The original PAR200 was introduced in 2013. In 2014, it was awarded the Aviation Consumer Gear of the Year for being the “Most Economical Combination Audio Panel”. With the European tuning requirements coming on scene in 2015, the PAR200A was introduced to accommodate the international standards.
Never resting on their laurels, PS Engineering, Inc. has been listening to their customers and have added enhancements to the PAR200B. The user interface has received a great amount of attention. The result is a much easier to use audio controller that features a brilliant display and simplifies access to advanced functions.
Another major enhancement is the addition of IntelliAudio®. This true dimensional sound system allows the pilot to pay attention to the radio that is important at any instant in time. This makes it much easier for the pilot to copy weather while being able to identify when he hears ATC call his tail number.
The PAR200B is a full featured audio selector panel with our 4-place stereo IntelliVox® (completely automatic VOX system) intercom and Bluetooth® interconnectivity. The VHF radio is remotely mounted to minimize the amount of panel space required. It also includes a built-in 10 Watt Speaker Amplifier.
We partnered with Trig Avionics, LTD because of their renown reputation for designing and manufacturing great radios. The TY91L com radio has been designed to produce a minimum of 6 watts of output power and has selectable 8.33KHZ or 25KHZ spacing.
It has excellent radio selectivity and AGC specifications that makes both transmit and receive audio punch right through. Clear radio communications has been the trademark of Trig Avionics, LTD. The radio also has automatic radio squelch which assures that the radio trip level is always optimally set.
And to add flexibility, we have included our highly lauded Bluetooth® technology. Pairing of phones or Bluetooth® enable audio devices is easily achieved for wireless entertainment. Telephone calls can be distributed in three different ways (as determined by the ICS switch). The pilot can make a private phone call, the crew can make a call, or all on board can be in on the conversation.
PAR200B has music distribution screen which will allow the pilot to select Bluetooth (music #1) or no music at all (off), while copilot and passengers have the option of listening to the same music source as the pilot or select music #2, like an external hardwire iPad or iPod.
Up to 5 discrete radio frequencies can be stored in non-volatile memory for quick dial up as well as being able to swap from and Com 1 to Com 2 by way of a yoke mounted switch.
All installing hardware for the audio panel and radio are included. Microphone and Headphone jacks are not included.
The PAR200B has fully independent power supplies so you can power up the radio or audio panel individually. And if you have a second Com or Navcom, you can use it as Com 1 and use our remote radio as Com 2.
The PAR200B uses the same tray and connector as the GMA240, GMA340, PMA8000 series. However, there is additional wiring that is required to interface the Com Radio to the audio panel.