Release of the Artex 2-Wire Remote Interface for cost-effective upgrades to 406 MHz ELT technology
April 16, 2009 – In a continuing effort to reduce installation costs for aircraft owners upgrading to Artex 406MHz ELT systems, Cobham Avionics – Artex Products announces the release of the Artex 2-Wire Remote Interface System.
In a continuing effort to reduce installation costs for aircraft owners upgrading to Artex 406MHz ELT systems, Cobham Avionics – Artex Products announces the release of the Artex 2-Wire Remote Interface System. Many of the existing TSO C91a installations with Juliet, Pointer and Narco 121.5 MHz utilize 2 wires between the cockpit remote switch and the ELT. Other manufacturers of 121.5 MHz ELTs use 3 or 4 wires. The Artex 2-Wire Remote Interface uses just 2 existing wires from the wiring harness to connect the new cockpit remote switch to an Artex 406 MHz ELT for a more simplified, cost-efficient upgrade.
Hannes Geiger, Director of Marketing for Cobham Avionics – Artex Products, commented “Following our commitment to ‘Saving Lives’, Artex Products came through with a retrofit solution to minimize installation costs. Safety conscious aircraft owners upgrading to Artex 406 MHz ELT technology now have the ability, with the Artex 2-Wire Remote Interface, to re-use part of the existing wiring between the cockpit remote switch and the 121.5 MHz ELT.”
The 2-Wire Remote Interface is a follow-up to the Artex ME406 ACE (Absolute Cost Efficiency) ELT. The ME406 ACE is a retrofit for current ACK or Ameri-King 121.5 MHz ELTs and comes complete with a remote switch and adapters to utilize existing wiring.
Cobham Avionics is a division of Cobham plc, an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced aerospace and defence systems for land, sea, air and space. The company has four divisions that collectively specialise in the provision of components, subsystems and services that keep people safe, improve communications and enhance the performance of aerospace and defence platforms.
For more information, including details on new products visit http://www.artex.net or call 1-800-547-8901