April 17, 2007

Expansion Module Announcement

Expansion Module Announcement

April 17, 2007
Dynon is proud to announce its new expansion module concept and the introduction of its first module, the HS34 HSI Expansion Module. Dynon’s new HS34 was unveiled and demonstrated at the Sun ’N Fun 2007 event beginning on April 17th.

Expansion Modules

Dynon is developing a series of expansion modules that will add new capabilities and functionality to its existing line of EFIS, EMS and FlightDEK avionics. These optional modules provide exceptional value and performance while preserving the affordability of Dynon’s existing equipment. This modular concept promotes greater flexibility when configuring new aircraft panel systems and facilitates future expansion if so desired.  
Each expansion module is network connected to its line of avionics via the Dynon Smart Avionics Bus (DSAB). This two wire connection not only simplifies wiring but can extend individual module benefits to multiple interconnected Dynon instruments.
While other expansion modules are currently planned, only the HS34 module is being announced at this time. Dynon will announce future modules as they become available.

HS34 HSI Expansion Module

hs34The HS34 is an optional expansion module that extends the HSI function already built into and displayed on Dynon’s EFISs. This instrument panel mounted device not only expands the HSI functionality but additionally extends several new features to any Dynon EFIS, EMS or FlightDEK instrument to which it is networked.
The HS34 allows Dynon products to be interfaced to multiple radios and GPSs at the same time. The module includes multiple interfaces to accommodate analog, ARINC-429 and RS-232 inputs plus signals from marker beacon receivers and DME devices.
The front panel provides dedicated controls and indicators that optimize the pilot’s control over the HSI. The controls are backlit to facilitate night flight conditions. Separate knobs are used for setting the Heading, the Course (OBS) or entering general purpose Values. Other controls include NAV and Bearing Source buttons that facilitate independent selection over each input. Pilots receive feedback of the currently selected navigation source type from separate GPS and NAV indicator lights.
In addition to expanded HSI functionality, the HS34 also extends several powerful features to interconnected Dynon instruments that include:
  • Use of the Value knob for adjusting the EFIS barometer, bugs, and timers.
  • A built-in light level sensor to automatically adjust the LCD screen brightness
  • Synthetic voice alert messages available for input to an intercom
  • Additional EMS general purpose and contact inputs
The HS34 is supplied with a mounting bracket, two mating connectors, Installation manual and Operator’s manual. The price for the HS34 is $650. Dynon will begin accepting orders May 1, 2007 with shipment beginning this fall.