Product Profiles: Communications

Oct. 26, 2005
The following product descriptions of equipment are offered as a service to readers and are not intended as an endorsement.

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INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (ics) solutions are available from Becker Avionics, Inc. The solutions are a combination of technologies developed and integrated in cooperation with other manufacturers and system integrators. They are designed to meet the demanding requirements of different applications providing a full integrated network, including access to voice radios;

AN INTEGRATED AUDIO AND VISUAL AIRPORT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM is available from IED (Innovative Electronic Designs, Inc.). Designed to enhance the passenger communication process through the integration of audio communications with a robust multi user flight information display system (MUFIDS);

THE AIRTALKXS AND AIRTALKXD HEADSETS, developed for professional air traffic control usage, are available from IMTRADEX. Both are designed to ensure sound clarity and intelligibility within a frequency range of 1.8 to 2.5 Hz., balancing both treble and bass;

WI-FI SYSTEMS, for use by public travelers and the airport’s private tenants, are built and managed by Opti-Fi Networks. The company announces a roaming agreement with Boingo Wireless, a provider of Wi-Fi connectivity for business travelers. The agreement adds all of Opti-Fi’s wireless access points at 30 North American airports to the Boingo Roaming System, with additional access planned at 28 more locations;

HIGH-SPEED WI-FI WIRELESS AND WIRED INTERNET ACCESS is provided by Wayport. The company provides a comprehensive neutral host Wi-Fi solution for airports that enables roaming and private side applications in the airport. Wayport also owns and operates Laptop Lane airport business centers in major airports;

THE HMEC25 KA HEADSET is available from Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. Weighing only 5.9 ounces, it comes with split headband, reversible and flexible boom, and mic/phone/power connector options. The newest configuration, the HMEC25-KAP, powers the ANC through the mic tip, eliminating the need for the battery pack or additional power plug;

COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS are provided by SITA. Designed to address an airport’s ever-changing and demanding communication challenges. Using SITA’s global data network, turnkey solutions include: AirportConnect Campus, AirportConnect CUTE, AirportConnect Client, AirportConnect Kiosk, AirportConnect Platform Services, and AirportConnect Wireless;