Lightspeed Aviation has introduced the Zulu PFX, its new top-of-the-line ANR aviation headset.
“We promised that we would take the time to develop something very special before we released it for sale, and field tests with over 50 pilots in dozens of aircraft and helicopters have confirmed that we have been successful in doing this,” said Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, & Customer Support for Lightspeed. “We are confident that as more pilots start flying with it, they too will find this product really sets a new standard in aviation headsets.”
Designed around Lightspeed’s new proprietary PFX (for Personal Flying Experience) technology, this addition to the Zulu family includes a trio of technological advances including:
- Acoustic response mapping uses sound waves and advanced signal processing to measure the user’s ear size and shape, adapting the audio response to each pilot’s unique auditory landscape.
- Streaming Quiet dynamic ANR uses external ambient microphones to continuously sample cockpit noise before it penetrates the ear cup. A powerful digital processor analyzes microphone inputs and continually optimizes the quieting experience throughout the flight.
- A variety of audio and other pilot preferences can be personalized using enhanced capabilities in FlightLink, the free proprietary app developed by Lightspeed for the iPad and iPhone.
“We appreciate the patience our customers have shown and their confidence in our ability to clear the technological hurdles and stay on the leading edge of innovation,” said Allan Schrader, President of Lightspeed Aviation. “This headset has the ability to learn and refine the ANR performance in every phase of flight. I’m proud to say that all of the new technologies have come together to deliver the promised breakthroughs in quieting and personalized audio performance.”
Zulu PFX also includes other features, including new cables built around a Kevlar core that delivers improvements to flexibility and strength. Firmware can be upgraded through computer downloads, providing easy access to new software innovations.
Zulu PFX is offered in configurations to fit nearly any aircraft, according to company officials.
For more information: LightspeedAviation.com.