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Applied Avionics' single-bit, ARINC 429 Converter
inside a VIVISUN annunciator
bers to ADS-B Out failures.
Whether devised by an
OEM or in the field, equipment upgrades designed to
accommodate the requirement may need to decode
ARINC data, which the ARINC
429 Converter can perform without
the need to install and maintain a
The ARINC 429 Converter
accommodates one ARINC input and can be configured
to receive a single data label and associated data bits.
Pre-configured units have the label set at the factory
and universal units are available, allowing label set
and reset after the unit leaves the factory. The ARINC
429 Converter is designed and tested in accordance
with MIL-PRF-22885 and DO-160, is available now and
already is being integrated by part number in several
STCs under development.
For more information, visit appliedavionics.com.
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Power is the industry's most affordable USB-A
charging port available for certificated aircraft.
According to Appareo, Stratus Power was designed for quick and easy installation. Its round
face requires only that installers use a drill with a
common step bit. Once installed, Stratus Power
offers two 2.1 amp USB-A charging ports in a
2.56-ounce package. It needs less than 2 inches of panel real estate and requires less than 1.5 inches of space
behind the panel, including its mating connector. Stratus
Power is designed and built in the U.S. and comes with
a two-year warranty backed by Appareo.
The company noted that widespread and growing
in-cockpit use of portable devices like tablets and smartphones has created increased demand for a USB power
source in the instrument panels of certificated aircraft. To
meet that demand, Appareo's Stratus Power USB charging port offers pilots a high-quality solution, but at a price
lower than any other certified charging port. The device
is now shipping, and for a limited time installers ordering
10 units will receive an 11th one free.
Brad Thurow, director of solutions engineering for Appareo, also told convention attendees his company had
developed a network of 400 authorized dealers since it
announced the Stratus ESG 1090ES ADS-B Out transponder at last year's AEA Convention.
For more information, visit appareo.com.
Formerly Aerospace Optics, Applied Avionics perhaps
is best known for its VIVISUN annunciators and switching devices, and for its Nexsys interface solutions. Craig
Morgan, vice president of sales for Applied Avionics,
introduced the company's latest offering: a single-bit,
ARINC 429-to-discrete Nexsys converter that fits inside
one of its VIVISUN annunciators.
The company said its ARINC 429 Converter is an
eight-pin logic and interface device that can eliminate the
need for a stand-alone and dedicated ARINC converter
box. It can be integrated into a traditional high-capacity
VIVISUN switch housing or inserted into a stand-alone
LOGIC Module for use in-line or behind the panel. The
ARINC 429 Converter also can be combined with electromechanical switches and other components to create
a custom configuration uniquely addressing specific
According to Morgan, the ARINC 429 Converter can
help resolve a problem many operators may be encountering, which involves requirements to alert crew mem-
Avidyne Corp. announced several new capabilities for
its panel-mounted navigators, including FAA technical
standard order approval and an approved model listsupplemental
type certificate for the
FAA's certification also
includes approval of the
Avidyne's new IFD550
new features like synthetic vision and two-way wireless
connectivity via Avidyne's IFD100 iPad App. Avidyne
also said it received approval for the new IFD545,
IFD510 and IFD410 FMS/GPS systems.
Avidyne's new IFD550 is a full-featured FMS/GPS/
NAV/COM with an integrated attitude reference sensor.
The ARS detects motion around an aircraft's pitch and
roll axes and enables the display of dynamic synthetic vision with full-motion three-dimensional "out-the-window"
views as well as exocentric "in-trail" views of the aircraft
and nearby terrain, obstacles and traffic. The IFD550
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