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.
Garmin announced today the GMA 245 and GMA 245R, all-digital, Bluetooth audio panels designed for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA). The GMA 245 is a panel-mount audio panel with a rich set of convenient and simple-to-use controls, while the GMA 245R is a remote-mount audio panel, both designed to interface with the G3X Touch flight display. These Bluetooth-enabled audio panels boast superior sound quality and an impressive list of additional features, such as advanced auto squelch, music bass boost, advanced equalizer settings, 3D Audio processing, wireless integration with the VIRB XE action camera and more. When interfaced to the G3X Touch flight display, both audio panels introduce more capabilities and offer advanced integration potential to provide pilots with an exclusive in-flight experience. Continue reading "Garmin® Team X introduces new GMA 245/245R audio panels"
PS Engineering is announcing the new PMA8000BTi audio selector panel, a version of the very popular PMA800BT that includes IntelliAudio spatial audio technology. Shipments of these units begin February 1, 2016.
IntelliAudio is technology that PS Engineering, Inc. has licensed from and patented by the United States Air Force Laboratory. When activated, the IntelliAudio application places the Com 1 audio signals at the relative 10 o’clock position and COM 2 audio signals at 2 o’clock relative position to the flight crew. This allows the pilot to take advantage of the Multi-talker or cocktail party effect, where the brain automatically interprets and differentiates conversations at different locations for reduced listening effort and greater comprehension. Continue reading "PS Engineering Debuts IntelliAudio"
Whether you are upgrading the audio system in an older LSA or experimental or building a new project, PS Engineering and Garmin have non-certified audio panels equipped with advanced features better suited for smaller cabins. In this video, Kitplanes magazine contributor Larry Anglisano puts three of them on the bench for a look and listen.
The PDA360EX is a new product that fills a void in the higher end audio panel market designed exclusively for the experimental aircraft.
The PDA360EX provides access to the new technology known as IntelliAudio® while at the same time reducing the cost and optimizing operation for the homebuilder. Work on the PDA360EX began shortly after the introduction of the FAA-Approved PMA450 Audio Panel during AirVenture 2014. Continue reading "New Audio Panel from PS Engineering"