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Becker Avionics achieves a milestone by celebrating the delivery of its 1,000th Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS)

Baden-Baden, Germany - April 26th, 2012 – Becker Avionics reached a significant operational and sales milestone last month when the company delivered its 1,000th Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS) since introducing the leading edge Digital Audio System family. The unit was delivered to Bell Helicopter-Textron for completion on the Westchester County Police Bell 407GX airborne law enforcement patrol helicopter.

"We are very proud to have served our customers with our innovative, cutting-edge, high-performance and reliable digital audio systems," said Mr. Roland Becker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Becker Avionics.

Mr. Becker continued by saying, "Over the past years Becker Avionics was able to become the brand leader in aircraft Digital Audio and Intercom solutions for Helicopter and Fixed-Wing aircraft applications. Today the DVCS6100 is the best selling Digital Audio and intercom system on the market, setting the standard within the industry. It was the first Digital Audio system to achieve Technical Standards Order (TSO), as well as European Technical Standards Order (ETSO) certification. Now, with over 1,000 systems in operation in a wide range of installations, performed by a variety of integration and completion centers, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) around the world, the DVCS6100 has become the product of choice in professional grade Digital Audio and intercom systems.”

Mr. Becker added, "In support of the market demand in the Americas region and to strengthen our presence in the U.S. we established a second DVCS production line in 2010. It’s noteworthy to mention that we have executed a strategic and aggressive growth plan, which has resulted in doubling the audio and intercom product line sales within 2 years.

Markus Schmitz, President and General Manager, at Becker Avionics Inc. in the U.S. said, “Teamwork has been the secret to the success of our digital airborne ICS, the DVCS6100. First of all, we rely greatly on an outstanding and technological cutting edge research and development team (R&D) for the audio product line in Germany, and secondly we have been working very closely with key customers to achieve unprecedented product success, by exceeding the performance, safety, functionality, ease-of-use and reliability expectations of fixed and rotary wing customers around the world, Lastly, our sales force synergy has been excellent, they’ve worked closely together to execute an aggressive sales and marketing campaign.”

Mr. Becker concluded by saying, “Customer acceptance underscores the success of any product; and achieving this important milestone is a testimony to the performance and reliability of the DVCS6100. The DVCS6100 has become a game-changer when it comes to airborne ICS systems and this production achievement in delivery of 1,000 DVCS systems is another tremendous accomplishment for this outstanding digital airborne audio and intercom product line.”

Previous milestones attained include the 500th system delivery in July 2009, and the 700th delivery in July 2010. The 1,000th system delivered signifies another important success in Becker Avionics commitment to providing best-in-class product features, performance, and reliability.

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Becker’s DVCS system is installed in a broad range of aircraft platforms, to include but not limited to:

Helicopters 

  • Eurocopter AS350
  • Eurocopter BO105
  • Eurocopter EC135
  • Eurocopter BK117
  • Eurocopter EC145
  • MD Helicopters MD900
  • Bell 206
  • Bell 407
  • Bell 430
  • Bell 429
  • Bell 412
  • Bell UH-1
  • Sikorsky S-70A
     

Fixed Wing Aircraft

  • Kazan Helicopters Mi-17
  • Kazan Helicopters MI-8
  • Pilatus PC-9
  • Pilatus PC-12
  • Hawker-Beechcraft KingAir 350
  • Dornier 228
  • DeHaviland DHC-5 Buffalo
  • Bombardier Dash-8
  • Bombardier CL-605
  • AirTractor AT-802
  • CASA CN235
  • Xian MA-600
  • Lockheed C-130
  • ATR 42

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 DVCS product 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. Their state-of-the-art Digital DVCS 6100 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 military to Police, EMS and passenger transport, to surveillance or utility operations, Becker’s Digital Audio system ensures a more modern and capable aerial platform.

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 900 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 (audio panels) 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 radio 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 enhancing technology that easily outperforms the competition.
Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 provides ‘best in class’ performance. Becker Avionics - the leader in commercially certified Digital intercoms!

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, 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, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc. For more information see:  www.beckerusa.com or  www.becker-avionics.com
 

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