Barfield Launches Multitasking App for Air Data Test Sets

Barfield has launched a new split-screen PDF reader feature for its newly released tablet app specifically designed for its DPS1000/1811NG. This Split-Screen PDF reader allows the user to open and display a downloaded PDF document, whether it be the aircraft test procedure or the unit’s instruction manual, while operating the air data testers. This reduces the need to carry paper procedures out to the aircraft.

Barfield says it has also improved the patented firmware upgrade process of the DPS1000/1811NG from the tablet app. The upgrade feature streamlines the process and prompts the user to update the PCM and HUIM to the latest version available on the tablet app.

“Enhancing customer’s experience and maximizing efficiency remains a priority for Barfield’s Research and Development team,” says Lew Wingate, VP, Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE) & Distribution. Wingate says “added features, bug fixes and interface changes will continuously keep the DPS1000/1811NG and its tablet app at the forefront of the Air Data tester customer experience.”

The tablet app wirelessly connects to the Air Data tester and can automatically detect the internal firmware version of the unit. It then proceeds with a quick, simple and seamless upgrade process if the firmware embedded in the DPS1000/1811NG is outdated.

The app comes loaded with the latest firmware and is available to download through Apple App store and Android App store. The RVSM certified DPS1000 and the 1811NG both can be fully operated either from their display touch screen or from the tablet app.