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the CG100 a feature-rich design with connectivity options Both Bose and Lightspeed skip the external adapter using wireless networking (Wi-Fi), Bluetooth and in favor of Bluetooth hardware inside their offerstandard USB, and flash memory storage. ings – the Bose A20 and Lightspeed’s Zulu.2 By flexing existing commercial technology, – as well as in Sennheiser’s new S1 Digital Aspen’s CG100 employs standard protocol general aviation headset. Lightspeed’s Zulu.2 ports and communications slots so that ConAnd, ditto for Clarity Aloft and its in-theheadset nected Panel developers may create periphear noise-cancelling headset system. eral hardware as needed to enhance the The most interesting and innovative utility of their own applications. adapter we found comes from Headsets Among the leading product pairings Inc., innovators in active noise reduction announced with the Connected Pilot sysconversion kits for non-ANR headsets. tem at AirVenture 2010 was ForeFlight Dubbed the Lynx, this Bluetooth prodand Honeywell. uct controls the phone through its own Create flight plans with ForeFlight’s screen interface or through voice-dial funcintuitive interface on your iPad or Android, tions in supported phones. Additionally, the and then wirelessly load them into Honeywell’s Lynx can power ANR headsets off its own much-anticipated KSN 770 all-in-one WAAS battery. GPS/nav/comm package. And, of course, it offers the full range of connectivity benefits: Then, modifications to flight plans can be made through either caller ID, music streaming and digital audio quality to the maximum the tablet or the touchscreen of the GPS or iPad, and can easyour headset can reproduce. ily be synchronized wirelessly on both the portable and panelCompletely portable, the Lynx can handle up to eight Bluetooth mounted equipment. devices simultaneously. The Connected Pilot also allows the pilot to tune the KSN 770 VHF frequencies via the ForeFlight Mobile application on Aspen’s Connected Panel – the iPad. Stepping Into the Future Today Think of the portable tablet as a free-floating touchscreen As you’ve seen, voice and audio received most of the focus from control: the ForeFlight Mobile app allows the pilot, via simple, avionics and accessory companies’ embrace of Bluetooth and wiresingle touch of the iPad’s frequency displays, to tune radio freless technology for aircraft – cellphone calls and music streaming. quencies into the “standby” window of the radio’s nav/comm. There is nothing wrong with turning the cockpit into a flying Then the pilot only needs to toggle the frequency into the active MP3 player. to accept the iPad input. But, with Bluetooth’s robust and secure data stream, so much So far, nearly a score of partner vendors have launched Conmore is possible. nected Panel products, including: ForeFlight, Bendix/King by And Wi-Fi, the wireless networking tool many of us love to use Honeywell, Jeppesen, PS Engineering, Sporty’s Pilot Shop, J.P. when traveling, also has a role. Instruments, Av Connect, Seattle Avionics Software, Avidyne, So, into previously impossible-to-conceive use is just where AsPinnacle Aerospace, Parrot, Coradine Aviation Systems, Hilton pen Avionics is taking general-aviation aircraft with its Connected Software LLC, iFlightPlanner.com, Digital Sectional and FltPanel technology and the first product to result from this innovation, plan.com. the Connected Pilot. Expect more to come. The backbone of this advance is the Connected Panel package, made of hardware, software and application components designed to seamlessly integrate aviation application data from personal In Development? More Fewer Wires… handheld devices with certified avionics installed in an aircraft’s The product prospects appear to go on for some time to come panel and enabled through Aspen’s Evolution Flight Displays. – among them a headset with no wires connecting to an audio Using the Connected Panel and a flight-planning application will panel via a Bluetooth adapter plugged into the panel jacks for the allow the pilot to flight plan on a portable device from any location headphones and microphone. and, after engine start, load the data into the aircraft’s navigation The technology exists. They can build them stronger, faster system. and evolve the cockpit environment to the point that some fuConversely, a Connected Panel function will allow wireless, conture history exhibit will show a pilot with a wired headset and tinual downloading of data from an aircraft’s navigation system or a youngster will stare in awe, muttering, “Wires? Really? Who attitude sensors to a portable device for later study. knew?” Aspen’s Connected Panel hardware is housed within a small box, Now that you know, consider the prospects for your avionics the CG100, blind-mounted behind the aircraft’s panel. Aspen gave customers as they plan upgrades to their cockpits. q
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News May 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and REgulatory Updates
Wireless Connections in the Cockpit
Member Profile
Harnessing Diversity
Before & After
A Conversation With...
General Aviation Flight Recorders
Global Complications
Aviation Aces
Member Profile
Low-Cost Flight Data Monitoring
Business Basics
Theory & Practice
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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