May 9, 2008 Diamond Simulation has developed a new generation of flight simulators under the designation D-SIM-NG. The simulators include new, more powerful P2/P3 software, the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, the Tropos 1000 visual system and the True Environment ATC simulation program.
CAE is responsible for the Tropos 1000 visual system, which is the first release from the company’s Atmos line. The Tropos is the only image generator developed using off-the-shelf graphic processors with the capability to realistically generate runway lighting. CAE also developed True Environment, available in the fourth quarter of 2008, which simulates radio communication between air traffic controllers and pilots.
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The Instructor Operation Station has been adapted to ergonomic requirements, and features intuitive touch-screen functionality.