TPS 8715 - Test and Programmer Set





TPS 8715 - Test and Programmer Set

TPS 8715 – Test and Programmer Set

The ARTEX TPS 8715 allows for the verification, testing and programming of the ARTEX General Aviation line of ELTs.

NOTE: This product has been discontinued

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ELT Testing and Verification of ELT ID

Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) are required to have their unique identification number registered with the national authorities.  The ARTEX TPS 8715 for General Aviation provides a simple method to verify and save the ARTEX ELTs ID after installation, reprogramming or should the beacon need to be re-registered after an aircraft ownership change.  This system only programs ARTEX General Aviation ELTs* including the ME406, ELT 345 and ELT 1000.

ELT Decoding

The ARTEX TPS 8715 is a rugged, compact, and portable system that decodes the transmission of 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat transmissions.  The transmission can be read directly though the antenna cable or through the antenna itself.  The unit will also indicate if 121.5 MHz is present.   The TPS 8715 is a decoding device only and does not measure power.  Please contact your local authority for ELT measurement requirements for annual inspections.

Program GA Line of ELT

The TPS 8715 can quickly and easily program the full line of ARTEX General Aviation ELTs with the desired protocol, NAV Data Baud Rate and required information as outlined by Cospas-Sarsat through the programming cable (included).

Test Data

The TPS 8715 records all data in an internal database which can be backed up to your PC. The data can be viewed on the computer independently of the TPS 8715, and it is time stamped as proof of transmission and proper programming.  The TPS 8715 can print via a USB interface to a PC.  The printing capability requires a downloadable software program available at

The TPS 8715 is delivered without software and you must register and take training on in order to download the required software applications.  The training is self-service and available at no cost.   A quick start guide is included with each unit outlining the procedure.

*For transport level ELT programming, please refer to PN 8700 ELT TPS.

Additional information

Weight 0.00 lbs

Model TPS 8715
Product Number 8715
406.025 Receiver Range -60dBm to + 36dBm (5W Signal)
Decoding Per Cospas-Sarsat C/S T.001 (Issue 3, Revision 5)
Operating System Windows CE 5.0 /Garnet OS 5.4
Microprocessor 400 MHz Samsung
Memory (Volatile) / Memory (Non-Volatile) / Memory (Expansion) 64 megabytes SDRAM / 128 megabytes Flash / via MZIO™ bus standard
Display – LCD Type TFT High Brightness Touch Screen
Display – Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Display – Viewable Area 3.5″
Display – Backlight LED
Communications – USB 1 megabyte / sec
Communications – Serial (RS232) 1200 to 115200 bits / sec
Communications – Infrared (IrDA) 1200 to 115200 bits / sec at 1meter
Communications Connector 13 pin – custom gold plated pins
Battery Type Lithium Ion, custom battery pack
Battery Voltage 7.4V nominal
Battery Capacity 1700 mAh
Battery Protection Over charge / discharge and thermal
Battery – Charging Current 1.2A (maximum). Via cradle (not provided) or communications cable
Battery – Charging Input 12V DC nominal (use only charger supplied)
Dimensions (w/o Antenna) 6.7” (170mm) (L) x 3.7”(94mm) (W) x 1.53” (39mm) (H)
Weight (Approx., w/antenna) 1 LB (456gm)
Operating Temperature / Storage Temperature / Humidity -10°C to 60°C / -20°C to 65°C / 5% to 90% relative humidity
RFI / EMC CSPR22, CSPR24 (RF emissions & ESD immunity)
FCC / CE / Sealing Part 15, Class A / EU EMC Directive / IP67 (submersible to 1 meter – 30 min)
Current Consumption: Power On / Full System / Sleep Mode 130mA typical (Meazura only – backlight off) / 60mA typical (Backlight on) / 7mA typical


For further assistance, please contact our Technical Service Department at :

ACR Electronics, Inc.
5757 Ravenswood Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-6645.

Email:, Fax: +1 (954) 983-5087, Telephone: +1 (954) 981- 3333.