- Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:53 am
I don't know anyone who runs with the portal fence displayed in my area. But from what I've been led to believe. Eventually, there will be a white box in the same line with the aircraft id that indicated whether an aircraft is data communications capable. Below that is the Visual Communications Indicator and below that is the Track control tag.
From what I gather, they are trying their hardest to make everything that is displayed on the EDST displayable on the Radar screen as well. In the next couple of months, automated point outs will be introduced. I haven't gotten to play with the newest build of ERAM, but when you PVD (point out command) an aircraft, it will display a P above the aircraft's id on the radar screen. You will be able to click the P and it will display all sectors that have been PVD'd be you. The controller receiving the point out will be able to click on the P on their own screen and acknowledge the point out and the controller initiating the point out P should turn to an A. Again, we haven't gotten to play with it, only done some computer based training about it.
Another cool addition will eventually be that the VCI will automatically turn on when the aircraft has tuned your frequency.