For over a quarter century, PS Engineering, Inc.® has
been known as a premier innovator of intercommunications
for crew and passengers. Now, the company has
added a new dimension to their communications vision, a
VHF communication radio fully integrated with the audio
The PAR100EX system combines an audio control panel,
4-place stereo IntelliVox® intercom with Bluetooth®, and
a remote mounted, 760-channel VHF aviation communications
transceiver. Never before has there been so much
communication capability controlled in such a small footprint.
This system saves cockpit space, weight, and money
over the stand-alone independent systems while providi
ng the most sought after functionality.
The PAR100EXs low price makes it attractive for the Experimental
and Light Sport aviation market (the unit will
be FCC approved but not hold FAA Approval for airplanes
certified under standard airworthiness), and the elimina tion
of one panel mounted radio saves panel space.
Seamless integration between the audio panel and the
radio was the primary goal for the best user experience
possible, with minimal panel space.
The right half of the PAR100EX is dedicated to the communication
radio, with an easy to read LCD display that
shows the frequencies, which are controlled through a
concentric knob. This radio has active and standby fre quencies,
and a standby frequency monitor mode.
The left half has all of the audio panel controls for radio
selection, intercom and music volume, intercom mode,
and PS Engineerings multiple music mute mode control.
The functions of the PAR100EX are electrically independent,
including the power supply, so even in fail safe on the
audio panel, the VHF radio can still be used.
The PAR100EX can be configured as stand alone, as
COM 1, or as COM 2. This provides flexibility to allow the
aircraft owner to decide if a second radio will be used and
i n what position.
An integrated Bluetooth®
system allows the
PAR100EX to interface with
cellular telephones, giving
the aircraft occupants ready
access to their telephones. In
addition, the Bluetooth® will
stream music from compatible
devices like iPads, and