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Blue Newt Integrates LVC Game from Calytrix

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Ann Arbor, MI – Blue Newt Software and Calytrix Technologies announce the integration of Blue Newt’s Blue Sprocket Engine and PixelTransit image generator with Calytrix’s LVC Game. Calytrix’s LVC Game interface software provides third-party products with DIS/HLA connectivity, permitting serious training in distributed simulation and training environments. Blue Newt Software’s Blue Sprocket Engine is a fully modern rendering and simulation pipeline for serious developers. PixelTransit is a high-performance clustered image generator built on top of the Blue Sprocket Engine.
With LVC Game, Blue Sprocket Engine and PixelTransit users can now participate in small to very large scale, DIS/HLA-based, distributed simulations with other Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) participants.
“With LVC Game, Blue Newt can better meet the needs of DIS/HLA interoperability in the dismounted, air to ground, and vehicle simulation markets,” said Matthew Cabrera, Blue Newt Software’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
“LVC Game for the Blue Sprocket Engine and PixelTransit image generator system combines high performance interoperability and high performance 3D graphics,” said Damon Curry, International Sales Manager at Calytrix Technologies. “That’s a great combination for simulation-based training.”

About Blue Newt

Blue Newt Software is a graphics technology company focused on providing industry leading software to the simulation industry. Blue Newt produces simulation engines and image generators designed to allow rapid development and deliver high-quality, high-performance rendering, fast networking, and precise control. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Blue Newt is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices in the United States and affiliates in Europe. For more information, visit

About Calytrix Technologies

Calytrix Technologies is a defense training and simulation company specializing in delivering integrated training solutions. Calytrix produces a number of commercial off-the-shelf products for simulation and training, including simulated radio and related voice communication tools for military and civil markets, and Live, Virtual, and Constructive gateways that interface game-technology products into mil-standards based distributed simulation environments. Calytrix is based in Perth, Western Australia, with additional offices in Australia and the USA. For more information, visit

IMAGE 2011 Paper: Batching for High-Performance Graphics

Blue Newt Software is pleased to have a paper accepted at the 2011 IMAGE conference. Blue Newt will present it’s paper on batching techniques for maximizing performance for rendering. “Modern rendering is increasing demands on engines exponentially, with larger resolution projectors, and more complicated rendering algorithms. Efficient submission of graphics data is essential to maximizing throughput on modern hardware.” Bob Kuehne, President, said “We are pleased to share some real-world experiences and techniques we provide our customers through both our Blue Sprocket Engine SDK and our PixelTransit Image Generator.”

IMAGE 2011 will be held June 6-9, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Blue Sprocket Paper Presented at 2010 Driving Simluator Conference

Blue Newt Software presented a technical paper at the 2010 Driving Simulation Conference (DSC) in Paris, France. The paper discussed how changes in the graphics industry, from rapid GPU development cycles to rapid innovation in algorithms and rendering techniques can be quickly adopted with a flexible rendering system like the Blue Sprocket Engine. Blue Newt also demonstrated the engine running on a heterogenous mix of hardware.

The paper was presented in a poster session on September 9 and 10 at LeEcole des Arts e Metiers in Paris, France. “It was an honor to be invited to present at DSC this year, and a pleasure to meet with an engaged, innovative, and focused group of simulation practitioners. We hope to attend DSC again next year with the results of our coming year’s work. Constant challenges to improve performance, quality, and results motivate us to build world-class software toolkits and image generators.” said CEO of Blue Newt Software, Bob Kuehne.