Avionics Report

August 2010 Issue

Standalone Intercoms: PS Engineering Rocks

Integrated audio panels still rule, but thereís a place for the stand alone intercom. PS Engineering excels in quality and high-noise applications.

Modern aircraft audio systems are self-contained control boxes and can handle nearly every aspect of cockpit and cabin communications. They command the radios in the avionics stack, provide seat-to-seat intercom function and even offer high-fidelity music and telephone capability. But for basic aircraft, like the many LSAs and older tailwheel tandems on the ramps, a basic standalone intercom might get the job done for a lower cost while still providing high-quality audio and a decent level of functionality. These systems donít control the radios, so if you have a couple of coms and navs in the stack, youíll need an audio switching panel.

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