Tue, Jul 24, 2012
XGPS170 Wirelessly Adds ADS-B Weather & Traffic Data To EFB Apps On iPad, Android Devices
Building upon the success of its first universal Bluetooth GPS device, Dual Electronics Corporation today announced the addition of the XGPS170 which provides ADS-B weather & traffic data to electronic flight bag (EFB) apps on iPad and Android tablets. The XGPS170 will be showcased for the first time during the EAA AirVenture Show in Oshkosh this week.
Using Bluetooth technology, the XGPS170 wirelessly provides GPS and ADS-B weather and traffic data simultaneously to up to two iPad tablets – leaving each iPad free to connect to other wireless devices/services via Bluetooth or WiFi. The receiver sports an attractive, palm-size design, and there is no subscription fee.
The XGPS170 will work with a number of EFB apps, including WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software, EFB from Global NavSource, i1000 from Digital Sectional, Reader Plates and others.
“We were very encouraged by the response to our XGPS150 from the aviation community, and are pleased to bring yet another sought-after solution to pilots,” said Greg Lukins, Vice President, Business Development, Dual Electronics. “The new XGPS170 offers the same quality performance, ease of use and convenience to pilots who want the enhanced situational awareness and safety benefits of the ADS-B services in their cockpits,” added Lukins.
Similar to the popular XGPS150, the XGPS170 includes a 12-28V charging adapter and a non-skid pad that holds it securely on a cockpit glare shield. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to five hours of continuous use. The receiver also features a detachable ADS-B antenna, allowing pilots to connect the receiver directly to an aircraft’s external antenna.
The XGPS170 also works with most apps that require GPS, including apps for car and marine navigation, geocaching, golfing, hiking, and many others. The receiver will be available in late September at an estimated suggested retail price of $799.
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