VATSIM is pleased to announce the release of VAT-Spy, a traffic and ATC viewer application exclusively for the VATSIM network. VAT-Spy was developed by Ross Carlson, author of VRC (Virtual Radar Client), an ATC radar simulator for VATSIM.
VAT-Spy was closely modeled after ServInfo, a popular traffic and ATC viewer for multiple online flying networks. VAT-Spy's
feature set includes a few new items such as:
* Smooth panning and zooming on the world map.
* Most fonts and colors on the map are customizable.
* Multi-threaded for high performance and responsive interface.
* Map bookmarks allow you to save favorite views of the map.
In general, the goal for VAT-Spy was to mimic the primary functionality of ServInfo, while providing a more responsive user interface through the use of multi-threading, as well as smooth panning and zooming on the world map.
VAT-Spy is a Windows desktop application built on the Microsoft NET Framework. You must have Microsoft NET Framework install along with all current service pack updates so VAT-Spy will work properly. If you are unsure if you have Microsoft NET Framework install go to the Microsoft Windows Update to check for updates. http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate
To learn more about VAT-Spy, see some screenshots, and to download the application, visit the VAT-Spy home page at the following web address:
Please note: The data set (FIR/ARTCC boundaries, airport lists, etc.) that version 1.0 of VAT-Spy includes is the same data set that was compiled and released for ServInfo in late 2007 by VATSIM. In the near future, Ross will be soliciting data updates from the VATSIM membership. Another member-wide NOTAM will be sent with instructions for submitting data updates at that time. Enjoy!
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