DFS Enhances NEWSIM ATCoach simulator at Munich Centre with UFAs ATVoice Voice Recognition and Response

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and UFA, INC. today announced that DFS will use UFAs industry-leading ATVoice product to add voice recognition and response capabilities to its ATCoach based NEWSIM Radar Simulator at Munich Centre.
The introduction of ATVoice allows DFS to support training for an increased number of students with the existing instructor and support staff. With voice recognition, trainees have greater access to simulation with the added benefit of reinforcing use of standard phraseology. Fully speaker-independent and supporting rapid speech, UFAs turnkey ATVoice product adds realism, ease of use, and flexibility to the students simulation exercises.

In Summer 2011, DFS will begin training Controllers at Munich Centre for the transition of upper airspace to Karlsruhe Centre. This influx of Controllers requires an increase in training capacity that is being addressed with the addition of voice recognition to the DFS Simulators. In addition to high fidelity real-time simulation, DFS is also evaluating the use of UFAs ATSpeakTM to further reinforce standard ATC phraseology.

The DFS NEWSIM Simulator with ATVoice can be seen at ATC Global on Stand H114 Hall 11, 8-10 March 2011 in Amsterdam. To schedule a meeting or demonstration at ATC Global, please contact one of the DFS or UFA representatives below.

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law and has 5,800 employees. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. DFS staff coordinates up to 10,000 aircraft movements in German airspace every day, and nearly three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. DFS operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich. In addition, DFS is represented in the EUROCONTROL Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and in the control towers of the 16 international German airports. DFS provides training and consultancy services around the world and develops and sells air traffic management systems, surveillance systems and navigation aids. The company's portfolio also comprises flight-relevant data, aeronautical publications and aeronautical information services. DFS has the following business units: Control Centre, Tower, Aeronautical Solutions and Aeronautical Information Management.

UFA, INC., headquartered in Woburn, MA, is a privately held software engineering firm specializing in Air Traffic Management (ATM) simulation and voice recognition products. UFAs product line is in use around the world and includes ATCoach, ATTower, ATVoice, ATRadio and ATSpeak. UFA maintains additional offices in Gaithersburg, MD. The companys wholly owned subsidiary, ATCSim GmbH, is located in Mainz and Kaufbeuren, Germany.
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