Flipping the switch earlier than expected, VATSIM has announced that Audio For VATSIM is now active.
Featuring an all-new modern audio codec, the transition now allows for vastly improved audio quality on the online air traffic control network.
A post on the VATSIM website says connection restrictions have been removed and Audio For VATSIM is available for everyone. The post cautions that the servers will remain in a monitoring state until Monday (October 14) at 2000z and that users “may experience disconnects and other abnormalities as [they] continue to tweak the update to [their] servers.” Voice ATIS may also be unstable as updates are pushed.
Users are encouraged to update their software via the Audio For VATSIM page in order to take advantage of the new features.
Stay tuned to the VATSIM Network Status page for ongoing updates.