Flightcell DZMx
Aircraft Communications System

Flightcell DZMx

  • Vendor:Flightcell
  • Category: Aviation, Government and Defense, Latest Products, Satellite Tracking
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Flightcell DZMx

The world’s only all-in-one satellite and cellular solution for global voice, data and aircraft tracking.

Flightcell DZMx provides extensive voice, data and tracking capabilities in a small and lightweight form-factor. It can be easily customised and configured to enhance your specific operational requirements.

Flightcell DZMx Capability Overview

Connected to the Intercom (ICS) Access the internet using cellular broadband data
Cellular calling and global reach via Iridium network Send and receive text messages and emails
Remote Head options from the cabin Transmit 3rd party FDM data and exceedances in real-time
One or two voice channels with simultaneous calling capability FDR to meet FAA rule 135.607 for Helicopter Air Ambulances (HAA)
Crystal clear, enhanced audio Transmit 12-lead ECG reports to the emergency department
Connected to Iridium handset for a portable capability on the ground Transfer Dropbox files over cellular and emails over Iridium SBD
Cellular call forwarding capability Check weather and LZ info in-flight
Auto-switching between satellite and cellular WiFi and Bluetooth® connectivity options
AFF compliant in U.S.A, Canada and Australia Iridium Push To Talk (PTT) option for one-to-many communications
Fully unlocked feed. Works with all major mapping providers Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) option
Cost-effective 15-second Cellular IP tracking Direction finding option. Locate VHF, UHF and marine beacons
Emergency and rescue monitoring modes Hobbs meter and flight timers
Accurate satellite in-fill Truepath© tracking Marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) option
Mission marking: map single press keypad buttons to txt messages Industry specific application software options

The Flightcell DZMx is the world’s only all-in-one satellite tracking and cellular solution for global voice, data, and aircraft tracking. It offers uninterrupted cellular/satellite hybrid tracking and automatically switches to the best option for continuous tracking, messaging or voice communications. The device is equipped with Iridium PTT (Push-to-Talk), a global one-to-many voice capability that takes the traditional “walkie talkie” concept to a whole new level. Flightcell DZMx is cleverly designed to let you choose from multiple voice and data configurations, connecting your aircraft to the world via the Iridium satellite narrowband and cellular broadband networks.

This flight communication system is easy to use, and boasts a backlit silicone keypad, miskey prevention guard, and a user-friendly LCD menu. Both the keypad and the LCD display have night-vision compliant back-lighting.

All of the device’s electronics are installed in one compact unit. There’s nothing else required in the avionics bay, and there’s minimal wiring, which means substantial savings on installation costs. With the inclusion of the optional remote head unit, full operational functionality is available from one or more remote locations on the aircraft.

The Flightcell DZMx is built to MILSPEC, designed to withstand extremes of temperature, vibration and impact. It has a super-strong machined alloy faceplate, extruded alloy housing, and is DO160G compliant. Proven in hostile physical environments such as Antarctica and the deserts of Iraq, the device is designed to resist the incursion of salt fog, water, sand, and dust, and meets IP53 and NEMA 3 requirements.

Connection Options

  • USB plug-in port
  • RS232, 432, 485, ARINC 429
  • TNC GPS antenna connection
  • D25 serial connectors (male and female)
  • BNC satellite or cellphone antenna connection
  • Ethernet and USB


  • Uninterrupted satellite/cellular hybrid tracking
  • Iridium PTT (Push-to-Talk)
  • Night vision compliant (NVIS A & NVIS B)
  • MILSPEC compliant
  • DO160G compliant
  • External SIM card access ports
  • USB Plug-in Port
  • Meets IP53 & NEMA 3 standards
  • LCD Menu
  • Backlit Keypad
  • Miskey Prevention Convex keys for accurate gloved operation
  • Compact
  • User-friendly interface


  • Lower Installation Costs: The compact design of the Flightcell DZMx flight communication system allows for substantial savings on installation costs.
  • Lower Operating Costs:  Switching to low-cost cellular service when available saves money.
  • Pole to Pole Satellite Coverage: The Iridium low latency global network is made up of 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that provide coverage anywhere in the world.


  • Input Voltage: 12 – 32VDC
  • Power Supply Current: ~1A@28VDC
  • ICS to DZM Audio Input Levels: 20mVrms to 1.12Vrms, adjustable / 775mVrms nominal
  • ICS to DZM Audio Input Impedance: 600
  • Microphone Bias Voltage: 12V via 2.2k
  • DZM to ICS Audio Output levels: Up to 5Vrms, adjustable
  • DZM to ICS Audio Output impedance: 150
  • Backlighting Control: AC/DC, 0 – 32V / User calibrated High/Low set-points
  • Backlight Color: Green 520nm. Designed for NVIS compliance
  • GPS Antenna Bias Voltage: 5V
  • GPS Antenna Current: Up to 100mA
  • GPS Sensitivity: -162dBm (with Flightcell Antenna)
  • GPS Time to first fix: 26s


  • Materials: Aluminium 6061


  • Mounting fasteners: DZUS or M5
  • Main connector: 1 x D25 male plus 1 x D25 female or 1 x D38999 male (military versions)
  • Antenna connectors: Transceivers: TNC / GPS: BNC


  • Built To: IP54 (Civ), IP65 (Mil)
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to 70°C

Dimensions: DZUS MOUNT

  • Faceplate Width: 5.75”
  • Body Width: 4.96”
  • Faceplate Height: 2.24”
  • Body Height: 2.13”
  • Depth (front to rear faces): 4.33”

Dimensions: GA MOUNT

  • Faceplate Width: 6.22”
  • Body Width: 4.96”
  • Faceplate Height: 2.36”


  • Weight: 580-720g (1.21-1.59 lbs) depending on configuration

Data Interfaces

  • RS232: 3-wire serial port
  • RS-485/422: 4-wire serial port
  • USB-via D25 or D38999: DZMx is USB Host
  • 10/100 Ethernet: Ethernet port
  • General Purpose Inputs: 5 (3 x digital, 2 x analogue)
  • General Purpose Outputs: 2 outputs