The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of advanced graphical user interface technology, has been supporting AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, in the development of an innovative mobile application for aviation training, using the GL Studio iDevices Toolkit.
Beginning with the iPad, AgustaWestland is developing a range of mobile applications to improve the flexibility and effectiveness of training media within its courses. By leveraging this next generation of hardware and software technologies, AgustaWestland is able to provide more immersive and flexible training for students, while removing physical barriers to learning.
AgustaWestland is developing multimedia learning content on the iPad for a number of key customers in 2011, consisting of both controllable courseware as well as more complex emulations of aircraft systems. An initial proof of concept was developed for the Apache Tactical Situation Display (TSD), which provides a visually compelling, tactile and interactive emulation of the main mission computer for the aircraft.
John Ponsonby, Senior Vice President Training, AgustaWestland said,“We are constantly looking to improve the quality of the learning experience we provide to our customers. I am particularly excited by our latest developments in mobile learning with DiSTI tools, which provides a step change in the way our students absorb knowledge.”
DiSTI’s GL Studio iDevice toolkit was used to develop these state‐of‐the‐art iPad applications. Interactive 3D models and graphical emulations created in GL Studio can be deployed on devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The sophisticated embedded code generation ability of GL Studio, coupled with its high fidelity visual display and secure capabilities, gives developers the ability to rapidly create content without compromise.
Joe Swinski, CEO DiSTI Corporation added,“Because DiSTI and AgustaWestland share a common vision for the future of training, we are honored to provide AgustaWestland with quality tools to support their development of this highly innovative mobile training application.”
AgustaWestland and DiSTI will demonstrate their unique training technology capabilities at ITEC 2011 on May 10 ‐12, where the military meets the industry to discuss key issues facing the global training community and the solutions that can meet those needs. To find out more about ITEC visit itec.co.uk/.
DiSTI (disti.com) is a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The company’s flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build high‐fidelity graphics, 3D simulations and fully interactive controls into their models, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication, while improving learning and retention. More than 400 customers worldwide, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Dassault, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI solutions to build maintenance trainers, create PC and Internet‐based courseware and to develop components for safety critical applications. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community.
AgustaWestland (agustawestland.com), a Finmeccanica Company, is a technology leader in its markets and has an unrivalled range of rotorcraft products designed to satisfy the requirements of commercial and military customers. The Company’s products range from the 5‐seat single‐engine SW‐4 to the 16‐ton three‐engine AW101 helicopter. AgustaWestland places great emphasis on customer satisfaction, providing leading support and training solutions to its growing customer base. AgustaWestland has its main operations in Italy, the UK, Poland and the USA.