Garmin GMA350 Audio Panel, for Fixed Wing Aircraft
- 3-D Audio
- Voice recognition
- Two stereo music source inputs
- Intuitive front panel layout with cursor control and volume indicator
- Six/Seven position intercom: pilot, copilot, four or five passengers
- Five selectable intercom operational modes
- Three stereo headset amplifiers: pilot, copilot, and passengers
- Independent pilot, copilot, and passenger volume controls
- Individual VOX processing for each mic input
- Automatic selection of radio audio source when corresponding mic is selected
- Split COM transceiver function. Copilot may transmit and receive on one COM while pilot transmits and receives on another.
- Automatic audio adjustment for ambient noise
- Marker beacon receiver with lamp driver outputs
The first truly all-digital audio panel, Garmin’s GMA 350 introduces a number of new technologies to the cockpit, including voice recognition, 3-D audio processing, advanced auto squelch and more. With revolutionary hands-free controls, 3-D audio processing, revolutionary auto squelch functionality and much more, Garmin’s GMA 350H digital audio panel was designed from bottom up to reduce a rotorcraft pilot’s workload.
Telligence™ Voice Command now STC approved
Garmin’s patented voice recognition command feature Telligence™ has gained STC approval on the GMA 350. Pilots can use their voice to control certain aspects of the audio system. For example, pilots can select COM 1 or COM 2 by simply pressing a push to command button and stating “COM 1” or “COM 2,” rather than pressing the key on the audio panel. Voice based commands can be used to control most aspects of the audio panel that would normally be done with a button or knob, keeping the pilot’s hands on the flight controls. A complete list of the functions that can be controlled via Telligence™ are found in the Pilots Guide (Click to Download)
Operate Hands Free
With built-in voice recognition, the GMA 350 helps decrease pilot workload. You can now operate your audio panel without taking your hands off the controls. To do something like switching between COMs, just press a dedicated “push to command” button on the flight controls and say “MIC 1” or “MIC 2.”
Listen in Virtual 3-D
Advanced processing in the GMA 350 adjusts audio in the headset to mimic how the human ear normally hears and registers sounds in space. This 3-D Audio feature makes it seem as though different audio sources are coming from different directions around you. Now it's much easier to focus on and understand one particular source from among many. For example, COM 1 will seem to be coming from the left while COM 2 may seem to be coming from the right.
Distribute Audio Around the Cockpit
The GMA 350 makes in-flight entertainment easy. The system allows you to permanently wire up to two dedicated input sources into the rear connectors, like your XM® satellite music receiver and an auxiliary music device. A 3.5 mm jack on the front also provides easy access for portable audio devices like MP3 players or mobile phones. With the GMA 350’s “blue-select” mode, the pilot can control which headset positions have access to which audio sources – your passengers can enjoy music while you listen to radio communications or make private full-duplex telephone calls. The system’s intuitive front panel layout features cursor control and volume indicator for easy operation.
Experience Advanced Auto Squelch and Automatic Volume Control
The auto squelch capability in the GMA 350 has been radically redesigned and automatically adapts to a quiet or noisy cockpit without clipping words or cutting out in the middle of phrases. An internal microphone also senses ambient noise and adjusts the cockpit speaker volume level accordingly. By analyzing the ambient noise level, the system can also adjust audio volumes for the headsets (when configured to do so at the time of installation). This means your system alerts won't be so loud while you're still on the ground.
Enjoy Advanced Features
A handy split COM mode allows the pilot and copilot to select independent frequencies to broadcast on. And should you ever miss an ATC call or frequency assignment, don’t worry -- Garmin’s automatic digital voice recorder is also built in, which continuously captures the last 2.5 minutes of audio for playback.