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Join us online at the Pitch Café…

Take the time to catch up on the latest distributed simulation technologies with Pitch.

We will be hosting free webinars on a series of topics related to distributed simulation. See below for more information on upcoming sessions. Webinar presentations and demonstrations will be approximately 30 minutes long followed by Q&A with experts.

Interested?

You can sign up by clicking on the desired session / time slot from the listing below.
Note that virtual seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Date Session Time slots
17-SeptDiscover RPR FOM 3 & Pitch Experience on RPR FOM10:00 CEST
and
15:30 CEST / 09:30 US ET
29-SeptBuilding Space Simulations with HLA and the Space FOM15:30 CEST / 09:30 US ET

Have a topic that you’d like us to cover? Email us with your suggestions on cafe@pitchtechnologies.com

Hope to see you there!

Discover RPR FOM 3 & Pitch Experience on RPR FOM

with Tom Gray

The RPR FOM (Real-Time Platform Reference Federation Object Model) is the most widely used data exchange model in defense simulation. This Webinar is an opportunity to discover capabilities, evolutions and advantages of the latest standard version of RPR FOM (V3). Pitch will be sharing experience on RPR FOM, history, use case, compatibility with other standards. RPR FOM is a standard from SISO (Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization), enabling a large ecosystem for the M&S community.

Building Space Simulations with HLA and the Space FOM

Björn Möller

with Björn Möller

One of the newest and most exciting standards for distributed simulation is the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organisation (SISO) endorsed Space FOM, developed by experts in NASA, European and Russian space organizations. It facilitates the simulation of both Earth orbital and Deep Space scenarios. This webinar presents some examples of early Space federations and then presents the key parts of the standard, how to apply it and the benefits for anyone looking to build space simulations involving many organisations.


Need hands-on HLA Training?

If you need a full HLA Training course for your developer team, we can offer that too remotely!

Contact us at sales@pitchtechnologies.com to arrange training courses tailored specifically for your  needs.


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Pitch And Vocavio Introduce New Communication Analytics Capability To Synthetic Training

[Linkoping, Sweden & Bristol, United Kingdom : 17 June 2020]

Vocavio Technologies has announced the availability of their vCONNECT plug-in for Pitch Talk, a real-time interface to Pitch Technologies’ simulated radio/intercom software product Pitch Talk.

Vocavio’s plug-in ingests Pitch Talk’s audio streams into their vCONNECT analytics platform, for near real-time analysis of team communication performances in synthetic training environments. The vCONNECT platform from Vocavio assesses communication & coordination performance in high workload, high stress environments, measuring non-verbal cues in speech dialog e.g. pitch, rhythm and tone of voice.

Pitch Talk is a communications framework to support distributed simulation, covering a wide range of applications from individual and crew training to theatre level command and control training. Pitch Talk enables high fidelity simulation-based training with highly realistic voice communications through simulated radios and intercoms.

Vocavio Technologies, VP Product, Conor McKenna, said, “Capturing quality audio is critical to generating insights from speech dialog, so developing the vCONNECT plug-in for Pitch Talk was an important step in providing a seamless solution to the synthetic training community. This unique combination blends audio realism in training with scientific analysis to generate insights not previously available.”

Bjorn Möller, Pitch’s President, added, “Vocavio’s connection with Pitch Talk combines a revolutionary and novel communication analysis technology with off-the-shelf simulated radio/intercom. I believe that many defense and also air traffic control customers could enhance both training and operations with Pitch Talk and vCONNECT.”

VOCAVIO TECHNOLOGIES
Vocavio enables simulation providers to assess teams that are training for high-stress high-workload environments. The performance data generated brings a new evidence-based approach to debriefing critical non-technical skills of communication, teamwork and decision making. Scientifically validated in trials with military and commercial pilots. Accessible alongside your existing communications infrastructure, via cloud or enterprise license. Website: www.vocavio.com Follow us on twitter @VocavioMetrics

PITCH TECHNOLOGIES
Founded in 1991 in Linkoping, Sweden, Pitch Technologies is the world leader in standards-based interoperability products and services for training and simulation. Pitch has sold more than 100,000 licenses to aerospace and defense customers in 38 countries. Our mission is to make systems work together using open standards. Pitch has offices in Sweden, France, UK and USA. More info at www.pitchtechnologies.com.

Download press release: Pitch_Vocavio_17_June_2020

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HLA & Air Traffic Control Simulation

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EUROCONTROL, EUROCAE and Pitch would like to invite you to the free webinar on HLA & Air Traffic Control Simulation.

Agenda: 10 of June 14:00 CEST / 13:00 BST / 08:00 US ET

  • 14:00 Introduction to the Webinar
  • 14:05 Real-time platforms of future Air Traffic Control and simulation based validation using HLA
    by Thomas Damm (DFS), Jean-Christophe Cota (EUROCONTROL), Martin Johansson (Pitch Technologies)
  • 15:05 Break
  • 15:20 Pitch’s contribution to the ongoing efforts of EUROCAE
    by Boris Pothier and Martin Johansson (Pitch Technologies)
  • 16:10 Close

 
Interested?

The webinar will be delivered via WebEx.
For questions contact: patrick.penot@pitch.se

Building a Simulation Infrastructure for the Next Generation European Air Traffic Management System

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme is the primary vehicle founded to demonstrate the viability of the technological and operational solutions for the European Union’s Single European Sky (SES) initiative.

In support of SESAR, EUROCAE leads a number of technical standardisation activities. One of the task forces within EUROCAE, WG-81, is focused on analysing the means, opportunities and technical challenges to enhance the functionality and behaviour of real-time ATM platforms by linking different real-time platforms and by incorporating fast-time models and tools in the run. WG-81 also looks into study requirements for this interoperability and examines the requirements for common data interchange standards, data preparation facilities and high-level exchange protocols.

EUROCONTROL, EUROCAE and Pitch Technologies (Pitch) have been cooperating in support of the above activities and the development of a standardized distributed simulation information exchange model based on ATM Validation Platforms Interoperability Specification (ED-147).

Join us in this webinar to get a detail account of the above ongoing activity and discuss some of the challenges in developing a simulation interoperability infrastructure for building the next generation European Air Traffic Management system.

Discussion Topics

The webinar will be presented in two parts with a short break in between.

The first part will start with an overview of EUROCAE’s activities focusing the Interoperability of ATM Validation Platforms, specifically the work of WG81 Group, which has led to the standardization of an information exchange model called ED-147. It will also discuss the ongoing cooperation between parties to develop a computerized procedure that ingests ED-147 to create a federation object model (FOM) for HLA based distributed simulation.

The second part of the webinar will present a detailed account of Pitch’s contribution to the project developing FOM ED147, associated products and some of the technical challenges.

Thomas Damm
Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and the Chairman of WG 81

Jean-Christophe Cota
EUROCONTROL

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Martin Johansson
Pitch Technologies

Boris Pothier

Boris Pothier
Pitch Technologies

Patrick Penot (moderator)
Pitch Technologies

About EUROCAE

The EASCG was created as a joint advisory group to coordinate the European ATM-related standardisation activities, essentially stemming from the European ATM Master Plan, in support of Single European Sky (SES) implementation. EUROCAE plays a leading role in this coordination group.
For more information visit www.eurocae.net

About EUROCONTROL

EUROCONTROL is an intergovernmental organisation with 41 Member and 2 Comprehensive Agreement States. We are committed to building, together with our partners, a Single European Sky (SES) that will deliver the air traffic management (ATM) performance required for the twenty-first century and beyond.
For more information visit www.eurocontrol.int

About Pitch Technologies

Founded in 1991 in Linkoping, Sweden, Pitch Technologies is the world leader in interoperability products and services for training and simulation. Pitch has sold more than 130,000 software licenses to aerospace and defence customers in 38 countries. Pitch’s products make systems work together using open standards. Pitch has offices in Sweden, France, UK and USA. Pitch is a BAE Systems company.
For more information visit www.pitchtechnologies.com

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Home Working Package from Pitch

As Work From Home is becoming the new norm for majority of us in the midst of coronavirus outbreak, we anticipate more support calls than normal in the coming months.

We want to do everything we can to continue to support you in these exceptional circumstances so that you can carry on with business as usual as much as possible.

Pitch’s Home Working Package offers:

  • Free temporary software licenses so people can continue their regular simulation development work or learn HLA while at home, and
  • Pitch’s highly praised, free, 'HLA Tutorial'

In addition, Pitch will offer some webinars on specific topics in coming weeks.

Contact Pitch for details.

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Pitch France New Office in Paris

Pitch Technologies in France is happy to announce our new address in central Paris, from February 2020:

Full address:
Pitch Technologies
8 Rude de la Michodière
75002 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 43 13 36

Welcome!

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Pitch completed exercise support for Swedish Army ASÖ 19

Swedish Army land warfare center during Tactical Command Training
Photo Courtesy of Mats Carlsson/Swedish Armed Forces

In September, Pitch provided system configuration and management plus exercise support for ASÖ 19, a week-long Swedish Army staff exercise involving 454 participants at 3 sites, engaging brigade staffs to develop ground tactical capabilities.

Major Björn Lahger, head of the Swedish Army’s staff training facility at Markstridsskolan (Ground Combat School) said, “Pitch has provided a necessary support to us, to be able to conduct the first distributed exercise of this size at the army land warfare center.”Read more about the ASÖ exercise (in Swedish) on Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmaktens) website:

https://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2019/09/tillsammans-for-en-starkare-arme/

Pitch is contracted to maintain and support the Tactical Command Trainer, LTS-Bat, originally developed by BAE Systems. The training system is used for command and staff training at battalion and up to double brigade level exercises with up to 1100 military participants.

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Pitch Delivers Secure Simulation Infrastructure to the UK Royal Air Force

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2019 – Pitch Technologies is delighted to announce that it was awarded a long-term contract from the prime contractor, Boeing Defence UK, to deliver simulation infrastructure tools and support services for the development of Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new multi-year training programme called “Gladiator”. 

The programme is the pathfinder to a series of future training systems programmes establishing RAF’s future simulation based operational training capability. It will deliver a simulation hub at RAF Waddington enabling RAF crews and supporting ground forces to train together in complex training scenarios at multiple dispersed locations and with NATO and other allied nations. 

In line with UK Ministry of Defence’s strategic direction towards High Level Architecture (HLA) standard for modelling and simulation interoperability, Pitch will provide commercial- off-the-shelf interoperability tools for simulation development, distributed real-time execution, data recording and synchronised playback. Pitch will also provide key software components for Cross-Domain Security (CDS), enabling training across different levels of information security. 

“Pitch Technologies is thrilled to support the Royal Air Force in its move to HLA, a move we are seeing around the world. For us it also confirms our market leading position in distributed training based on open standards and security in simulation.” said Bjorn Moller, President of Pitch Technologies. “We’re also pleased to work together with Boeing in the development of this capability and delivery of services over the next five years.”

Press release available here.

More information about the Gladiator program is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-us-pilots-to-prepare-for-frontline-on-state-of-the-art-simulators

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Open HLA Training Courses

Pitch’s HLA training courses teach the fundamental and advanced parts of HLA through a mix of lectures and hands-on lab exercises. Two upcoming HLA training courses in Europe still have room for a few additional students.

HLA Hands On Open Course – France
Date/Location: 15-17 October, Paris
Contact: Patrick Penot, patrick.penot@pitch.se
The course will be in French.

HLA Hands On Open Course – UK
Date/Location: November, London
Contact: Suranga.Wickramasekera,
suranga.wickramasekera@pitchtechnologies.com

HLA Hands On Open Course – Sweden
Date/Location: 22-24 October, Linköping
Contact: Martin Johansson, martin.johansson@pitch.se

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Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) Gets HLA Interoperability With Pitch Technologies’ Developer Studio C# Edition

Battlespace Simulations Inc. (BSI) has announced the addition of a High Level Architecture (HLA) interface to its flagship Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) software.  The HLA interface was developed through application of Pitch Technologies’ Developer Studio software using its new C# code generation capability.

Read the full press release here.

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Let’s talk distributed simulation for Medical Training!

From Point of Injury to En-Route Care –

A standardized and modular object model using High Level Architecture (HLA).

Join us with Damon Curry presenting his paper at ITEC 2019.

16 May 2019 | 11:30 – 12:00 | Theatre 2 | Technologies and Architectures


US Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives

The paper will describe results of a US Dept of Defense sponsored study to apply modeling and simulation to medical training specifically in the areas of Point Of Injury and En-Route Care. Previous studies have revealed problems in communications during the hand-off of patients from one level of care to the next. The paper continues by describing the specific application of the modeling and simulation standard technology, “High Level Architecture” (HLA), in development of a Federation Object Model (FOM) that could be the basis for a standardized Medical Modeling & Simulation FOM for future systems. The paper describes technical details about integration of multiple medical training related products into a distributed training system.

https://www.itec.co.uk/agenda/a-standardized-and-modular-object-model-for-medical-modeling-and-simulation-for-distributed-training

ITEC 2019, Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm