Becker Avionics’ Audio Control Units/Panels (ACU) 6100 and 6101 ready for NVG Operation

ALEA Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, July 14, 2010 – Becker Avionics, a leading provider of communication, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications, announces that the Audio Control Units (ACU) for its Digital Audio and Intercom System (DVCS6100) are delivered as Night Vision Goggle (NVG) NVIS green B compatible, or upon request as NVG certified. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently published its final rule making for NVG operation, establishing requirements for aircraft night vision goggle training, proficiency and operations. NVG operations are a tool to enhance the pilot's ability to maintain visual reference at night. As a result, many operators are adopting NVG capability for their aircraft. By making the commitment to NVG compatibility, Becker Avionics is endeavoring to offer a better and safer solution for its customers as the industry moves towards expanding NVG operations.

The DVCS6100 design provides the customer with ability to match a wide range of operational requirements with only one system. The built-in scalability and flexibility reduces not only the cost and time requirements for constant re-engineering and certification for a tailored system solution, but also reduces the learning curve for integration, maintenance and troubleshooting time. Through software programming options, the system is both easily and quickly configurable to individual customer requirements, thus saving time and money.

No matter what the mission; from Police and EMS, to passenger transport and surveillance or utility operations, the Becker Digital Audio system ensures a more modern and capable aerial platform.

DVCS6100 Digital Audio System Features. The DVCS6100 has been designed for both rotary and fixed-wing applications. The product 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 in 2005, 700 systems have been delivered, with all achieving outstanding field reliability. Our continuous product improvement program has made the DVCS6100 another Becker Avionics success story.

Becker’s Digital Audio technology is superior to any analog system, as it offers crystal-clear voice communication quality, a proven Man-Machine-Interface (MMI), outstanding reliability, scalability and flexibility, and is 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 optional Intercom Amplifier IC3100.

The product 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 for 2 Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR), and a Public Address Amplifier (PA). Up to 6 ACU’s can be operated together with one REU. Each unit can be configured with the included software to give complete adjustments across different on-board systems. The system also meets the highest standards for night operation under NVG and military conditions. The ACU6100 is available with NVIS green (MIL-STD 3009 Green B) and white Backlight, and offers emergency and slaved mode operation. Thus, the DVCS6100 represents a unique mission support tool that easily outperforms the competition. Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 provides ‘best in class’ performance and is the leader in commercially certified Digital intercoms!

About Becker Avionics. Becker 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, Egypt Navy, Indonesian Navy, Portuguese Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc. For more information see:www.beckerusa.com or www.becker-avionics.com

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