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Sandel Intros Updated AHRS at Heli-Expo 2014

 - February 27, 2014, 1:35 PM

Avionics manufacturer Sandel Avionics (Booth No. 1417) announced here at Heli-Expo introduction of the MOD2, the new version of its SG102 AHRS, a solid-state, three-axis instrument.

The new unit includes a three-times faster initialization time (now one minute) over the MOD1 and adds selectable low-and high-speed Arinc 429 output, allowing additional interface options with radar systems, satellite communicator antennas and other avionics.

Gerry Block, Sandel’s president and CEO, said the company sought input from dealers and customers while developing the MOD2 “to ensure we were making the most relevant updates.” The SG102 is especially useful for law-enforcement, firefighting and EMS aircraft, according to the company, and the MOD2 is upgradable to future iterations via software updates, which will be provided at no cost. The MOD2 began shipping this month, and price of the units is $4,500 to $5,500, based on configuration.