The PNG WICS system consists of a base station and a mission defined number of transceivers.
There is no physical/technical limit for the number of simultaneously connected transceivers in the communication network. However, the system can be configured to limit the number connected as well as control accessibility and features on a transceiver to transceiver basis (i.e. by serial number). The system can be controlled through its own proprietary CP50 control panel, or by a platform installed communication suite with an integrated PNG WICS system. The relevant interface control protocol will be disclosed to the vendor of the installed intercom for adaptation.
The base station supports multiple interfaces for audio through analog interfaces and select digital audio interfaces. The base station can deliver Push to Talk (PTT) signals to other systems, and trigger transmission based on a received PTT signal from other systems.
PNG WICS is headset or flight helmet agnostic. The PNG WICS transceiver automatically detects the connected microphone and performs auto-tuning to the connected headset. This allows users to utilize existing available headsets and helmet equipment.
The Axnes PNG WICS offers a unique and state-of-the-art software-defined radio.
The system operates a wireless link between the base station and the handheld transceivers in the UHF band. Exact frequency configuration is managed by the configuration software application. Frequency ranges can be customized, within the military and civilian UHF bands from 270 to 470MHz. Further customizations are available subject to limitations. The wireless link is a single frequency, full-duplex digital radio link.
Although currently available, the Axnes PNG WICS is continuously being developed with features and functionality advancements.