Utah Highway Patrol selects Becker digital system for new AS350B3e

Utah Highway Patrol selects Becker digital system for new AS350B3e

30-Jan-2013 Source: Becker Avionics

The Utah Highway Patrol/Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aero Bureau, recently selected the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system for its newly ordered AS350 B3e multi-mission helicopter.

The aircraft will initially deliver in May, followed by the completion phase at Hanger One Avionics’ facility in Carlsbad, CA. During that time the aircraft will be outfitted with a law enforcement mission package, including the popular DVCS6100 digital ICS.

The new Eurocopter AS350 B3e aircraft is one of the first of its type to be used by a law enforcement agency in the United States. The aircraft joins two other AS30 B2 AStar’s already in operation with Utah DPS.

The Becker DVCS6100 was chosen by the DPS Aero Bureau 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 airborne Law Enforcement organizations.

Brett Gardner, with Becker Avionics stated, “We’re proud that Utah DPS has selected our DVCS6100 product for their new aircraft. They’ve joined the large number of airborne law enforcement agencies around the country that have made the DVCS6100 “the gold standard” for their demanding mission profiles. In the past year, at least a dozen agencies have decided to go digital and have selected our DVCS6100 for their airborne audio management system, either in a new aircraft installation or as a retrofit solution with existing aircraft.”

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 airborne law enforcement, to passenger transport and surveillance or utility operations, the Becker Digital Audio system ensures a more modern and capable aerial platform. At Becker, the focus is on meeting individual requirements with the highest commitment to technology, quality products, 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, close to 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). It is also the only commercial digital audio product available that can provide simulcast capability on 8 channels, along with a radio relay function, and emergency and slaved mode operation.

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 DVCS6100 represents a unique mission support tool that easily outperforms the competition.

The DVCS6100 provides ‘best in class’ performance -Becker-the market leader in commercial Digital intercom systems.

About Utah DPS

The Mission of the Utah Highway Patrol Aero Bureauis to provide professional, timely, safe aviation support to the Utah Department of Public Safety and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in the performance of their mission to provide a safe and secure environment for the citizens of the State of Utah. The Aero Bureau is a direct support, force multiplier that assists State, Federal, and local law enforcement statewide in the performance of their duties.

The Aero Bureau has a multi-mission role including patrol support, surveillance, prisoner extradition, and search and rescue. The Aero Bureau currently operates a mixed fleet that consists of the following aircraft: a Cessna 206 Station Air and two Eurocopter AS350 B2 AStar’s. For more information see: www.publicsafety.utah.gov/highwaypatrol/employment/Aero.html

About Hanger One Avionics

Hangar One, San Diego’s premier avionics facility is centrally located on McClellan Palomar airport in Carlsbad CA, inside the Premier Jet FBO facility. Their avionics division in conjunction with Hangar One maintenance maintains the Schubach Aviation fleet of aircraft. As an FAA certificated repair station and an authorized sales and service center for top-level avionics manufacturers, Hangar One Avionics provides avionics repair and installation services for the southern California aviation community. With Factory trained technicians and design engineers, a specialized service offered by Hangar One Avionics is their involvement in the Airborne Law Enforcement Community, in which they provide avionics upgrades and completions on special mission aircraft.  With its in-house fabrication abilities, they can offer the customer a one-stop shop for all of their avionics needs. Hangar One employs over 20 technicians to handle anything from maintenance phase inspections to full cockpit retrofits. For more information see: www.h1avionics.com

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, Bell Helicopter, 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, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc.

For more information see:  www.beckerusa.com or www.beckerusa.com/dvcs/.

[photo shows Utah HP current AS350, not the new one]

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