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GE Wins Orders from Lee Air for High Density Avionics Interface

Intelligent Platforms (NYSE:GE) today announced that it had secured orders from Lee Air of Wichita, Ks for substantial quantities of GE’s CEI-430 high density ARINC 429 intelligent interface for PC/104™-Plus which will be deployed within Cessna aircraft avionics systems.

“GE has a long history of delivering leading edge embedded avionics solutions - MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, AFDX or ARINC 664 - to aircraft manufacturers,” said Benton Daniel, Leader, Avionics Business Unit at GE Intelligent Platforms, “helping them to deploy their projects into military and commercial environments around the world.”

The CEI-430 provides complete, integrated databus functionality for up to 24 channels of ARINC 429 or 575 along with ARINC 717, 573 and other selected 2-wire, 32-bit protocols, on a PC/104-Plus or PCI-104 platform. The CEI-430 supports maximum data throughput on all 24 ARINC 429 channels while providing on-board message scheduling, label filtering, multiple buffering options, time-tagging and error detection. Configurations with support for ARINC 717, ARINC 573, and IRIG-B receiver (AM or DC/TTL) and generator (DC/TTL) support are optional. The IRIG-B DC level output signal can be utilized to synchronize time stamps across multiple boards. Ruggedized configurations with extended operating temperatures are also available.

About GE Intelligent Platforms

GE Intelligent Platforms is a General Electric company, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and part of GE Energy Management. The company’s work in the military/aerospace segment, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, and Towcester, England, provides one of the industry’s broadest ranges of high performance, rugged, SWaP-optimized embedded computing platforms. Backed by programs that provide responsive customer support and minimize long term cost of ownership for multi-year programs, GE’s solutions are designed to help customers minimize program risk and cost, and to speed time-to-market. For more information, visit defense.ge-ip.com.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

For more information: http://defense.ge-ip.com/products/avionics/c139

For more technical information: http://defense.ge-ip.com/products/cei-430-rcei-430a/p1023

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