The TPS 8700 Test and Programmer Set is a rugged handheld device that has all the aforementioned functionality of a tester and can also quickly and easily program the full line of ARTEX ELTs. It is capable of programming the desired protocol, NAV Data Baud Rate, and required information as outlined by Cospas-Sarsat through the applicable programming cable (included). It provides a simple method to verify and save an ELT’s ID after installing or reprogramming should the beacon need to be re-registered once an aircraft’s ownership changes.
The TPS 8700 records all data in an internal database which can be backed up to a PC. The data can be viewed on the computer independently of the Tester, and it is time stamped as proof of transmission and proper programming. The Tester can print via a USB interface to a PC. The printing capability requires a downloadable software program available at ACRARTEX.com.
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