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Avidyne Introduces AMX240 Audio Panel as Part of New Panel-Mounted Avionics Stack

New plug-and-play audio panel has six-place, voice-activated intercom, integrated Marker Beacon receiver and BlueTooth® stereo music and cell phone interface; Aircraft owners now have a choice for their next-generation avionics upgrade.

Oshkosh, WI – Monday, July 25, 2011 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today introduced the AMX240 Audio Panel, as part of their full-line plug-and-play avionics stack. The AMX240 is a slide-in replacement for several existing audio panels including the GMA340, and provides pilots with significant performance enhancements as well as Avidyne’s renowned ease of use.

“We are excited to bring the AMX240 Audio Panel to market as part of our full-line, plug-and-play avionics stack,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.  “It provides all the great features that pilots are looking for in audio management system, and we made it really easy to use.” 

“The AMX240 is yet another example of Avidyne’s commitment to ‘plug-and-play’ avionics that add significant feature improvements and that are easier to use than previous-generation systems,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President and CEO.

High-Resolution images of AMX240 are available at: http://www.avidyne.com/news/images.asp

About the AMX240

The AMX240 is a full-function stereo audio selector panel with six-place, voice-activated intercom, integrated Marker Beacon receiver, BlueTooth® music and full-duplex cell phone interface. Pilot, crew, and passenger intercom isolation settings are easily selectable with a single dedicated button, and are graphically displayed for easy-to-interpret mode annunciation.  The AMX240 is a plug-and-play replacement for the GMA340 and PMA8000 series audio panels, and offers many new capabilities including front panel inputs for music and cellular telephone, user-selectable music and intercom configurations

Dedicated knobs for Pilot, Copilot and Passenger intercom volumes make it much easier for pilots to manage passenger audio preferences, and a dedicated Replay button provides a “say again” function that repeats the previous ATC communication. The AMX240 also has a dedicated Split button that allows the pilot to transmit on COM 1 while the Copilot transmits on COM 2.

The AMX240’s dual radio monitor capability allows the pilot to listen to active and standby frequencies simultaneously when interfaced to Avidyne’s  IFD540 or Entegra Release 9 communications radios, with automatic muting when active frequency is in use.

Pricing and Availability

The AMX240 Audio/Marker Beacon/Intercom has a retail price of $2,395 including tray installation kit, and will be available in early 2012.

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)

Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company’s expanding line of products also includes the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck  linefor new and existing aircraft, DFC90 and DFC100 digital flight control systems, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Westerville, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.

Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400