AITC is a certified 8(a) small business systems integration and
information technology (IT) firm that provides solutions and services, such as
training and simulation support to the federal government and public sector
markets. The ACME Training Facility will be enhancing their training capability
by expanding their physical footprint and providing simulation that tightly
replicates the different battlefield environments and medical evacuation
platforms, in which medical training could be performed.
AITC will procure, install, integrate and operate the Medical Training Command and Control (MT-C2) system software, leveraged as Government Owned Training Software (GOTS), with Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) hardware, defined in the MT-C2 Technical Data Package (TDP) as designed for the Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTCs).
AITC teamed with Design Interactive (DI) to provide an optional C130 medical
simulator at the ACME Training Facility.
DI specializes in building adaptive training systems and user
interfaces. Additionally, DI and AITC
have an existing partnership at the Transport Medical Training Laboratory
(TMTL) in San Antonio, Texas, where they developed the helicopter medical
simulation and AITC is operating and maintaining the training systems.
“AITC’s experience at TMTL and delivery of IT solutions, system support and training operations provides the experience and collaboration capabilities necessary to deliver an innovative and adaptable solution to facilitate an effective medical training operations environment for the NATO Allied Center for Medical Excellence,” says Gabe Ruiz, CEO and President of AITC. “We are pleased and humbled to have been selected by PEO STRI for this effort.”
“AITC will deliver a high level of infrastructure management, system test and implementation, logistics and instructor training support to enhance the ACME Training Facility at the NATO ACME Special Operations Headquarters, in Mons, Belgium,” says David Balleweg, AITC’s Director of Sales and Marketing.
Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) Program Supports Building the Framework Required to Fulfill United Nations Peacekeeping Requirements
AITC was recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, Florida to support the Global Peace Operations Initiatives (GPOI)/Building Partnership Capability (BPC) efforts. The GPOI/BPC program supports building the framework to furnish international customers with a wide range of support to fulfill United Nations (UN) peacekeeping requirements. With the rapid rise in the number and complexity of peace operations since the 1990s, this has increased the demand for well-trained and equipped peacekeepers.
The primary objective is to assist partner country efforts to
build sustainable, indigenous peacekeeping training capacity. The
NAWCTSD International Programs Directorate has been chartered by the Naval
International Programs Office (NIPO) to support the development and execution
of GPOI/BPC requirements for benefiting nations.
As part of the requirements, AITC will
provide upgrades to infrastructure and solutions to training capability and
classrooms worldwide, but within United States Government (USG) partner country
locations. Delivery Orders have already begun being released for
designated countries within the Geographical Combatant Commands: Africa Command
(AFRICOM), Central Command (CENTCOM), European Command (EUCOM), Indo-Pacific
Command (INDO-PACOM), and Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to perform delivery
acceptance tasks, conduct inventory, and perform equipment procurement,
configuration, integration and testing, as well as installation services.
Some of the solutions proposed can include, but are not limited to: Driving
Simulators, Classroom Equipment, Multi-Media Language Labs, Language Software,
Medical Training Environments and Equipment, Audio Visual and VTC Solutions,
Field Radios and Antennas, Hand Held and Base Radio Upgrades, Smart Boards,
Power solutions, Server and Desktop Computing and Communications Equipment.
“AITC is pleased to have been selected by NAWCTSD to support this important mission. We are proficient at providing support worldwide in any type of environment and this continues to show our commitment to delivering solutions and services anytime and anywhere,” says Gabe Ruiz, CEO and President of AITC.
Photo credit: GPOI – Global Peace Operations Initiative
AITC is a fast-growing, proven, and reputable Information Technology
Company focused on Systems Integration, Value- Added Reselling, and
Professional Services of IT and related products and solutions. We represent
over 1,200 select manufacturers to a network of direct and indirect Customers
in the Federal, State and Local Governments as well as in the Commercial
AITC offers: Strategic Planning; Technology and Risk Assessment; System Design and Implementation; System
Migration; Solutions Sales, Maintenance and Support Services; Training
and Training Development; Consulting; Program Management; Lifecycle Management;
IT Staffing Support; and Managed IT Services.
The company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems
/ VoIP / IP Telephony; Data Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing / Virtualization /
Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and Mobility; Computing /
Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc.
AITC has an opening for a Senior Network Engineer/Architect position in support of our Global mission but with primary duty station at our Winter Springs, FL. Headquarters.
The Senior Network Engineer/Architect will have diverse and extensive practical and working experience as a telecommunications specialist developing, designing, integrating and installing complex network systems including knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: long term network planning and upgrade, expertise in IP, and optical test network assessments, optical fiber infrastructure assessment networks scalability and security, encryption techniques and protocols, theoretical and practical knowledge of network equipment, configuration, integration and testing, open systems standards architectures, hardware capabilities and configuration, network design verification and validation, installation, information assurance (RMF).
Develop network architecture that effectively
supports the customer’s objectives, service-level and availability
requirements, Information Security and other technology parameters.
Gather operational requirements from clients to
be used in the planning, forecasting, designing and securing of the enterprise
network, including wide area and local area networks.
Plan, design, implement and optimize the network infrastructure
Produce topologies of complex, large-scale, converged
Communicate the network strategy, architecture
and procurement opportunities to management through well written documents that
capture the benefits and value provided.
Analyze technical needs and requirements, and
provide recommended course of action for meeting customer objectives.
Develop multiple Course of Actions to functional
problems and reduce abstract ideas to easily understood procedures.
Research methods, best practices,
standards-based architecture and design philosophies to assure the overall
health, security and scalability of the network.
Isolate problems, restore services, and
determine the root cause of incidents.
Analyze, interpret, and present research
findings required including technical analysis of requirements in an effort to properly scope and cost
projects across the network lifecycle.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the
Program Management Office.
Other duties as
The incumbent is expected to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position- specific duties.
8 -10 years of IT system and network administration experience working in a globally distributed infrastructure
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related area required.
Possess professional IT training and certifications to include:
A+ Certification required
Network+ Certification required
Security + Certification required
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) required
Multiple vendors hardware, routing/switching technology, network security integration, Wireless LAN technology, VoIP and VPNs.
Strong communication and documentation skills
Technical documentation and use of all Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, etc.)
Effective time management and organizational skills as well as the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities with attention to detail.
Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
Positive, self-motivated individual who can complete tasks independently
Department of Defense Secret Clearanc
The following characteristics are expected of each employee of the corporation regardless of role or responsibility:
Positive attitude . . . a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and resilience . . . a sense of urgency to obtain results . . . an ability to maintain a positive attitude when under pressure . . . an ability to keep things in perspective.
Respect . . . a commitment to treat employees,
clients and vendors with respect . . . a willingness to be respectful of others’ opinions and ideas
. . . a commitment to respect the work of others.
Professionalism . . . a high level of
professionalism in attitude demeanor and dress . . . demonstrate maturity in handling confidential matters . . . a
consistent businesslike demeanor and performance . . . common sense and good
judgment…have good attendance and be punctual.
Dependability . . . a reputation for doing what you say you are going to do . . . a willingness to go beyond the call of duty.
Integrity . . . a track record of doing the right thing for the right reason . . . honesty and sincerity . . . earning the trust of clients and coworkers . . . maintaining strict standards of confidentiality.
Commitment to quality . . . proof all work for accuracy…..a demand for excellence in all forms of communication . . . always looking after the smallest detail.
Creativity . . . a reputation for innovative thinking
. . . working with an entrepreneurial spirit . . . not only in the
visual aspects of our work, but in all areas of our business.
AITC provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with AITC and who will strive to improve performance and results. If you are ethical, driven, personable, and energetic, there willbeadditionalopportunitiesforyouhere at AITC.
Our team members are diverse
and experienced professionals who are driven to meet high standards. They are
passionate and demonstrate pride in their work and in AITC. If you join our
team, you will have the rewarding experience
of working in
an innovative, collaborative, and
high-pace work environment.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, expertise, education, and potential. We offer our employees competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
is a fast-growing, proven, and reputable Information Technology Company focused
on Systems Integration, Value-Added Reselling, and Professional Services of IT and
related products and solutions. We represent over 1,200 select manufacturers to
a network of direct and indirect Customers in the Federal, State and Local
Governments as well as in the Commercial sector.
offers: Strategic Planning; Technology and Risk Assessment; System Design and
Implementation; System Migration; Solutions Sales, Maintenance and Support
Services; Training and Training Development; Consulting; Program Management;
Lifecycle Management; IT Staffing Support; and Managed IT Services.
company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems / VoIP / IP Telephony; Data
Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing /
Virtualization / Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and
Mobility; Computing / Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc.
Primary ongoing responsibility
is for management of projects. Focuses on meeting project commitments, including
communications with client. Spends significant time on project management
responsibilities. As assigned, lead or assist in the planning, implementation
and introduction of projects for new systems and technologies.
Lead planning and/or implementation
of projects. May participate in the design and/or testing phases.
Facilitate the definition of
project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in
the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas;
develop methods to monitor project or area progress; and provide corrective
supervision if necessary.
Responsibility for assembling the
project staff; for their technical or functional development, performance,
and/or termination during the project or projects.
Manage project budget and resource
Facilitate the definition of
service levels and customer requirements. Interact regularly with existing or
potential clients to determine their needs and to develop plans for improving
delivery. Advocate on behalf of clients and represent clients’ needs as
appropriate to senior management. Work cross-functionally to solve problems and
Follow a defined, agreed upon
project management methodology.
Present oral and written reports
defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.
Reviews goals, accomplishments, and
overall team performance at key stages.
Provide mentoring, coaching and
direction setting to team members. Ensure project team and staff training and
is expected to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform
additional position-specific duties.
Minimum 5 years
of increasingly responsible experience, including experience successfully managing
various projects. Outstanding grasp of information technology concepts and
processes. Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff. Bachelor’s
understanding of project management phases, techniques and tools:
Strong and tested
project management skills, including risk management.
problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent. Evaluates
alternatives and finds solutions using a systematic, multi-step approach.
improvements and innovations to enhance performance.
provides advice, facilitates discussion and resolves conflict; establishes
trust; builds and uses cross- functional
relationships to accomplish work objectives.
Creates a sense
of belonging and ownership among team members; assembles a team with the right
mix of skills; coaches and motivates team members; delegates responsibility;
promotes mutual support and interaction.
Conveys goals and
objectives clearly and in a compelling manner; listens effectively and
clarifies information as needed; interprets verbal and non-verbal messages that
others communicate; produces clear status reports; communicates tactfully and
project status, issues and successes are communicated to project team, customer
and all levels of management and documented appropriately.
communication on the project team. Addresses delicate situations and handles
conflicts in such a way as to maximize opportunity and minimize exposure to
and when to make a choice; how and when to escalate issues to higher levels.
Analyzes the risks and future impact of decisions.
and takes timely independent action in pursuit of priorities.
effectively uses established policies and procedures.
the team a shared focus on the importance of achieving results. Creates work
standards for project; establishes and defines roles and responsibilities,
specific outcomes, and clear measures for quality and success of the team.
Provides performance feedback and assists employees with plans for development
and team’s work. Anticipates consequences of actions, potential problems, or opportunities
Sets and meets
realistic deadlines. Forecasts changes and communicates current and projected
The following characteristics
are expected of each employee of the corporation regardless of role or
Positive attitude . . . a high level of
enthusiasm, motivation and resilience . . . a sense of urgency to obtain
results . . . an ability to maintain a positive attitude when under
pressure . . . an ability to keep things in perspective.
Respect . . . a commitment to treat employees,
clients and vendors with respect . . . a willingness to be respectful of
others’ opinions and ideas . . . a commitment to respect the work of
Professionalism . . . a high level of
professionalism in attitude demeanor and dress . . . demonstrate maturity
in handling confidential matters . . . a consistent businesslike demeanor
and performance . . . common sense and good judgment…have good attendance
and be punctual.
Dependability . . . a reputation for doing what
you say you are going to do . . . a willingness to go beyond the call of
Integrity . . . a track record of doing the right
thing for the right reason . . . honesty and sincerity . . . earning the
trust of clients and coworkers . . . maintaining strict standards of
Commitment to quality . . . proof all work for
accuracy…a demand for excellence in all forms of communication . . .
always looking after the smallest detail.
Creativity . . . a reputation for innovative
thinking . . . working with an entrepreneurial spirit . . . not only in
the visual aspects of our work, but in all areas of our business.
AITC provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with AITC and who will strive to improve performance and results. If you are ethical, driven, personable, and energetic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at AITC.
Our team members are diverse and experienced professionals who are driven to meet high standards. They are passionate and demonstrate pride in their work and in AITC. If you join our team, you will have the rewarding experience of working in an innovative, collaborative, and high-pace work environment.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with
experience, expertise, education, and potential. We offer our employees
competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
AITC is fast-growing, proven, and reputable Information
Technology Company focused on Systems Integration, Value-Added Reselling, and
Professional Services of IT products and End-To-End solutions. We represent from
top select manufacturers to a network of direct and indirect Customers in the
Federal, State and Local Governments as well as in the Commercial sector.
AITC offers: Strategic Planning; Technology and Risk
Assessment; System Design and Implementation; System Migration; Solutions
Sales, Maintenance and Support Services; Training and Training Development;
Consulting; Program Management; Lifecycle Management; IT Staffing Support; and
Managed IT Services.
The company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems / VoIP / IP Telephony; Data Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing / Virtualization / Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and Mobility; Computing / Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc. AITC has an opening for a new Cybersecurity Systems Administrator position in Einsiedlerhof, Germany in support of Warrior Preparation Center (WPC) Network operations.
Cybersecurity Support candidate
will provide cybersecurity support for all WPC networks to assist
in developing constructive capabilities to train in a synthetic environment against cyber-attacks and assist other nations in obtaining and
maintaining distributed connection with CFBLNet supporting SPARTAN
Duties & Responsibilities
the sustainment of the accredited cybersecurity posture of the WPC’s domain
enclaves by actively tracking and maintaining assigned network’s
cyber-vulnerability level and system compliance to applicable DISA Security
Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Requirements Guides
the operations lead for WPC’s Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
systems and scan/report production processes;
with the WPC Cybersecurity Office to provide technical inputs for Cyber
Vulnerability Management (CVM) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) Plans of
Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) regarding remediation timelines or
vulnerability mitigation to sufficient detail;
maintain lists of active hosts on the assigned networks and the corresponding
inventory listings of software used to determine STIGs and/or SRGs that need to
proposed configuration updates/changes and apply a “patch-and-test” approach as
appropriate to determine if a configuration update/change will have a
detrimental effect on the WPC
processes and operational training mission to make a determination on application in the operational environment;
event partner’s compliance of configuration changes based on CYBERCOM-driven
tasking orders or other DoD short-notice threat response notifications;
Provide guidance and subject matter expertise of DoD and AF policies, instructions related
to the C&A processes, AF
Security, Interoperability, Supportability, Sustainability and Interoperability (SISSU) activities,
the AF Certification and
Accreditation Process (AFCAP), and DoD’s Risk Management Framework (RMF);
Provide security engineering to assist in implement security
controls and ensure these controls
do not degrade performance
and availability requirements needed to
execute and sustain M&S/LVC
security findings and issues associated
with the RMF process to the
appropriate Cybersecurity POCs;
Review system artifacts (e.g., documents) for accuracy and perform hands-on testing of system security features;
facility visits to US other nations
distributed training center to observe the actual processes related to each IA control
(technical, personnel, operational, or management in nature);
such as Retina
and Nessus scanners, DISA System Readiness Review (SRR) and Gold Disks, and database and web server security test tools;
validation of IA control implementation in M&S/LVC;
assessment primarily on the validation procedures of the DIACAP or
RMF Knowledge Service
and DISA STIGs;
Provide specialized subject matter
expertise of the
M&S/LVC community’s systems;
Support Configuration Management (CM) and
documentation of the infrastructure, network, and equipment, physical locations
of equipment, and facility features require baselines and shall be under change
Assist with CM, including the following: maintain
circuit action records, maintain network and rack elevation diagrams;
Consolidate and maintain baseline hardware lists
for each WPC network including other nations connecting to WPC network or
Develop and maintain network diagram of network
infrastructure for every communication room, including but not limited to:
Coalition and Exercise networks, VTC systems, and IP telephones. Network
drawings shall be updated regularly as defined by WPC standards. Network
drawings and hardware inventory lists shall be updated monthly or as changes
are made, to include all new and revised information obtained the previous
month. Contractor shall maintain a database of communications equipment (such
as switches, routers, hub, and encryption devices) used in all WPC networks;
support for WPC LVC Operations Integration;
Provide cybersecurity support
to enable WPC obtaining and maintaining cybersecurity
approval to connect to Allied, Coalition and PfP nation distributed training
centers and the associated network systems and training devices;
Provide cybersecurity advice, guidance, recommendations, and review of
identified products created by units for their specific sites to comply
with Federal, DoD and AF IA policies;
Provide security engineering support to the IAM and
configuration management (CM)
team and assist in providing balance between the reasonable implementation of cybersecurity/security controls and the
performance and availability requirements needed to sustain the
provide solutions to security and technical challenges to the
user’s connectivity including documenting problem areas with recommendations for resolution to WPC/DO, conducting site visit
follow-ups on issues and resolutions as
needed, documenting recommendations
improvements and provide to WPC/DO, providing lessons learned quarterly for the user community to WPC/DO for publishing, conducting annual security reviews and provide report to the IAM and WPC/DO, and providing customer service support to installation sites as identified by WPC/DO; 24) assist the WPC in achieving consistent application/implementation of network and system security policies, countermeasures, and procedures under development and fielded to user sites;
IAM in assessing the accuracy and completeness
of system accreditation packages in accordance
with DIACAP/RMF to increase the overall
security posture of the WPC;
Assist as required in maintaining and updating CM control
of the following documents: Configuration Management
Plan, Risk Management Plan, Vulnerability Management
Plan, Patch Management Plan, Incident Response Plan, COOP, and DRP;
Other duties as assigned.
Incumbent is required to perform
all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific
Experience & Requirements
Microsoft Certified Solutions Craftsman: Server
Infrastructure and/or Red Hat Certified System Administrator; 5-7 years’
DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II Certification required.
Experience with ACAS or Tenable Nessus vulnerability scanners.
Security Clearance: Secret.
The selected applicants will
be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified information.
Experience & Education
A bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of functional
experience, OR; An associate’s degree plus 7 years of recent specialized
experience OR 11 total years of recent specialized experience;
Certified Information Systems Security
Experience supporting LVC distributed training
systems and Distributed Training Centers (DTC).
Salary and benefits
will be commensurate with experience, expertise, education, and potential. We offer our employees competitive
compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
training courses, both on-site and on-line, for the company’s applications
and systems to include lectures and hands-on sessions.
applicable business unit/area to establish specifications of course,
prerequisite skills and knowledge for trainees. Ensures that training
courses address all levels of employee. Assists in the design and
development of technical training programs and curriculums, both on-site
and on-line, for employees on various software and/or hardware
applications and systems.
assists in writing technical and user manuals to support training. Works
with engineering, technical support, and/or applicable area to ensure that
material is accurate and reflects current product features.
and analyzes course evaluations to determine effectiveness of training
recommendations and reports to senior level personnel and/or management.
Implements approved revisions to course materials as necessary to improve
requested, external training programs to determine feasibility of purchase
as requested. Makes recommendations to management as appropriate.
of and maintain proficiency with applicable company products.
senior level personnel and business units/technical areas to conduct needs
assessments to ensure training needs are met.
Automated Forces (SAF) system and related exercise control systems per
current and Applicable military doctrine, and as directed by the Battle
controls semi-automated exercise tactical entities to meet military
instructors, observer controllers, and unit commanders training intent.
Programs BMC controller radio frequencies, weapons configurations,
navigation waypoints, target coordinates, and weather environmental
parameters. Loads and verifies correct missions initial conditions
defaults prior to initialization of flight modules.
provides guidance to exercise participants manning the role player
manages electronic files containing overlays, scenarios, and user provided
portable flight planning software, (PFPS), files for use during future
maintains, and transfers mission files between external training devices
applies basic aviation weather language and its application.
The SAF operator
must be able to interact flight crews of AH64A Apache, AH64D Longbow, and
OH58D Kiowa combat helicopter during arming and refueling training
applies realistic control of semi automated forces, not limited to,
infantry fighting vehicles, armor, infantry troops, artillery, rotary and
fixed wing, combat service support elements, air defense systems, during
day and night military training operations.
navigational points using Military Grid Reference System (MGRS),
Must be able to
communicate using UHF, VHF, FM, and HF tactical radios in the plain, and secure
aviation training exercises, (ATX), in preparation for actual real life
device utilization for U.S. State Department sponsored training courses
cadre conducting training in foreign languages.
Must be able to
communicate with U.S. Army flight crews and act as a crew chief if
necessary, to complement air assault, sling loads, and Medevac operations.
Monitors flight modules and generates calls to maintenance personnel
standing by over portable radios.
playback of tactical map display, sensor video, MetaVR Stealth, and
automated statistical reports recordings at the discretion of instructors
Must be able to
perform orderly initialization and shutdown of the AVCATT training suite.
modules reconfigurations in a daily basis.
Must be able to
dead lift, and reposition reconfigurable aircraft consoles weighing up to
86 lbs from and to below flight cabin floors. Retrieves aircraft
instrumentation panel overlays weighing up to 46 lbs, from above the
shoulder heights, and secure the same to mounting frames at below the
training operations during weekends and shifting hours in a short notice
mounted video display system user fittings.
in-cabin initial briefings to users. Provides engineering support feedback
during software and hardware updates.
regularly posted training schedules updates ensuring reconfigurations
requirements are met.
simulator test flights supporting maintenance checks and engineering
support efforts. Will be assigned additional areas of responsibilities not
associated with primary SAF duties.
Must be ready to
travel with the AVCATT suite if relocated to training sites outside home
station when required
degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
degree in business administration, computer science, engineering or
related field preferred
Four or more
years of technical training experience
working with company software, systems, applications and network products
working with communications practices, principles and procedures for both
on-site and on-line presentations
years of related training experience required.
possess at a minimum an Interim security clearance and be able to
obtain/maintain an active/valid US security clearance.
experience and knowledge of transportation and convoy operations, up to
and including major command level operations and training requirements.
site technical and operational staff functions
software languages used in simulation
skills to write training manuals and procedures
skills to train and educate employees on technical material and
skills for interacting with all levels of employees
skills for understanding products and applying knowledge to presentation
and business solutions software skills
time management skills
prioritize and meet deadlines
maintain high level of confidentiality regarding employee information
Ability to work
independently and as part of a team
desire to actively pursue learning opportunities in the
technical/engineering and training fields
understand and apply federal, state and local changes to and/or new
regulations/laws pertaining to human resources
Must be able to
lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to
travel to various locations.
This job description describes the general nature of the duties and
requirements of the job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to
limit the supervisor’s ability to modify work assignments as appropriate,
AITC partners with leading-edge innovators. At I/ITSEC 2018, the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference held annually in Orlando, AITC invited SIMETRI, an 8(a) woman-owned, minority-owned, small business located in Winter Park, FL, to present their latest training innovations. SIMETRI has been providing end-to-end solutions for critical training support and works with AITC to provide network engineering and architecture design support.
One of SIMETRI’s medical research assistants, Jordan Coulter, explained how SIMETRI’s technologies integrated with others, such as Laerdal manikins, for specific medical procedures and for more inclusive medical training.
SIMETRI’s Manikin Innovations
One of SIMETRI’s anatomical innovations is a leg which can be screwed into a manikin for an amputation procedure.
“It has the tubing where you can connect it into their blood system so that it actively bleeds and you can practice for the applications of tourniquet and other clinical procedures,” Coulter explained.
With more women joining the military, there’s a growing need to train for casualties which affect women, and that means having an anatomically correct manikin to train on. Usually, most manikins are male by default, but it can be expensive to buy a separate manikin for that purpose. So SIMETRI has a more cost-effective solution – a manikin retrofit kit which can be placed on a manikin, without voiding warranties or limiting the manikin’s capabilities.
“You can still do all the procedures, that includes the mask, the vest with the correct female anatomical parts. You can [perform] urinary catherization, needle chest decompressions, etc.” Coulter said.
A part of the kit’s innovation is the silicon skin which allows students to perform venipuncture and phlebotomy procedures. It’s quite resilient to puncture wounds, but they aren’t visible.
Part Task Trainers
Part task trainers allow medical students to perform specific procedures on various parts of the body. At I/ITSEC, SIMETRI showcased some of these devices.
One-part task trainer is for a fasciotomy in a lower leg. This is a surgical procedure where the fascia (connective tissue which covers muscles or internal organs) is cut to alleviate the pressure of a swollen injured muscle or tissue. The common ailment treated by a fasciotomy is called compartment syndrome. By performing a fasciotomy, this can help increase blood flow to the injured muscle and prevent the loss of a limb. SIMETRI’s part task trainer allows a medical student to train on all four compartments of a lower leg.
Not presented at I/ITSEC, but another part task trainer available from SIMETRI is the humeral head intraosseous (IO) trainer, which is a trainer for inserting a needle into the humerus bone for IO infusion into the bone marrow. This type of injection is performed on a patient when intravenous (IV) methods can’t be used. The humeral head is the more rounded part of the upper arm bone which inserts into the shoulder.
With this procedure, the patient’s arm is rotated so that the humerus is in the right position for the needle injection. Most trainers have only a removable patch of skin to expose the humerus to see if the insertion was done correctly.
SIMETRI’s trainer also has that removable patch of skin, but it also allows surgical students to position a manikin torso with a rotatable arm, simulating how the injection would occur with an actual patient. Instructors can also use this trainer to demonstrate how to correctly position the arm for an IO insertion.
AITC and SIMETRI – Working Together
As a systems integrator, AITC can connect customers with SIMETRI’s medical training solutions such as the park task trainers. Together we provide systems engineering and integration services and other professional services such as supply chain management, iterative prototyping and development, and systems engineering.
“It’s a win-win for both of us,” said Angela Albán, President and CEO of SIMETRI. “AITC helps us to expand our portfolio, and SIMETRI helps to expand AITC’s. Our partnership is based on a friendship, with a desire to collaborate and find work together.” “By teaming up together, AITC and SIMETRI can use their unique capabilities to bring tailored solutions for their customers,” says Dave Balleweg, AITC’s Director of Sales and Marketing.
To learn more about how AITC can create end-to-end IT solutions for your organization, please contact Lydia Perez in our sales department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In November last year, AITC Inc. was an exhibitor at I/ITSEC 2018—the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event hosted by the United States Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) —right here in Orlando, Florida.
One of the technology solutions we showcased was an innovative way that virtual reality (VR) has become more mobile—whether you’re inside or outside, but not lacking any power or capabilities.
VR: Beyond the World of Gaming and Into the Workplace and Classroom
VR technology has been linked with gaming for years, but what if you can take the fun of VR to empower people in the classroom or the workplace? Or, what if VR enabled you to take the classroom or workplace with you?
VR in the workplace and the classroom is becoming increasingly commonplace in several industries, helping users to become more engaged with their work. And let’s face it—trainings sometimes can be a little dull—or, at the very least, hard to take what’s written down on a page to incorporate it into the real world.
With traditional training methods, it can be challenging to engage new employees with pertinent information about their jobs and their companies. It can also be time-consuming to train someone on something that requires a lot of hands-on time and experience without possibly disrupting ongoing business operations.
In 2017, HP introduced the Z Backpack—a more professional way to use VR. For training and simulation, this VR system can make work more alive and real in ways that traditional training programs cannot. What’s unique about this system is that it’s a sophisticated and powerful computer that you can take with you—but it’s not a laptop.
The Z Backpack is a wearable PC with hot swappable batteries—all without any cumbersome cords getting in your way. With a VR headset and two wireless controllers, you can immerse yourself in whatever simulation or training you desire.
When you’re inside, you can dock the system on your desk and wirelessly connect the PC to a desktop screen. If you need to move around or take it outside, you snap the PC to the backpack, put the backpack on, and you’re all set to go.
There are endless simulation and training possibilities with the HP VR Backpack, and that includes military capabilities.
DiSTI & HP – Creating Customized Virtual Training Solutions
In April 2018, Orlando-based software and training solutions firm, DiSTI, formed a partnership with HP as DiSTI’s hardware partner to develop more enterprise-level training solutions. At I/ITSEC, AITC showcased the power and freedom of HP’s Z Backpack along with DiSTI’s training platform, VE Studio. The virtual training showcased at I/ITSEC was created for the U.S. Army Air National Guard.
At I/ITSEC AITC showed how VE Studio created a training curriculum for a Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) to provide over 115 maintenance procedures used to maintain the EC-145 (commercial variant)/UH-172 (military variant) helicopter systems.
“The VE Studio tool/platform was used to develop the training program in its final rendered form and integrated with the HP backpack to provide an untethered training/demonstration experience at I/ITSEC. VE Studio has been developing a host of training solutions for military and civilian programs around the world – such as helicopters, lawn equipment, tanks, aircraft, and gas turbines and AITC sees this technology as expanding training capabilities and efficiencies in many areas and markets,” says David Balleweg, AITC’s Director Sales and Marketing.
For the U.S. Army Air National Guard, DiSTI was able to quickly create and deliver a training program for half the cost of traditional VMT programs. They helped saved the government an estimated $4 million. In addition to saving time and money, DiSTI’s program helped to make soldiers ready to work on a helicopter without causing any disruptions that come with having to use an actual helicopter for training. DiSTI’s virtual training program also allows for multiple students to work simultaneously as a team in a VR vignette along with an instructor.
“VR and the Z Backpack are an environmental/experiential extension of the learning we create – allowing students freedom of movement within a virtual world so they can interact with the equipment much as they would in real life. These training solutions can be created for enterprise-level customers with more intricate and complicated training needs or for smaller programs, it depends on the training need and the desired outcome,” says Kevin Mikalsen, DiSTI’s Director of Global Marketing.
As a systems integrator, AITC can leverage programs like VE Studio to help customers with their training needs—whether a customer would want to create their own training application or to create one for customers. This is one way that AITC can create an end-to-end IT solution that best fits a customer’s needs.
For more information about this technology, please contact Lydia Perez in our sales department at email@example.com.
The primary function of I/ITSEC 2018, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference held annually in Orlando, is to demonstrate a promising exchange of information among industry, the military, and the educational communities. Ranging from the keynote addresses, to the exhibit hall and demonstrations, the conference was filled with discussions about preparing the warfighter to train as they fight on the battlefield. Among many vendors present, were several showcasing target capabilities. AITC offered insight at our exhibit, to show and provide military training leaders and industry some of the latest technologies available – even if they’re still developing – as a way to know what is possible and how it can help the military meet its training goals.
As part of our interactive demonstrations, AITC showcased an end-to end solution for the military which involves target practice with a Stationary Infantry Target (SIT) or a SIT lifter. This lifter had a 3D Ivan silhouette that was about three feet tall, but there are larger lifters available for vehicle targets.
These digital targets are typically used in live fire ranges, where soldiers use lasers to shoot instead of live ammo. The SIT can also be outfitted with sensors that soldiers can aim and shoot at. There are other capabilities available which can show where the laser round hit the target.
The targets are controlled via laptop through a government-owned computer program called TRACR (Target Range Automated Control and Recording). This software allows the SIT to be fully controlled in any given scenario, and that can be through a direct cable connection, a Wi-Fi connection, or an LT connection.
The SIT is battery powered, but it can be operated on solar energy and electricity. With these features, live fire range trainings with this SIT and the TRACER can be more mobile and can be taken to more remote areas. Field cameras can also be used to show how trainees perform during target practice.
AITC helps as a system integrator and creates added benefits to military customers by taking all of these components – SIT lifters, computers, the software, the necessary internet connections and other equipment – to provide an end-to-end IT solution. “In order to set up a live fire range, AITC can plan and set up the entire operation without the burden of dealing with hardware and software complexities,” says Steve North, AITC Senior Systems Engineer.
This is just one way that AITC provides tailored IT solutions for customers. To learn more about how AITC can leverage our partnerships and expertise to help your organization, please contact Lydia Perez in the sales department at firstname.lastname@example.org.