Overview

sonomarc is a client-server system providing modern, automated, and flexible communication capabilities and audio distribution. It enables standards-compliant connections to common simulation protocols such as DIS and HLA. Developed to provide communication solutions that are intuitive and cost-effective, sonomarc offers the ability to integrate Live, Virtual and Constructive communications into one package. From simulated training to operational radio integration, sonomarc is a communications force multiplier.

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 can put ourselves in the operator/instructor’s position to deliver intuitive and easy-to-use products.

 

sonomarc is a client-server system providing modern, automated, and flexible communication capabilities and audio distribution. It enables standards-compliant connections to common simulation protocols such as DIS and HLA. Developed to provide communication solutions that are intuitive and cost-effective, sonomarc offers the ability to integrate Live, Virtual and Constructive communications into one package. From simulated training to operational radio integration, sonomarc is a communications force multiplier.

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 can put ourselves in the operator/instructor’s position to deliver intuitive and easy-to-use products.

 

Platform Communications and Integration

  • Proven and relied upon for audio integration into state-of-the-art flight simulators with singular to multi-seat configurations
  • Connects to Instructor Link, allowing instructor observation, feedback, radio volume control, and malfunction injects
  • Automatically models and adjust audio feeds to account for atmospherics and terrain effects simulating radio propagation loss
  • sonomarc radios can be fused with environmental audio simulating background static, aircraft engine noise, combat audio, or any recorded audio file

Live Operational Connectivity

  • Create an audio bridge used to combine live and simulated radios into a single communications suite, converts analog signals to digital and digital signals to analog
  • Enhance training experience by giving operators fully functional UHF, VHF, HF, SATCOM, and Link16 radios simulated through their legacy communications panels and software
  • Integrate SIP and VoIP connections into sonomarc sessions reducing system limitations and providing additional communication nodes within a network
  • Connect tactical and operational chat servers to sonomarc using XMPP; chat UI is available in both Operator Link and Instructor Link

Operator Focused Solutions

  • Operator Link provides highly customizable operator UI’s designed for live and simulated radio and audio operations
  • Maintain complete control over radio volume and transmission activation, incorporate footswitches, set channels to continuous transmit (Hot Mic), or enable Voice Activated Transmission (VOX)
  • Modernized UI and Windows-based interfaces, Operator Link’s small footprint makes it ideal for adding audio and chat communications to mobile controlling suites and touchscreens
  • Easily integrate Operator Link into the sonomarc network, switch between operator or instructor role without changing equipment or altering the communications network

Instructor Features and Tools

  • Use Instructor Link to monitor audio channels, customize radio settings, inject jamming or recorded audio signals, and provide instructor feedback instantly to operators
  • Provide feedback and instruction to single, multiple, or all operator consoles at the same time on a selected frequency or a separate audio channel
  • Develop the training environment using Instructor Link’s chat: role play outside agencies; share intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information; or provide command level guidance
  • Instructors have access to multiple instances of Instructor Link to provide individual and customized experiences for operators without losing communication management capabilities

Customization and Flexibility

  • The technical design allows for installation into existing networks using existing equipment to improve the operator experience while limiting changes
  • Integrate and transmit over numerous networks using LVC protocols DIS, HLA, VoIP, and XMPP
  • Modernized API connections and design are based on and tested using fully-functional prototypes from advanced real-world operational equipment
  • PLEXSYS provides customized communications systems combining sonomarc capabilities with legacy panels, ultimately reducing costs and increasing operator flexibility, seen in the USAF AWACS MAP

After Action Review and Orchestration

  • Record all DIS, HLA, and VoIP audio feeds on the network to be used for debriefing, observation and archiving; recorded audio can be exported to WAV files for unlimited use
  • Bookmark and flag audio transmissions via a visual timeline, streamline mission reviews by quickly searching for specific times or marked events
  • Use the simple UI and navigation to filter, record, and review a single radio or groups of radios from internal and external sources over the network
  • Individual channel recording allow debriefing sessions to occur simultaneously and are tailored to separate operator consoles or combined for multi-level debriefs

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.