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Stone also announced SmartSky Select, an open-source
project the company hopes will result in third-party development of apps and services, and new, innovative ways to
use all the bandwidth its networking technology promises .
SmartSky Select offers developers and others new branding opportunities and easy distribution through the company's application distribution hub .
For more information, visit smartskynetworks .com .
Founded in 1947, Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp ., or
TiC, today is an industry leader in flight line and bench
test equipment for military and commercial customers . TelInstrument said it is strongly committed to taking lifetime
responsibility for product design and function, reliability,
support and configuration management, which it believes
help reduce acquisition, training and life-cycle costs .
The company announced its new TR-36 NAV/COMM/
ELT/EPIRB Test Set, which is based on the circuit design of
the company's AN/USM-708 used by the U .S . Navy . Its alldigital design accurately generates and measures the complex RF signals present in the avionics environment . The
TR-36 incorporates the latest in hardware and software,
according to TiC, and provides "comprehensive ramp testing in a user-friendly, lightweight high-precision instrument ."
Equipment and systems capable of being tested by the TR36 include VOR, LOC/GS, MB, and VHF COMM (AM/FM),
ELT and EPIRB avionics .
Among the TR-36's features are high-resolution graphical displays of simulated results on its 5 .1-inch color display .
That display also drives a simple, soft-key interface and
menu structure . The display also includes a special mode
for use in bright sunlight, plus one optimized for low power,
or night . The battery is a high-capacity, long-life Li-ion unit .
Its software is easy to update via an included Ethernet interface, and the TR-36 is built into an 8-pound package, with a
MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 2 case .
According to TiC, the TR-36 is ideal for annual ELT
operational checks . It also tests EPIRBs (406 MHz) with
continuous monitoring of all COSPAS/SARSAT signals and
accurate sensitivity/frequency measurements . The unit provides in-screen decoding and display of an ELT/EPIRB's
position (LAT/LONG), ID, type and other parameters .
For more information, visit telinstrument .com .
True Blue Power
True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument
Co ., Inc ., focuses on designing and manufacturing "nextgeneration power solutions ." All the company's products
are housed in signature blue casing, and current production
includes aircraft inverters and power supplies . It markets its
products to original equipment manufacturers, qualified avionics and instrument installers, FAA repair stations and fixed
base operators . It also is the worldwide distributor of A123
Systems' Nanophosphate lithium-ion cells for the aviation
industry, and can offer custom power solutions to qualified
True Blue Power's latest offering is the TA202 Series high
power USB charging port, a compact and TSO-approved
device designed for
in-seat, cabin and
cockpit power source
applications . Its various configurations can
include single and dual
port capability, plus
USB Type-C and Type-A
compatibility . A key feature is its
ability to charge two products simultaTA202 Series
high power USB
neously at full power . That's thanks to
its 3 .0 amp per port output current; 2 .1
amps at 5 volts DC is the consumer
electronics industry's standard high-power configuration.
Input voltage can vary between 10 to 32 DC volts . The
lightweight unit includes short-circuit, over-current and overtemperature protection and comes with a two-year limited
warranty . Optional mounting kits are available .
Another new product from True Blue Power is the TC120
DC-to-DC converter, which produces 120 watts of power
from an aircraft's 28 VDC input . Featuring a cool-running,
fanless design, the TC120 consumes less power and is lighter than other converters . It's designed to produce enough
energy to power electronic equipment throughout an aircraft,
including in-seat, cabin and cockpit applications . It can be
mounted under an aircraft's floor or behind a cabin wall.
If that's not enough electricity, the company's TC280
AC-to-DC converter may be the solution . It produces 280
watts of power from an aircraft's 115 VAC input and, like the
TR-36 NAV/COMM Test Set
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