TELEDYNE SUCCESSFULLY TESTS
HIGH SPEED DATA (HSD) SATCOM PRODUCT
LOS ANGELES - May 29, 2002 - Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced that its Teledyne Controls business unit, together with EMS Technologies, Inc., successfully completed a flight test of EMS' High Speed Data (HSD) Satcom product, HSD-128, onboard a Dassault FalconJet 900EX. The four-hour test flight took place in Little Rock, Ark.
The HSD-128 is the first two-channel High Speed Data Satcom system capable of uncompressed 128Kbps symmetric bandwidth over the Inmarsat Swift64 Service. During the test flight, the HSD-128 used voice and data channels simultaneously, utilized air-to-ground and ground-to-air voice calls, successfully browsed the Internet in real-time and sent and received email utilizing an onboard laptop computer.
Offered exclusively by Teledyne Controls for the general and business aviation market, the HSD-128 is manufactured by EMS Technologies, a world leader in Satcom terminals and antenna technology. HSD Satcom is an integral part of Teledyne's Airborne Executive Office product line, which also includes the MagnaStar® airborne digital telephone, Wireless GroundLink™ (which provides wireless transfer of data to and from the aircraft over existing cellular/internet infrastructures), cabin printer/fax, wireless network access points, and an airborne server.
"Teledyne's Airborne Executive Office provides a seamless airborne environment which is similar to that expected in a terrestrial office," said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Teledyne Technologies. "The HSD Satcom product provides global digital geo-stationary satellite communications with 25 times the speed and efficiency of previous airborne Satcom systems. Teledyne's Airborne Executive Office allows the aviation community to be connected and to stay efficient."
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronic components, instruments and communication products, systems engineering solutions, aerospace engines and components and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies' website at