Crowd Draws At I/Itsec For Energid Exhibit On Close Air Support

Cambridge, Massachusetts (November 26, 2007) — Energid’s JTAC Strike drew lots of positive feedback at I/ITSEC’s 2007 conference in Orlando. Conference attendees got to see first hand a simulated Close Air Support (CAS) mission using voice recognition and synthetic response from a virtual pilot.Brian OFlynn attended this years conference to demonstrate JTAC Strike as part of I/ITSECs Serious Games Challenge. This challenge recognizes innovative game-based technologies and solutions that improve training across all segments for individuals, groups and systems.

JTAC Strike enables full mission training and rehearsal. It includes a full CAS mission from check-in, to authentication, to target talk-on, to check-out. The game is hosted on a standard laptop computer. The player’s interface to the simulated pilot is pure voice communication and uses a standard headset and microphone. Both big-to-little and unit-of-measure methodologies can be demonstrated as well as the ability to request relevant visually-based information from the pilot. JTAC Strike is enabled by Energid’s patent pending multi-modal context system that merges both visual and verbal references. The context system is a significant breakthrough in human-machine collaboration technology.