Posted on: 10 October 2011 by Mark Howells
TrueNorth Avionics has introduced to the business aviation market its new multilingual handset, the TrueNorth Stylus.
The Canadian communications company is claiming that the TrueNorth Stylus is the first multilingual handset designed for the business aviation sector. The handset also incorporates TrueNorth’s one-button interface; HD Voice Quality for near broadcast-quality voice communications; wired and wireless configuration options; and personalisation options that include custom materials to match the décor of any cabin or aircraft interior.
Designed to match the footprint of TrueNorth’s previous-generation handsets, the Stylus is the first sleek, modern interpretation of an airborne handset design, and can be programmed to operate in any language, including those with dedicated character sets such as Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Russian.
The Stylus handset’s capabilities are enabled in part by TrueNorth’s revolutionary software-centric Simphon? OpenCabin telecommunications system.
“As a world company supporting business aviation operators around the globe, we felt it was important to offer our international customers this level of consideration and support,” commented TrueNorth’s CEO, Mark van Berkel. “Even though we realise that English is the international language of aviation, we also understand that business aircraft operators — the actual users of airborne telecommunications systems — may be more comfortable and productive using a telecom system with an operating system that works on their own terms.”