TrueNorth shipping upgradeable two-channel satcom for light jets and turboprops
April 14, 2009. Ottawa – TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has announced production shipments of the industry’s first fully upgradeable compact Satcom for light jets and turboprops, the revolutionary two-channel Simphone Prelude airborne telephone system.
TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has announced production shipments of the industry’s first fully upgradeable compact Satcom for light jets and turboprops, the revolutionary two-channel Simphone Prelude airborne telephone system. Based on TrueNorth’s executive-class Simphone pronounced ‘symphony’ equipment for large jets, the Simphone Prelude features TrueNorth’s superior ClearCall technology for unmatched voice quality, easy-to-use menu-driven handsets and all-digital open architecture.
A single-LRU system whose two channels can simultaneously support voice and, for example, BlackBerry data, Simphone Prelude can also be upgraded, allowing operators to add such capabilities as broadband and Wi-Fi. Priced comparably to current single-channel systems, the Simphone Prelude enables light turbine dealers and operators to finally realize the benefits of an expandable airborne phone.
“Simphone Prelude brings a unique package of performance, quality, expandability and value to the light turbine market,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s CEO. “Providing immediate voice and fax capabilities as well as a defined upgrade path, Simphone Prelude also helps preserves the operator’s investment,” he added.
To emphasize value in today’s economic climate, the Prelude is priced at just $24,900 for a standard package, which includes a communications LRU and two handsets. Visit the TrueNorth booth at AEA (#100) for more details.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., is a world-class technology company focused on developing integrated communications solutions for business aviation. Its premier product, the Simphone (pronounced ‘Symphony’) airborne telephone, is an executive-class system that combines superior voice quality, unmatched ease of use, advanced functionality and an impressive array of personalization features. Options include a self-contained ACARS/AFIS datalink module, Iridium fax, a legacy Satcom interface and embedded Wi-Fi. Learn more at www.truenorthavionics.com .