Dallas Avionics (Booth No. 6706) announced the completion of training for Tampa General Hospital pilots and crew on the medical center’s Bell 407 equipped with the Technisonic Industries TDFM-7000 transceiver.
TDFM-7000 series transceivers have now been superseded by the TDFM-9000 series, and Dallas Avionics is displaying the TDFM-9000 and -9300 here at Heli-Expo. Both the 7000 and 9000 series transceivers offer modern communication technology including Project 25 common air interface (CAI), P25 trunking and AEDS with P25 over-the-air rekeying. The P25 CAI allows digital communications with backward compatibility to both narrow- and wide-band analog operation, flash upgradeable architecture and built-in audio switching capability that allows operation of multiple RF modules in either “combined” or “separate” transceiver configuration. The TDFM-7000 and -9000 series transceivers feature up to four customized bands and are capable of simultaneous operation on all available bands.
The 9000 series units can store up to 2,000 channels per module versus the 1,050 channels of the -7000 series and feature Motorola’s new APX platform rather than its XTS platform as on the 7000 series. Prices for the TDFM-9000 and the TDFM-9300 transceivers range from about $30,000 to $80,000 depending on the modules and options selected.