NBAA 2013: TrueNorth cuts the cord

TrueNorth Avionics introduced its new Stylus Wi-Fi handset (Stylus Wi-Fi) at the show.

A cordless version of the company’s handset, Stylus Wi-Fi is just as customizable, and features the same high fidelity voice, and multilingual interface. It is the aviation industry’s only handset capable of recognising the cradle in which it’s been placed, where location-based technology then configures the handset to a specific profile.

Mark van Berkel, CEO explains “Its cradle fits into both TrueNorth’s Simphone legacy and Stylus corded handset cut-outs offering a simplified upgrade path.”

The handset charges in the cradle via Power over Ethernet (PoE) or 28V power. The handset has Nickel-metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries to make certification easier, and smart power management technology that improves battery performance, while helping to conserve power. Passengers need never miss a call because of a dead battery or arrive to a cabin full of phones with dead batteries because they’ve been left on. Additional smart technology allows the handset to configure itself when placed in the cradle—retaining passenger preferences—regardless of the handset’s location in the cabin, before take off.

Van Berkel continues, “As part of the Simphone OpenCabin system, Stylus handsets make taking a call inflight, akin to talking face-to-face.”

Liz Moscrop, Inflight /
Las Vegas, USA

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