The ATIS System (Automatic Terminal area Informaion Service) isi designed to broadcast in real time mode on VHF channels and data links information on the weather situation and on the state of the airport equipment of the airport competence.
The service is automatically supplied through an elaboration of the data recived from the local meteorological system (AWOS) or from the AFTN and the extra information manually introduced by the operator.
Messages are translated in an audio bulletin that will be transmitted on the audio channels and/or along telephonic lines both by concatenation of pre-recorded words and by synthesized speech.
Main system features are:
An on-line phonetic customization feature is provided to get the right pronunciation of location names and other site-specific words.