has taken some of the technology from our DSP based PMA450 and built a package
that better suit the Homebuilder's need for avionics. The user
interface eliminates the need to open up the Pilot's Guide.
soft-key buttons and a graphics display makes the functionality of the functions
list of capabilities:
True Dimensional Sound simplifies listening to com radios at the same time
- Place hi-fi stereo IntelliVox® Intercom with Soft Mute™
Bluetooth® capability that includes Caller ID, complete control of the
telephone from the audio panel front panel and music streaming capability.
User Interface with integrated Graphics Display
Mode allows automatic muting of non-primary radio
- music mute modes: Mute On, Mute Off, Radio Mute
control for Intercom, 2 Switched Inputs,
Telephone, and all Music Inputs
aircraft radio recorder (IRS™)
Charging port provides up to 10 Watts of power for iPads, iPhones, and other
Personal Digital Accessories. Auto-protection prevents electrical shorts
from being an issue. The USB charger will automatically
shut the USB port down when a problem is detected. No fuses necessary.
mode for dual audio panel capability
- Differential, hi-fidelity stereo music source inputs (no ground loop
- Intercom modes - Pilot Isolate, All, and Crew
- unswitched inputs
music distribution for pilot, copilot and passengers
intercom mode with special "Alternate Intercom Mode"
new PDA360EX was developed with some of the capabilities of the PMA450 in mind.
The PDA360EX provides a practical set of functions most
appropriate for the experimental aircraft builder.
of the things in common with its big brother, the PMA450, is IntelliAudio®.
This is an invention from the United States Air Force that
brings to the pilot the ability to discern individual radios while they
are playing at the same time.
A digital communications interface, IntelliAudio®
places Com 1 and Com 2 audio in various positions within the stereo headset,
making simultaneous radio signals sound as if they are coming from different
locations. Com 1 and Com 2 audio can be placed in 9 unique positions, making it
easier for the pilot to concentrate on the radio of choice while ignoring the
radio of lesser importance at the time. For example, the pilot can choose to pay
attention to ATC while ignoring ATIS, depending upon what is pertinent at the
Access these capabilities is accomplished through
three soft-key buttons with an integrated graphics display. This interface
provides intuitive operation, nearly eliminating the need for an operator's
The PDA360EX has our IntelliVox® automatic VOX system,
invented by PS Engineering in 1997. It provides both pilots and passengers with
automatic intercom squelch control. By consensus of the GA community, IntelliVox®
“works like magic” and eliminates the need for any manual adjustments to the
A great amount of
flexibility is provided to allow tailoring the operation for the pilot. From music distribution, volume control for just about every input, and
to customize the labeling of specialized switch input signals.
would a new audio panel be without Bluetooth®? The PDA360EX system
supports the connections to entertainment and telephone
devices. The graphics display provides caller ID so the pilot knows if it is
a call to be taken or not.
With the increased popularity of mobile personal
electronic devices, such as tablets, PDAs, iPhones, and iPads, the PDA360EX has a
built-in 10 Watt-USB charger. This system is always monitoring the output power
consumption and will automatically disconnect if is senses a short.
The PDA360EX is plug-and-play with the
GARMIN® GMA240 or the PMA5000EX so the time to replace an existing system is
negligible, helping to further reduce the cost of upgrading.
List price for the PDA360 is $1595 Minimum
Advertised Price $1345
* GARMIN is a registered trademark of
Ltd. PS Engineering, Inc. is in no way affiliated with GARMIN,
here to download the IntelliAudio® Simulator
After Installation, you will find
Headset Icon on
your desktop labeled "IntelliAudio Simulator". While wearing a stereo
headset, click on "Turn IntelliAudio ON" and then click on either
Move Com 1 or Move Com 2 to place these audio signals in various positions
within your headset.
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