Established in Perth, Western Australia in 2001,¬†Calytrix Electronics formed to develop the best¬†quality software, bringing a level of engineering rigor¬†and commercial expertise with the delivery of cutting¬†edge military simulation and training software.
With a continual focus on providing software solutions¬†to the defense training and simulation community,¬†Calytrix Technologies has grown substantially by adding training¬†and consulting capabilities to meet customers‚Äô¬†technical and integrated needs. Calytrix strives to¬†innovate in software solutions through the balance¬†of engineering expertise and the sophistication of¬†practical experience.
Efficient communication procedures among and¬†between defense groups is essential to achieving¬†favorable outcomes and completing missions¬†successfully. Calytrix anticipated the need for¬†simulated radio communications training, ultimately¬†providing an alternative to the use of expensive, real¬†hardware radios that broadcast over the air. Calytrix¬†designed the Comm Net Radio Simulator (CNR-Sim)¬†to be an intuitive and affordable, software only, multichannel¬†radio simulator for Windows and Linux. In¬†order to develop an interface that matches the quality¬†of the radio simulator, Calytrix employed DiSTI‚Äôs GL¬†Studio to the couple high-end virtual radio panel with¬†a robust multichannel radio simulator.
The CNR-Sim digitizes its user‚Äôs¬†voice into Distributed Interactive¬†Simulation (DIS) protocol radio¬†packets that are sent across a¬†standard computer network to¬†other CNR-Sims (and compatible¬†DIS radios) where the packets¬†are converted back to an audio¬†format. CNR-Sim‚Äôs simple push-to-talk interface lets users¬†rapidly switch among different¬†communication channels.¬†To provide more engaging¬†scenarios, the CNR-Sim allows¬†individual users to be organized¬†into teams.
The CNR-Sim is available in three¬†configurations such as, CNRSim¬†Free, CNR-Sim Base, and¬†CNR-Sim Pro. The Free option is¬†available at no cost and contains¬†a fully functioning DIS radio, with the exception of¬†limited fixed radio nets. The Base has an expanded¬†feature set including voice operated keying, user¬†configurable channels and teams, and the ability to¬†listen to different channels in the left ear and right ear.¬†The most powerful configuration, the Pro has all the¬†features of the Base plus an Application Programmer‚Äôs¬†Interface (API) that lets external applications control¬†CNR-Sim Pro radios and user-configurable signal¬†degradation.
Using GL Studio, DiSTI produced a two channel¬†interactive graphical radio panel as a free add-on for¬†use with CNR-Sim Free configuration. CNR-Sim‚Äôs new¬†API served as the method used by DiSTI to connect the¬†radio panel with the network radio simulator, exhibiting¬†the versatility of GL Studio‚Äôs graphical content to¬†simulate user specific radios. The API is a Software¬†Development Kit (SDK) for C++ and Java, enabling¬†programmers to develop applications to interact with¬†and control CNR-Sim radios. By integrating a high end¬†radio simulator with a compelling user interface,¬†the CNR-Sim brings engaging interaction to modern¬†communication training.