Alion Introduces Mobile Training System to Improve Readiness, Prepare Troops for Deployment
eC2™ System is Designed to Run on Apple iPhone®; Technology Solutions Company will Showcase the Technology at I/ITSEC Conference
Imagine a warfighter in a remote area performing an unfamiliar mission with a short timeframe to educate himself on that mission. Now imagine the same warfighter receiving critical instructions, even training and experimentation, with the ease of his cell phone or iPod®. A new mobile, collaborative training system will enable this capability to become reality.
Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions provider, will unveil the electronic Collaboration Capabilities (eC2) Web-based system at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Conference (I/ITSEC) from December 1-4 in Orlando, FL. eC2 will work in conjunction with the Apple iPhone® and iPod® touch – and other mobile hardware devices – to improve the capability and readiness of deployed troops. Warfighters and managers will be able to download and customize information on the mobile devices and perform actions ranging from training and education to testing and experimentation.
eC2 enhances tactical training and integrates with simulations and command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) systems at military and homeland security locations. The solution is designed to integrate with existing networked systems.
The system interactively disseminates training data before, during and after a training exercise and includes access to real-world terrain, simulations and C4I system controls. Before training starts, the system works to prepare warfighters for missions, tasks, conditions and standards – information gleaned from the training repository. During the exercise, eC2 links to real-time remote visual displays of computer workstations and coordinates interactive command and control capabilities. When the exercise concludes, the tool helps the training commander analyze and report results, key events and performance data to the unit.
Additionally, eC2 can be used as a teaching tool. Alion’s new Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Framework courses deliver critical M&S instruction, enabling warfighters to continue education and training at work, home or during deployments.
I/ITSEC is an annual conference that promotes cooperation among the armed services, industry, academia and various government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues, and development of multiservice programs, according to the I/ITSEC Web site.
At I/ITSEC, Alion will also feature multiple technologies to improve training and experimentation, including the Toolkit for Operational Medical Modeling (TOMM), the US Army’s Advanced Tactical Aircraft Simulator (ATAS) and the Littoral Combat Ship Virtual Maintenance Performance Aid (LCS VMPA). The technologies are all designed to improve warfighter safety and mission success.
Alion will demonstrate its solutions at booth #1215 at the I/ITSEC conference.
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