Becker Avionics Inc

Becker Avionics Airborne Digital Intercommunication System (ICS) Selected for C-130 Hercules Avionics Modernization Program (AMP)

Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 Digital Audio System was recently selected as part of a larger C-130 Hercules Avionics Modernization Program (AMP). The Intercom System (ICS) modernization and avionics upgrade was selected by an undisclosed military customer, which will be managed in conjunction with a prime aircraft integration company.

The project replaces the aging aircraft ICS system and wiring with the modern state-of-the-art digital audio management system, the DVCS6100. The Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital audio and intercom system provides improved audio quality and clarity for the C-130/L-382 aircraft, as well as much greater system functionality and flexibility for the aircraft operator. Additionally, the new system offers improved reliability and reduced weight and wiring. The Becker DVCS6100 package installed in the C-130 consists of Audio Control Units (ACU) for Pilot, Copilot, Flight Engineer, Flight Instructor, a Navigators Console, along with several main cabin stations.

The Becker DVCS6100 was chosen by the customer due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control multiple audio sources in the aircraft. Becker's DVCS, with its software configurable profiles, provides the flexibility to specifically customize the system to meet the demanding operational requirements of C-130/L-382 aircraft.

Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing at Becker, commented, "This is an interesting and exciting project to tackle because of the aircraft size and mission scope. The customer came to us because of the reputation, features and well-known reliability of our DVCS product. This particular client joins the growing number of C-130 customers that have selected our DVCS6100 for their demanding mission profiles. Whether it's for humanitarian relief, firefighting or transporting cargo, to upgrading and extending the service life of these critical transport aircraft, our DVCS6100 helps ensure viable tactical airlift capability."

About the DVCS6100

The DVCS6100 design provides each 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.

The DVCS' open system architecture technology provides for operational comfort and superior voice quality, ensuring that almost any customer requirement can be met, while providing crystal clear communication for crew and passengers.

The state-of-the-art Digital DVCS6100 will enhance the effectiveness of any aerial platform. When compared to a legacy analog audio system, Digital technology provides simplified installation, improved performance, reduced wiring and weight, along with reduced installation and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the comprehensive built-in-test (BIT) feature enables line maintenance crews to easily diagnose/isolate failures and to replace system components quickly.

No matter what type of mission; from utility, to airborne law enforcement, passenger transport, and surveillance or utility operations, the Becker Digital Audio system ensures a more modern and capable aerial platform. At Becker, the focus is on meeting individual requirements with the highest commitment to technology, quality products, and customer satisfaction.  

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, over 1,100 systems have been delivered, with all achieving outstanding field reliability. The company's continuous product improvement program has made the DVCS6100 another Becker success story.

Becker's Digital Audio technology is superior to any analog ICS technology, 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 interface capability for 2 Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR), and a Public Address Amplifier (PA). It is also the only commercial digital audio product available that can provide simulcast capability on 8 channels, along with a radio relay function, and emergency and slaved mode operation. 

Up to 6 audio control units (ACUs) 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 DVCS6100 represents a unique mission support tool that easily outperforms the competition.

Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 provides 'best in class' ICS performance - Becker - the market leader in commercial Digital intercom systems.

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, Bell Helicopter, 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, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc. 

For more information see: www.beckerusa.com or www.becker-avionics.com

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