Sunday, February 28, 2010

LACFD: Air Operations selects Becker Avionics

LA County Fire Department Air Operations selects Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio and Intercom System to complete Fleet Retrofit
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics Inc., the leader in Digital Audio and Intercom Systems is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section has selected its DVCS6100 Digital Audio and Intercom System to complete their Fleet Audio/Intercom System Retrofit Program. The additional DVCS6100 systems will be installed in their three Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk and six Bell Helicopter B412 aircraft over the next several months.
Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing stated “The Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section relies on the Becker DVCS6100 system to provide the flexibility the Department's helicopter crews require to conduct their Firefighting, EMS, Search and Rescue, and Swift Water / Ocean Rescue Missions both day and night. An important attribute of our Digital Audio system is the ability to handle multiple radios with a pilot and crewmember driven, man-machine interface. This increases safety and mission effectiveness. Critical weight is saved with the Digital system versus legacy analog systems. This is a definite plus in the high performance world of these types of operations. Cleaner audio input can leave the crew more attentive and focused at the end of a long mission when performance can make the difference between a non-event and a much more serious outcome.”
About the DVCS6100 Digital Audio SystemThe DVCS6100 has been designed for both rotary and fixed-wing applications, and fully reflects Becker Avionics' proven know-how of more than four decades in audio system development for the aerospace industry. Since the market introduction of the 1st DVCS generation, almost 600 systems have been delivered and have achieved outstanding field reliability. Becker's continuous product improvement program has made the DVCS6100 another Becker Avionics success story.
The system is superior to any analog system available, as it offers crystal-clear voice communication quality, a proven Man-Machine-Interface (MMI), outstanding reliability, as well as scalability and flexibility since the system is fully software configurable. The main system components of the DVCS6100 system are the Remote Electronic Unit (REU) 6100, the Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6100, and the Intercom Amplifier IS3100.
The DVCS6100 offers up to 8 communication transmit (TX) and up to 8 receiver (RX) channels, an integrated warning tone generator for up to 8 different signals, an amplifier for 2 cockpit speakers, as well as interfaces to 2 Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR) and a Public Address Amplifier (PA).
Up to 6 Audio Control Units can be operated together with one remote module. Any unit can be configured with dedicated software to give complete adjustment across different on-board systems. The system also meets the highest standards for night operation under NVG and military conditions. The ACU 6100 is available with NVIS green (MIL-STD Green B) and white Backlight and offers emergency and slaved mode operation. The DVCS6100 therefore represents a unique mission support tool that easily outperforms the competition.
Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 is a best-in-class digital audio product and is the world-wide leader in certified digital intercoms!
About Becker AvionicsBecker Avionics is a privately held high-tech company that develops, manufactures and distributes the latest communications, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications.
Becker Avionics has a longstanding history of over 50 years in providing equipment to General and Corporate Aviation, ATC, law enforcement and military organizations around the world. In order to support international market requirements the Company has established branches around the world. Becker Avionics supports an extensive customer base, such as, but not limited to Eurocopter, EADS, Airbus, British Aerospace, ATR, CASA, RUAG, Xi'an Aircraft Corporation, AgustaWestland, Pilatus, German Air Force, Navy and Army, German Border Patrol, German Police, Austrian Army and Police, Swiss Air Force, Dutch Police, Security Civil, Irish Air Corps, Egyptian Navy, Indonesian Navy, Portuguese Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc. For more information see: http://www.beckerusa.com/ or http://www.becker-avionics.com/.

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