IVAO Software, which is another online network much like VATSIM, is overhauling their entire experience for both pilots and controllers with four main pillars. The ATC Client, the Pilot Client, the Network and the servers.
Ever since the IVAO network was constructed, their FSD, IVAP, and IVAC were not owned by IVAO. That meant developers were unable to make major changes and updates to their network and servers. This is now a part of the past with IVAO’s new IT strategy. IVAO developers, or DEVOPS, have dealt and are continuously dealing with major obstacles and challenged on a daily basis. Because of the lack of “technical” documents and specifications, the research required has taken a lot of time. DEVOPS have combined the development with the research to progress all three IT software projects. The initial software project was for the development of IVAO’s new network. the SHARD servers was a crucial step in providing a solid foundation for the success of the IT software project.
The brand new pilot client has now reached the alpha stage of testing in a closed group of senior IVAO staff members. The new client has been a very complicated and challenging project for the DEVOPS. This is because of the testers, alongside the developers are required to attempt a variety of scenarios and configurations within the client UI. Included in these tests are different flight simulators, operating system platforms, as well as seamless integration with other components such as MTL, CSL and more. Open beta testing is close.
The last project in development is the ATC client. And taken directly from the forum post, “no words are required here. We will let the following screenshots speak by themselves.” Do with that, as you will.
If you wish to read the entire forum post, it is available on their website. No release date has been set either. But be sure to follow the development closely. If you have not yet signed up for IVAO, be sure to check out their website and get flying online.