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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) selects Becker Avionics’ Airborne Digital Audio System for new PC-12 multi-mission turboprop fleet

Miramar, FL, February 8, 2012 – Becker Avionics is pleased to announce the recent selection of its digital audio and intercom system, DVCS6100, by the RCMP for their new PC-12 Spectre turboprop fleet. The first of several new aircraft is currently undergoing completion at the Pilatus Aircraft facility in Broomfield, CO-near Denver.

The DVCS6100 system replaces the standard Honeywell Primus Apex integrated flight deck audio control system for the pilot and co-pilot, and further serves as the audio control panel for the mission operator station in the main cabin.

The Becker DVCS6100 was chosen by RCMP for their new PC-12’s 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, Air Medical Transport organizations, and special mission aircraft.

The DVCS6100 provides crystal-clear audio quality and manages up to 8 transceivers, receivers, and several audio warning sources in one central system. It is also the only commercial digital audio product available hat can provide simulcast capability on all channels, along with providing radio relay capability.

Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing, said, “our DVCS6100 is perfectly suited to the RCMP’s cockpit and cabin layout and will enhance their mission and operational capability across the board. We’re honored and proud they chose our product for their new PC-12 fleet.”

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.

Becker Avionics focuses on meeting individual requirements with the highest commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. 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 or avionics technicians to easily diagnose/isolate failures and replace system components quickly.

No matter what the mission; from Police and EMS, to passenger transport and 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, almost 1000 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 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 systems. The ACU6100 and 6101 models are 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 enhancement technology that easily outperforms the competition.

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 provides ‘best in class’ performance. Becker Avionics - the leader in commercially certified Digital intercoms!

About the Pilatus PC-12 Spectre

The Spectre is a version of the best-selling PC-12 NG single-engine turboprop, which is designed exclusively to support multiple government, military, law enforcement and medevac roles. Variants of the PC-12 Spectre are currently in operation with the U.S. and several foreign militaries, as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

The basic PC-12 Spectre features a standard a retractable sensor platform, and a 9-passenger utility interior with a sensor operator’s console. Most Spectre aircraft are highly modified and tailored to the customer’s specific mission requirements. Customization can include communications and surveillance equipment, external pods, medevac interiors and a paratrooper jump door.

About the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

The history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Air Services can be traced back to 1937 when the service got started, using four De Havilland Dragonflies. The first helicopter, a Bell 212, joined the fleet in 1971. Today, the RCMP fleet encompasses more than 30 aircraft, including a total of 16 Pilatus PC-12’s. The RCMP maintains 18 Air Sections and employs pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, flight coordinators as well as purchasers, quality assurance and support personnel across Canada.

The objective of the Air Services Branch is to provide a safe, effective and cost efficient air service to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in support of its role to maintain peace and security across the country.

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, 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.becker-avionics.com 

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