Emteq reveals new night-vision cabin

 - March 15, 2007, 10:28 AM

Emteq (Booth No. 3051) has a unique way of seeing things. This time around it’s the company’s new night-vision imaging system (NVIS), upgraded with LED technology.
According to the New Berlin, Wis.-based company, NVIS is designed to provide EMS, law enforcement and search-and-rescue helicopters with more capable cabin/cockpit systems. It is now applicable to dual-mode dome lights, dual-mode wash lighting and flexible strip lighting.

The NVIS unit operates on 28 VDC to draw 80 percent less current than incandescent lighting. It is MIL-L-85762, MIL-STD-3009 and DO-160 compliant and is available in NVIS green, A, B, NVIS red and NVIS white.

Also here at Heli-Expo, Emteq is demonstrating its patented Quasar LED cabin lighting system. The package provides complete cabin lighting control, with light zones for work or relaxation. Quasar generates up to 16 million colors to match and accentuate an aircraft’s color while color blending presets. It offers 100-percent dimming capability and real-time color and intensity feedback which makes the transition from day to night and back a relaxing, pleasurable experience that simulates an actual sunset and sunrise process.

“It is also designed for easy installation and integration with most cabin management systems,” said Emteq president Jerry Jendusa.

At home, Emteq is ramping up its program base to support OEMs, completion centers and modification facilities in anticipation of an FAA mandate for helicopter terrain awareness warning systems (TAWS). The safety feature was recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board early last year.

Based on experience already gathered in the certification and installation of Emteq TAWS kits on aircraft in service worldwide, “We’re prepared for the possible TAWS mandate on rotorcraft carrying six or more passengers,” said Jendusa.