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TrueNorth introduces multilingual handset

Oct. 11, 2011, Ottawa - TrueNorth Avionics has announced the introduction of business aviation’s first multilingual handset, the TrueNorth Stylus, which also incorporates TrueNorth’s intuitive, one-button interface; HD Voice Quality for near broadcast-quality voice communications; wired and wireless configuration options; and personalization options that include custom materials to match the décor of any cabin or aircraft interior.


October 11, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

Designed to match the footprint of TrueNorth’s previous-generation handsets, the Stylus is the first sleek, modern interpretation of an airborne handset design, and can be programmed to operate in any language, including those with dedicated character sets such as Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Russian.

“As a world company supporting business aviation operators around the globe, we felt it was important to offer our international customers this level of consideration and support,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s CEO. “Even though we realize that English is the international language of aviation, we also understand that business aircraft operators — the actual users of airborne telecommunications systems — may be more comfortable and productive using a telecom system with an operating system that works on their own terms,” he added.

The Stylus handset’s advanced capabilities are enabled in part by TrueNorth’s revolutionary software-centric Simphone¯ (pronounced ‘symphony’) OpenCabin telecommunications system, which brings an unprecedented degree of reliability, operator control and communications capabilities to business aviation. Since existing airborne telecom systems were heavy, complex, expensive to install and operate, and prone to obsolescence, TrueNorth developed a solution that addressed all those concerns, with benefits that include robust performance; an unlimited lifespan; significant long-term cost savings; and the ability to easily add a wide variety of custom features.

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