Adacel Awarded NASA Contract

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Company to Upgrade FutureFlight Central Simulator

Adacel, an industry leader in software integration, simulation development, and speech recognition technology, announced today that the company was awarded a contract to modernize NASA's FutureFlight Central Air Traffic Control/Air Traffic Management (ATC/ATM) test facility.

Adacel currently supports NASA’s FutureFlight Central by providing software for its state-of-the-art 360-degree MaxSim Air Traffic Control Tower Simulator

Under terms of this new contract, Adacel will replace and reconfigure NASA's current 12-channel SGI system with its Vega Prime visual software (VMAX). This upgrade will include two additional Image Generation (IG) channels for independent eye-point views and a three channel IG system for their existing SGI Development Station. This latest upgrade allows NASA to view over 200 moving aircraft models simultaneously in one scene. The VMAX software is installed in over 50 tower simulator locations throughout the world.

NASA’s FutureFlight Central is dedicated to solving the present and emerging capacity problems of the nation's airports. The two-story facility offers a 360-degree full scale real-time simulation of an airport, where controllers, pilots and airport personnel collaborate to optimize expansion plans, operating procedures, and evaluate new technologies.

“We are very pleased to announce this new agreement and look forward to continuing to support NASA in their effort to modernize our country’s airspace.” said Fred Sheldon, Adacel’s North American CEO. “NASA’s FutureFlight Central Facility performs world leading ATC/ATM research and it is without question that this contract represents a tremendous honor and privilege for Adacel.”

About Adacel

Adacel is a global software technology and systems integration leader. The company is a leading developer of critical aviation (air traffic management), speech recognition, and defense simulation and security systems for government and business entities. Support services are available for all products including full-time, on site maintenance and operation of the systems.

Adacel’s products can be found in more than 30 countries. The company is committed to innovative research and development and industry leading customer support.

Adacel was established in 1987. The Company’s U.S. operations are headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Adacel has offices in Washington, D.C., Montreal Canada, and Melbourne Australia.

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