Orbit Integrates 3D Audio into Elbit Systems’ Helmet Mounted Display - Orbit USA

Orbit Integrates 3D Audio into Elbit Systems’ Helmet Mounted Display

Attendees of the Farnborough International Airshow are invited to experience the sensation of combined audio and visual cues for enhanced survivability, in Hall 1, at Elbit Systems Stands 1354 & 1356, 16-22 July 2018

Netanya, Israel, July 10, 2018 – Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) announced today the integration of Orbit’s 3D Audio into Elbit Systems’ Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). Elbit Systems’ HMD, which displays flight data, sensors and 3D location-based information, allows pilots to slave the aircraft’s sensors and missiles simply by looking at the target, and similarly, enable aircraft sensors and other relevant information to be spatially presented. Suitable for both day and night operation, pilots using Elbit Systems’ HMD have a decisive edge in mission effectiveness while enhancing situational awareness, precision, safety and survivability.

Sample HMD image from Wikimedia Commons – 3D Audio by Orbit

The integration of Orbit’s 3D Audio into Elbit Systems’ HMD provides directional audio cues to ground and air threats in full correlation to the visual cues on the visor. The combination of audio and visual cues allows pilots to pinpoint a threat more rapidly, in the space surrounding the aircraft, while radio separation improves situational awareness. Eitan Livneh, President & CEO of Orbit, said, “We believe 3D Audio will become a standard feature in cockpits of the future.”

About Elbit Systems’ HMD

Three generations of innovating and integrating Helmet Mounted Display Systems (HMDS) in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft have established Elbit Systems as a global leader in the HMDS field. The HMDS business has been a key growth engine of the company for many years, and its pre-eminence in the field extends to a broad range of platforms. Currently, a wide range of high quality HMDS are operational in over 11,000 fixed and rotary wing aircraft operated by more than 30 countries.

About Orbit’s 3D Audio

Orbit’s 3D Audio delivers a 360-degree clear audio experience with significant benefits for pilots, including increased situational awareness and flight safety, as well as reduced workload and fatigue. Applications include radio separation, crew positioning, directional safety alerts and real-time threat alerts aligned to the pilot’s line of sight.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

About Orbit

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. is wholly-focused on precision tracking-based communications – in the areas of satcom, telemetry and remote sensing – and provides an innovative solution for airborne audio management. With certification by defense, government and commercial agencies, we deliver tailor-made, turnkey solutions at sea, on land and in the air. Orbit’s unique combination of smart design, high reliability and field-tested experience means that if you can conceive it, we can provide it.

Contact information

Elbit Systems
David Vaaknin
VP, Head of Corporate Communications
david.vaaknin@elbitsystems.com

Orbit
Ian Tick
Head of Communications
ian.tick@orbit-cs.com