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The Polycon Airborne Wireless Intercom Extension System (AWIS) for the C-130

 Miramar, FL – August 22, 2011 – Becker Avionics, partner with Axnes Aviation AS for sales and marketing, as well as product support services for the Polycon Wireless Intercom Extension System for North and South America, now offers the Polycon Aircraft Wireless Intercom System (AWIS) solution for the Lockheed-Martin C-130 and other airlift and tanker aircraft. The Polycon AWIS is compatible with fixed- and rotary-wing analog and digital wired aircraft intercom systems, such as C-130 variants, C-5B, C-141B, C-17, E-2C, UH-1 and versions of the H-46/47/53/60.

The Polycon wireless intercom extension system provides the capability to have audio communications between crewmembers in and away from the aircraft. The system eliminates communication restrictions by providing seamless hands-free, wireless communications to all crewmembers to perform cargo loading, aircraft maintenance, engine runs, refueling/defueling, pre- and post fight checks and other external operations effectively and safely.
Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing for Becker Avionics, Inc. stated, “Current intercom systems utilized for short-range communications in and around airlift and tanker aircraft, typically use 50–100 foot cords that physically connect ground and aircrew members to the aircraft.” He continued, “Being tethered to the aircraft by a cord restricts the user’s movement and offers the potential risk for becoming tangled with other cords and equipment, thus complicating ground operations. In addition, ground and aircrew are forced to use hand signals in case the length of the cord is too short. The Polycon system eliminates all that and provides effective, long-range communication capability.”
The Polycon wireless intercom system provides hands-free, semi-duplex communication, which allows an unlimited number of users on a single channel. The product was developed to meet rigorous demands of military and civil aircraft operation, operating in extreme conditions. Its rugged construction with long-range capability and semi-duplex communication integrates the external operating crew as a component of the aircraft intercom system and provides increased situational awareness and safety.

About the Polycon Wireless Intercom System
Polycon communication system was developed by professionals, for professionals and its superior performance and unique patented features are unmatched by competitors. The Polycon system was also developed in close cooperation with professional Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. The system fully integrates the external operating crew into the 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 from major European helicopter manufacturers and other aircraft OEMs.
Features include:
• Wireless Intercom Extension
• Waterproof design (1m)
• Rugged construction
• Long Range (10-15 nm)
• Effective Noise Canceling technology
• Hands Free Operation
• Accurate and Dependable Voice Activation technology
• Casualty Communication
• Multiple Aircraft Certifications
• Small Physical Size (Base Station & Transceiver)

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

The mobile transceiver is waterproof to 1 meter (3 feet), or up to 24 hours in a submersion vest.
With its integral microphone built into the mobile transceiver, helmet removal is not required to speak to a casualty/patient. Its unique patented antenna (isotropic radiation non-directional) provides outstanding performance, and a typical range with external antenna of up to 10 – 15 NM, or line of sight.

The Aircraft Mounted Base Station is qualified to RTCA DO-160D, with installations flying on the most popular SAR Helicopters, such as the EC135, EC145, AS332L2 / EC225, S-76, S-92, and AW139. Several fixed wing applications are in the planning stages as well, to include the venerable C-130 series aircraft.
The Polycon system is also used in other applications, such as:

• Mechanics working with running engines
• ”Pre-Flight ground checks”
• 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

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 10 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. Read more at www.axnes.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, 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, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc. For more information see:  www.beckerusa.com or  www.becker-avionics.com

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