Overview

 

sonomarc is radio communication simulation at its best.  From fighter cockpits and ground-based communications to civilian aviation, sonomarc addresses live and virtual communication training needs across multiple platforms.  PLEXSYS product development teams are comprised of subject matter experts — military, ex-military, pilots and trainers — and the brightest software engineers in the radio communications and simulation community.  We are able to put ourselves in the trainer/trainee’s position, to deliver products that are intuitive and easy to use.

 

 

sonomarc is radio communication simulation at its best.  From fighter cockpits and ground-based communications to civilian aviation, sonomarc addresses live and virtual communication training needs across multiple platforms.  PLEXSYS product development teams are comprised of subject matter experts — military, ex-military, pilots and trainers — and the brightest software engineers in the radio communications and simulation community.  We are able to put ourselves in the trainer/trainee’s position, to deliver products that are intuitive and easy to use.

 

Instructor Role Player

  • Manage and assign all radios from one location
  • Monitor what students say & hear on their radios, their switch positions, and panel indicators…all in real-time
  • Talk directly to one or more students during a session
  • Link specific students/platforms to unique sessions
  • Multiple & simultaneous instructor terminals possible

Virtual People

  • Can do most things a real person can do on a radio
  • Provide automated services like ATIS
  • Listen for & verbally respond to commands
  • Editable lexicon, speech speed & pitch, etc.
  • Text-to-speech & speech-to-text conversation history
  • Customize how words are pronounced (accents)
  • Will talk & listen only on specifically assigned radios

Record and Replay

  • Simple record and review of voice communications
  • Record internal and external comms (DIS/HLA/VOIP…)
  • Select audio to listen to with a single touch
  • Event flagging & notes for after-action review & analysis
  • Find specific radios quickly & easily: display filtering, grouping and intelligent quick info
  • Distributed review — redirect audio to others over DIS
  • Time-based and event-based searches
  • Export recordings to disk as standard WAV format

Scripted Events

  • Record audio files or use pre-recorded audio files to schedule scripted or dynamic audio events.
  • Uses sonomarc radios to transmit recording on high fidelity radio models.
  • Scenario files are saved for reuse
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Intuitive User Experience

  • Automatic discovery of servers and clients
  • Automatic updates ensure software compatibility
  • Help screens explain commands, features & data entry
  • Versatile: both touch screen or windows-based interface
  • Modern software interface: intuitive, swipe actions, etc.
  • Instructor profiles can be created & shared for efficiency

Live Radio Bridge

  • Bridge simulated communications with “live” radios and real world communications systems.
  • Uses custom hardware to send and receive contact closure and/or voltage to key live and simulated radios
  • Converts analog to digital and visa versa
  • Integrated with several industry communications systems (Frequentis, Mission Voice Platform and others)

Radio Environment Realism

  • Adds background noise unique to platform types
  • Pilot in simulator hears a/c systems, engine noises, etc.
  • Radio transmissions include environmental sounds mic would normally “pick up”
  • Associate sound profiles to platform types
  • Add/edit environmental sound files & associations

Multiple Interfaces

  • DIS compliant (now up to DIS version 7)
  • HLA compatible (multiple RTI’s)
  • Interface w/systems using industry std. VoIP protocol
  • Integrates with your existing push-to-talk system

Cockpit/Platform Communication

  • Create radio, intercom and other platform specific elements to simulate complete communications systems
  • Creates comprehensive simulation of the actual platform communications capability for air/land/surface simulators
  • Remote Protocol API allows for system integration for messaging between host systems and the sonomarc server for many functions such as PTT, frequency changes, aural queuing and instrument lighting
  • Multiple radio types (UHF, VHF, HF, SatCom…)
  • Integrated terrain server
  • Entity attachment: propagation loss & line-of-site realism

Disclaimer

“sonomarc” and associated logos are (registered) trademarks of PLEXSYS Interface Products Inc.  ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.