Critical Operator (MCO) training program, funded by the Department of Labor, trains students to fill mission-critical roles—individuals responsible for maintaining key data centers or HVAC complexes and guarding against operations failures.

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Virtual Heroes to Attend TSIS 2019

Jun 06 2019

We will be attending the Training & Simulation Industry Symposium on June 12 and 13 in Orlando, FL.

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Throwback Thursday: Diabetes LIVE

Apr 11 2019

We created the Diabetes Learning in Virtual Environments (LIVE) virtual world for Duke University School of Nursing in 2014.

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Nuclear Facility Operation and Maintenance Training

Mar 08 2019

Virtual Heroes and partners Blue Cloud Interactive have created a prototype nuclear facility simulation.

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Virtual Heroes to Attend IMSH 2019

Jan 18 2019

The Virtual Heroes Division of ARA will be attending the IMSH healthcare-simulation conference January 26 – 30, 2019. Come talk to Senior Producer Marcia Clover about our exciting new medical simulation projects.

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ARA Demos New Simulation Technologies at I/ITSEC 2018

Jan 14 2019

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) demonstrated our latest cutting-edge simulation software at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

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Mission Biotech Surpasses 2000 Downloads

Aug 07 2018

Mission Biotech, a 3D educational game that encourages middle and high-school students to investigate careers in biotechnology, has surpassed 2000 downloads...

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Army Awards Applied Research Associates Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Contract

Jun 07 2018

ARA has been awarded a Synthetic Training Environment (STE) contract with the U.S. Army...

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Over 7000 downloads of Zero Hour: America’s Medic

Jun 07 2018

Virtual Heroes has had over 7000 downloads of our first responder trainer Zero Hour: America’s Medic, available here.

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ARA Joins the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX)

Apr 20 2018

The Virtual Heroes Division of ARA has joined the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX), a partnership for expediting cutting-edge technologies to the Warfighter.

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Virtual Heroes Exhibits at Florida Hospital’s Simulation Showcase

Apr 16 2018

Virtual Heroes was chosen to exhibit at the first annual Simulation Showcase, held April 4 at Florida Hospital’s Center for Medical Simulation and Training in Orlando, Florida.

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Brand New Globe Demo Videos!

Apr 03 2018

We are proud to release a new set of Globe videos on our Youtube channel. Click below to watch them all!

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ARA to Demo Advanced Warfighter Technologies at I/ITSEC 2017

Nov 22 2017

Virtual Heroes will be at I/ITSEC 2017 from November 27th to November 30th to demo cutting-edge synthetic terrain, virtual reality, and whole earth simulations.

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Virtual Heroes Selected As 2017 Gamification Top 20 Company!

Nov 20 2017

We are excited to announce that the Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates has been chosen as one of Training Industry's 2017 Gamification Top 20 Companies.

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Virtual Heroes Teams with Systems Kinetics on VA Contract

Oct 03 2017

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates has been selected by prime Systems Kinetics as a teammate on the $84 million, five-year Serious Educational Games Solutions (SEGS) contract.

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Virtual Heroes Wins MS&T Innovation Ribbon

Sep 05 2017

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates has been named an Innovation blue-ribbon winner in the 2017 Industry Simulation & Training Awards.

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Virtual Heroes Ranked on OBJ’s Largest Mod/Sim Companies List

Aug 14 2017

Virtual Heroes Orlando has ranked on the Orlando Business Journal’s list of Largest Central Florida Modeling, Simulation and Training Companies.

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Introducing our Globe Platform!

Jun 19 2017

Globe is a fully open-source, whole-earth, geo-specific modeling platform prototype built on the Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). The platform handles planet-sized levels of detail—users can zoom from orbit to the Earth’s surface in real-time.

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Virtual Medic Demo Video for Wake AHEC

Jun 05 2017

Virtual Heroes has released a new demo video for training software we developed for the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

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Ascendium Featured on Cesium Website

Apr 21 2017

Virtual Heroes’ Ascendium software has been featured on the Cesium website

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Virtual Heroes Releases Free Download of Virtual Nuclear Security

Mar 31 2017

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates has released a free download of Virtual Nuclear Security, a 3D game set in a nuclear power plant. Virtual Heroes created the game as a training tool for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Triangle's Top Video Game Developers for 2017

Mar 21 2017

The Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently selected Applied Research Associates, Inc.'s (ARA, Inc.) Virtual Heroes Division (VHD) as one of the Triangle's Largest ...

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Free Training Software for Florida First Responders

Mar 20 2017

Pivotal Decision Serious Game Provides Crucial Triage Training

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Case Study for Mission Critical Operator

Mar 09 2017

Virtual Heroes partnered with Wake Tech Community College to create an immersive simulation for Mission Critical Operators (MCOs). This case study (pdf) discusses drivers behind Wake Tech’s new MCO program, the immersive solution, and results of the application.

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Serious Game for Mission Critical Training

Oct 31 2016

Mission critical facilities such as data centers, hospitals, and bio labs secure vital information for their clients. If power goes out or if interior temperatures fluctuate, clients can lose millions. To prevent catastrophic loss, mission critical facilities must stay online running at optimum temperatures 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Mission Critical Operator Wins Silver in Serious Play Competition

Sep 29 2016

Virtual Heroes’ game Mission Critical Operator has been awarded a silver medal in the 2016 International Serious Play Competition.

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Virtual Heroes Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Moonbase Alpha 2

Sep 29 2016

Virtual Heroes, a division of Applied Research Associates, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Moonbase Alpha 2 - a video game for teaching science and technology in an exciting, interactive way.

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ARA VP Randy Brown Interviewed at Serious Play Conference

Sep 29 2016

Virtual Heroes’ Division Manager and ARA Vice President Randy Brown was interviewed at the 2016 Serious Play Conference. The Get Social Health podcast spoke with Randy and three other visionaries in the serious-game space.

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Virtual Heroes Brings Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) to Squad Overmatch

Sep 29 2016

Virtual Heroes is bringing Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) to the Squad Overmatch study, named the Army Modeling and Simulation Office’s #1 Team Training program of 2014.

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Virtual Heroes Releases Free Download of Mission Biotech

Sep 28 2016

Virtual Heroes Releases Free Download of Mission Biotech

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Project Delivery Decisions: Service, Software, or on a Stick?

Aug 24 2016

You often have many options on how to deliver your content; but sometimes you have few.

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$50M 5-year IDIQ Contract Win!

Aug 24 2016

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates was awarded a $50M 5-year IDIQ contract ...

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2015 International Serious Play Awards

Aug 24 2016

Virtual Heroes's Combat Medic program was awarded Gold in the Government/Military category at the 2015 International Serious Play Awards!

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3D Virtual Excellence

Aug 19 2016

ARA's Virtual Heroes Division was ranked number 13 on the Orlando Business Journal list of Central Florida's Top Modeling and Simulation Companies

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US Army Turns to Computer Software for Medic Training

Aug 19 2016

Technology already has pushed medical and emergency responder training well beyond the days of mock wounds ...

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Study Validates the Effectiveness of Virtual Heroes’ VRFCAT

Aug 19 2016

A recent study has validated the effectiveness of Virtual Heroes’ Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT) serious game.

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Virtual Heroes and Team Awarded $415 Million Contract for U.S. Army Live Training Transformation (LT2)

Aug 19 2016

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is part of a team that was awarded a $415 million, five-year contract to support ...

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Medical Device Clinical Training and Education Conference

Aug 19 2016

We are sponsoring the 5th Annual Medical Device Clinical Training and Education Conference, March 30-31 in Charlotte, NC.

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Virtual Heroes Exhibiting at I/ITSEC 2014!

Aug 19 2016

We will be exhibiting at the 2014 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) December 1- 4, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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Zero Hour: America’s Medic Reaches 4000 Downloads

Aug 19 2016

The serious game Zero Hour: America’s Medic has reached 4000 downloads since Virtual Heroes released it for free in October 2014.

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Virtual Heroes a Largest Game Developer

Aug 19 2016

The Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina has again selected the Virtual Heroes Division of ARA as one of the Largest Game Developers, ranked by the number of Triangle-area employees.

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ARA Joins the OGC and Proposes LTF Standard

Aug 19 2016

Applied Research Associates (ARA) has joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international organization dedicated to promoting open standards for storing and exchanging world data.

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Serious Games and Synthetic Tissue

Aug 18 2016

Combat Medic, a game-based system from Virtual Heroes, Inc., is one example of Med Sim’s success. This serious game helps to prepare

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Virtual Heroes Named Top Simulation & Training Company

Aug 18 2016

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) has once again been named a Top Simulation & Training Company ..

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Virtual Heroes at the 2016 Training and Simulation Industry Symposium

Aug 18 2016

The Virtual Heroes Division of ARA will be attending the Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) June 14 - 15 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.

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Virtual Heroes Named Winner of Excellence in Serious Games Award by Corporate LiveWire

Aug 18 2016

Virtual Heroes Named Winner of Excellence in Serious Games Award by Corporate LiveWire

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Virtual Heroes attending Game Developers Conference 2016

Aug 18 2016

Virtual Heroes will be attending the 2016 Game Developers Conference (GDC) March 14-18th in San Francisco, California.

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Virtual Heroes at International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2016

Aug 18 2016

We will be presenting at the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), held January 16 – 20 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Virtual Heroes / Applied Research Associates Exhibiting at I/ITSEC 2015

Aug 17 2016

Virtual Heroes / Applied Research Associates Exhibiting at I/ITSEC 2015

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ARA's Virtual Heroes Division Publishes a White Paper on its Cloud-Based World Generation Capability, ASCEND.

Aug 17 2016

ARA's Virtual Heroes Division publishes a white paper on its cloud-based world generation capability, ASCEND.

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ARA's Virtual Heroes Division Publishes a White Paper on its Cloud-Based World Generation Capability, ASCEND.

Aug 16 2016

Virtual Heroes’ Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) Virtual Team software has been featured on CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/13/a-video-game-that-will-soon-train-robotic-surgeons.html

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Virtual Heroes at NextMed 2016

Aug 16 2016

Virtual Heroes will be presenting at the 2016 NextMed/Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference held April 7 – 9 in Los Angeles, California.

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Virtual Heroes at NextMed 2016

Aug 16 2016

Virtual Heroes will be presenting at the 2016 NextMed/Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference held April 7 – 9 in Los Angeles, California.

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2015 Serious Play Conference

Jul 16 2015

Our Division Manager Randy Brown will be speaking at the 2015 Serious Play Conference at the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center.

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GEOINT 2015 Symposium

Jun 30 2015

We’ll be demonstrating some exciting capabilities in booth #3145 at the 2015 GEOINT Symposium.

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Virtual Heroes Named a Best Place to Work

Jun 30 2015

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) has been named one the Orlando Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2015.

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Revolutionary Learning 2015

Apr 20 2015

We are presenting at the 2015 Revolutionary Learning conference on May 20 in Washington, D.C. Come out and see us!

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HIMSS15 Conference & Exhibition

Apr 16 2015

We’ll be at the HIMSS15 Conference today through Wednesday, come say "Hello" to us at Booth G6!

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East Coast Game Conference 2015

Apr 01 2015

We are speaking at the 7th annual East Coast Game Conference (ECGC), April 7-9, 2015, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Stop by and see us!

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Serious Games Finalists

Mar 23 2015

Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, the premiere venue for recognition of excellence in the field of Serious Games development, announced its 2014 finalists, narrowing down the field of submissions to only 19 games.

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Triangle's largest Game Developers

Mar 23 2015

The Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently selected Applied Research Associates, Inc.'s (ARA, Inc.) Virtual Heroes Division (VHD) as one of the Triangles Top Game Developers for 2014.

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Triangle's largest Game Developers

Mar 23 2015

The Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently selected Applied Research Associates, Inc.'s (ARA, Inc.) Virtual Heroes Division (VHD) as one of the Triangle's Top ...

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Game Developers Conference 2015

Mar 19 2015

We’ll be attending the 2015 The Game Developers Conference (GDC), March 2-6 in San Francisco. The GDC is the world's largest game industry event of its kind. More details to come!

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Career EXPO

Mar 19 2015

We're hiring! Are you a software developer in the Orlando area? Come see us at the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Spring Career Expo on February 4

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Official Game Tech 2014 Lanyard Sponsor

Mar 19 2015

Just Announced! Virtual Heroes is the official Lanyard Sponsor for the Defense GameTech User's Conference September 3-5th '14!!

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Combat Medic on I/ITSEC TV

Mar 19 2015

Our Programming Lead Sid Brown was interviewed by I/ITSEC TV on our serious game Combat Medic, which trains medical personnel for the battlefield.

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Virtual Heroes 10th Anniversary

Mar 19 2015

'm proud to announce the 10th anniversary of Virtual Heroes. We were founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in January 2004 and we're still growing strong, creating innovative games and virtual worlds for government and industry.

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Virtual Showcases for Public Works Projects

Mar 19 2015

Project showcases are an opportunity for highway professionals to get together to share innovations on construction projects.

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IMSH 2015

Mar 19 2015

We'll be attending the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference, January 10 - 14 in New Orleans.

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