Note: Backward compatible with the PMA8000 as well as a direct replacement for the GARMIN GMA340.
PS Engineering, the leading innovator in aircraft audio panels and high- fidelity intercom systems has reached a breakthrough in cockpit convenience and connectivity.
Introducing the new PMA8000BT, featuring Bluetooth capability. This audio control panel offers pilots with smart phones, like iPhone, BlackBerry, or Palm Pilot and others, to connect wirelessly with the audio panel. This capability allows the music in the Smartphone to stream into the audio panel for distribution to the aircraft occupants. In addition, it allows the pilot, and anybody on the intercom, to connect to the cellular telephone from the audio panel. No clumsy wires. It has been extremely well received, but they wanted to proceed carefully in the certificated world, to make the application as transparent and seamless as possible.
Mission accomplished. Operation of the Bluetooth link is as simple as using the Smartphone to discover the PMA8000BT and establish a link. From there, either place a call and press the TEL button, or begin streaming music. Four muting modes and music distribution capability allow the pilot and passengers to decide how the music is treated. The audio panel remains robust and in complete compliance with the FAA TSO requirements.”
In addition to the new Bluetooth technologies, the PMA8000BT continues to offer all the category-leading features of the PMA8000B, including six-place intercom with IntelliVox®, dual-channel entertainment inputs through hardwire connections, fully featured audio panel functions with the new Monitor Mode, digital aircraft recorder and pilot selectable audio panel configurations.
Not really a review but the 8000BT does NOT come with an external audio jack. Earlier revisions may have it but the current panel available now does not.
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Yes, both versions of the PMA 8000, part numbers 11-04354 and 11-08537 include the mounting tray and connector kit.
NVG stands for night vision goggles, which means the screen is visible with night vision goggles. These are typically military applications.
Yes, it will. This unit is designed for an 11-30 VDC range.
Per P.S. Engineering the 8000BT can receive both signals. One is a music source and the other is a hand held device.
Per the Manufacturer the Bluetooth feature will not work with Garmin VIRB Ultra 30.
Per PS Engineering: No. The 8000BT has a different tray and wiring from the PMA 7000.
No, Per the installation manual P/N 11-08537 is not a slide in replacement for the GMA 345.
Per the manufacturer, the only difference is the bluetooth capability. The wiring connections are the same.
Per the manufacturer installation manual, no, the PMA 8000B is not a direct slide in replacement for the PMA 8000D.
It is not required if you are doing a plug and play setup with the GMA340.