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The renewal of the VBSDN subscription plan entitles commercial organizations to upgrade to the latest major release of the product during the term of the plan.

The VBS Developer Network gives commercial entities the ability to capitalize on the most widely used simulation software in military training. Customers have the flexibility to work with both the VBS3 and VBS2 product lines, depending on the needs of their customers.


VBSDN Single License Renewal includes the following:

  • A single, one-year license of VBS3
  • Ability to create and sell plug-ins and add-ons to your customers
  • Access to the latest full releases
  • Access to pre-release candidates of VBS3
  • One year of customer support
  • One year of access to our forums
  • Ability to add on multi-channel view clients (subject to purchase)
  • Possibility for product inclusion within our third-party product marketplace


VBS3 is a comprehensive open platform software solution that will significantly enhance your training, simulation and development capabilities. VBS3 is a high-fidelity virtual sandbox, complete with an advanced suite of development tools and a highly configurable simulation environment. VBS3 simulates all aspects of the modern battlespace including human entities, surface vehicles, maritime vessels, rotary and fixed wing aircraft, and subsurface vehicles.

VBS3 is a complete package combining the robust and flexible VBS virtual environment with scenario editors, a development suite (for terrain and 3D model import) and an integrated HLA/DIS gateway.


Features in Detail

VBS3 runtime environment features:

  • Operation from the first-person perspective
  • High-fidelity physics
  • Immersive, life-like virtual environment
  • Detailed improvised explosive device (IED) simulation
  • Advanced infrared simulation
  • Airborne and ground-based unmanned vehicles
  • Interactive command and control (C2) interface
  • Optimized for large networked scenarios (100+ participants)

Comprehensive content library including:

  • A wide range of high-fidelity land, sea and air vehicles
  • High-fidelity and life-like destruction of physical models
  • Full spectrum of weapons and weapon platforms
  • Advanced thermal modeling
  • Ability to interact with content library during training.

After-action review features:

  • Accurate replay in 2D and 3D
  • Easily adjustable timeline
  • Readily measure training effectiveness

Two powerful built-in scenario editors:

  • Offline mission editor (OME) to prepare training scenario
  • Real-time editor (RTE) to influence scenario during training

Integration options:

  • VBS Gateway (included in VBS3)
  • Application Scripting Interface (ASI) for writing VBS plug-ins (included in VBS3)
  • VBS Fusion for advanced modification and integration (a separate purchase)

VBS3's Developer Suite for importing terrain and 3D models:

  • Terrain generator, Visitor 4, imports DTED, imagery and shape files
  • Oxygen 2 is a powerful 3D model generation and import tool

Multi-channel functionality:

  • For displaying VBS3 on immersive wide-screen and dome displays and 360-degree projection systems
  • Optional extra: add VBS IG licenses to view different aspects of your VBS scenario, including the ability to project a 360-degree view.


The Software Upgrades and Support Plan Includes


Product Software Version Updates

The VBS3 product is continually improving and we regularly major updates to the product. You will have access to upgrades to the latest stable releases of VBS3. Updates include all updates of VBS3 released in the iteration of VBS3 designated with the prefix ‘3’ e.g. “VBS3”.

Installation Support

This covers issues a customer may have installing the product. Basic HASP and licensing issues are also covered. The plan does not cover 3rd party programs.

Access to the Community Forums

The forum is an excellent casual place to post questions and ideas to the community. Within the forum are years of knowledge and scripting material available for reference and use. Additionally, the forum is a great location to connect with other user groups. Access to the forum is provided to customers with a valid and current Software Upgrades and Support plan.

Access to the BISimulations Support Portal

The Support Portal provides product specific knowledgebase articles, email and web based trouble ticket system, and support from our global Support team.


The Software Upgrades & Support Plan Does Not Include

  • Debugging custom scripts
  • Model creation or modification
  • Terrain creation or modification
  • Creation / Administration of a Training Network
  • Creation of scenarios with the OME
  • Creation of custom scripts
  • Creation of VBSFusion plugins
  • Linkage with 3rd party software via DIS / HLA gateways
  • Third Party Software / Hardware Integration
  • DIS/HLA Support Issues
  • VBS Radio Pro Issues
  • VBS3Fires / VBS3Fires FST Support Issues
  • VBSFusion Support Issues
  • Third Party Plugin or Product Support Issues
  • Third Party Hardware Support Issues


For technical support services that involve assistance with custom scripting, terrain generation, model import, multi-channel configuration and other advanced features, we offer Professional Services support in those various fields at an additional cost. Third Party applications have separate support networks. BISimulations support staff provides assistance, direction and notifications for these requests.

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