Becker Avionics, February 29, 2016 - Miramar, FL - Becker Avionics is proud to announce Tampa Police Department has selected the Becker DVCS Digital Audio System for use by their airborne law enforcement operation.
“We are extremely excited that Tampa Police Department has selected Becker Avionics for its digital communications needs,” said Luis Gonzalez, Vice President with Becker. “Tampa is one of the original airborne law enforcement operations and to be included on their platforms is truly an honor.”
Tampa Police Department began airborne law enforcement operations in 1969 with the purchase of two Hughes 300 helicopters and a Piper Cub. Originally, there were three people assigned to the aviation operation. The unit has grown in size as the city has grown so that now twelve full-time officers, a full-time maintenance staff and administrative support are assigned, making them one of the many truly professional operations ongoing. The unit provides 24/7 support to the City of Tampa and mutual aid response to the surrounding agencies.
Becker Avionics will provide the Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS) for the aircraft. TheBecker DVCS provides many advantages over analogue systems. The DVCS provides access to 8 communication channels (expandable up to 16), 8 navigation channels and remote capability for to up to 6 pilots/operators and up to 12 passengers. The crystal clear communications are well beyond that achievable with analogue systems.
The system is fully programmable by the aircraft operators allowing each DVCS system to be configured specifically to that unit’s needs without any additional wiring, switches or other modifications. Adding or removing function to the system, new radios or any configuration change can be done simply thru a provided computer program.
Becker Avionics will showcase their innovative products including the DVCS during the Helicopter Association International show held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, March 1-3. Beckerinvites all attendees to visit exhibit #1611 during the event and celebrate 60 years of innovation.
About Becker Avionics: For nearly 60 years, Becker Avionics has developed, manufactured and distributed high-tech communication, navigation, surveillance and search and rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications. Beckeris a leader in digital avionics technology, setting the standard in customer-centric, state-of-the-art airborne and ground-based solutions.
Becker has proudly provided world class products for general aviation, ATC, law enforcement, military and OEM organizations including Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, BAE Systems (British Aerospace), ATR, CASA, RUAG, Xi’an Aircraft Corporation, AgustaWestland, Pilatus Aircraft, German Air Force, Navy and Army, German Border Patrol, German Police, Austrian Army and Police, Swiss Air Force, Dutch Police, Security Civil, Irish Air Corps, Egyptian Navy, Indonesian Navy, Portuguese Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol.