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Dallas Avionics, Announces Push to Talk Solution Now Available

DALLAS, —Dallas Avionics, Inc. (Dallas Avionics), a wholesale distributor of aircraft electronics, test equipment, installation supplies, and avionics, announced today at the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) annual APSCON convention in Louisville, Kentucky that the long anticipated push to talk (PTT) solution for emergency responders is now available.  The new push to talk solution pairs the Latitude Technologies, Inc., (Latitude) SkyNode® S200-P12 and the Technisonic Industries (Technisonic) TDFM 9100 to create the system.

“We have worked with both Latitude and Technisonic for many years and they are well-known for their innovative communications solutions,” said Vice President of Sales for Dallas Avionics Scott Davis. “Law enforcement, first responders, border patrol and other emergency responders have asked for this system for a long time and we can now deliver a system that meets their needs.” 

The TDFM 9100 has significantly improved by expanding the platform's capability to fully support an additional two external communications devices beyond the radio's internal two all-band FM modules. Technisonic announced their multiple purpose communication port ability on the TDFM 9100 earlier in the year. The new MCP capability is a standard feature on all TDFM-9100's and was developed not only to integrate and pass Mic / Audio / PTT, but is also designed to allow for both control and feature integration on select products.  

“We have had customers asking for this capability to support both legacy and P25 technology,” said Business Development Manager for Technisonic Jim Huddock. “Now with Latitude’s product and Dallas Avionics’ distribution we can offer them the solution they have been asking for,” added Huddock.

Latitude’s SkyNode S200P-12 uses the iridium satellite communications system to provide push to talk and satcom voice channel options.  The SkyNode also has versatile mounting configurations. Latitude also offers the PTT Command Center, a web-based tool that allows users to manage their communications on the ground quickly.  This enables air and ground support teams to communicate seamlessly with no delays and instant communication between multiple agencies. 

“This is the most complete tactical system available in the world or that has ever been developed,” said Director of General Aviation and Helicopter Sales for Latitude David Thomas. “We are proud to partner with Technisonic and Dallas Avionics to bring this to the market.” 

Attendees at APSCON can learn more about the PTT system at booth 508.

About Dallas Avionics:
Dallas Avionics, Inc., was founded in 1973 as a Wholesale Distributor of Aircraft Electronics, Installation Supplies, and Avionics. Through years of change in the aviation industry, the one constant is our commitment to the highest standards of Business Ethics, Integrity, and Customer Service.

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