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  July 29, 2013
Pilot wearing Zulu PFX ANR headset with Bluetooth  

Lightspeed Gets Personal With New Zulu PFX Headset


Oshkosh, WI (July 29, 2013) — Lightspeed Aviation announces the launch of Zulu PFX, its new top-of-the-line ANR aviation headset. Designed around Lightspeed's new proprietary PFX (for Personal Flying Experience) technology, this addition to the Zulu family incorporates a host of technological advances that promises to deliver new levels of quiet by adapting ANR and audio responses to the user's ears, environment, and personal preferences.

Personal Flying Experience refers to a trio of proprietary innovations that allow the headset to adapt to its user and the cockpit environment, creating customized ANR responses and a personalized audio profile:

  • Acoustic response mapping uses sound waves and advanced signal processing to measure the user's ear size and shape, adapting the audio response to each pilot's unique auditory landscape.
  • Streaming Quiet™ dynamic ANR uses external ambient microphones to continuously sample cockpit noise before it penetrates the ear cup. A powerful digital processor analyzes microphone inputs one million times a second, instantly creating customized ANR responses.
  • A variety of audio and other pilot preferences can be personalized using enhanced capabilities in FlightLink, the free, proprietary app developed by Lightspeed for the iPad® and iPhone®.

When combined, these innovations create a dramatic increase in the amount, consistency, and frequency range of noise cancellation, as well as improved voice clarity and music fidelity. In fact, Lightspeed is confident that the new Zulu PFX headset is the quietest aviation headset available.

"Zulu PFX is the result of over two years of development and we are excited about the improvements we can offer pilots in their flying experience as a result," said Allan Schrader, President of Lightspeed Aviation. "We look forward to sharing this with all of the attendees here at AirVenture this week, and in the months to come as more pilots have a chance to 'get personal' with Zulu PFX."

Zulu PFX also includes other features that set it apart from current offerings. New cables are built around a Kevlar® core that deliver substantial improvements to flexibility and strength. Firmware can be upgraded through computers running Apple or Windows operating systems, providing easy access to new software innovations or other upgrades.

Lightspeed made sure to enhance many of the features that make its Zulu.2 headset so popular, including LightComfort™ design, Auto ShutOff™, ComPriority™ and full streaming audio Bluetooth® connectivity.

Summing up PFX technology, Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Lightspeed, stated, "One of the core aspects of the Lightspeed brand is embodied in the concept of personal. With Zulu PFX, we have achieved a huge breakthrough in delivering not only a quieter, more pleasant flying experience, but also a very personal one."

Zulu PFX is offered in configurations to fit nearly any aircraft and will be available to ship by the end of September 2013. Orders are currently being accepted by authorized Lightspeed dealers and on the company's website. For more information, visit For Zulu PFX videos, visit the Lightspeed YouTube channel at


About Lightspeed Aviation

Lightspeed Aviation is a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets. Since introducing its first product at EAA AirVenture in 1996, Lightspeed has established a reputation for leading product innovation in aviation headsets with a number of "first to market" advances in comfort, quiet, clarity, pilot-centric functionality. This has earned Lightspeed a loyal customer following among professional, commercial, and private pilots.

Lightspeed also creates shared values with both employees and customers by generously participating in corporate charity matching programs and through its funding of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, which supports growth, awareness, and compassion-related causes with an aviation focus.


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Zulu PFX ANR Headset
It's not only its technological advances that set the new Lightspeed Zulu PFX apart from other headsets. It also sports a distinctive design.
  Zulu PFX CPU
Housing advanced circuitry and proprietary software, the cabin-friendly "CPU" is a powerful digital processor that also provides convenient access to key controls.
  Zulu PFX and CPU with GA plugs
The Zulu PFX ANR aviation headset is designed around Lightspeed's new PFX technology, a system of advances that Lightspeed says delivers the quietest aviation headset available.
  FlightLink settings screen
A variety of audio and operational settings can be personalized via the enhanced capabilities in FlightLink, Lightspeed's free proprietary app for Apple's iPad and iPhone.
  Zulu PFX for you and your passengers
Zulu PFX is designed to deliver a quieter and more personal flying experience.



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