The new Audio For Vatsim (AFV) has arrived.

What is Audio for VATSIM?

Audio for VATSIM is an innovative new technology for our voice communication which features:

1. State of the art voice quality – a brand new Opus-based voice codec with optional realistic distortion, white noise, VHF and HF simulation
2. Reduced delay – up to 80% reduction in latency, making busy frequencies more realistic and manageable
3. Range simulation – transceivers set up as per real ATC positions, with signal strength dependent on distance and altitude
4. Customisable technology – this upgrade paves the way for future amazing development by the community.

This is the biggest technological change for the VATSIM community in many years, and is being rolled out across all pilot and ATC clients. In order to implement this change, we must do two things that have never been done before on the network. First, we must take the entire network offline for maintenance for a short period. All VATSIM members will need to have updated their ATC and pilot clients to be compatible with the new infrastructure.