MetaVR, Inc. was founded in 1997. We are a software development company whose primary focus is visualization of real-time 3D worlds. Our main goal is to provide the simulation and training and GIS communities with superior software products and graphics technology at a substantially lower cost than offered by our competitors. From the company's inception, we have focused on using off-the-shelf personal computers, Microsoft Windows, and the Microsoft DirectX graphics environment to provide 3D real-time simulated visualization of the real-world, primarily for military simulators. The past 10 years have seen a major shift in the simulation industry to provide high quality and affordable training systems to reach more soldiers. Our background in PC image generators was established by making use of the confluence of Window PCs, 3D graphics cards, DirectX, and foremost -- forward thinking program managers in the US Army and Air Force.
MetaVR™ is a small company with the majority of staff comprised of software engineers. We work in a geographically distributed environment; all company members work from remotely located home offices. There is no single central location of operation. MetaVR's image generator and terrain creation software products are developed entirely in the USA by developers who are US citizens.
Our business model and technology contribute to our uniqueness. Since we only deliver a commercial product that customers pay for when it meets the written requirements for a fixed price, our customers know that we are incentivized to perform and that their costs will be fixed and known. MetaVR software is designed to follow the technological advances in the game industry and we only use hardware that can be readily purchased from commercial outlets, such as Best Buy. (Our customers want true hardware independence.) We are always honest and realistic with our customers about our products’ capabilities and we are committed to supporting their success. MetaVR continues to monitor its growth such that we can maintain the unique environment of freedom, technology, ethics, and profitability that make both our customers and employees happy.
MetaVR establishes virtually integrated partnerships and secures service-based partners to provide our needed infrastructure. Encrypted high-speed Internet connectivity is used to maintain internal communication and to communicate with our partners.
MetaVR's core staff brings experience from the simulation and training industry and the game industry; it is this collective knowledge base that we consider our greatest commodity.
A select pool of sub-contractors are available on an as-needed basis to provide specific expertise in key areas such as GUI development, data format translation, and model development.
Virtually integrated partners such as BostonTech Partners, provide systems integration and manufacturing capability respectively. This model allows us to have a complete just-in-time manufacturing facility with the ability to ship complete systems built to order in as little as five days from receipt of the order. For expanding our product development we are able to draw on the resources and expertise of companies such as 3D content providers. Such companies complement and strengthen the features of MetaVR products.
MetaVR's administrative and infrastructure services are provided by out-sourcing to companies that are experts in their respective fields. Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP are specialists in intellectual capital law. Robert F. Pagano & Associates, P.C. provide MetaVR's accounting and financial services.
MetaVR, which was incorporated in January 1997, is a self-financed company; we do not accept investment capital. We operate with the notion that when a company becomes successful, that is the point at which it is most susceptible to failure.
We actively seek participants for systems integration using our visualization product line.
MetaVR is a member of the following organizations: