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STR-SpeechTech Delivers Leading-Edge ATIS Technology to Afghanistan Partner

6 November 2013

STR-SpeechTech has completed the delivery and training of a technologically advanced ATIS System to Harris Corporation for the Shindand  Air Base in Afghanistan. 

ATIS broadcasts (Automated Terminal Information Service) inform pilots of noncontrol information including runways in use and conditions, notices to airmen, and weather information. 

“STR is proud to announce the completion of this contract with Harris.” said Dr. Steve Eady, Project Director of STR-SpeechTech. “Our StarCaster® ATIS system will significantly modernise the broadcasting of ATIS messages at the base. STR is a world leader in this technology and our clients will see immediate benefits to aviation safety and efficiency of air traffic control operations.” 

The StarCaster® ATIS system includes two Dual-Hot Standby Redundant Servers along with separate maintenance and operator workstations. This will generate ATIS broadcasts in English over a single VHF radio transmitter. Optionally, the StarCaster® can also create a text version for transmission to aircraft via Datalink. 

The system will also interface with an existing Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS), which provides current weather data for inclusion with ATIS messages.

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