PS Engineering Partners with Microair on Integrated Audio Panel-Com System

PS Engineering is adding to its product line with a 760-channel, VHF communication radio integrated with the audio panel. The PAR100EX system combines an audio panel, audiophile stereo intercom with IntelliVox, Bluetooth connectivity, and a remote-mounted VHF aviation communications transceiver, all in a small-footprint package. Continue reading "PS Engineering Partners with Microair on Integrated Audio Panel-Com System"

Garmin GMA 350 Audio Panel with Voice Recognition and 3D Sound

Garmin has introduced the GMA 350 and GMA 350H audio panels. Designed for fixed wing and rotorcraft, respectively, the GMA 350 and 350H have features such as voice recognition, 3D spatial audio processing, advanced auto squelch and ambient noise-based volume adjustment so that pilot workload is decreased while increasing situational awareness. Continue reading "Garmin GMA 350 Audio Panel with Voice Recognition and 3D Sound"

PS Engineering Introduces Experimental-only PMA5000EX

PS Engineering's new PMA5000EX includes must-have features for Experimental aircraft plus an innovative new time-based alert mute designed specifically for installations with multiple audio alert inputs.

A new low-cost/high-content audio panel has been introduced by PS Engineering today. The PMA5000EX, priced at just $995, is positioned between the no-frills PMA4000 and the sophisticated PMA9000EX in the company's lineup. Without having to undertake TSO certification, PS Engineering was able to reduce the panel's cost and increase its feature set. Continue reading "PS Engineering Introduces Experimental-only PMA5000EX"

New Product: Audio Panel Solutions

Vx Aviation of Vancouver, British Columbia, has announced three products for non-certified aircraft that add capability, reduce cost and potentially simplify audio system installation. They are the AMX-2A 10-channel audio mixer, the ASX-2A stereo headphone music amplifier and the AL-1A tone annunciator.

The AMX-2A ($145) manages all voice communications, tone annunciators, alarms and miscellaneous audio. It allows connection to intercoms, audio panels and radios even if they don’t have auxiliary inputs, which allows for simple retrofitting and upgrades. Four of the 10 inputs have volume controls to allow adjustment of fixed-level sources.

The ASX-2A ($95) allows for insertion of high-fidelity stereo music into monophonic audio systems. Auto-muting is included so that com and alarms have priority. The unit is powered by the main electric bus, and provides about double the power available from a battery-powered amplifier, the company says. A kit for portable applications allows connection to existing aircraft jacks, power and music sources.

The Al-1A ($55) augments or replaces electromechanical buzzers or horns and generates tones for aircraft audio systems. Because it’s part of the audio system, it triggers auto-mute circuits so that alarms can be heard over music. High-level and low-level sense inputs offer frequency and repetition rates that are adjustable for multiple device installations.

For more information, visit VxAviation.