The 3D audio embedded in Becker’s AMU 6500’s intercom would be a key element for US Helicopters pilots operating in the very dense traffic environment of the US Eastern corridor. The spatial discrimination inherent in 3D audio, allows the pilot to prioritize which radio of the two or more radios he has selected to concentrate on.
This spatial discrimination provided by Becker’s 3D also allows the pilot to recognize from which position in the helicopter a crew member is speaking to him or her on intercom. Both capabilities enhance the pilot’s situational awareness, particularly in missions where multiple radios and crew personnel are the norm.
Chris Shibaoka of Turbolyft added: "Working with Kenny Oliver from Becker to develop these configuration files made all the difference in this project. The different configuration files were downloaded to memory modules and delivered with equipment. It was a pleasure to work with such a dedicated support manager like Kenny."