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TrueNorth Simphone selected for U.S. government VIP fleet

June 16, 2009 – TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has been selected to supply its airborne telephone for the U.S. government VIP transport fleet.

June 16, 2009  By Melissa Damota

June 16, 2009 – TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has been selected to supply its Simphone (pronounced ‘Symphony’) airborne telephone for the U.S. government VIP transport fleet, as defined by the U.S. Air Force’s TARS (terrestrial aeronautical radiotelephone system) program. Simphone, the easy-to-use, executive-class system that features menu-driven handsets and TrueNorth’s ClearCall™ technology for superior voice quality, will be used both on new aircraft and as a replacement for existing MagnaStar phones.

With its all-digital PBX, two built-in channels of worldwide Iridium Satcom, ‘future-proof’ modular architecture, dual CEPT-E1 network interfaces, self-programming personalized handsets, personalized screens and ringtones, and a unique configuration module, the Simphone¯ system gives government passengers an unprecedented degree of custom capability and cost-effective convenience.

The TARS program addresses cabin communications on more than 40 VIP transport aircraft. A new C-37B aircraft will receive the initial system installation.

“We’re pleased that the U.S. government, with arguably the world’s most significant VIP fleet, has chosen Simphone for their communications needs,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s CEO. “And we look forward to providing their passengers with the same executive-quality communications capability and support that our business aviation customers currently receive,” he added.

About TrueNorth:

Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, with U.S. offices in New Jersey and the Kansas City, MO, area, and distributor support in Dallas, TX, TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., is a world-class technology company that develops 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 a unique degree of personalization. Options include embedded W-Fi, TrueNorth’s Smarter interface for BlackBerry and iPhone data, Iridium fax, and a legacy Satcom interface. Learn more at .



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