February 19, 2018
Enhancement for Flightcell DZMx - Built in WiFi!
The Flightcell DZMx, the all-in-one solution for global voice, data, messaging and tracking, is to be enhanced with a built-in WiFi hotspot and router. This provides a cellular broadband data connection for onboard smart devices and connected equipment without the need for a separate WiFi router installation. The WiFi antenna and components are installed within the existing DZMx housing.
"Space is at a premium in the cockpit, which is why we have designed the DZMx to be a compact all-in-one unit in the first place", says John Wyllie, CEO Flightcell. "We've now provided our customers with an additional, and highly desirable, capability and at the same time we are saving them the cost, time and space that a separate installation demands."
Built-in WiFi will be an optional extra for all new purchases that ship from July 2018. DZMx customers will have the option to upgrade their existing units.
Flightcell has achieved significant business success with a wide-range of companies and organisations that include the U.S. State Department, U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, U.S. and European airborne police forces, Colombian, Chilean, South Korean and Turkish Air Forces, British and Norwegian Search and Rescue, and EMS operators in more than a dozen countries. As well, leading aircraft manufacturers such as Leonardo Helicopters, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters and Sikorsky install Flightcell's DZMx systems on new production aircraft. This is the first of two technology releases by Flightcell leading up to Heli-Expo 2018 - expect another announcement within the week. They will be demonstrating this capability at Heli-Expo Booth C2141.
Flightcell International is a global producer of airborne integrated-mobile communications, providing satellite and cellular data, voice and tracking to over 3500 commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Flightcell are the innovators and manufacturers of Flightcell DZMx, the world's only all-in-one Iridium and cellular solution for voice, data, and aircraft tracking. For more information, contact Flightcell International Limited, phone +64 3 545 8651, email email@example.com, visit www.flightcell.com or follow them on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, & Twitter.
January 29, 2018
Flightcell DZMx developments concerning the Air Medical Sector
Successful Zoll & Lifepak Monitor Integration
Late last year we integrated a Zoll X Series monitor/defibrillator and a LifePak 15 monitor/defibrillator with the DZMx and a WiFi hub. We tested them with the help of Zoll NZ, St John NZ and GCH Aviation (formerly Garden City Helicopters).
We successfully and repeatedly sent 12-Lead ECG reports from the monitors to their respective data centers over DZMx cell data!
What does this mean for your customers?
They can now transmit patient ECG information to the Emergency Department (ED) while inbound, instead of waiting until they arrive. This allows more time to mobilise the cardiac team and prepare stents if they are necessary. This technology make life a lot easier for the crew, but more importantly it will save lives.
Customers may have monitors with in-built cellular capability, however without an installed external antenna the range is limited. A DZMx installed solution will be far superior to anything they have already.
Compliance with FAA Helicopter Air Ambulance Mandate
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) mandate as detailed in advisory circular AC 135-14B specifies that operators must install a Flight Data Monitoring System (FDMS), that meets certain criteria, in each HAA by April 23, 2018.
The Flightcell DZMx will be compliant with this mandate. It will be capable of recording flight performance data including at minimum: latitude, longitude, barometric altitude, and date/time of recording, once per second and have sufficient memory to retain the data over 4 hours of flight time.