Artex TPS 8700 Test and Programmer Set

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Part# 11-19190
MFR Model# TPS8700


The TPS 8700 Test and Programmer Set is a rugged handheld device that has all the aforementioned functionality of a tester and can also quickly and easily program the full line of ARTEX ELTs. It is capable of programming the desired protocol, NAV Data Baud Rate, and required information as outlined by Cospas-Sarsat through the applicable programming cable (included). It provides a simple method to verify and save an ELTs ID after installing or reprogramming should the beacon need to be re-registered once an aircrafts ownership changes.

The TPS 8700 records all data in an internal database which can be backed up to a PC. The data can be viewed on the computer independently of the Tester, and it is time stamped as proof of transmission and proper programming. The Tester can print via a USB interface to a PC. The printing capability requires a downloadable software program available at


  • Quickly and easily program the full line of ARTEX ELTs with the desired protocol, NAV Data Baud Rate, and required information with the included cable
  • Records all data into an internal database which can be backed up to a PC
  • View the data from a computer independent of the TPS 8700 including the time stamp as proof of transmission and proper programming
  • Print via the USB interface to a PC (software download required)
  • Downloadable software available once registration and training is complete at no extra charge
  • Water Resistant (IP67)
  • Rugged
  • Specifications

    1 lb (with antenna)

    6.7 x 3.7 x 1.53 in (without antenna)

    406.025 receiver range:
    60 dBm to 36 dBm (5W signal)

    Per Cospas-Sarsat C/S T.001 (Issue 3, Revision5)

    Operating System:
    Windows CE 5.0/Gamet OS 5.4

    400 MHz Samsung

  • Volatile: 64 MB SDRAM
  • Non-volitile: 128 MB Flash
  • Expansion: via MZIO bus standard

    Display type:
    TFT LCD high brightness touch screen

    Display Resolution:
    240 x 320 pixels

    Display viewing area:
    3.5 in

    Display backlight:

  • USB: 1 MB/sec
  • Serial: 1,200 to 115,000 bits/sec (RS232)
  • Infrared: (IrDA):1,200 to 115,000 bits/sec at 1 meter

    Communications connector:
    13-pin (custom with gold plated pins)

  • Charging current: 1.2A, maximum
  • Charging input: 12 VDC

  • Operating: -10C to 60C
  • Storage: -20C to 65C

    5% to 90% relative humidity

    CSPR22, CSPR24 (RF emissions and ESD immunity)

    Part 15, Class A/EU EMC Directive/IP67 (submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes)

    Current consumption:
  • Power on: 130 mA, typical (Measure only, backlight off)
  • Full system: 60 mA, typical
  • Sleep mode: 7 mA, typical
  • Programming Capabilities

  • ELT 345
  • ELT 1000
  • ME406
  • C406-N
  • C406-1
  • C406-2
  • B406-4
  • G406
  • ELT 3000
  • RB 406
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