2-Aug-2011 Source: Becker Avionics
Becker Avionics is pleased to announce the recent delivery of two more TH-135 aircraft to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) with the Becker digital audio system (DVCS6100) installed.
Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing remarked, “The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force is purchasing a total of 15 new TH-135 (EC135) training helicopters. With the delivery of these two helicopters the JMSDF fleet increases to 5 aircraft. We are thrilled that the JMSDF has chosen our DVCS6100 digital audio and intercom system for their training helicopter program. The JMSDF selection of the DVCS6100 once more underlines that the Becker Avionics digital intercom system is the most competitive and technologically advanced product on the market.
He continued, “The Japanese market is new to us, so it’s important that we ensure a smooth entry of our product into service and demonstrate the quality of our local service and support network that we’ve recently established there. Becker Avionics has put a strong focus on developing our presence in the Japanese aviation marketplace, and has built strong relationships with JAMCO and Mainami Kuko Service Co. Ltd., two well-established, dependable companies in Japan.”
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 or avionics technicians 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, Becker’s Digital Audio system ensures a more modern and capable aerial platform.
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, over 800 systems have been delivered, with all achieving outstanding field reliability. Our continuous product improvement program ensures the DVCS6100 continues to meet our customer expectations and that the product remains technologically competitive.
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 adjustment range 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. The DVCS6100 represents a unique mission enhancement technology that easily outperforms the competition.