MEDIA CLIPPING: A704-5 FIRST AIRFIELD LIGHT FROM CARMANAH TO INCLUDE WIRELESS CONTROL
ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN WIRELESSIQ IN MAY 2006
This excerpt from WirelessIQ reveals Carmanah’s first wireless solar-powered airfield light, the A704-5.
Carmanah Technologies Corporation has unveiled the Model A704-5—the world’s most versatile solar-powered LED airfield light for permanent, temporary and emergency applications.
“This is our first airfield light to include wireless control and our first light to include dual-function infrared and visible-spectrum LED operation,” states Carmanah’s CEO, Art Aylesworth. “The A704-5’s unprecedented suite of features greatly increases the range of applications and safety enhancements for our commercial, defense and general aviation customers.”
The Model A704-5 includes the following new features:
Improved visibility and safety through the use of brighter LEDs and a new lens design that provides a wider beam angle.
Available wireless control with Carmanah’s rugged, water-resistant handheld controller allows any single group of lights to be operated remotely from up to 2.5 miles (four kilometres) distance. Operators on the ground, in a control tower, or a moving vehicle or aircraft can control light operation and intensity to save power or increase brightness for times of low-visibility. Lights also include a manual switch and Carmanah’s standard fully programmable operation.
Operation in both visible and infrared modes. Infrared lighting- invisible to the naked eye but highly visible to night-vision equipped pilots- is becoming increasingly popular as a safety enhancement for non-military aircraft in low-visibility situations. Some commercial aircraft now have infrared cameras pre-installed.