ETC Simulation Awarded Contract by Rosenbauer International AG to Deliver Two Additional ADMS-HRET Stinger Simulators
Southampton, PA, USA, March 22, 2012 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has contracted with Rosenbauer International AG (“Rosenbauer”) for the delivery of two additional ADMS-HRET simulation training systems. The virtual reality systems will be delivered to Rosenbauer customers to train operating skills for the Panther Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (“ARFF”) vehicles with Stinger High Reach Extendable Turrets (“HRET”).
The Stinger HRET is used to fight fires inside and outside aircraft. The HRET includes a penetrator nozzle mounted on a joystick-controlled hydraulic boom arm. The penetrator nozzle is used to create a hole in an aircraft fuselage to apply agent directly to interior fires.
ETC Simulation is the sole distributor of the Stinger HRET simulation which helps vehicle operators to develop the skills necessary for hands-on operation of the HRET. The training systems are built upon the proven platform of the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS™) and consist of a turret console with a real Rosenbauer HRET joystick to train students on fuselage penetration and fire fighting. Optional steering wheel and pedals allow the trainee to drive the vehicle to the scene and practice tactical positioning. The system includes a scenario generator and an after-action review tool, which can replay an exercise from any viewable angle for optimal debriefing. Computer-based HRET training simulators are recognized as a training aid by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and can be funded under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
Lori Bozenbury, Director of Business Development of ETC Simulation, stated, “We are proud that Rosenbauer continues to work with us. The ADMS-HRET systems offer essential and valuable training for airport firefighters while saving time, money and resources normally spent in live training. Because ADMS-HRET offers True Simulation Technology, even the finest details of the training scenarios are accurate. For example, the Stinger dynamics are accurate and the foam agent adheres realistically to the aircraft. This level of fidelity is critical to the direct transfer of simulation-acquired experience to real-world conditions. This ensures that firefighters have the skills necessary to operate the HRET safely and effectively in any conditions.”
ADMS™ is a high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Stage that houses multiple products including Incident Command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-Command), driver training and vehicle operation (ADMSARFF and ADMS-Drive) and multiple level police coordination for crowd management and riot control (ADMSControl). ETC’s signature technology blends physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, ambient sounds, vehicle controls, and motion platforms to totally immerse trainees in the exercise. ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to prepare at all levels of response in a safe, economical and environmentally-conscious way.
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