Pentar Communications Management System Certified
The FAA has certified the CMS-1000 communication management system from Pentar Avionics. The panel-mount unit provides digital and analog input and output, ACARS processing, an optional internal VDL Mode 2 (VHF datalink) radio and optional GPS sensor. Its I/O port can connect with various aircraft sensors for collection of engine, fuel and other data, as well as position reporting, OOOI (out, off, on and in event reports) and maintenance reports. The CMS-1000 will also support weather datalink, satcom, VHF and airborne telephones, and it can interface with onboard printers and data loaders. According to the Bothell, Wash.-based company, list price for the CMS-1000 with the VDL Mode 2 radio is about $30,000.