IPKeys Technologies Teams With the Unreal Government Network to Elevate Military Simulations Above the Competition

Access to Epic Games’ award-winning Unreal Engine technology brings extremely realistic, high-fidelity environments to Warfighter training

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ORLANDO, Fla. (December 5, 2012) – IPKeys announced today that, after a comprehensive evaluation, they have teamed up with Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Epic Games, Inc. They will license Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) from ARA to produce state-of-the-art 3D training simulations.

IPKeys Technologies’ supported flagship title, I-GAME (IED Gaming and Modeling Environment), is now being developed using the Unreal Engine, with the intent to train Warfighter tactics, techniques and procedures in regards to Counter-IEDs. The platform has been built to not only support the C-IED community, but also provide a plug-in approach. This serves the mission planner with sophisticated AI and a multitude of game assets, which will provide a fully immersive virtual environment for the Warfighter.

“With Unreal Engine 3, IPKeys can now create the most realistic maps, locales, conditions, materials and virtual soldiers to match exactly what the Warfighter sees, uses and knows,” said Kirk Hymes, the Director for Modeling and Simulation Applications and U.S. Marine Corps Programs at IPKeys.

Mark Pappas, President of IPKeys added, “We are extremely proud to offer the battle planner and Warfighter tactical, strategically-based, premier tools from the best sources – government and commercial alike. Specifically, deployed Warfighters who need reliable and trusted data can now use a lightweight platform to keep them out of harm’s way and allow for them to reach their objectives with the situational awareness they deserve.”

For information on the game, please visit: http://www.ipkeys.com/Products/IGAME.html

About Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across major platforms. Operating on nine platforms, including PC, consoles and mobile devices, Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Powering hundreds of games and integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including seven Game Developer Front Line Awards and five Develop Industry Excellence Awards. The Unreal Engine also holds a seat in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame. Epic recently revealed Unreal Engine 4, winner of multiple Best of E3 2012 awards, which offers unprecedented workflow improvements and graphical capabilities that provide unparalleled accessibility for developers building the next generation of games and applications. For additional information, please visit http://www.unrealengine.com.

About Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is an international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically excellent solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. Our mission is to provide in-depth and diversified research, engineering, and technical support services. We have a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, healthcare and blast testing and measurement. We also provide sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement evaluation, and specialized robotic vehicles.

Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1979, ARA has grown steadily and now has offices throughout the United States and Canada. With over 1,400 employees, most of whom have advanced degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, we have the breadth to tackle the most challenging technical problems. ARA is an employee-owned company dedicated to producing innovative solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner. One of our greater strengths is our ability to recruit and retain renowned experts from diverse technical fields. This keeps us fresh, technically, and continually broadens the scope of our capabilities.

About IPKeys Technologies
IPKeys Technologies, LLC, an SBA Certified 8(a) and women-owned company, is a strategic partner in the defense, state and local, and commercial markets. IPKeys provides clients with IT services, technical consulting and software. We deliver expertise in the definition, development, integration and deployment of secure Internet Protocol (IP) technologies, communications, applications and systems.

Incorporated in March 2005, IPKeys is headquartered in New Jersey and has locations in California, Maryland and Virginia. IPKeys provides mission relevant solutions; grounded in our knowledge of current force systems, emerging technologies, present and developing standards, and Future Force infrastructure requirements. Our expert staff possesses in-depth experience with DoD enterprise systems and frameworks, strategic and tactical Warfighter communities, architectures, and security management technologies. We leverage this expertise and our corporate experience in the delivery of value-added Enterprise Information Technology and information security solutions to the federal government.

For additional information regarding IPKeys, please contact Mark Pappas at 732-389-8112 or email to map@ipkeys.com.