Two New Configurations now Available for the PMA8000B-T
PS Engineering adds even more capability to the PMA8000-series with Dual Audio Panels and three COMS
Reno, Nev. In a move to cast their audio net even farther, PS Engineering has taken a big step in introducing two new audio panels at the Aircraft Electronics Association Tradeshow and Convention here. These two new audio panels will complement the very successful PMA8000-series by adding some functionality in specialized applications that were requested by a select group of customers.
The new PMA8000C adds a third transceiver, plus retaining Bluetooth® connectivity for cell phones. According to Mark Scheuer, founder and CEO, “We had targeted the PMA8000 for the majority of cockpits, two comms and telephone. But we had many requests from businesses, fish spotters, law enforcement and the Coast Guard Auxiliary who needed a third transceiver, in many cases this was a non-aviation two-way radio. We didn’t want to give up the phone, and Bluetooth® lets us have it all!”
PS Engineering also introduced the PMA8000D, for Dual Audio installations. This unit allows for installations where the pilot and copilot (or flight crew and tactical observer) require separate and independent audio selection. “Over the last decade we have gained lots of experience with dual audio panels with the PAC24,” said PS Engineering’s Production and Test Manager, Greg Ledbetter, “We are very successful with that utilitarian audio panel, and now we want to bring the capabilities of the PMA8000 to that market.”
Capabilities include the Monitor Mode, four modes for muting the stereo music input, three com transceiver selection on each panel, Bluetooth® telephone and music streaming, and PS Engineering’s legendary IntelliVox® intercom squelch protocol.
The PMA8000D uses a proprietary digital interface to communicate the intercom modes and transmit status to other audio panel, and avoids putting the system into strange logic states that are possible with less astute systems.
“A dual audio system is much more than sticking two (or more) panels in the airplane” continued Ledbetter, “at any moment the audio controller needs to handle intercom configuration, independent transmitter selection, but prevent simultaneous transmission on the same radio by the crew, and so on.”
Founded in 1985, PS Engineering has become a leading manufacturer of general aviation intercoms and audio control systems. The company’s sole corporate focus is excellence in the design and manufacture of audio control systems for General Aviation Aircraft. PS Engineering, Inc.® is credited for many innovations in the field, including IntelliVox®, Softmute™, Karaoke Mode™, Split mode™, Swap Mode™, and the IRS™(Internal Recording System). With a network of over 600 authorized dealer/installers worldwide, the company is a leader in retrofit avionics as well as a supplier to other major avionics manufacturers for their audio panel requirements. www.ps-engineering.com # # #
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