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Becker Avionics launches new audio control panel

Oct. 17, 2011, Las Vegas, Nv. - Becker Avionics unveiled the new fixed wing digital audio panel for its Digital Audio and Intercom System DVCS6100.

October 17, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

The new panel variant of the Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6100 is specifically tailored for fixed-wing applications. The new fixed-wing ACU6100 will come in a horizontal and vertical format to ease retrofit installations. The new fixed-wing audio control panel is similar to the standard ACU6100, but includes oxygen mic switching, marker beacon mute and other functions. The panel will be available in a number of different lighting options, from soft white light to NVG compatible lighting. The ACU6100 is a pushbutton audio selector panel that controls all audio and intercom functionality for the systems Remote Electronic Unit (REU) 6100 via a dual CAN-Bus connection.

The DVCS6100 integrates all communications in the aircraft and provides flexible user-programmable configurations. The system offers a unique ability to effectively manage and control multiple audio sources and cabin passenger positions. Becker’s Digital multichannel audio and intercom system provides the flexibility to specifically customize the system to meet the demanding requirements of business aviation and airlines. The DVCS6100 manages all transceivers, receivers and audio warning sources in one central system. It provides interphone communication for up to 6 audio control stations to meet crewmember needs. The system can handle up to 8 transceivers, 8 receivers, 6 fixed inputs and 8 warning tones. The DVCS6100 is the newest generation audio management system and was designed to meet specific needs of commercial and business aviation applications. Adaptable to all airborne applications, from large to small platforms, the DVCS6100 provides crisp and clear audio communication.

With its flexible and open system architecture, operational comfort and superior voice quality, almost any customer requirement can be met. In addition, the Becker Avionics' DVCS 6100 provides an optional Cabin Intercommunication and Passenger Address system, consisting of the Control Panel CP3100, External Jack Box EB3100, Intercom Amplifier IC3100, Public Address Amplifier PA3100, Converter Box CB 3100, Service Station ST3100, and Digital Player DP 4100. The DVCS6100 easily integrates all communications in the aircraft and provides flexible user-programmable configurations.

Markus Schmitz, President and General Manager at Becker Avionics in the U.S. commented, "We are proud to introduce the new fixed-wing panel variants and to further expand our DVCS6100 product line into the commercial and business aviation market segments. The new Audio Control Panel variants are based on specific customer feedback and requests. He continued, “Becker Avionics is the worldwide brand leader in aircraft Digital Audio and Intercom solutions for rotary and fixed-wing applications. Our constant drive for cutting edge technology has propelled the product to be the most successful digital audio system on the market.”



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