PS-Engineering PMA8000 Audio Selector Panel
with 6-place IntelliVox Intercom, Digital Recorder & Marker, TSO
Important PS Engineering Warranty Information
In order for the factory warranty to be valid, the installation in a certified aircraft must be accomplished by an FAA-certified avionics shop and authorized PS Engineering dealer. If the unit is being installed by a non-certified individual in an experimental aircraft, a factory-made harness must be used for the warranty to be valid.
Plug-and-Play replacement for the Garmin GMA-340.
PS Engineering has again demonstrated its forward thinking with the PMA8000 series, a certified audio selectable panel that has brought more innovation to the general aviation audio panel than any other company. And it all starts UP- FRONT of the unit with the front panel utility jack as well as front panel audio panel configurations. Using the exclusive Smart Function Keys, the pilot can customize their audio panel to their specific requirements.
Bluetooth Phone Features:
- IntelliVox® automatic VOX system with individually gated microphones
- 6-Place hi-fi stereo intercom with Soft Mute™
- Monitor Mode allows automatic muting of non-primary radio
- (4) music mute modes: Mute On, Mute Off, Radio Mute, Intercom Mute
- Dedicated front panel music volume control
- Built-in Marker Beacon Receiver
- Cellular telephone input with "DuTel™" telephone distribution
- Easy front panel control for telephone side tone on/off
- Digital aircraft radio recorder (IRS™)
- Front panel utility jack for phone, iPod, or unswitched audio warnings
- Split mode for dual audio panel capability
- (2) Differential, hi-fidelity stereo music source inputs (no ground loopnoise)
- (3) Isolation modes - Pilot Isolate, All, and Crew
- (5) unswitched inputs, with front panel unswitched input
- Selectable music distribution for passengers
- Selectable intercom mode with special "Alternate Intercom Mode"
- RAM (Radio Active Mute) eliminates constant back ground noise from radio static
- 3-year Pro-Support Warranty
Connect any Bluetooth enabled phone into the audio panel for unprecedented amount of flexibility, both for phone calls as well as music streaming. It may also be possible to connect two different Bluetooth® devices at the same time.
The Pilot can make a private phone call, everyone can be on the phone, or just the pilot and copilot can use the telephone. This selection is made by the ISO, ALL and Crew switch.
Front panel control of telephone sidetone will allow the pilot to quickly turn on or off the internal sidetone generator specifically for the telephone interface.
Experience the PMA8000
PS Engineering has again demonstrated its forward thinking, adding value and utility to the lauded PMA8000 series audio panel by installing a utility interface on the front of the unit and by adding Smart Function Keys (SFK), allowing pilots to customize their audio panel.
The front-mounted, 2.5 multipurpose jack will give pilots unprecedented access to their audio panel by allowing connection of a cell phone, portable music devices, or audio announcements directly into the audio panel. Not only have PS Engineering's designers added the jack to the panel, but new audio panel configuration controls are now available from the front panel, making the PMA8000 series the most flexible audio panel in the world.
These new capabilities are a direct result of recent advances in avionics for situational awareness as well as new pilot requirements. For an example, when flying with the new GARMIN GPS396, the front panel utility jack is perfect and convenient way to hook up its audio output.
PS Engineering incorporated some "smarts" with this new jack. When used as an entertainment input, the music is directed to the crew, and PS Engineering's patented SoftMute functions normally. PS Engineering's original Karaoke Mode can be activated by pressing the front panel "Mute" button, allowing the music to be placed in the background while interruptions to the music will be eliminated. However, if the aircraft has a panel mounted music device and it is active, the PMA8000 series changes the front jack for advisory messages. These alert messages are not muted, and presented to the crew headphones only.
The PMA8000 series utility jack also is a convenient way to connect your cellular telephone. The 2.5 mm jack is the same size as on most cellular phones, making the connection easy. When connected to a telephone and the pilot pushes the "TEL" button on the PMA8000 series, its "Du-te" system goes online. Anyone who is on the intercom is on the phone, taking advantage of the ISO, ALL and Crew Isolation intercom modes. Best of all, the pilot can receive and transmit on the selected VHF COM with ATC as well, for seamless integration in the cockpit. (Cellular telephone use in flight is not permitted, but remains a convenient and safe way to contact air-traffic control or a weather briefer while on the ground.)
PS Engineering has devoted considerable effort in not only providing the pilot a means of customizing his audio panel to meet his particular needs, but also in making these new SFK functions easy to implement. There's no need to learn a complicated sequence of key presses thanks to our revolutionary Virtual Tech Support (VTS). VTS voice prompts each special function selection assuring that the pilot knows exactly what the new audio panel configuration is, in plain English.
Several audio panel configurations are available using SFK. The music source from the front jack or from a panel mounted music device can be directed to all persons on the intercom, or the second music can be activated in crew, or, the dual inputs can be independent. This not only allows users of earlier versions such as the PMA6000 or GMA340 to keep the same type of music switching, but also allows the occupants to customize their music environment "on the fly." Another function is that the front utility jack, or rear-input music can be directed to all intercom positions regardless of the intercom mode. Yet another function is the ability to default the front panel jack to act as an unswitched input, perfect for audio alert signals. No audio panel from any manufacturer offers this kind of flexibility.
PS Engineering's innovative Internal Recording System (IRS) is now included as standard equipment. Originally a $130 option, it is now part of the audio package, allowing pilots to play back messages, eliminating the need for the pilot to request "say again," or assure themselves that the last radio call was for them. The playback button is now located on the front panel too. Press the selected audio switch and the last recorded message will sound. Up to 16 messages can be recorded and played back in sequence.
The updated PMA8000 series is backward compatible with the previous PMA8000 models as well as a direct replacement for the GARMIN GMA340.