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By Staff Writer | March 1, 2016

FEC Heliports introduces HEMS-Star® helipad lighting system


NEWLY LAUNCHED FEC HEMS-Star® Helipad Light is an advanced, portable, rechargeable, battery-powered, microprocessor-controlled helipad light designed for rapid deployment in temporary and emergency situations to provide safe and effective marking at designated or ad-hoc helicopter landing areas.

HEMS-Stars are capable of showing, at programmable intensities, white, green, blue, red and infrared (IR) light or a combination of visible color and infrared to support pilots wearing night vision goggles (NVGs). They can be individually programmed to display flash patterns, including heliport identification beacon and Morse code, and have the ability to detect light levels for automatic sunset and sunrise switching.


HEMS-Stars are fitted as standard with an 868 MHz (915 MHz in US) UHF transceiver and can be programmed, interrogated and wireless controlled from up to 2km away using a remote lighting controller or PC/Tablet “dongle provided with each case as standard.


Each set of 4 or 8 HEMS-Star lights are supplied in a ‘Nanuk’ resin case incorporating a charging cable from either, mains (100-240V), vehicles (13.5-28V), solar panels or wind turbines. Each light has an integrated advanced charge management system to ensure optimum charging and battery condition. Typical battery life, depending on color, light level and flash pattern, can be up to 30 hours.

HEMS-Star is fitted with rubber-soled, solid stainless steel bases to ensure stability under the toughest rotor-wash conditions. It is IP65 rated, and has CE Certification with FCC Certification pending.

HEMS-Star at Heli-Expo, booth # 9139

For more information, visit www.heliportsequipment.com.



New Garmin GTX 345 and 335 ADS-B Transponders


Garmin International Inc.’s GTX 345 and 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders included Extended Squitter ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The transponders integrate on many current and legacy Garmin displays. The 345 displays ADS-B traffic, subscription-free weather, GPS position data and back-up attitude information on Garmin Pilot and Foreflight Mobile apps.

For more information, visit www.garmin.com/ads-b.



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