Western Avionics launches CommuniCube
November 4, 2008 By Corrie
Nov. 4, 2008, Calgary - Western Avionics has launced its new product CommuniCube. The CommuniCube is a powerful wireless server designed for installation into aircraft.
Nov. 4, 2008, Calgary – Western Avionics has launced its new product CommuniCube. The CommuniCube is a powerful wireless server designed for installation into aircraft. Software modules configure the server to perform different aircraft functions. The CommuniCube automatically chooses the least expensive of 3 communication methods, Satellite, HF or WiFi.
Available software modules include:
Flight Data Management Module listens to the FDR data buss and records aircraft parameters. The CommuniCube transmits real time data, to the ground. Air time, Engine time, Chock to Chock times, Exceedances, as well as passenger and gate information can all be communicated wirelessly through a touch screen display.
Automated Flight Following (Tracking Module) which is configurable for different reporting frequencies, dependent of phase of flight. Satellite phone is included with the AFF module.
EMS / Police Module which includes an audio controller where complicated radio selection and channeling is replaced by a single touch. The crewmember selects who they wish to speak to (Eg. RCMP or EMS dispatch) and the CommuniCube selects the correct radio, frequency and channeling automatically. This reduces training and improves ease of use.
Maintenance Module tracks all of the aircrafts components and updates maintenance times automatically. All aircraft information, times, inspection status, Maintenance Manuals, etc, are carried on the aircraft in the CommuniCube. A technician wirelessly connects his laptop to the aircrafts CommuniCube and has access to all the technical records and manuals for the specific aircraft being worked on. An excellent solution for aircraft operated in remote areas.
Electronic Flight Bag Module has all of the standard features as well as the ability to wirelessly update databases.
Additional built in features include the ability to wirelessly send FDR Correlation test data and CVR Intelligibility test results. Exceedance reporting to email, Trend Analysis, and 3D Damage Mapping are all integral to the CommuniCube.
About Western Avionics
Western Avionics is the largest dedicated Avionics service company in Canada. With two Canadian locations, Western Avionics has the resources and expertise to handle a client's regional and/or global needs. The service department can handle everything from small instrumentation repair to advanced avionics installations.
Western Avionics is part of the Avmax Group of Companies and has been serving Western Canada, the American Northwest as well as the Global aviation communities for over 35 years from facilities in Calgary AB, Vancouver BC and Great Falls MT.
Western Avionics research and development department has been refining the CommuniCube over the last few years and has now begun production to meet market demands.