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Outerlink introduces IRIS Cloud


November 7, 2019
By Helicopters Staff


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Outerlink has launched a cloud-based flight analytics system called IRIS Cloud for its IRIS platform, a combined voice, video and flight data monitoring system. The company explains the technology is a web-based system designed to automate and simplify the process of collecting and understanding aircraft data.

The cloud service provides IRIS users access to critical fleet data from a virtual workspace. Outerlink explains the system organizes pre-defined events in digestible formats, allowing operators and safety managers the ability to laser focus on the most important data points.

That data can then be used to identify trends and training opportunities, explains Outerlink, which ultimately leads to safer operations. The cloud offers more flexibility and scalability to users on a system already designed to adapt to industry changes. Those users span various sectors including, EMS, offshore, and utility.

In addition to the cloud launch, IRIS recently received several additional updates:
• Improved voice quality for push-to-talk (PTT);
• Improved side-tone;
• Improved reliability of internal batteries insuring complete data capture at shutdown and reliable rapid restarts; and
• Approximately a 30 per cent reduction in data usage through more efficient protocols giving customers more data to use as they wish.

Since AMTC 2018, Outerlink sold and installed 77 systems; and outfitting 100 per cent of Metro Aviation’s fleet with IRIS. Air medical programs like Phoenix HeliFlight, Avera McKennan and Boston Medflight utilize IRIS to improve fleet operations.

The IRIS system holds Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) for many airframes on an international scale. Worldwide, IRIS accounts for more than 300 units sold with operational customers not only in the U.S., but in countries such as Australia and Africa.


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