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World’s Smallest Communication & Tracking System Launched

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Thursday 28th February, 2013

World’s Smallest, Lightest, Smartest Satellite Communication & Tracking System Launched




Flightcell Devlopment Team DZMx Nelson Mail


In launching its latest DZMx product, aviation innovator Flightcell International Ltd (Flightcell) is again leading the world in satellite communication and tracking systems.

Flightcell will present the world’s smallest, lightest, and smartest satellite communication and tracking system - Flightcell DZMx - at next week’s March 2013 HeliExpo. The compact Flightcell DZMx weighs only 650 grams, and takes up much less space in the cockpit than any other satcom and tracking system in the world. Flightcell CEO and Founder John Wyllie says the Flightcell DZMx takes all-in-one satellite/cellular technology to a new level, beating its competitors on all levels.

“In addition to functionality, weight and size are critical in aviation, so our technical team have developed the smaller, lighter and more advanced Flightcell DZMx, while ensuring we maintain the integrity of the Flightcell DZMx’s predecessors,” Wyllie says.

“We know there is nothing like the Flightcell DZMx in the world, so we are very proud to be ahead of the curve.”


One of Flightcell’s first ever clients, Garden City Helicopters, a leading New Zealand commercial helicopter provider, will be the first to install the DZMx when it goes into production in the middle of this year. Tim Douglas-Clifford, Chief Pilot from Garden City Helicopter’s Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Service, says the DZMx’s specifications are impressive.

“Garden City Helicopters has used Flightcell’s systems in their helicopters for a decade,” Douglas-Clifford says. “We choose Flightcell’s satcom systems because crystal clear communications and uninterrupted tracking can mean the difference between life and death when operating Search & Rescue. As soon as we were presented with the Flightcell DZMx we leapt on the opportunity to install the smaller and lighter unit for our new twin engine BK117.

“As well its compact size, the Flightcell DZMx includes game changing upgrades such as internal Iridium and Cellular transceiver integration, a 3G Broadband connection, and the addition of new data interfaces such as Ethernet , USB and ARINC-429,” he says. “Like all of Flightcell’s systems, we can customise the product for our exact needs. Once again the forward thinking developers at Flightcell have gone way beyond what we as customers thought we needed.”

John Wyllie challenges anyone to find a smaller, lighter, and more advanced integrated-mobile communications and tracking system for aviation than the Flightcell DZMx.

“Flightcell is proud to be a nimble team of innovators, based in New Zealand, which is famous for clever, worldbeating technology solutions,” Wyllie says. “Visitors to our stand at HeliExpo 2013 will have a chance to win a US$9800 Flightcell DZMx unit, so we look forward to presenting its functionality to those who want the best satellite communications and tracking system currently on the market.”

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