FlightSafety Introduces New VITAL 1150 Visual System

NEW YORK (April 15, 2019) FlightSafety International introduces its new VITAL 1150 Image Generation visual system. This is a significant enhancement of FlightSafety’s highly successful VITAL 1100.

“VITAL 1150 features new PC hardware and graphic processor platforms that deliver greater rendering performance, unprecedented scene generation capability, and faster processing speeds,” said Jim Wheeler, General Manager, Visual Systems. “This further enhances FlightSafety’s leadership position in visual systems and reputation for delivering exceptionally high resolution real-time imagery products.”

VITAL 1150 can render normal rates of 120Hz with up to 8K resolution. This provides extremely accurate representations of real-world visual environments. Its ability to process and display scenes at these extraordinary high speeds and resolutions results in the sharpest visual quality throughout the entire flight envelope encountered during training. Also added are new features for advanced information assurance that support current and future cyber-security requirements.

VITAL 1150 incorporates advanced rendering techniques for enhanced weather scenarios including new cloud simulations using specialized elliptical shading that improve the 3D visual effects for added realism. It is also designed to bypass a normally required host and directly connect and then interact with the network protocols used in Distributed Mission Operations (DMO). This is also a significant advantage for Live Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training exercises. “Improved realistic animations and ease of network integration make the VITAL 1150 the best choice for extensive DMO & LVC events,” added Jim Wheeler.

The VITAL 1150 is also designed for use with FlightSafety’s immersive Mixed Reality system, as well as Unmanned Systems and Night Vision Goggle training. It can dynamically adjust projector features in real-time in conjunction with image adjustments within the Image Generator which provides excellent night and NVG environments. VITAL 1150 supports multiple classes of NVG equipment and drives dedicated infrared channels when paired with compatible projectors.

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. Over 2,000 highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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