For more than 20 years, we have passionately focused on the creation of innovative flight simulation technology. The Boeing 777 simulator shown, at left, was made possible by years of electrical, software and hardware engineering and integration.
Our simulation journey began in 1999, with the creation and publication of a wiring technique known as keyboard hacking. Although crude by today's standards, this simple and inexpensive solution allowed us to connect physical "things" to off-the-shelf flight simulator software, ultimately paving the way for Cereal Bytes.
In 2000, we released a program called, Professional Multi-Function Displays (ProMFD), which emulated the synoptic displays in the Boeing 777, 747-400 and Airbus A320. ProMFD achieved a user base in more than 25 countries, and was adopted by NASA for simulation and research use.
In 2004, we started a service called Sim Spares, in which we bought and sold "as-removed" cockpit parts from Boeing aircraft. Shortly thereafter, we began researching methods of integrating these parts with COTS simulation software.
In 2009, we created the Virtual Airport, an interactive training environment, which integrated flight, air traffic control and AOA driver training. These highly immersive and interconnected virtual reality training labs allowed students at high schools and universities to get hands-on training while collaborating remotely in real time.
In 2013, development of Cereal Bytes began. Initially, it was intended to be a simple point-and-click GUI for controlling Arduino and Phidgets micro-controllers, but the program has continued to evolve into its own electrical interface designed to simplify many of the challenges associated with integrating complex systems.
Simulation is our passion. It's not just what we do, it's who we are.