PS Engineering introduced a new general aviation audio panel - the PMA450B. This entry embodies all of the parts from the evolution of the series into one multi-talented system.
With the exception of an aircraft that is unserviceable, there can't be many things as irritating or tiresome as poor quality audio. Edinburgh based Trig Avionics solves this problem with their new audio panels which start shipping in January. Continue reading "Trig's New Audio Panels"
...And every village needs an idiot. Or at least someone who doesn't know something. The best thing though - is the village can come together to educate him, even if they don't know it! Continue reading "It Takes a Village"
Garmin announced the GMA 345 and GMA 342 all-digital audio panels designed for fixed-wing aircraft. The GMA 345 features Bluetooth® audio connectivity and a front-mounted USB charging port, while the GMA 342 contains a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack that allows pilots to connect a mobile device directly to the audio panel. These new panel-mount audio panels contain state-of-the-art sound quality and an impressive list of additional features, such as advanced auto squelch, music bass boost, advanced equalizer settings, 3D Audio processing and more, while also retaining a consistent user interface with the GMA 340. Contributing to an easy upgrade path, the GMA 345/342 are also pin-and-rack compatible1 and slide-in replaceable with the GMA 340 and select third-party audio panels, so it’s easy to incorporate modern audio panel technology and superior sound quality at a fraction of the price. Continue reading "Garmin® brings home theater sound quality to the cockpit with the GMA™ 345/342"
PS Engineering has set a new price for the PDA360EX audio panel of $1,595.00, with a minimum advertised price of $1,345.00. "This is not a 'show special,' but true cost reduction for the homebuilt aircraft community in general," said Greg Ledbetter, PS Engineering spokesman. "We have enjoyed much success with the PDA360EX and its big brother the PMA450, so we are able to leverage cost saving specifically for the Experimental market to be sure that the best options are available at a competitive price." Continue reading "PS Engineering Announces Lower Cost For Experimental Market PDA360EX Audio Panel"
For Sun n' Fun 2016, Garmin has two major products for the experimental and LSA category. The G5 is a self-contained electronic flight instrument, which can be interfaced with Garmin's G3X/Touch avionics and autopilot for backup and flight instrument redundancy. The GMA245 and remote GMA245R Bluetooth audio panels have advanced entertainment input functions and onscreen programming. In this video, KitPlanes Magazine avionics editor Larry Anglisano takes a close look at both products with Garmin's Jessica Koss.