ENSCO understands the importance of STEM initiatives to support the future engineering needs of industry. As such, ENSCO Avionics is proud to make available the use of our IData® Tool Suite, the industry leading software development kit for safety-critical embedded display applications, to colleges and universities for their STEM related majors. This support will help enable the next generation of engineers to have experience with the best tools available when they enter the global workplace.

About the Program

IData Tool Suite - HMI Software Display for Academic Program, ENSCO AvionicsThe ENSCO Avionics Academic Program provides software and support to academic and research organizations working in the area of embedded systems design and development. ENSCO supports academic and research organizations by providing members with licenses to the IData® Tool Suite, a software development toolkit for creating and deploying high-performance display applications. Through the ENSCO Avionics Academic Program, students gain access to the comprehensive tool suite for projects enabling them to acquire skills and experience valued by industry. Academics are able to leverage IData's robust functionality to design projects in support of next-gen avionics functionality.

  • Educators gain access to industry-tested tools that increase productivity on research projects and reduce development cycle time.
  • Students gain hands-on learning, design skills and tool competency, valued by companies and government organizations worldwide.

For more information about ENSCO Avionics STEM initiatives, visit STEMconnector.org.

IData — Family of Products

IData Logo - Academic Program from ENSCO AvionicsIData®
A Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) software development toolkit for creating and deploying Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications in safety-critical environments. IData is widely used in avionics programs.

IDataMap Logo - Academic Program from ENSCO AvionicsIDataMap
An add-on module to IData that offers high performance 2-D digital map displays and geospatial visualization capabilities based on industry standard data formats.

IGL - OpenGL Safety-Critical Software Renderer from ENSCO AvionicsIGL®
A safety-critical, deterministic, DO-178C certifiable implementation of an OpenGL® SC 1.0 software rasterizer.

Academic Program Benefits

Members of the IData® Academic Program receive free software licenses* for educational and research projects.

  • Use the same high-performance HMI tools as industry
  • Receive multiple licenses for educators and students
  • Technical support via online portal, email and phone
  • Product updates and new releases
  • Co-marketing opportunities

Apply for Membership

Our academic program consultant will contact you shortly after you apply for membership. 

See how your institution and students can benefit from using state-of-the-art IData Academic Program.


Want to know more?
Contact us for more information about our IData Aacademic Program.

* Approved member applications result in licenses available free of charge with paid annual maintenance, training and approval to conduct co-marketing programs. IData products must only be used for educational or research purposes. Product installations licensed under this contract are not to be used for any activities related to commercial contracts.
IData® and IGL® are registered trademarks of ENSCO, Inc. and may not be used for any purpose without the written permission of ENSCO, Inc.

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