The BC-5 is capable of accepting and translating input from several diﬀerent communication protocols, including CAN, ARINC, Bluetooth, RS-232, and RS-422. It doesn’t matter if the data is sent from an Air Data Computer, Engine Data Converter, FADEC, or another device, the BC-5 can accept data from multiple sources.
The BC-5 isn’t just a passive receiver of data. It can perform calculations on data received, and make decisions based on complex comparisons and situations.
After the BC-5 receives data and performs all necessary comparisons and calculations, the data is output in any specified format. The processed data can be sent to many diﬀerent platforms. Some customers use the BC-5 to accept data from several inputs to display data on our MVP-50, others have used the BC-5 to drive existing OEM systems, and yet other customers have used the BC-5 to be a translator for both types of systems.
EI’s MVP and CGR systems include onboard data records, but some clients want to use the BC-5 as an onboard data recorder. Certain conﬁgurations of the BC-5 allow for thousands of hours of data to be recorded.
The BC-5 has the capability of driving control lines High or Low, based on deﬁned criteria. If a parameter slips past a redline, if a timer reaches its limit, if a diﬀerential is exceeded between compared functions or any other set of conditions is met based on processed data, the BC-5 can be configured to turn on or oﬀ external control lines.