What Did AVT Simulation Do at I/ITSEC 2019?
What is I/ITSEC?
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training event. It is held near the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida, USA. I/ITSEC consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students.https://www.iitsec.org/about-iitsec
What does AVT Simulation do at I/ITSEC?
The Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is a big deal for AVT as it is right here in our backyard in Orlando, Florida. While it is a show where AVT can show off its new capabilities. While we showed off our medical simulation, AR/VR capabilities, and our new Apache Gunnery Trainer (AGT). AVT had a floor booth that shows off our new AVT Simulation Training Center. Additionally, AVT can connect with attendees of I/ITSEC and explain how the AVT Simulation Training Center can help them grow in our industry.
Pioneer of the Year Award
This year at I/ITSEC 2019, Robert Abascal the Founder and CEO of AVT Simulation was awarded the MS&T Magazine Pioneer of the Year award. This award was given to Robert for being someone who demonstrates outstanding and significant technical and social leadership. This award recognizes his contribution to the defense Simulation and Training Community.
A Special Visit
While at I/ITSEC 2019 this year the AVT Simulation Training Center booth was selected to be visited by U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy of Florida’s 7th Congressional District. Rep. Stephanie Murphy was able to talk for a few minutes with Robert Abascal and Kevin Vizzarri about the AVT Simulation Training Center and show our offerings in our courses.
An Outstanding Feature
The I/ITSEC Show Daily is a daily news feature that goes out to the attendees each day. They feature news from the companies attending and stories of pressing items for I/ITSEC. On the second day of the show, AVT Simulation was featured for its Apache Gunnery Trainer (AGT). The AGT is a new product that helps prepare the Apache front-seaters by managing the complexities of various buttons, switches, and knobs along with the multiple multi-purpose display (MPD) pages. Here is a snippet of the article written about the Apache Gunnery Trainer (AGT).
“The good news is that [those capabilities] already exist next door in AVCATT, the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, which is the collective training device for Army Aviation. We’re the prime contractor that has developed AVCATT up to AH-64D 4.0. And all of those features minus the APKWS exist there. “So, it’s a matter of being able to share that information with the AGT team. It’s a separate software baseline and some separate hardware. But the hard part is done already, it’s just a matter of putting them onto the AGT.” While AVT is not looking to position the AGT as an alternative to the Longbow Crew Trainer – the high-fidelity flight simulator used by pilots to practice aircraft procedures and rehearse missions – the company was able to add AR/VR/MR simulations so that “real-world feeling scenarios and training can be experienced anywhere and at any time with just a headset and controller through the use of game-based tools such as Unity.” The company is also planning to target international AH-64 operators, now that the sales pitch has become a lot easier with the AGT systems being fielded by the US Army.
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Conclusion of I/ITSEC 2019
If you saw our AVT Simulation Training Center booth at I/ITSEC 2019, thank you for stopping by! If you missed us, feel free to check out our website (listed below) for more information on the AVT Simulation Training Center.
Thank you for everyone who helped make our I/ITSEC 2019 special! We will see you again next year!
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