Simulator Solutions, and its cornerstone product Simstack, was established in 2014 in Sydney Australia by John Golin and Rodney Redwin. Both John and Rodney have been designing, building and maintaining private simulators since 2002 and over the years have seen private simulators grow larger and significantly more complex.
Following a major shift in the global aviation industry, larger aircraft like the 747-400 began to be retired and scrapped and number of enterprising simulator enthusiasts began purchasing entire aircraft cockpits and turning them into flight simulators. Interfacing these real aviation parts to create a simulator presents a number of challenges and unique demands not previously seen in the simulator industry.
After being approached in 2012 by a friend who had purchased an entire aircraft cockpit, John and Rodney started what they thought would be a simple search for an interface system for his new simulator. What they found was that there was no single solution that would meet their needs, so the idea of SimStack was born.
SimStack needed to be a scalable and flexible solution that could meet all of the Input and Output requirements of a modern simulator without the need to modify the simulator hardware. SimStack also need to use Ethernet as its means of connecting the hardware to the underlying simulator software to overcome many of the limitation of existing serially connected hardware.
Simulator Solutions released their first SimStack solution for Precision Simulator version 10 (PSX) in 2014 and have continued to refine and expand the SimStack range. Simulator Solutions have branched out from just aircraft simulators and now offer complete solutions to the general simulation industry.
SimStack is now running in simulators around the world and is seen as one of the most flexible, scalable and innovative Simulator I/O systems available.