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Becker Aircraft Intercommunications System (ICS) Ideal COTS Retrofit Solution for Lockheed-Martin C-130/L-100 Aircraft

12 JULY 2012- Farnborough, England --Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve with more than 50 nations. In December 2006 the C-130 became only the fifth aircraft to mark 50 years of continuous service with its original primary customer the United States Air Force. The C-130 is also the only military aircraft to remain in continuous production for 50 years, as seen with the updated C-130J Super Hercules. The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history.
 
Military forces operating C-130's increasingly have adopted commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products in an effort to enhance capability and reduce operational costs. The modifications available for the C-130's include navigation, communication, flight control, autonomous defense system upgrades and many more. These enhancements provide greatly improved quality, reliability and extend the useful life of the C130 well into the twenty-first century.
 
Becker Avionics focuses on meeting individual requirements with the highest commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Becker Avionics' COTS avionics solutions can help transform today's legacy platform into the platform of tomorrow. Upgrading the old analog Intercommunications System (ICS) of the C-130/L-100 with the state-of-the-art digital DVCS6100 will enhance the effectiveness of the platform. When compared to a legacy analog ICS Systems, digital technology provides simplified installation, improved performance, reduced wiring and reduced installation and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the comprehensive built-in-test (BIT) of the DVCS6100 enables line maintenance crews to easily diagnose/isolate failures and replace system components quickly. 
 
C-130/L-100 aircraft are found around the world; no matter if the mission is for combat, humanitarian relief, fire fighting or transporting cargo, upgrading and extending the service life of these critical aircraft assets will ensure viable tactical airlift capability for many countries well into the future.
 
Becker Avionics is aware that obsolescence and sustainability plays an important factor when it comes to avionics equipment and has incorporated a sustainment-focus capability into the design of the DVCS6100.
 
Becker Avionics Intercommunications Systems are known for their quality, reliability and ruggedness. Not to mention, that for decades, customers around the world have relied on products manufactured by the Becker Avionics Group.
 
Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing at Becker commented, "We've completed several C-130 ICS upgrade projects during the last couple years. Our DVCS6100 is the main focus of that effort, and the product has been typically selected because of its features and well-known reliability. The venerable C-130 airframe joins the growing list of aircraft that operate with our DVCS technology".
 
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 of a tailored system solution, but also reduces the learning curve for system integration, maintenance and troubleshooting time. Through software programming options, the 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. 
 
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 the mission; from military to EMS and 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 quality and customer satisfaction.
 
DVCS6100 Digital Audio System Features
The DVCS6100 was designed for both rotary and fixed-wing applications. The product fully reflects Becker Avionics' proven know-how over the last 40-years in audio system development for the aerospace industry. Since the market introduction of the 1st DVCS generation, over 1000 systems have been delivered worldwide, with all achieving outstanding field reliability. The company's continuous product improvement program has also contributed to the DVCS6100 being another Becker product success story.
 
Becker's Digital Audio technology is superior to any analog audio 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 special mission or military NVG conditions. The DVCS6100 represents a unique mission support tool that easily outperforms the competition.
 
Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 provides 'best in class' performance - Becker, the market leader in commercial Digital intercoms!
 
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, Airborne 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. 
 

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