ASI5316s and ASI2416s to be Deployed Globally in Pilot Training Centers
For Immediate Release
NEWCASTLE, DE (April 26, 2011) – AudioScience, Inc., a professional digital audio innovator in the
installed sound industry, is pleased to announce that FlightSafety International, a leading professional
aviation training company, and manufacturer of flight simulators and other advanced training devices,
has approved the use of AudioScience's ASI5316 PCIe CobraNet soundcard and ASI2416 1RU CobraNet audio interface in their latest full motion flight simulators.
FlightSafety's Aural Cue/COM simulation software currently in development utilizes AudioScience
products to produce CobraNet output for 12.2 multichannel sound reproduction and analog I/O for
crew and instructor headsets. The software can simulate virtually all sounds perceptible by a pilot
such as engine/airframe sounds, air traffic control, weather, threat warnings, and includes special
effects for aircraft malfunctions, enhancing and adding realism to pilot training. FAA evaluation and
certification is projected for the first quarter of 2012.
Jim Plucknett, Group Leader, Electrical Engineering at FlightSafety’s simulation design and
manufacturing facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, explains the choice of AudioScience products:
"AudioScience has a full-featured SDK making integration with our proprietary software
straightforward. The ASI2416 has a +24dBu output capability, a high channel count per 1RU, and its
firmware can be easily updated. The ASI5316 works seamlessly to handle our audio I/O." Plucknett
continues: "A big part of selecting AudioScience was our need for direct access to hardware and
software engineering. We appreciate the excellent support provided by Dr. Andrew Elder, Director of
Software Engineering, and Sally Reich, Technical Support Specialist.”
Each new FlightSafety simulator will be equipped with two ASI2416s, each populated with two
ASI1462 microphone modules and two ASI1431 analog I/O modules. The sound server will include
two ASI5316s. FlightSafety has modified AudioScience's ASIControl software application to provide an
aircraft-specific functional view of all audio channel activity, significantly simplifying system
configuration and troubleshooting. "We were able to customize the ASIControl according to our
unique requirements thanks to Dr. Elder’s support, experience and expertise," states Plucknett.
AudioScience’s CobraNet products are compatible with third-party CobraNet-compliant devices. There
are Windows 7, XP, Server 2008/3, Mac OSX, and Linux drivers available for AudioScience's CobraNet
soundcards. SDKs are available for Windows and Linux using either standard APIs such as
DirectSound or ALSA, or the proprietary AudioScience HPI and ASX interfaces.
For CobraNet pricing and further information, contact Nicole Santiago in the US at +1-302-324-5333
About FlightSafety International, Inc.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim and South Africa. FlightSafety is a Berkshire Hathaway company.
About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets digital audio peripherals for computer-based digital audio applications. AudioScience is headquartered at 42 Reads Way, New Castle, Delaware 19720, with offices in Costa Mesa - California, Rochester - New York, Christchurch - New Zealand, Malaga – Spain, and Singapore. For more information, phone +1-302-324-5333, email email@example.com, or visit the company’s website at www.audioscience.com.