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Serious About Play, Orlando Becomes Leader in Multibillion-Dollar Video Game Industry

Posted by Michael Keller on Apr 19, 2019 2:00:38 PM

When Mike Taramykin moved to Florida to work at video game maker Electronic Arts, the New York City native told his wife they wouldn’t stay longer than three years.

Taramykin, an executive, couldn’t imagine permanently leaving the frenetic energy and professional opportunities that exist in his hometown.

That was more than 13 years ago.

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Topics: Simulation, Gaming and Esports

Orlando's Work With Digital Twins May Change How We Engineer Everything

Posted by Michael Keller on Apr 3, 2019 2:55:36 PM

Just 30 minutes south of downtown Orlando, among farms, housing developments and parks, sits a portal into a mirror world of ones and zeros — a virtual reality that peers into the future and helps engineers perfect products before they’re made.

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Topics: Simulation, Optics and Photonics

Orlando: A World Leader in Simulation Technology

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 21, 2018 3:35:00 PM

Simulation-based technology has been a key ingredient to Orlando’s economy since it was developed to take man to the moon. Now, the technology spans many of Orlando’s core industries from aviation, aerospace and defense to education, healthcare and even gaming.

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Topics: Simulation, Workforce and Talent, Aviation and Airlines, Gaming and Esports, Military and Defense

Orlando's Simulation Ecosystem Attracts Billions in Contracts

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jul 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

One of the major reasons that Orlando is recognized as the Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T) capital of the world is because its companies secure billions in military and defense contracts involving these technologies. On an annual basis, $6 billion in modeling, training and simulation contracts flow through the region – many commissioned for the Army, Air Force and Navy simulation command centers, which are stationed in Orlando.

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Topics: Simulation, Major Employers, Military and Defense

Orlando’s Regional Collaboration Producing Advances in Simulation

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 25, 2017 4:17:18 PM

The predictions of tomorrow are coming to fruition today in Orlando with smart city initiatives, including an autonomous driving test track and virtual health innovation that is revolutionizing how we live and thrive in our community.

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Topics: Simulation, Collaboration

Aviation Training Takes Off in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 25, 2017 2:47:21 PM

The Orlando region is home to top-notch flight safety and pilot training programs with direct connections to Central Florida’s renowned simulation industry. An attractive home for aviation training centers, Orlando is primed to meet the demands of the fast-growing aviation industry with its high-quality talent pipeline, advanced simulation and training cluster and assets including two world-class international airports.

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Topics: Simulation, Aviation and Airlines, Major Employers

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