2012 News

October 18, 2012 - ZelTech Training Solutions Video Wins a Telly Award

A video entitled ZelTech Live Training Capabilities is a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards. “Our mission is to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “ZelTech’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and it serves as a testament to great film and video production." Read Full Release>>

September 18, 2012 - Air Force Research Lab, Rome, NY, tasks ZelTech to hekp improve High-Altitude ISR Operations.

ZelTech has been tasked by the Air Force Research Lab in Rome NY to help improve two aspects of high-altitude ISR operations. In Task 1, we will assess ways to introduce new technologies and interfaces to improve the proficiency of personnel working in Mission Control Elements (MCEs) for remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs). In particular, the study will determine how U-2 mission pilots could most effectively man these MCEs without first-hand experience in RPAs. In Task 2, the ZelTech team will prototype a display device for the U-2 cockpit that will enhance situational awareness, make pilot activities more efficient, and improve U-2 pilot training effectiveness. Our major teammate for this task, Draper Laboratory, provides exceptional knowledge and experience in U-2 mission operations, prototype development and flight test expertise. This two-year, $4.9 million effort will take place in Hampton, VA, Cambridge, MA, and Rome, NY.

August 29, 2012 - ZelTech Selected to Provide Advanced Visual and Acoustic Simulations to More Realistically Replicate Battlefield Effects for US Army Live Training

The ZelTech Training and Simulation Group of Orlando, Florida, has been selected by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to produce the next generation of battlefield effects for the Army. The contract, worth up to $35M over a three year period, taps into the talents of one of the strongest live training engineering and management teams available to develop new visual, audio and tactically accurate battlefield effects for the Army's future live training programs. Simulation systems development and manufacturing and program execution will take place in Central Florida.

The new contract, Battlefield Effects Simulator (BES II), will provide units with realistic effects during their Force -On-Target tactical training. It will produce the flash/bang and smoke signatures of various weapons systems used in training and will replicate large caliber weapon fire and impact rounds on armor targets. The BES II system is intended for use in day and night range exercises for visual and acoustic target recognition at stationary range positions and on moving target platforms. The system is a core feature of live-fire training throughout the Army.

"The ZelTech team is ready to execute the program to put these simulations out in the hands of our troops," stated ZelTech’s Group Manager, Bill Barfield. "We are honored to have been selected for this important mission, and our seasoned staff of engineers and managers are leaning forward to make the BES II system a reality for our Soldiers."

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July 3, 2012 - Pat DeConcini joins ZelTech as Senior Vice President for Product Management & Strategic Development

ZelTech is very pleased to announce that Mr. Pat DeConcini has joined ZelTech as our Senior Vice President for Product Management and Strategic Development. Pat is based at our corporate headquarters in Hampton, Virginia.

In this position, Mr. DeConcini leads ZelTech product strategy and execution, overseeing requirements, development, sales, marketing, and support activities. He integrates and packages our products along with other ZelTech core competencies to create innovative and enduring solutions for our customers. Pat also serves as a principal strategist concerning current operations as well as future growth and value creation.

Mr. DeConcini has an exceptional background in business, law and the military. He has been a company president and vice president, federal prosecutor, entrepreneur, counselor, export control coordinator, F-16/F-22 pilot with combat experience, legislative liaison and an Air National Guard commander. He comes to us from a position as President and Chief Operating Officer of SpectraRep, LLC, a leading provider of managed network solutions, applications and systems for homeland security, public safety, education and mass media sectors. He has extensive experience working with the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice, as well as state and local law enforcement and emergency management agencies.

Pat’s outstanding background, extensive experience and considerable talents will enable him to provide us with outstanding senior leadership as we continue to improve our ability to develop and offer exceptional products and solutions to our government and commercial customers. We are most happy to have him join us, and we welcome Pat and his family to ZelTech.

May 1, 2012 - Orion Crew Module is Home OrionModule

A recent NASA decision allows for the exhibit the Orion Crew Module at the Virginia Air and Space Center in downtown Hampton. On May 1, 2012 a large crane lifted the retired crew module used for the Pad Abort 1 (PA-1) flight test into the museum. ZelTech operations engineers, Wayne Hicks and Walt Rader, were leads in the successful preparation of the flight test for Pad Abort 1 flight test. PA-1, conducted in May 2010, was the first fully integrated flight test of the launch abort system being developed for the Orion crew exploration vehicle. The space module will be on public display for the next several months.

May 1, 2012 - ZelTech Featured in May Issue of Army Magazine

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February 23, 2012 - Thomas Nelson Community College Small Business Cyber Security Workshop

Workshop On February 23, 2012, Thomas Nelson Community College hosted a Small Business Cyber Security Workshop in Williamsburg, VA. ZelTech's CTO, Mr. Scott Arnott joined featured speaker Dr. Albert U. Mitchum, Political Advisor to the Commander of Air Combat Command, the Presidents of the Hampton Roads AFCEA Chapter and InfraGard (a nationwide FBI-sponsored Public-Private Partnership), along with other regional threat analysis, operations and enforcement experts to present the concepts and techniques to improve the cyber security of small businesses.

February 9, 2012 - Hampton University Information Assurance Symposium

In support of the 6th Annual Information Assurance Symposium at Hampton University, ZelTech CTO, Mr. Scott Arnott, along with joining speakers from the FBI, NSA and DHS, presented a briefing on Emerging Threats in the cyber domain. The briefing highlighted evolving threats and risks on the Internet, mobile devices and Industrial Control Systems.