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product line offers several features and benefits, including
integrated ballast logic, which B/E claimed is the industry's
smallest and lightest wash light. In addition to step and variable dimming options, the 3X Nano uses what the company
calls " hyper-efficient LEDs," featuring low current draw
and increased lumen output. Constant current circuitry for
consistent light output helps improve color consistency and
The 3X Nano is available in three color options: a crisp,
brilliant white; multiwhite, allowing customers to control and
mix the white light's temperature; and white plus an accent
color, allowing accented wash lighting.
Also introduced was the QUASAR II 28VDC, an evolution
of EMTEQ's QUASAR II mood lighting products designed
for 28-volt installations. The product's high resolution helps
deliver what B/E calls " the smoothest dynamics on the
market." Built-in connectivity via RS-485 and EMTEQ's own
cabin logic network protocol allow the QUASAR II 28VDC
to exhibit its enhanced functionality even when limited cabin
management system capability is aboard the aircraft. The
QUASAR II 28VDC comes in two options: an extended
profile with a color integration chamber for enhanced color
blending, and a low profile, offering what the company said
is the smallest full-RGB mood lighting fixture available.
To learn more, visit beaerospace.com.
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IFD540/440s and as an upgrade to in-service aircraft.
Release 10.1 enables existing Bluetooth hardware, and
allows new functionality like displaying ADS-B weather,
expanded checklists, rubber-banding of active flight plan legs,
and multiple-user customization of checklists, user settings,
user-defined waypoints, routes and more.
It's required to use Avidyne's new AXP322 1090 ES transponder, a remote-mounted box incorporating ADS-B Out
and designed for use with an IFD540 or IFD440 in aircraft
with limited panel or pedestal space, like early Cirrus models.
The AXP322's compact design - it measures only 2.44inch by 1.7-inch by 5.55-inch, and weighs merely a pound
- allows it to be remotely mounted virtually anywhere in the
aircraft. Display and mode selection are controlled by any
IFD540 or IFD440 using the new software.
Avidyne also added the MLX200 and MLX210 978 UAT
transceivers to its product line, allowing customers using its
EX500, EX600 and EX5000 multifunction displays to comply
with the ADS-B mandate and display weather and traffic.
Both the MLX200 and MLX210 provide compliant 978 UAT
ADS-B In and Out capability, information from which can be
displayed on either the new navigators or the legacy MFDs.
The IFD540/440 can provide rule-compliant GPS position
data to the MLX200 while the MLX210 also has an approved
sensor built in.
To learn more, visit avidyne.com.
Blue Avionics is a relatively
young avionics consulting,
sales and marketing,
and product design
company. Its new
429 router/filter is
designed for dealers trying to accomplish different types
of projects but discover
incompatibilities in the aircraft's
avionics communication bus. The
BA-440 is highly configurable, according to the company's
Ross Cairns, and includes four each ARINC 429 inputs and
outputs, plus multiple, additional discrete input and outputs.
The BA-440 allows multiple configuration options based on
bus speeds, data labels and filtering, and a new feature for
the product includes full data-block handling.
The router side of the BA-440 offers similar configuration
capabilities, including the ability to route filtered data to any
outputs or combination; a combiner, which - as its name
implies - allows combining filtered data and routing the
results to any outputs; and a switch using discrete inputs to
change the routing of filtered input data to any outputs. The
BA-440's configuration capabilities also allows it to provide
B/E Aerospace Lighting
and Engineered Solutions
EMTEQ has a long history specializing in cabin lighting
for aircraft completion - engineering and installing cabin
equipment, and fixtures. In 2014, it was acquired by B/E
Aerospace, an aircraft cabin interiors provider with more
than 10,000 employees and 35 major facilities worldwide.
At April's AEA Convention in Dallas, Peter Tessmann, marketing manager, introduced the company's new name, B/E
Aerospace Lighting and Engineered Solutions, plus two new
The 3X Nano is the first lighting fixture created by both
EMTEQ and B/E Aerospace. According to the company, it
offers the latest and most advanced technology available,
ensuring color consistency, efficiency and performance. The
a truly nano
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