Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


World’s Smallest Communication & Tracking System Launched

1
MEDIA RELEASE
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.”

- Ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

BusinessDesk: APN's NZME Sees Future In Paywalls, Growth In Digital Sales

APN News & Media has touted a single newsroom concept for its NZME unit in New Zealand, similar to what Germany's Die Welt uses, saying an 'integrated sales proposition' is helping it win market share, including ... More>>

Labour Party: Global Milk Prices Now Lowest In 6 Years

The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow’s Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Dairy prices ... More>>

BusinessDesk: NZ Inflation Expectations Creep Higher In June Survey

May 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses lifted their expectations for inflation over the next two years, sapping any immediate pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates, and prompting the kiwi dollar to jump higher. More>>

BusinessDesk: Lower Fuel Costs Drive Down NZ Producer Input, Output Prices

May 19 - Producer input and output prices fell in the first quarter, mainly reflecting lower fuel costs and weakness in prices of meat and dairy products. More>>

Media: Fairfax Media NZ Announces Senior Editorial Team

Fairfax Media New Zealand has today confirmed its new editorial leadership team, as part of a transformation of its newsrooms aimed at enhancing local and national journalism across digital and print. More>>

Science: Flavonoids Reduce Cold And Cough Risk

Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk Research from the University of Auckland shows eating flavonoids – found in green tea, apples, blueberries, cocoa, red wine and onions – can significantly reduce the risk of catching colds and coughs. The research, ... More>>


BusinessDesk: RBNZ House Alert Speech The Catalyst For Government Action

Prime Minister John Key all but conceded that pressure from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for concerted action on rampant Auckland house prices was one of the main catalysts for the government's weekend announcements about tightly ... More>>

BusinessDesk: How To Fall Foul Of The New Housing Tax Rules: Tips From IRD

Just because you rented out your investment property doesn't absolve you from paying tax, says the Inland Revenue Department in a summary of commonly made mistakes by non-professional property investors when it comes to their tax liability.More>>

Legal: Superdiversity Law, Policy And Business Stocktake Announced

Mai Chen, Managing Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, today announced the establishment ... More>>

Housing: More House Price Gains Expected

House price expectations remain high, with a net 56% of respondents expecting house prices will increase. Fears of higher interest rates are fading, consistent with the RBNZ’s signals this year. Affordability and a lack of houses for ... More>>

TDDA: State-Of-The-Art Drug Testing Laboratory To Open In Auckland

World leading drug testing agencies, The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) and Omega Laboratories, open New Zealand laboratory More>>

Network: Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband Into Wellington

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington Naked broadband provider Bigpipe has extended its national reach, announcing today, the launch of its unlimited UFB offering into Wellington. The Spark Venture business is giving Wellingtonians the ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news