PS Engineering’s new PAR200 audio panel/com radio system is the result of a partnership between PS Engineering and Trig Avionics. The PAR200 is the “world’s first FAA-certified audio panel with com radio,” according to PS Engineering, which received FAA technical standard order approval just before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Retail price is $2,995, and delivery is available immediately.
Jupiter Avionics introduced its wi-Jac wireless headset/intercom adapter at the AEA show. The $995 wi-Jac system consists of two adapters, one that plugs into the aircraft’s headset jack and another that the headset plugs into. No installation is required, and the wi-Jac system not only eliminates tangled wires in the cockpit but also allows crewmembers to exit the aircraft and remain in communication with each other, instead of unplugging the headset and using a handheld radio.
Professional audio company AKG broke into the aviation market on Tuesday with the introduction of an aircraft headset, the AV100, at the Sun ’n’ Fun Fly-In. The Vienna, Austria-based company, which has more than 65 years of experience in acoustical design, said its new $1,099 headset uses hybrid active noise-cancelling technology and signal processing to attenuate the specific frequencies inside an airplane.
Becker Avionics (Booth No. 3232) is offering a digital audio retrofit solution for Part 25 jets and turboprops. Becker’s DVCS 6100 system is available with audio control units in both horizontal and vertical formats to ease installations.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) selected the Becker Avionics DVSC6100 digital audio and intercom system for the agency’s new Pilatus PC-12 Spectre fleet. The Spectre is a special-mission version of the PC-12 with a retractable sensor platform, nine-passenger utility interior and sensor operator’s console. The PC-12 is equipped with Honeywell’s Primus Apex flight deck, and the DVCS6100 replaces the Apex audio control system. The DVCS6100 serves as the audio control system not only for the pilots but also for the mission operator station in the cabin.
TrueNorth Avionics has introduced a more compact Wi-Fi cabin-networking device, dubbed TrueNorth Express+, that “easily, effectively, securely and affordably” manages all wireless cabin communications.
Garmin unveiled the GMA350-series digital audio panel last month with two unique new features for aviation: voice-recognition controls and 3-D audio. The new GMA350 series fits in a box that is pin-compatible with Garmin’s GMA340 series and audio panels made by other manufacturers.
Garmin yesterday unveiled the GMA 350 series digital audio panel for helicopters and fixed-wing applications, with two unique new features for aviation, voice-recognition controls and 3D audio. The new GMA 350 series fits in a box that is pin-compatible with Garmin's GMA 340 series and also audio panels made by other manufacturers.
PS Engineering has found a big market for the small package that is its PAV80 audio/video entertainment system.
Bose introduced its long-awaited A20 noise-canceling headset at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh in July and attendees immediately began snapping up the $1,095 (retail) headset. The A20 launch comes 12 years after Bose introduced the Aviation Headset X, spawning keen competition in the headset market and convincing pilots that noise-canceling plus passive sound deadening is the way to fly.
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