Simphone¯ OpenCabin Airborne Telecom System Impresses Operators & Dealers With Its Simple, Secure, Modular Approach, Prompting Dallas Avionics To Become An Exclusive Stocking Distributor

Ottawa, Canada – June 9, 2010 — TrueNorth Avionics, Inc. and Dallas Avionics of Dallas, TX, have expanded their distribution agreement to meet increased demand for the revolutionary Simphone¯ OpenCabin airborne telecommunications system, the first airborne phone system that’s as secure and reliable as it is easy to install. Recognized by Dallas Avionics as the ideal solution for business aircraft operators and dealers, Simphone¯ OpenCabin uses a menu-driven interface and software applications to simplify smartphone use, Internet data handling and Wi-Fi security; provides an exclusive operator-controlled tool for managing service costs; and eliminates installation problems for with its one-box LRU. With this agreement, Dallas Avionics will become a stocking distributor for Simphone¯ OpenCabin and will sell and support the TrueNorth system exclusively throughout North America.

The industry’s first software-centric telecom system, Simphone¯ OpenCabin brings business-class telecom features to corporate aviation and impresses with its ability to work simply and reliably. Added benefits of the all-digital system include unlimited service life, interfaces to all off-aircraft networks, built-in secure Wi-Fi and data routing, and superior voice quality.

“Since NBAA last year, we’ve experienced an unprecedented demand for our Simphone¯ OpenCabin product, and we just can’t keep them on the shelves,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s president. “Now, with Dallas Avionics as our exclusive stocking distributor, operators will be able to get the industry’s best telecom system and most secure Wi-Fi with virtually no lead time. And with the known vulnerabilities of the other major airborne systems allowing unsecured access to aircraft networks, we don’t want operators to be disappointed by not getting Simphone¯ OpenCabin,” he added.

“We’re very excited about the prospect of representing the full TrueNorth product line since, in evaluating their systems, it’s clear that Simphone¯ OpenCabin is by far the most capable, secure and powerful airborne phone system available. In fact, I tell operators that it’s so advanced, it’s simple,” said W. Scott Davis, Vice President of Dallas Avionics. “With our network of sales representatives and automated distribution system, we look forward to helping bring TrueNorth the recognition it deserves, while eliminating the operating hassles so common with the complicated, hardware-driven systems sold by all the other airborne phone manufacturers,” he added.