An Innovative Industry Leader That Remains Ahead of the Technology Curve.
Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) is an award-winning global services and solutions company,specializing in training, technology, and consulting services. Headquartered in Central Florida since 1997, the company opened its second office in late 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama, to focus primarily on aviation and aerospace.
ECS serves a diverse client base that includes aviation, healthcare, and government programs and services. The common thread among these is the need to maximize workforce performance, reduce cost, or minimize staff turnover. The ECS portfolio includes 2D and 3D visualization, as well as augmented, virtual, and mixed reality, that prepares the U.S. military, first responders, and others performing critical job functions to perform effectively in high-stress, unpredictable work environments. The services, support, and staff augmentation team also hires and manages experienced personnel, including instructors, operators, and staff, for the joint military services who work in over 45 locations throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Among other emerging technologies, the company uses game-based simulations to replicate the real-world challenges that employees face in their job. This increased realism accelerates learning by allowing employees to repeat scenarios until they master the necessary skills. For example, ECS’ TC3Sim (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) uses story-driven scenarios to teach and evaluate a combat medic’s knowledge of essential tactics, techniques, and procedures through the use of an immersive virtual environment.
Since its beginning, the company envisioned innovative, interactive ways of training early in the tech revolution – during a time when live-instructors and text-books were unshakeable norms. The uphill battle to create market acceptance tested the company to the limits at times. In a competitive market of established technology companies and large defense contractors, it took three years for ECS to land its first contract. Operating on the technology edge, ECS has remained vigilant in monitoring technology, understanding how it fits into the ECS mission and using it to improve performance for the military, first responders, other government organizations and commercial entities. Today, ECS is an established leader and trendsetter in its industry and the community.
ECS CEO and president, Waymon Armstrong said: “We attribute our success to agility and flexibility during challenging times. We frequently see fluctuations when government budgets are cut. During these times we’ve expanded our offerings and added technology and services. As we grow, we remain committed to our core values – innovation, inspiration, passion, and commitment to complete customer satisfaction and exceptional service – coupled with trust, authenticity, and integrity.
We’re extremely proud of the dedication and creativity of our team, and their work to support our Warfighters and first responders for over 21 years.”
Armstrong believes that his commitment to the team and their loyalty in return is a key contributing factor to the company’s success. ECS is committed to integrating innovative technology, subject-matter expertise, and research into projects that bring value and benefit to its clients.
Armstrong explains: “We built ECS by exploring and implementing new technologies that enhance training and we continue to lead the technology curve. Our innovative approach to just-in-time training with measurable analytics will advance the way we train our future workforce, including the next generation warfighter and first responders. We’re excited about what this will mean for our clients, as we are challenged to heighten availability and the effectiveness of training.”