Hot Products June 2014

By Staff Writer | June 1, 2014
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PIC Wire & Cable: High Standards Demand Higher Quality Interconnect Solutions

PIC Wire & Cable has over 40 years of application success in programs and systems worldwide including the AgustaWestland AW609. We serve the aviation industry’s Military, Corporate and Commercial Sectors (Civil, Military and Parapublic/First Responder Helicopters)—providing interconnect solutions including electronic cables, cable connectors and avionic cable assemblies. Our cable products are designed and engineered to meet the most stringent electrical and mechanical performance criteria for advanced electronic applications including EMI Immunity, Lightweight, Low Loss, High Temperature and Harsh Environment. Our PICMATES family of interconnect solutions cover network/communications, data transfer, communications and high frequency/microwave and entertainment cable demands. RFMATES are used in a wide variety of avionics platforms such as Navigation, Collision Avoidance and Communications systems whereas MicroMATES® are designed specifically to serve Ku Band and X Band applications, providing high bandwidth for data and supporting satellite communications. At PIC Wire & Cable we aim to Improve Platform & System Performance, Reduce Development & Manufacturing Schedules and Lower Total Costs. For more information, call 1-800-742-3191, +44-1582-650263 or visit


IMT Briefcase Receiver Used for Security, Video Monitoring


Integrated Microwave Technologies has introduced its Briefcase Receiver (BCRx). The new product was first displayed in May at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 2014 North American Symposium and Exposition in Orlando, Fla. BCRx is a COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) diversity receiver/monitor integrated into a ruggedized, portable briefcase that offers exceptional RF performance and durability, combined with H.264 high-profile and MPEG-2 decoding. It also contains an AES decryption circuit and a built-in MPEG-4/MPEG-2 decoder, and can receive HD or SD video transmissions and display them on a built-in LCD monitor.


Lockheed Martin Kestrel Autopilot Gains ITAR Greenlight

The Kestrel autopilot from Lockheed Martin has achieved its commodity jurisdiction, allowing for deployments to international markets. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) no longer restrict the Kestrel autopilot, and a version of the vertical takeoff and lift Indago system. Both are now controlled under the Export Administration Regulations. The Kestrel 3.0 autopilot features Lockheed Martin’s “Fly Light” avionics technologies. The system incorporates data from a suite of sensors and GPS to create an accurate estimate of the vehicle’s location and orientation. Low latency, high rate data is sent to the motors to stabilize and position the vehicle and payload.


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