IVAO has announced in an official statement that their long-awaited New Voice Module was to be released to the public on September 5th, 2020. The module was previewed in June 2020, with the short following video.
This new audio codec will enable IVAO to get rid of Teamspeak 2, which has been in use for more than 15 years. The new IVAO pilot client, called Altitude, will have the codec built-in. The new codec will feature much more realistic VHF effects, reproducing a similar bandwidth, transmission blocking by another transmitter, push to talk clicks and background static noise. Aurora, the new ATC module of IVAO, will also feature the new voice codec. The ATC audio will be based on the location of ATC receivers. In the mean time, Aurora will be updated to enable the use of ground radar service.