Calytrix CNR-Sim is a family of affordable
communication products for simulated radio and intercom. CNR-Sim provides the
core radio simulation, allowing users to communicate with one another over the
CNR in the Virtual World
CNR-Sim provides the essential communications platform for use along side all
standard Virtual and Constructive training environments. It is integrated tightly
into industry standard systems such as Titan Vanguard and routinely deployed to
support training with systems such as Steel Beasts, OneSAF, SWORD and VR-Forces.
CNR for Communications Training
Real radios are expensive, difficult to obtain, need to be secured and require
ongoing maintenance. CNR-Sim provides the alternative solution to using real
radios for communications training.
The Australian Army is using CNR-Skins to faciilitate the introduction into
service of their new, digitized radio. This allows them to complete their training
requirments without the need to access real radios.
Get started with an evaluation license and see what CNR-Sim could do for your
simulation environment today.
Calytrix CNR-Sim comes in two versions: Base and Pro.
CNR-Sim Base and Pro
CNR-Sim is packaged in two versions: Base and Pro.
CNR-Base provides the fundamentals for radio operation and CNR-Pro builds on this functionality adding
CNR-Effects for radio signal degradation effects.
Cross Platform - Software Only Radio
CNR-Sim is a software-only radio simulation - no hardware required.
It is supported on Windows and major Linux distributions in 32 and 64-bit.
Define and use an unlimited number of radio channels.
Radio profiles allow you to define the physical characteristics of CNR-Sim
quickly and easily. You can select from a number of pre-defined radios or
create your own custom profiles.
Users may assign any keyboard press to any radio Channel. Pressing that key
(or key sequence) activates the radio's channel up, channel down and
Push-To-Talk (PTT) feature. Hot Keys continue to work when CNR-Sim is
minimized and not in focus.
Left Ear/Right Ear
CNR-Sim lets a user to specify which ear incoming audio on a particular
channel will be sent to, allowing them to split reception for radio nets.
Voice Activation (VOX)
Automatically trigger the radio whenever the user speaks.
Allows users on a channel to communicate with one another directly via
timestamped text messages.
External Sound Injection
Inject pre-recorded sounds into a scenario manually by adding them to CNR-Sim
and playing over a particular frequency. Add realism to your communications
environment by inserting ambient transmissions into the network.
Customizable Squelch Tones
Choose the sounds that should be played immediately prior and after a transmission
to match your radio environment.
Adjustable Ambient Sounds
Clear comms is not realistic. With features like CNR-Sims ambient-sound mixing you
can select a background noise to mix into all outgoing transmissions. Receives of
the message will then hear a mix of the voice and background noise - delivering
a more true-to-life environment.
CNR-Sim is compliant with the international standard DIS simulation
protocol. It freely interoperates with any other DIS compliant simulation
system, from virtual radios to constructive semi-automated forces systems.
Adjustable Degradation Effects
CNR-Sim Pro lets you manually specify a set of degradation adjustments
to apply to all transmissions on a particular, or from a specific radio. General
signal degradation options such as white noise and
Software Developers Kit
CNR-Sim Pro comes with a full Software Developers Kit (SDK) that lets
an developer program applications to create and control radios. CNR-Sim
provides a broad simulated communications platform on which rich radio
environments can be built. Through the SDK a developer connect to and
control radios, completing tasks such as:
Discover CNR-Sim radios resident on the network
Create a new radio or connect to an existing one
Control the radio configuration
Power the radio on and off
Change channels and presets
Adjust volumne, signal degradation and other radio properties
Antenna Modelling / Pro Only
The type of antenna attached to a radio plays vital role in enabling efficient
transmission and reception between two points - your virtual antenna should too.
When applying degradation effect, CNR-Sim with CNR-Effects uses internal
propagation models that factor in the type and facing of any attached
antenna. These settings can then be linked to activities inside virtual
or constructive simulation environments to render audio as it would be
experienced in those worlds.
Line of Sight Effects / Pro Only
Ruggard and mountainous terrain has a significant impact on a radio operators
ability to establish clear communications in the battlefield. Perfect communications
is not realistic, especially over distance and terrain.
Using CNR-Effects, the Pro version
of CNR-Sim can apply realistic
degradation effects to an incoming signal based on the line-of-sight between the
sender and receiver. Using information from either a live Titan instance or from
an underlying DTED dataset, a terrain profile is generated. From this, the
signal propagation between the two points is calculated and effects are dynamically
applied within CNR.
Building and Obstruction Effects / Pro Only
Users with low-power Personal Role Radios operating inside dense urban
environments will experience patchy communications due to the man-made
landscape that surrounds them. When training in similar virtual environments,
comms should the imperfect nature of the real world.
Natively integrated into Titan Vanguard, CNR-Sim with CNR-Effects
is capable of calculating the loss that should be applied to a signal based
on the physical world around the sender and receiver. In addition to the
line-of-sight calculations mentioned earlier, CNR can also take into account
the man-made physical obstructions inside a virtual world.
Get your free evaluation copy of CNR-Sim by contacting Calytrix support now!