Cobham AvComm Test Update - Issue Q4 2016



Issue Q4 2016

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VP/GM Ryan Panos Featured in Modern Test & Measure Magazine

Ryan Panos, Vice President and General Manager of Cobham AvComm, was interviewed by Modern Test & Measure magazine for the August 2016 issue. 

Modern Test & Measure asked Panos questions about Cobham AvComm's legacy and its transition from Aeroflex. He also discussed AvComm's developments in modular instrumentation.


Cobham Partners with TRX Systems and Launches Integrated LMR Testing Solution

Cobham and TRX Systems announced that the Cobham 3550R and the 8800 Series Radio Test Sets are  fully integrated with the TRX NEON® Signal Mapper application. 

This TRX-Cobham solution was announced at the 2016 APCO International annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

The application is an automated solution that simplifies and dramatically reduces the time required for indoor LMR testing. 

The NEON Signal Mapper automates the geo-referencing, cloud storage, and 3D visualization of LMR test data. Technicians who use the 3550R and the 8800SX test sets can record and analyze two-way radio signals inside buildings.

FAA's ADS-B Out Incentive Program is Underway

In our Q3 issue of Avionics and Communications News, we reported that the FAA will offer a rebate incentive to general aviation aircraft owners when they upgrade to the required ADS-B Out avionics technology. This program is currently underway and will run through September 19, 2017 or until all 20,000 rebates have been claimed.

It is important to assure that your ADS-B Out equipment installations are in full compliance of AC 20-165B requirements prior to flight. Statistics show that one out of every five installations has experienced an issue that could have been avoided.

To prevent a non-compliant letter being issued to your customer, a convenient test solution is now available with ADS-B IntegrityTM, Cobham AvComm's new ADS-B Out Integrity Test Application. This app controls our IFR-6000 or IFR-6015  series Flight Line Test Sets and our GPSG-1000, a GPS portable simulator for positional data. It will test the aircraft, identify installation errors via pass/fail criteria and collect all required data for detailed compliance reporting in just minutes. This will allow for a faster throughput of installation approvals to keep the line moving and keep your customers happy.

Get more information about the app here.

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Auto-Test Capability Expanded for KENWOOD Viking Radios


Cobham now offers automated test and alignment capabilities for KENWOOD Viking® portable and mobile radios. This new capability is available on the Cobham 3920B and the 8800 Series Radio Test Sets.

This new capability provides fully automated test and alignment of KENWOOD Viking radios without the need for user interaction. This test system ensures consistent and reliable tests and alignment to manufacturer-recommended specifications and to industry standards. It provides proper interoperability and a uniform standard of performance within the radio's network technology.

Cobham and EF Johnson Technologies Inc. announced this new option as part of their exhibitions at the 2016 APCO International annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide this unique test technology for KENWOOD Viking radios on the 3920B and the 8800SX," said Rob Barden, Director of Product Marketing at Cobham AvComm.  "The 3920B and the 8800SX provide an advanced method for repeatable and highly accurate test and alignment for KENWOOD Viking radios that requires minimal technical interface."

New Option: Automated Test and Alignment for Harris XL-200P Radios


Cobham's 3920B Digital Radio Test Set now has automated test and alignment capabilities for Harris XL-200P P25 radios. The XL-200P is a multiband portable radio that supports P25 communications on VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz spectrum.

The 3920B is the only test set that Harris has certified for use/alignment for the XL-200P.

With a proven track record for speed and accuracy, this application uses the precision instrumentation within the 3920B to quickly perform automated tests to specifications defined by the manufacturer. This ensures optimum radio performance in significantly less time, minimizing service and support costs for end users and dealers. 

Delivery for the Harris XL-200P Auto-Test II option is now available and can be ordered as Option 637 on the 3920B Radio Test Set. 

For more information about pricing, contact Cobham AvComm Sales at (800) 835-2352 or

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 In This Issue


 Quick Product Links



Where is LMR Now and Where is it Going?


IWCE hosted the following three online conferences:

  • NXDN™ 
  • Project 25
  • DMR and TETRA

If you were not able to attend, click here to view the recordings.

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NEON® Signal Mapper Brochure


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3D mapping, tracking and visualization for indoor testing.



ADS-B Out Integrity Test Application Data Sheet


Cobham AvComm's new software application, ADS-B INTEGRITY™,  verifies the performance of ADS-B Out equipment and identifies any compliance failures prior to flying the aircraft.


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October 24-25

Orlando, FL

October 25-27

Shrivenham, UK


October 31-November 2

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Orlando, FL


November 7-10

Banff, Alberta

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November 17

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November 22-24

Cologne, Germany

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