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Turkish National Police select Becker Avionics audio system

March 20, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

March 20, 2012, Miramar, Fl. - Becker Avionics announced that the Turkish National Police (TNP) has selected its digital aircraft audio system, the DVCS6100, for their new fleet of fifteen (15) Bell 429 light-twin helicopters.

Becker Avionics is the worldwide leader in airborne Digital Audio and intercom solutions for Helicopter and Fixed-Wing aircraft applications. Their DVCS6100 is the best selling tactical digital airborne audio system on the market.

The TNP contract for the new Bell 429’s equipped for law enforcement missions was signed last week between Bell Helicopter and the Turkish National Police authorities. All aircraft will be built at Bell's commercial helicopter assembly plant in Mirabel, Canada and the specific customization of the aircraft, including the DVCS6100 will be performed at Bell Helicopter’s facilities in Piney Flats, Tennessee.

The new TNP Bell 429 advanced light twin-engine helicopters will be used as multi-mission airborne platforms flown across the full array of law enforcement missions from surveillance to air support of ground operations.

Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing at Becker Avionics stated, "We’re very proud that the TNP, along with Bell, selected our DVCS6100 product for this program. It further confirms that our aircraft Digital Audio system is the system of choice for airborne law enforcement agencies around the world.” He continued, “our DVCS6100 Audio Management System allows the flight crew to select and control all onboard communication devices for inbound and outbound communications, including; public address, warning systems, radios and crew intercommunications. Additionally, the DVCS6100 has an excellent Man-Machine-Interface, outstanding field reliability, and is able to transmit on up to 8 channels simultaneously, along with providing a radio relay feature. Bottom line, all of these features and its crystal-clear audio quality made the DVCS6100 the intercom system of choice for the TNP.”


Key attributes of the Becker DVCS6100:

    •    Greater system capabilities than competitive products
    •    Mature and refined system design and features
    •    Proven product reliability, and support
    •    Unmatched operational flexibility
    •    Mission tested performance – over 200 systems fielded with the U.S. Army UH-72A Light Utility Helicopter Program
    •    NVG compatibility out of the box
    •    Proven Man-machine interface
    •    Superior CAN-Bus technology

About the DVCS6100
The DVCS6100 design provides the customer with ability to match a wide range of operational requirements with only one system. The built-in scalability and flexibility reduces not only the cost and time requirements for constant re-engineering and certification for a tailored system solution, but also reduces the learning curve for integration, maintenance and troubleshooting time. Through software programming options, the DVCS product is both easily and quickly configurable to individual customer requirements, thus saving time and money.

The DVCS’ open system architecture technology provides for operational comfort and superior voice quality, ensuring that almost any customer requirement can be met, while providing crystal clear communication for crew and passengers.
Becker Avionics focuses on meeting individual requirements with the highest commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Their state-of-the-art Digital DVCS 6100 will enhance the effectiveness of any aerial platform, military or commercial. When compared to a legacy analog audio system, Digital technology provides simplified installation, improved performance, reduced wiring and weight, along with reduced installation and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the comprehensive built-in-test (BIT) feature enables line maintenance crews or avionics technicians to easily diagnose/isolate failures and replace system components quickly.

No matter what the mission, from military to Police, EMS and passenger transport, to surveillance or utility operations, Becker’s Digital Audio system ensures a more modern and capable aerial platform.

DVCS6100 Digital Audio System Features

The DVCS6100 has been designed for both rotary and fixed-wing applications. The product fully reflects Becker Avionics’ proven know-how of more than four decades in audio system development for the aerospace industry.  Since the market introduction of the 1st DVCS generation, approximately 1000 systems have been delivered worldwide, with all achieving outstanding field reliability.  Our continuous product improvement program ensures the DVCS6100 continues to meet our customer expectations and that the product remains technologically competitive.

Becker’s Digital Audio technology is superior to any analog system, as it offers crystal-clear voice communication quality, a proven Man-Machine-Interface (MMI), outstanding reliability, scalability and flexibility, and is software configurable. The main system components of the DVCS6100 system are the Remote Electronic Unit (REU) 6100, the Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6100, and the optional Intercom Amplifier IC3100.

The product offers up to 8 communication transmit (TX) and up to 8 receiver (RX) channels, an integrated warning tone generator for up to 8 different signals, an amplifier for 2 cockpit speakers, as well as interfaces for 2 Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR), and a Public Address Amplifier (PA).

Up to 6 ACU’s (audio panels) can be operated together with one REU. Each unit can be configured with the included software to give complete adjustment range across different on-board radio systems. The system also meets the highest standards for night operation under NVG and military conditions. The ACU6100 is available with NVIS green (MIL-STD 3009 Green B) and white Backlight, and offers emergency and slaved mode operation. The DVCS6100 represents a unique mission enhancement technology that outperforms the competition.

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 provides ‘best in class’ performance. Becker Avionics – the leader in certified Digital intercoms for military and commercial applications!


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