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Environmental Tectonics Corporation's Simulation Division to Display Latest Emergency and Security Training Simulations at IDEX in Abu Dhabi
Feb 18, 2011 (04:02 PM EST)


SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting their Advanced Disaster Management Simulator  (ADMS) at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. ETC Simulation is an innovative company specializing in virtual reality emergency and disaster management training systems.  ADMS is a proven tool for training emergency management personnel at all levels, and has provided hundreds of thousands of training hours in eleven countries.

From February 20-24, 2011, ETC will be showcasing their newest ADMS simulation scenarios. These scenarios were developed to offer true-to-life emergency and disaster management training specifically to the defense and security sector.

This show will offer emergency management and defense personnel the chance to view the simulations up close and witness the true-to-life, high fidelity visuals associated with ADMS. IDEX attendees will also be able to evaluate the features which make ADMS unique in the market, including true artificial intelligence, and open-ended scenarios which require dynamic decision making to affect the outcome of the incident.    

This year at IDEX, ETC plans to showcase their newest emergency management training scenarios, including:

  • A collapsed building, which offers search and rescue capability, either through visual, audio device or K9 assistance.
  • A train incident, either passenger or cargo, which has the flexibility of presenting hazardous material consequences.
  • A high-rise fire, with interior and exterior operability and evacuation functionality.

"Recent contracts to supply ADMS to high level Emergency and National Security Organizations, including the United States Department of Defense, Goodfellow Air Force Base, and the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Saudi Arabia, validates ADMS lead in the global emergency management training marketplace," stated Marco van Wijngaarden, President of ETC Simulation. "In today's world, effective training for incidents of all scopes, ranging from fuel farm fires to terrorist attacks, is crucial to security on both a national and local level. ADMS has branded itself as the most innovative simulation training platform available today to prepare for these, and many other possible events."

The ADMS virtual reality team training system provides emergency responders, from tactical to strategic levels, a highly efficient and cost effective solution to their training needs.  Due to the high-end simulation of incidents, personnel and resources, trainees are immersed within the training exercise while in a controlled and safe environment. ADMS combines physics based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, photorealistic visualizations, and ambient sounds into a very realistic and interactive training environment.   First introduced in 1994, ADMS has trained emergency responders worldwide, on local, regional and national levels. 

Environmental Tectonics Corporation was incorporated in 1969 in Pennsylvania, USA. For over forty years, we have provided our customers with products, service and support.  Innovation, continuous technological improvement and enhancement, and product quality are core values and critical to our success. We operate in two business segments – Training Services Group ("TSG") and Control Systems Group ("CSG"). Our core technologies in TSG include the design, manufacture and sale of training services which includes (1) software driven products and services used to create and monitor the physiological effects of flight; (2) high performance jet tactical flight simulation, and; (3) driving and disaster simulation systems, and in CSG include: (1) steam and gas sterilization; (2) testing and simulation devices for the automotive industry, and; (3) hyperbaric and hypobaric chambers. Product categories included in TSG are Authentic Tactical Fighting Systems (ATFS), Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) and disaster management systems (ADMS). CSG includes sterilizers, environmental control devices and hypo/hyperbaric chambers along with parts and service support.

Discussions of some of the matters contained in this press release  may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as such, may involve risks and uncertainties. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events or future financial performance, which include implementing our business strategy, developing and introducing new technologies, obtaining, maintaining and expanding market acceptance of the technologies we offer, and competition in our markets. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about ETC and its subsidiaries that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to the Company's vision, mission, strategies, goals, beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates, intentions, financial condition, results of operations, future performance and business of the Company, including, but not limited to, (i) projections of revenues, costs of materials, income or loss, earnings or loss per share, capital expenditures, growth prospects, dividends, capital structure, other financial items and the effects of currency fluctuations, (ii) statements or plans and objectives of the Company or its management or Board of Directors, including the introduction of new products, or estimates or predictions of actions of customers, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities, (iii) statements of future economic performance, (iv) statements of assumptions and other statements about the Company or its business, (v) statements made about the possible outcomes of litigation involving the Company, (vi) statements regarding the Company's ability to obtain financing to support its operations and other expenses, and (vii) statements preceded by, followed by or that include terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "future," "predict," "potential," "intend," or "continue," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which are subject to change based on various important factors. Some of these risks and uncertainties, in whole or in part, are beyond the Company's control. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a material difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10K for the fiscal year ended February 26, 2010, in the section entitled "Risks Particular to Our Business."  Shareholders are urged to review these risks carefully prior to making an investment in the Company's common stock.

The Company cautions that the foregoing list of factors that could affect forward-looking statements by ETC is not exclusive. Except as required by federal securities law, the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

Contact: Duane D. Deaner, CFO Tel: 215-355-9100 (ext. 1203) Fax: 215-357-4000

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SOURCE Environmental Tectonics Corporation