In the realm of cordless handsets in avionics, TrueNorth Avionics is a name associated with the luxury aspects of this segment. Their latest edition is the cordless Wi-Fi Stylus handset that CEO Mark van Berkel says features the same industry leading high-fidelity voice and multilingual interface as the original device. Announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA 2013), the Wi-Fi Stylus, according to the company, is pretty much the best handset in business aviation today. He also added – “It offers unmatched performance and customizability, and the cordless version will give users more flexibility in the cabin when using the phone. Better yet, its cradle fits into both TrueNorth’s Simphonē legacy and Stylus corded handset cut-outs offering a simplified upgrade path.”
The WiFi stylus like it’s corded predecessor is designed for flexibility of use. The handset charges in the cradle via Power over Ethernet (PoE) or 28V power. It’s equipped with Nickel-metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries to make certification easier, and smart power management technology for better battery performance and power consumption. What sets this apart from the rest is the tech that allows the handset to configure itself when placed in the cradle—retaining passenger preferences—regardless of the handset’s location in the cabin, before take off. The company assures the availability of standard color options as well as the ability customize it even with a specific companies logo. Metal plating, including gold, is also available. “As part of the Simphone OpenCabin system, Stylus handsets make taking a call inflight, akin to talking face-to-face. This coupled with ease of installation and simplified upgrades make for an unbeatable airborne phone experience.” van Berkel said.
[Via - Ainonline]