Privately-owned Axnes Aviation (Booth 7452) is showcasing its new MP30 handheld transceiver this week at Heli-Expo. The Grimstad, Norway, company provides durable wireless intercoms for use in harsh conditions and other demanding applications. More than 850 aircraft worldwide, including helicopters built by Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Sikorsky, are equipped with Axnes products, according to the company.
The new MP30 handheld transceiver is a smaller, lighter and lower-cost version of the MP50 transceiver that the company introduced last year. The MP30’s features include single-band UHF frequencies, full-duplex transmission and reception, built-in noise and echo cancelling and protocol technology. Aircraft-grade aluminum encases the unit in a water- and dust-resistant housing. Standard equipment includes common headset and microphone connections and a 20g-certified charging cradle, which integrates with aircraft, boats and ground vehicles.
The MP30 has a battery life with up 15 hours of continuous operation and 40 hours on standby. The unit has voice activation and push-to-talk; secure voice technology ensures that communications cannot be compromised. The unit's screen is compatible with night vision goggles. Options for the MP30 include GPS positioning and AES secure software encryption. With a quantity order, customers can obtain custom headset and helmet connector options.