New Cubic Technology Continues to Improve Transoceanic Air Communication.Business Editors
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 1999
Continued upgrades of the Aeronautical Radio Inc. (ARINC ARINC Aeronautical Radio, Inc.
ARINC Aircraft Radio Incorporated
ARINC Aeronautical Research Incorporated ) air traffic communications system have resulted in an additional order, valued at $1.7 million, for Cubic Communications Inc. (CCI) 5 kW transmitters.
The contract follows a similar order earlier in the year for an initial batch of Cubic's 5 kW transmitters and HF receivers, bringing the order to date to $2.5 million.
CCI is a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corp. (AMEX AMEX
See: American Stock Exchange :CUB).
The Cubic-designed CTX 5000 5kW transmitter contains the only commercially available digital signal processing See DSP.
Digital Signal Processing - (DSP) Computer manipulation of analog signals (commonly sound or image) which have been converted to digital form (sampled). (DSP), which allows engineers to easily upgrade voice communications capabilities via computer discs, file uploads and email. ARINC will save money and time by eliminating the need for major hardware changes.
The 5kW transmitter -- a spin-off from Cubic's CTX-1000 transceiver high frequency data link -- is the first of its kind to be certified for aviation communications by the FCC and meet International Civil aviation Organization International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), specialized agency of the United Nations, organized in 1947, with headquarters at Montreal. The objective of the ICAO, which has 187 member nations, is to encourage the orderly growth of international civil aviation, (ICAO ICAO
International Civil Aeronautics Organization
Noun 1. ICAO - the United Nations agency concerned with civil aviation
International Civil Aviation Organization ) standards.