Telephonics Receives LATAM Airlines Group Contract for TruLink Intercommunications System
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 – Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that it has a received a contract from LATAM Airlines Group for the TruLink® Wireless Intercommunications system to be used by pre-flight check crews at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile, one of LATAM Airlines Group’s main base of operations. This initial contract, for approximately 50 systems, marks the first time that TruLink will be used by commercial airline flight crews in South America.
TruLink (pictured) will enable LATAM crews to increase efficiency and safety during pre-flight check operations in South America. ( © 2015 Telephonics)
TruLink’s built-in, ambient noise-reduction technology prevents the need for long cords, hand signals or wands, enabling LATAM Airlines Group’s crews to effectively communicate in high-noise environments, increasing the accuracy of team communications as well as safety. The system’s full-duplex, VOX-activated and waterproof features enhance the mobility of ground crews during aircraft inspection in all types of inclement weather, and increases their operational range to 2,500 ft. (800 m). In addition, TruLink’s 100 channels operate within the 2.4 GHz license-free band and with spread-spectrum, frequency-hopping protocol; the system does not interfere or impact LATAM Airlines Group’s frequency management.
“Telephonics is extremely pleased to reach this important milestone in the South American commercial airline market, while also increasing the efficiency, security and safety of LATAM pre-flight crews, as well as millions of travelers every year,” said Joseph J. Battaglia, President and Chief Executive Officer, Telephonics. “TruLink’s reliability and versatility makes it well suited for the fast-paced and environmentally impacted work of commercial flightline operations.”
Telephonics' high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities provide integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. Telephonics specializes in aircraft intercommunication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management systems, aerospace electronics, and the performance of threat and radar system analyses.
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Griffon Corporation, headquartered in New York, N.Y., is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Company oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures. The Company provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures. Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital to further diversify itself.
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