Automated Rescue Monitoring (A.R.M.)

A.R.M. (also known as Automated Flight Following, or A.F.F.) is an optional automated flight monitoring
system. When A.R.M. is activated, your tracking service provider monitors position reports from the aircraft and
raises an alert when reports are overdue by a specified period, or (optionally) if the aircraft is stationary for a
specified period.

Your DZMx and your tracking service must be appropriately configured to use A.R.M. functions. Installation
instructions for activating and configuring the A.R.M. service are provided in Installation Manual.

Note: A.R.M. is supported by TracPlus.

Activating A.R.M.

To activate A.R.M. before a flight commences:
1. Press and hold the A.R.M. key for 2 seconds then release. This will trigger the DZMx to send an A.R.M.
activation request message to the tracking server. The DZMx will show "A.R.M. Requesting" on the
status line of the display.
2. When the DZMx receives an acknowledgement from the tracking server, A.R.M. mode is considered
active and the status display will show A.R.M. Active.
Deactivating A.R.M.
To terminate A.R.M. at the end of a flight:
1. Press and hold the A.R.M. key for 2 seconds then release. This will trigger the DZMx to send an A.R.M.
cancellation request message to the tracking server. The DZMx will show "A.R.M. Cancelling" on the
status line of the display
2. When the DZMx receives and acknowledgement from the tracking server, A.R.M. mode is considered
terminated and the status display will show A.R.M. Terminated for a few seconds before returning to
displaying the tracking status.
Note: If A.R.M. has been activated for a flight, it is essential to terminate A.R.M. at the end of the
flight, otherwise your tracking system will send overdue alerts. If A.R.M. has not been terminated
after landing, beeps will sound in your headset to remind you.

A.R.M. Status Messages
Automated Rescue Monitoring status information is displayed on tracking status line when A.R.M. is active.
Enabling and disabling A.R.M. mode causes the DZMx to send an activate or deactivate message to the
tracking server followed by the DZMx receiving an acknowledgement. The status of this process is displayed
on the status line:
  • A.R.M. Active is displayed when the tracking server has responded and confirmed that A.R.M. is active; the current aircraft status is appended to this message
  • A.R.M. Terminated is displayed briefly when the tracking server has responded confirming A.R.M. has been deactivated
  • Requesting is displayed when A.R.M. mode is activated by the user and indicates that confirmation of
    A.R.M. operation has been requested from the tracking server
  • Cancelling is displayed when A.R.M. mode has been disabled by the user and a termination acknowledgement has been requested from the tracking server