Created in 1996 with the ambition to invent, develop and offer innovative products for critical mission planning, training and assistance, DIGINEXT is internationally recognized for its capacity to innovate, its excellence, its responsiveness as well as for both the quality and performance of the very high-tech products it develops. DIGINEXT is today a 100% owned subsidiary of the CS Group, a major European software services and system integration company, concentrating the product and RTD teams of the Group.

DIGINEXT benefits from a combination of high level expertise in the fields of embedded electronics, mechanical hardware, and critical software systems. It takes advantage of this unique profile on the Defence, Security, and Aerospace markets and achieves 40% of its turnover abroad, with an organization divided in three divisions:
  • Simulation and virtual reality systems
  • Geo-localization and navigation systems
  • Tactical data links and critical information systems

DIGINEXT is for instance a world leader in the field of Tactical Data Links, with its TactX product, and of the simulation and training sector with VirtualGeo and WAVE products. DIGINEXT is currently preparing the commercialisation of two new products; INSCAPE, a scenario authoring tool, and the INDIGO crisis management system, both resulting from the eponym FP7 projects. DIGINEXT also supplies high-end navigation embedded systems for submarines and frigates, such as LORAN C and GPS P (Y) SAASM devices.

DIGINEXT's Simulation & Virtual Reality (SRV) Division has been created in 2010 from CS' Group Virtual Reality Department. By creating a VR department as soon as 1994, CS was one of the industrial pioneers in the field. After 15 years of incubation and business successes within CS, the VR department has gained the critical size and maturity to continue its development with full autonomy in the frame of DIGINEXT.

This division regroups today 65 PhDs and engineers specialised in interactive systems. It is among the world's top ranking RTD industrial centres with internationally acknowledged experts, and results presented in the most prestigious journals and conferences (including SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, IEEE VR, and others).

It provides world-class expertise and industrial references in the following fields:
  • 3D computer graphics, virtual, augmented and mixed realities
  • Situational awareness & common operational picture including 2D/3D cartography and geographic information systems
  • Serious games, interactive storytelling
  • Training and e-learning
  • Live, virtual and constructive simulation

Located in Aix, Paris, and Toulouse, DIGINEXT provides its systems to prestigious organizations such as NATO, Civil Security, Police forces and ministries of Defence in France, Sweden, Netherland, UK…, DGA, Thales, EADS, Nexter, DCNS, Airbus, IBM, Alcatel Space Industries, SAGEM, PSA, Renault, SNCF, RATP, ESA, CNES, EDF, CEA, Technicatome, Alstom, IBM…

DIGINEXT has been the initiator and coordinator of three very successful EC projects related to this project: the CRIMSON PASR project as well as both INDIGO and V-City FP7 projects that are presented in the stateof- the-art section of this document.

Its business development is supported by intense R&D activities. Since its creation, DIGINEXT has been involved or is still involved, as a co-ordinator or as a partner, in several EC funded projects (e.g. INDIGO, CRIMSON, CHESS, V-City, ESS, BESST, WAVE, INSCAPE, V-Planet, V-Man, VISTA, VISICADE, VISIONS, IERAPSI, DIVERSITY, STARMATE, IRMA, CAVALCADE, etc.) that have produced most of the products the company is currently commercially exploiting.

More information is available at http://www.diginext.fr/.