Ampol Technologies Ltd. has introduced the dataMARS104 for monitoring, recording and analyzing aircraft avionics communications data. The modular system includes a flight data recorder unit, integrated removable recording media, and ground analysis software for data processing and post analysis. The dataMARS104 supports Mil-Std-1553 buses, ARINC 429 channels, serial communications, as well as analog and discrete signals. For more information, contact Jonathan Berman at 888-429-1553, or visit www.ampol-tech.com.
Thales FMS for Airbus
EADS/Airbus Industrie has approved the Thales Avionics (formerly Thomson-CSF Sextant) FMS2 second-generation flight management system for A320 and A340 aircraft. The FMS2, which was developed in cooperation with Smiths Industries, was delivered in the LO standard software version, which performs navigation, flight plan management, and guidance functions. More than 15 airlines have chosen the FMS2 system. Visit www.sextant.thomson-csf.com for additional information.
Data Visualization Software
Advanced Visual Systems, a MUSE Technologies company, has released version 5.1 of its AVS/Express data visualization platform. Designed to create 2-D and 3-D visualizations of scientific, engineering and business data, AVS/Express has been enhanced with new features to facilitate rapid application development and deployment, and take advantage of advances in display and interactive technologies. See www.avs.com.
VME Processor Board
DNA Enterprises is now shipping the VQ750, the latest in a new line of PowerPC board-level products designed for high performance computing and digital signal processing applications. The VQ750 can be delivered with either the G3 PPC750 or G4 AltiVec MPC7400 processor in a single, dual, or quad processor configuration. Along with the VQ750, an array of validated third party industry standard PMC modules and real-time operating systems, including VxWorks and Linux, are available for turnkey solutions. For more information, see www.dnaent.com on the Web.
IntuiLink Connectivity Package
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced Agilent IntuiLink, a software connectivity package that enables product-development, manufacturing and field engineers to connect test and measurement instruments within a PC environment. Engineers can analyze, display, interpret and report measurement results. They can streamline repetitive or complex tasks, using their PC application. IntuiLink is bundled free with Agilent instruments (one shown here) such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, counters, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and signal generators. Visit www.agilent.com/find/intuilink, or phone 800-452-4844, ext. 7332.
Gulf Coast E-Commerce
Gulf Coast Avionics has launched a new electronic commerce site that makes the Gulf Coast Avionics catalog available to on-line purchasers. The catalog can be accessed through www.gulf-coast-avionics.com. A secure server connection ensures customer privacy and security with on-line transactions. The company says it represents all major avionics manufacturers. See www.gulf-coast-avionics.com.