Becker Avionics and Axnes Aviation Announce Extended Strategic Partnership

Becker Avionics and Axnes Aviation Announce Extended Strategic Partnership

21-Nov-2013 Source: Becker Avionics

During their participation at the Dubai Airshow this week, Becker Avionics International and Axnes Aviation AS, announced the expansion of their dealership agreement for sales, marketing, and product support for the Axnes produced “Polycon” Wireless Intercom System. This new dealership arrangement includes the geographical extension of their partnership beyond the Americas to include other regions of the world. Resultantly, Becker and Axnes will focus on strategic cooperation between their two marketing departments to exploit joint sales efforts globally.

About the Polycon Product

The Polycon wireless intercom system is a well-established product that was developed in close cooperation with professional Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. This one-of-a-kind communication system fully integrates the external operating crew into an aircraft intercom system and provides increased situational awareness and constant un-interrupted communication between crewmembers, which is critical to mission execution. The Polycon system has become standard equipment in SAR helicopters produced by several helicopter manufacturers. To date, over 700 Polycon systems have been delivered worldwide.

Features include:

  • Wireless Intercom Extension for all types of aircraft
  • Waterproof design
  • Extended Long Range
  • Effective Noise Canceling technology
  • Hands Free operation
  • Compact Base Station & hand-held Transceivers

The Polycon system provides semi-duplex communication, on 16 optional channels (409 – 419 MHz, UHF). Additionally, the system provides two operational modes, PTT operation or ‘No Interrupt’ Voice X-mission (NIVOX) activation and allows for transmit output power adjustment up to 0.5 watts.

Unlike most systems offering just “Pre-flight ground checks”, the Polycon system is used, additionally, in a variety of applications, such as:

  • Mechanics working with running engines
  • On / Offloading of personnel
  • Ground personnel when using sling loads
  • Inter-operations with ships, boats, and ground personnel
  • Inter-operations with ground rescue teams
  • Mechanics on the ground when conducting short test flights
  • Loadmasters on larger helicopters and aircraft
  • Rotary wing hoist operations

About Axnes Aviation

Axnes Aviation AS specializes in developing, manufacturing and distributing advanced and highly durable wireless intercom systems for use under harsh conditions in aircraft and on other operational platforms.

In close cooperation with SAR operators, Axnes Aviation developed the Polycon system, a Wireless Headset Communication System that seamlessly integrates an audio and intercom system for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and has been supplying this product to the Aviation industry for 12 years.

Axnes Aviation was founded in 1995, and is a privately held company.

The company is located in Norway with offices in Grimstad and Stavanger, close to SAR and EMS operator bases, as well as helicopter operations responsible for servicing SAR and transportation needs of the Oil & Gas industry in the North Sea.

Axnes Aviation AS products are standard and optional equipment for most major rotary wing aircraft suppliers.

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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:

Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, EADS, Airbus, British Aerospace, ATR, CASA, RUAG, Xi’an Aircraft Corporation, Agusta-Westland, 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.

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