ETC’s Simulation Division Awarded Contract to Upgrade Existing ADMS Airport Driver Simulator
Southampton, PA, April 28, 2009 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division today announced that they have received a new contract from an existing customer, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, to upgrade their Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS) Driver Simulator.
In 2005, ETC Simulation delivered a full cab ADMS-DRIVE Driver Simulator to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The ADMS-DRIVE consists of an Oshkosh T-3000 Truck Cab complete with a 180 degree panoramic visual display geo-specifically depicting the airport. ADMS-DRIVE is used to train and license airport drivers in all aspects of airport operations area (AOA) driving, including terrain orientation, safe driving, including night time and low visibility, snow removal operations, emergency response, wildlife management, runway inspections, etc.
Due to recent construction additions to the airport, this new contract allows for the visual database to be upgraded to reflect the current configuration of the airport property. The new virtual environment will also include day, night, and winter conditions to facilitate the most realistic and immersive training experience.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is one of many of ETC’s long-term customers supported by ADMS. ETC Simulation’s President, Marco van Wijngaarden, commented, “An important part of our success is strong and enduring relationships with all of our customers. We pride ourselves on serving our customers’ needs from beginning to end with upgradable world-class simulators.”
ADMS, the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator is a Virtual Reality Simulation Training Stage. A unique level of immersion is achieved by ETC’s signature technology by blending physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, and ambient sounds. ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to train and rehearse at all levels of response, in a safe, economical and green way.
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