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FLAMES 16.0 Released

Huntsville, AL – November 27, 2017 –  Ternion® Corporation is pleased to announce the release of FLAMES®, version 16.0.  This new version includes scores of changes and enhancements that make FLAMES-based applications even more powerful and easy-to-use. See the What’s New in Version 16.0 manual in the FLAMES documentation for complete information on these and other enhancements.

FLAMES 16.0 Enhancements

Improved International Support. Most FLAMES graphical applications now provide greatly increased support for displaying text in a foreign (non-English) language.

New Range Bearing Tool. FAST, FORGE, and FLASH include a new Range Bearing tool that allows you to draw a range circle and a bearing line between two points in the 2D View.

START Command Improvements. The START command has been improved to allow scenario variables to be used to specify date-time and duration values. In addition, when specifying an absolute start date-time, the date may now be omitted. When omitted, the date is assumed to be the day on which the scenario starts.

Remove Entity Confirmation. A new general user setting has been added in FORGE called Confirm Entity Removal. When this setting is selected, you are prompted for a confirmation before an entity object is removed.

More Context Sensitive Help. Nearly all windows in FORGE and FLASH now include a Help button. Clicking the Help button opens the FLAMES documentation to the topic that describes the window. You can also add context sensitive help to the user interface of your custom components

HLA Option Enhancement. In previous versions of FLAMES, the HLA option could be used only when a scenario was executed using FIRE. The HLA option may now be used when a scenario is executed in FORGE as well as FIRE.

Command Visibility Settings. Developers of cognition models can now individually specify if a command is to be visible in the Units, Unit Commander, or Unit Controller windows of FAST, FORGE, and FLASH. The visibility settings can also be modified dynamically during scenario execution based on the state of a Unit.

Dynamic Unit Creation. A new function allows custom software to dynamically create one or more Units during scenario execution using any pattern loaded in the scenario.

CEC Interface. FAST now supports the transmission and reception of several Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) messages, and FAST is capable of interacting directly with command and control systems that implement a CEC interface.

JREAP-C Interface. Several new J-Series messages have been incorporated into the FAST JREAP-C interface, including additional Precise Participant Location Information (PPLI) and Surveillance messages.

TPS-59 Interface. Several new J-Series messages have been incorporated into the FAST TPS-59 sensor interface, including messages sent from a Command and Control (C2) system to control radar operations and messages that communicate radar operations status to a C2 system.

Independent ATO/ACO Import. The Create New Scenario wizard in FAST no longer requires both an Air Tasking Order (ATO) and an Airspace Control Order (ACO) to create a scenario. A scenario can now be created by importing either one without the other.

FLAMES customers with an active software subscription can receive version 16.0 upon request at no additional cost. Please contact customer support to make your request.

Click here for instructions on how to request a no-cost evaluation copy of the FLAMES Runtime Suite or the FLAMES Development Suite.