Avidyne and PS Engineering have Partnered to provide Integrated Audio Control!
PS Engineering, Inc (Lenoir City, Tenn.) Avidyne Lincoln, Mass.) have partnered with PS Engineering to provide the audio control solution for Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 Integrated Avionics Suite. The Avidyne version of the company's flagship PMA8000B Audio Control Panel/Intercom/Marker Beacon Receiver is designed specifically to add special functionality with the Entegra Release 9 package.
The PMA8000B (P/N 050-890-0402) offers all of the popular functions of the PMA8000B, including front panel music and cellular telephone input, user selectable music and intercom configurations, and PS Engineering's legendary IntelliVox(r) proprietary intercom squelch protocol.
Like the standard PMA8000B, this version is a slide in replacement for the GMA340 existent in many installations. Just a few connections to the audio panel are needed to implement the Entegra Release 9 functions. These additional features include the ability to monitor standby frequencies on the Avidyne DVX740 VHF communications radio module.
Other functions allow the Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Displays (IFD) to know what combination of VHF communications transceivers are selected by the crew on the PMA8000B. This fully integrates the crew's COM audio selection, allowing the IFD to display plain-English station identifier about the radio frequency selected by the crew
"PS Engineering is an established leader in general aviation audio panels, so they were a logical choice to team up with for an Entegra-specific audio panel that optimizes the interface and ease-of-use pilot experience of the Release 9 system," said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne's President and CEO. "With Entegra Release 9, Avidyne has developed an easy-to-use avionics suite and this audio interface enhances its capabilities with key features that make flying simpler."
"Avidyne's contribution to the advancement in general aviation cockpits is extraordinary," said PS Engineering's Founder and CEO, Mark Scheuer, "and we are very pleased to work with them to apply our experience and capability with audio controls to integrate fully with their next generation Entegra Release 9 system.
"The Avidyne version of the PMA8000B will give the Entegra Release 9 pilots the audio functionality they demand. And since the PMA8000B Avidyne version is available through any PS Engineering dealer, we expect lots of upgrades from the legacy audio systems present in those aircraft as they are retrofit, for a significant increase in capability." Concludes Mr. Scheuer.
The list price of the PMA8000B for Avidyne Entegra is $ 1,895.00, and initial deliveries began May 5, 2009. The unit is available through all approved PS Engineering dealers.
Founded in 1985, PS Engineering has become a leading manufacturer of general aviation intercoms and audio control systems. With a network of over 600 authorized dealer/installers worldwide, the company is a leader in retrofit avionics as well as original aircraft equipment installation.
About Avidyne (www.avidyne.com) Avidyne's continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple(tm) system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.
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