9-Oct-2012 Source: Becker Avionics
Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney selected the Becker Avionics Digital Audio System DVCS6100 for their new Bell 429 light-twin EMS helicopters.
The completion of the new Bell 429 aircraft is currently underway at United Rotorcraft in Denver, a division of Air Methods (formerly the Products Division). The aircraft will be delivered to Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney this Fall.
Rodgers Helicopter Services has been providing air ambulance service for Good Samaritan Hospital since March 1982 and the air medical program recently celebrated its 30-year partnership.
The Becker DVCS6100 was chosen for both aircraft due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control all audio sources in the aircraft. Becker’s Digital multi-channel audio and intercom system, with its software configurable profiles, provides the flexibility to specifically customize the system to meet the demanding operational requirements of Air Medical Transport organizations.
The DVCS6100 provides crystal-clear audio quality and manages up to 8 transceivers, receivers, and several audio warning sources in one central system. It is also the only commercial digital audio product available hat can provide simulcast capability on 8 channels.
Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing stated, “We are delighted that Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital has selected the DVCS6100 for their new Bell 429 helicopter” He continued, “The DVSC6100 will provide their air medical program with the most advanced digital airborne audio management system on the market and will enhance their operational capability. It’s the ideal solution for their EMS operations and will serve them 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.
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 to replace system components quickly.
No matter what type of mission; from EMS to law enforcement, to passenger transport and surveillance or utility operations, the Becker Digital Audio system ensures a more modern and capable aerial platform.
Becker focuses on meeting individual requirements with the highest commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
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, over 1000 systems have been delivered, with all achieving outstanding field reliability. The company’s continuous product improvement program has made the DVCS6100 another Becker 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 interface capability for 2 Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR), and a Public Address Amplifier (PA).
Up to 6 audio control units (ACUs) 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. The DVCS6100 represents a unique mission support tool that easily outperforms the competition
The Becker DVCS6100 – ‘best in class’ performance and the market leader in commercial Digital intercoms!
About Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney
Established by the Sisters of the Saint Francis in 1924, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 287-bed regional referral center in Kearney, Nebraska. Now a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, Good Samaritan provides specialty care to over 350,000 residents of central Nebraska and northern Kansas. Good Samaritan boasts Nebraska’s first accredited Chest Pain Center, a Level II trauma center featuring AirCare emergency helicopter transport, advanced orthopedic care, comprehensive neurosurgery and a nationally accredited cancer center among its many unique tertiary care services.
In the spirit of its founders, Good Samaritan serves not only as a medical facility, but also as a community partner. Good Samaritan is called by its core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence to devote funding and resources to programs and services that benefit the health of the greater community.
For more information see: www.gshs.org
About United Rotorcraft
United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, is a full-service FAA Repair Station providing aircraft completions and refurbishment services, systems integration, maintenance, component overhaul, customized interior installations and unsurpassed exterior finishing, servicing all segments of the helicopter industry – Air Medical, Law Enforcement, Special Mission, Corporate and Utility. They also offer FAA approved NVG compatible lighting systems. United Rotorcraft also designs, engineers, manufactures, and certifies medical interiors for the Eurocopter EC135, EC130, and AS350, and Bell 407 and 429 helicopter airframes.
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, Egyptian Navy, Indonesian Navy, Portuguese Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, Era Helicopters, etc.