The 2nd COMSOFT AIDA User Group (CAUG) meeting took place from 21-23 July 2009 in Germany.
KARLSRUHE/GERMANY, August 2009 With the main focus on customers experiences with AMHS the second COMSOFT AIDA User Group (CAUG) meeting themed "Experiencing AMHS" was opened on Tuesday, July 21st. Over a period of three days the attendees of the conference gave attention to new features, future concepts as well as practical experience and guidance. Besides the hosts presentation of latest in-house developments and tutorials on AMHS testing and migration, five members seized the opportunity to share their experiences and future plans with other users. The group took the chance to inform on each individual roadmap reflecting the operational use of their AMHS systems, and discuss the issue amongst the members from different ICAO regions. Further topics were the need for conformance testing and the experience from interoperability tests in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
Those users already operating AMHS links reported about the amazingly simple migration procedure from AFTN to AMHS, and encouraged others to establish connections with adjacent partners as soon as possible. Manfred Schmid, managing director of COMSOFT, highly welcomed this appeal: "I am fully convinced that the CAUG with its steadily growing number of members has evolved into the driving force behind the worldwide adoption of AMHS.
The CAUG is an annual meeting organized by COMSOFT for the users of their AIDA-NG and CADAS product families. It is a platform for the mutual exchange among national air navigation service providers and the contact to the COMSOFT's engineers. AIDA-NG is COMSOFTs market-leading aeronautical messaging system capable of AMHS besides AFTN and CIDIN. CADAS is the supplementing user terminal solution for AMHS/AFTN messaging, flight planning and dynamic and static aeronautical databases.
For more information please visit www.caug.aero