SOURCE: Adacel


June 21, 2016 14:00 ET

Adacel Upgrades ATC Simulators at Kent State University

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - Adacel is pleased to announce that Kent State University has awarded a contract to Adacel to upgrade the air traffic control (ATC) simulators housed at their College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.

Adacel will supply Kent State with the same state-of-the-art MaxSim ATC simulation software that Adacel supplies to the FAA. The upgrade will also include new computer hardware and new tower out-the-window visual display systems. The two existing 5-channel, horizontally configured 240-degree tower views will be replaced by new 8-channel, vertically configured LED visual displays improving the vertical field of view and increasing the lateral field of view to 270-degrees. Adacel will also extend system service and support and provide instructor training on the new systems. Upgrades are scheduled to be completed by the end of June.

The Kent State simulation lab employs two 270-degree tower simulators, ten Enroute Radar control positions and ten Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) positions. With the Adacel software the simulators can be operated independently or in a fully integrated network to enable interactive training among the various control positions as in the real ATC environment.

The stated mission of Kent State's ATC program is to prepare students for success at the FAA Academy and beyond by delivering the highest level of Air Traffic Control education available at a post-secondary institution. Adacel's MaxSim simulators are the perfect complement to that mission because they are also used by the FAA at their training Academy in Oklahoma City and at operational airports throughout the United States. Kent State graduates will benefit from the consistency of learning on the same systems that they will eventually train on with the FAA. The upgraded MaxSim software will also enable Kent State to use the simulators for research projects.

"Adacel is proud to support Kent State's commitment to providing the best possible ATC education with our advanced technology," said Gary Pearson, Adacel CEO. "As the major supplier of ATC simulators to the FAA, we consider it our responsibility to support their efforts."

Adacel is the leading supplier of ATC simulators in the United States with a solid reputation for meeting delivery obligations and providing world class service and support. The simulators provide ATC students with realistic hands-on practice that reinforces learning, from the basics of phraseology and communications through the advanced skills required to be a competent controller. Adacel's systems have proven to be very effective in developing higher proficiency and accelerating the learning process of controllers during their course of study and ongoing training.

About Adacel

Adacel produces advanced simulation and training solutions, speech recognition applications and operational air traffic management systems. Adacel is particularly well known for innovations within the ATC simulation and speech recognition fields. The Company's products are widely used throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. Adacel is listed on the ASX and further information on the Company can be found on its website at

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