Westchester County PD selects Becker DVCS6100 for new Bell 407

Westchester County PD selects Becker DVCS6100 for new Bell 407

6-Feb-2012 Source: Becker Avionics

Westchester County (NY) Police Department recently decided to equip their new Bell 407 patrol helicopter with the Becker Avionics Digital Voice Communication System, the DVCS6100.

The aircraft currently is undergoing completion at Bell Helicopter Piney Flats, TN and will deliver in the first half of this year. Westchester County’s aircraft is the fist Bell 407 to be equipped with the DVCS digital audio system.

Westchester County’s new 407 will be a multi-purpose aircraft capable of rescue, personnel insertion and extraction, and law enforcement missions. It will also be equipped with microwave downlink capabilities, thermal imaging and night vision equipment, and a searchlight.

The Becker DVCS6100 was chosen by their Aviation Unit due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control all audio sources in the aircraft. Becker’s Digital multi-channel audio and intercom system, with its software configurable profiles, provides the flexibility to specifically customize the system to meet the demanding operational requirements of airborne Law Enforcement organizations.

Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing, said, “Our DVCS6100 is well suited to Westchester County’s multi-role law enforcement mission. There’s no doubt that our digital intercom product will enhance and sustain their demanding operations. We appreciate their vote of confidence in our product and we stand ready to provide them with outstanding product support should the need arise.”

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 system 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.

The state-of-the-art Digital DVCS6100 will enhance the effectiveness of any aerial platform. 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 to easily diagnose/isolate failures and to replace system components quickly.

No matter what the mission; from EMS to law enforcement, to passenger transport and surveillance or utility operations, the Becker 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, close to 1000 systems have been delivered, with all achieving outstanding field reliability. The company’s continuous product improvement program has made the DVCS6100 another Becker success story.

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 interface capability for 2 Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR), and a Public Address Amplifier (PA). It is also the only commercial digital audio product available hat can provide simulcast capability on 8 channels, along with a radio relay function and emergency and slaved mode operation.

Up to 6 audio control units (ACUs) can be operated together with one REU. Each unit can be configured with the included software to give complete adjustments across different on-board systems. The system also meets the highest standards for night operation under NVG and military conditions. The DVCS6100 represents a unique mission support tool that easily outperforms the competition.

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 provides ‘best in class’ performance and is the market leader in commercial Digital intercoms!
About Westchester County PD

Westchester County Police Department’s Aviation Unit is a highly specialized unit comprised of two helicopters and four police officer pilots who protect Westchester from their unique perch in the skies over Westchester County.

The Aviation Unit provides assistance to all emergency service entities (police, fire, EMS, and emergency management) in Westchester County as well as other county agencies. When requested, the unit provides assistance to state and federal agencies and on occasion to jurisdictions outside Westchester County. These specialized services include Surveillance, Aerial photography, Video downlink, Hoist rescue, Long-line operations, searches and regular support of patrol units.

About Becker Avionics
Becker Avionics is a privately held high-tech company that develops, manufactures and distributes the latest communications, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications.

Becker Avionics has a longstanding history of over 50 years in providing equipment to General and Corporate Aviation, ATC, law enforcement and military organizations around the world. In order to support international market requirements the Company has established branches around the world. Becker Avionics supports an extensive customer base, such as, but not limited to:  Eurocopter, EADS, Airbus, Bell Helicopter, British Aerospace, ATR, CASA, RUAG, Xi’an Aircraft Corporation, AgustaWestland, Pilatus, German Air Force, Navy and Army, German Border Patrol, German Police, Austrian Army and Police, Swiss Air Force, Dutch Police, Security Civil, Irish Air Corps, Egyptian Navy, Indonesian Navy, Portuguese Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc. For more information see:
www.beckerusa.com or  http://www.beckerusa.com/dvcs/

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