7-Feb-2011 Source: Becker Avionics
Becker Avionics DVCS6100 Digital Audio System was recently selected by the German Air Rescue organization DRF Luftrettung for integration into three BK117 helicopter.
The aircraft are currently undergoing retrofit modification at DRF Luftrettung’s own maintenance facility at its Operation-Center at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport.
The new Becker Avionics airborne digital audio and intercom system will replace the existing legacy analog audio systems and provide DRF Luftrettung with the capability to tailor the system 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 the DRF Luftrettung. The DVCS6100 manages all transceivers, receivers and audio warning sources in one central system and provides simulcast capabilities on 8 channels.
JÃ¼rgen Zoller, Director Technic Operation of DRF Luftrettung, said â€œBecker’s DVCS6100 had been selected as the optimal solution for our rescue operation, and to allow the extended handling of our communication systems according to our needs. The systems currently used are limited in channel capacity and thus in usability. The solution is Becker’s DVCS6100 which allows the DRF Luftrettung to perform simultaneous aircraft radio communication, both tactical as well as satellite communication.â€
Thomas Knapp, Senior Key Account Manager Sales at Becker Avionics, commented, “We are very proud that DRF Luftrettung is equipping additional helicopters with the DVCS 6100 system, confirming that our aircraft Digital Audio system is gaining broad acceptance throughout the EMS operator community.”