Wed, Apr 15, 2009
Upgradeable Two-Channel Satcom For Light Jets, Turboprops
TrueNorth Avionics announced this month production shipments of
the industry's first fully upgradeable compact Satcom for light
jets and turboprops, the revolutionary two-channel Simphone Prelude
airborne telephone system.
Based on TrueNorth's executive-class Simphone equipment for
large jets, the Simphone Prelude features TrueNorth's ClearCall
technology for unmatched voice quality, easy-to-use menu-driven
handsets and all-digital open architecture.
A single-LRU system whose two channels can simultaneously
support voice and, for example, BlackBerry data, Simphone Prelude
can also be upgraded, allowing operators to add such capabilities
as broadband and Wi-Fi. Priced comparably to current single-channel
systems, the Simphone Prelude enables light turbine dealers and
operators to finally realize the benefits of an expandable airborne
"Simphone Prelude brings a unique package of performance,
quality, expandability and value to the light turbine market," says
Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth CEO. "Providing immediate voice and fax
capabilities as well as a defined upgrade path, Simphone Prelude
also helps preserves the operator's investment."
The Prelude is priced at just $24,900 for a standard package,
which includes a communications LRU and two handsets.
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