Thrane and Thrane debuts wireless handset
Satcoms specialist Thrane & Thrane (Stand C428) is presenting its Aviator wireless handset for the first time at MEBA. The stylish handset works in conjunction with the company's Aviator SwiftBroadband system, allowing anyone onboard to make and receive in-flight calls, whether they are the pilots contacting ground control or passengers making personal and business calls. Noise and echo cancellation is incorporated to optimize audio quality, and the handset features a 3.5-mm jackpoint to connect to a headset. Other features of the Aviator handset are a 2.2-inch TFT color screen, automatic power-up and power-down, lithium-ion battery and charging cradle, adjustable keypad backlight and the ability to display alarms of the SwiftBroadband unit. The device complies with the wireless local area networking (WLAN) 802.11b/g standard.