Heli-Expo 2009 - Becker Avionics Announces Introduction of New Audio Control Unit
Becker Avionics announces the introduction of its newest Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6101. Based on the standard ACU6100, the ACU6101 Audio Control Unit is the latest addition to the state-of-the-art Digital Audio Selector and Intercom System DVCS6100.
Designed for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, the ACU6101, is specially optimized for restricted panel size applications and offers up to 5 communication channels, 6 navigation receivers, low power consumption as well as reduced weight and size. The system is superior to any analog system, as it offers crystal-clear voice communication, a proven Man-Machine-Interface (MMI), outstanding reliability, as well as scalability and flexibility as the system is fully software configurable.
The Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6101 is part of the Digital Voice Communication System DVCS 6100. The DVCS6100 has been designed for both, rotary and fixed-wing applications and fully reflects Becker Avionics’ proven know-how of more than four decades in intercommunication system development for the aerospace industry. The ACU 6101 controls the Remote Electronic Unit (REU) 6100. Maximum six Audio Control Units can be connected to the Remote Electronic Unit. The Audio Control Unit is designed for installation in cockpit and cabin. The dimensions correspond to the ARINC 601 standard for control units. Installation is by means of four DZUS fasteners. The functional inscriptions of key caps, rotary switch, and increment sensor are finished in white translucent characters. The ACU6101 is offered with White Backlighting or optional in NVIS green compliant according MIL Illumination.
Each one of the max. 6 ACU’s transmits the status of the selected switches and rotary controls via a dual redundant CAN-Bus to the REU 6100 and offers:
• 5 TRANSCEIVER
• 6 RECEIVER
• VOX Control
• Voice Filter act.
• CALL/ISOL selection
• IC – Volume
• Main Volume
• Back-Up/Slave mode
• Speaker selection (optional)
• Front PTT (optional)
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 the 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, Egypt Navy, Indonesian Navy, Portuguese Air Force, US Army, Air Force, Navy and Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc.
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