New International Wx Data Available For MLB700 And MLX770
WSI Corporation confirmed Thursday at AOPA Expo it had been
selected to provide enhanced international weather content for
Avidyne's MLB700 and MLX770 datalink receivers.
For the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver that uses the SIRIUS
satellite network in the continental United States, WSI will be
adding Canadian and Bahamian radar data to the satellite feed. For
the MLX770, Global METARs, TAFs, Lightning, Winds and Temperatures
aloft data will be accessible, in addition to enhanced weather
radar coverage on a regional basis, which now includes Europe and
"Because of our many years experience providing weather
decision-making products to the commercial airlines, WSI is ideally
positioned to provide global weather to Avidyne customers via the
MLX770," said Mark D. Miller, Vice President and General Manager of
WSI's Aviation Business. "Through this partnership with Avidyne,
international aircraft operators can now enjoy the safety and
operational benefits of WSI aviation weather that was previously
available only in North America, while domestic operators using the
MLB700 or AV-300/350 series SIRIUS receivers will now have the
added benefit of weather data for Canada and the Bahamas."
"Like us, WSI is focused on providing best-in-class value to
general aviation pilots," said Dan Schwinn, President at Avidyne.
"Our respective products are highly synergistic and critical to
safe and efficient flight operations, so it makes perfect sense for
us to extend our partnership to provide WSI's industry-leading
InFlight weather information for operators worldwide through our
new MLX770, just as we have done domestically with our MLB700.
WSI is also developing version 5.1 of its WSI InFlight display
software, which will integrate the Avidyne MLX770 service.
World-wide geography, product selection and communications channel
management will be incorporated in this software release. The new
InFlight client will be able to manage and depict weather
information from both the WSI AV-300/AV-350 broadcast receivers and
Avidyne's MLX770 Iridium-based receiver.
"We provide a consistent experience for customers, regardless of
the communications link being used." stated Paul Devlin, Product
Manager for WSI InFlight. "As an example, flight crew can now
seamlessly switch from the WSI InFlight SIRIUS link when over the
US to the MLX770 as they travel to Europe."
WSI will be demonstrating its suite of InFlight and pre-flight
briefing solutions in booth 737 at the AOPA Expo in San Jose, CA
from November 6-8. Avidyne will be exhibiting in booth 832.