Lee County Medstar selects Becker Avionics for Bell 430

Lee County Medstar selects Becker Avionics for Bell 430 6 Jan, 11, Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System has been selected by Lee County MEDSTAR for integration into their recently acquired Bell 430 twin-engine helicopter. The aircraft is currently undergoing completion at Sarasota Avionics and will be specifically tailored to their needs. The DVCS6100 was chosen due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control all audio sources in the helicopter. Becker’s Digital multichannel audio and intercom system, with its software configurable profiles, provides the flexibility to specifically customize the system to meet the demanding operational requirements of Lee County MEDSTAR. The DVCS6100 manages all transceivers, receivers and audio warning sources in one central system and provides simulcast capabilities on 8 channels.

Rob Fulton, Director of Operations for Lee County MEDSTAR, said “Becker’s DVCS6100 is well suited to support our air medical operations. The excellent Man-Machine-Interface, outstanding field reliability, the possibility to transmit on up to 8 channels, along with its crystal-clear audio quality made the DVCS6100 our audio system of choice on our new Bell 430 helicopter. We wanted to outfit our new EMS helicopter with some of the best avionics technology available, that’s why we selected the Becker product.”

Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing at Becker Avionics, commented, “We are very proud that Lee County MEDSTAR selected our product, further confirming that our aircraft Digital Audio system is gaining broad acceptance throughout the US air medical community”. He continued, “Becker Avionics is the brand leader in aircraft Digital Audio and intercom solutions for Helicopter and Fixed-Wing aircraft applications, along with being one of our best selling products as well.”

About the DVCS6100
The DVCS6100 design provides the customer with ability to match a wide range of operational requirements with only one system. The built-in scalability and flexibility reduces not only the cost and time requirements for constant re-engineering and certification for a tailored system solution, but also reduces the learning curve for integration, maintenance and troubleshooting time. Through software programming options, the system is both easily and quickly configurable to individual customer requirements, thus saving time and money.

The DVCS’ open system architecture technology provides for operational comfort and superior voice quality, ensuring that almost any customer requirement can be met, while providing crystal clear communication for crew and passengers. Becker Avionics focuses on meeting individual requirements with the highest commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. The state-of-the-art Digital DVCS6100 will enhance the effectiveness of any aerial platform. When compared to a legacy analog audio system, Digital technology provides simplified installation, improved performance, reduced wiring and weight, along with reduced installation and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the comprehensive built-in-test (BIT) feature enables line maintenance crews to easily diagnose/isolate failures and replace system components quickly.

No matter what the mission; from Police and EMS, to passenger transport and surveillance or utility operations, the Becker Digital Audio system ensures a more modern and capable aerial platform.

DVCS6100 Digital Audio System Features
The DVCS6100 has been designed for both rotary and fixed-wing applications. The product fully reflects Becker Avionics’ proven know-how of more than four decades in audio system development for the aerospace industry.  Since the market introduction of the 1st DVCS generation, 700 systems have been delivered, with all achieving outstanding field reliability.  Our continuous product improvement program has made the DVCS6100 another Becker Avionics success story.

Becker’s Digital Audio technology is superior to any analog system, as it offers crystal-clear voice communication quality, a proven Man-Machine-Interface (MMI), outstanding reliability, scalability and flexibility, and is software configurable. The main system components of the DVCS6100 system are the Remote Electronic Unit (REU) 6100, the Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6100, and the optional Intercom Amplifier IC3100.

The product offers up to 8 communication transmit (TX) and up to 8 receiver (RX) channels, an integrated warning tone generator for up to 8 different signals, an amplifier for 2 cockpit speakers, as well as interfaces for 2 Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR), and a Public Address Amplifier (PA).

Up to 6 ACU’s can be operated together with one REU. Each unit can be configured with the included software to give complete adjustments across different on-board systems. The system also meets the highest standards for night operation under NVG and military conditions. The ACU6100 is available with NVIS green (MIL-STD 3009 Green B) and white Backlight, and offers emergency and slaved mode operation. Thus, the DVCS6100 represents a unique mission support tool that easily outperforms the competition.

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 provides ‘best in class’ performance and is the leader in commercially certified Digital intercoms!

About Lee County MEDSTAR
Lee County MEDSTAR is the critical care transport service, air and ground, which operates within the division of Lee County Public Safety-Emergency Medical Service (LCEMS).  MEDSTAR provides specialty care medicine and safe transportation for the residents and visitors of Lee County and Southwest Florida during on-scene responses and inter-facility transfers.  The air component of MEDSTAR is staffed with two critical care flight paramedics and an EMT/pilot. The ground component of MEDSTAR is staffed with two critical care paramedics and augments the air component.

Lee County provides round-the-clock air medical transport service to the County and surrounding counties on a mutual aid basis.  Pilots are highly experienced in EMS helicopter operations and are holders of Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificates.  They maintain IFR proficiency through a regular training program, insuring safe transports in times of unexpected adverse weather conditions.
About Becker Avionics
Becker Avionics is a privately held high-tech company that develops, manufactures and distributes the latest communications, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications.

Becker Avionics has a longstanding history of over 50 years in providing equipment to General and Corporate Aviation, ATC, law enforcement and military organizations around the world. In order to support international market requirements the Company has established branches around the world. Becker Avionics supports an extensive customer base, such as, but not limited to Eurocopter, EADS, Airbus, British Aerospace, ATR, CASA, RUAG, Xi’an Aircraft Corporation, AgustaWestland, Pilatus, German Air Force, Navy and Army, German Border Patrol, German Police, Austrian Army and Police, Swiss Air Force, Dutch Police, Security Civil, Irish Air Corps, Egypt Navy, Indonesian Navy, Portuguese Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc. For more information see: www.beckerusa.com or  www.beckerusa.com/dvcs/ .

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