IDS5 Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (DATIS) provides a high quality and fully automated replacement to manually-produced ATIS broadcasts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Essential Text-to-Speech Technology

The IDS5 Digital ATIS System utilizes StarCaster ATIS® Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, developed by STR-SpeechTech and distributed by Systems Atlanta, to provide the ultimate clear, natural voice that is essential for critical message broadcasting. The TTS component of the system uses a pre-recorded digitized Voice Database to produce high-quality voice output from a text input.

The Digital ATIS system resides on the same workstation as IDS5 thereby eliminating the need for an additional workstation and display. IDS5 notifies users of new weather which is automatically transferred to the Digital ATIS. Upon broadcast of the new ATIS, the StarCaster software automatically updates IDS5 with the new ATIS code.

IDS5 Digital ATIS, as packaged and distributed by SAI, has been deployed at more than 150 U.S. Air Force and Army sites worldwide.

DATIS Network


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  • Automatically receives weather information
  • Automatically receives runway and approach information
  • Automatically updates ATIS ID letter when new ATIS message is broadcast
  • Allows site-specific configuration
  • Allows free text entry
  • Provides ability to manually record broadcasts
  • Provides optional call-in telephone access
  • Provides high quality voice output for ATIS broadcast operations
  • Comes with an easy to use, intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Experience Matters!

SAI has more experience successfully designing and implementing IDS networks than any vendor worldwide.

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