My friend and I have not been sitting idle. Part of the upgrade to the simulator has been additional interface modules.
In early 2014, an Interface Master Module (IMM) was constructed to trial the modular concept. This module housed most of the interface cards and relays that, at the time, were used in the simulator. This trail was successful. The single trial IMM has now been discarded and has been replaced with the:
• Throttle Interface Module (TIM);
• Throttle Communication Module (TCM);
• System Interface Module (SIM); and,
• A more advanced Interface Alert System (IAS) that connects to the TIM and a lesser degree the TCM.
Information concerning each of these modules, including an introduction to the modular concept, can be found in a new section on the website named Interface Modules. Interface Modules can be assessed from the main menu tabs located at the top of each website page.
It has taken considerable time to design and construct, and then interface these modules to the simulator. To some, the process may appear complex and convoluted. However, in the long term the idea is sound and a centralized area offers considerable advantages.
I hope you enjoy reading about the new modular systems.
If you note any problems with the new pages, please contact me so I can rectify this issue.