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made to work with any Mode C or Mode S transponder.
An ARINC display option is available.
A third new offering from Dallas Avionics is the
TransMonSPE adapter, which connects to a legacy
transponder antenna's coax cable to capture the assigned squawk code and the pressure altitude (Mode
C/S) before sending this data to a remote-mounted
ADS-B Out system. The TransMonSPE connects to the
transponder cable in less than a minute, takes up no
space on the instrument panel and requires no interaction from the pilot. It retails for $199.
For more information, visit dallasavionics.com.
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aircraft's registration or any other alphanumerics to be
entered via a simple OLED display and push buttons.
"Similar to the Mode S code, just set it and forget it,"
CMD's AFID solution also provides ADS-B Out failure
annunciation and eliminates any requirement to change
or upgrade existing controllers. Operators flying aircraft
with Pro Line IV or Pro Line 21 equipment also will no
longer need to change radio tuning units or control
display units, or upgrade input/output concentrators. According to Mahoney, operator savings can total $15,000.
CMD Solutions noted the AFID is part of a growing
family of ADS-B solutions utilizing Shadin Avionics' AIS360 data convertor platform.
For more information, visit cmdflightsolutions.com.
DMA-Aero designs and
ground support equipment:
RVSM air data test sets and
systems, fly-by-wire flight
control analyzers, tilt tables
and other equipment, including
products designed to customer
specifications. DMA-Aero is
based in Danbury, Connecticut. Its associated company,
D. Marchiori, has a large,
purpose-built factory located
outside Rome, Italy, where
design, development and
manufacturing of the company's
various products are conducted. The company's products are used in more than 80 countries worldwide by
established overhaul bases, civil airlines and general
Brad Sutphin of DAC International, DMA-Aero's
U.S. distributor, introduced the company's latest, the
second-generation version of its venerable, popular
and lightweight MPS43 air data test set, the MPS43B.
Features of the new, second-generation device include
operation on its built-in battery for more than one hour,
an upgraded front panel with flush controls and display
for improved weather protection, and a vacuum port to
help position adapters on a fuselage during testing. At
just 9 pounds, the MPS43B, like its predecessor, is designed for use in a cockpit. But the latest version supports both Bluetooth for operation via a laptop or tablet
computer, and there's an optional remote keypad that is
a duplicate of the one built into the unit.
The MPS43B is RVSM-compliant and comes with
12-month calibration, a 1,000-hour warranty on its
Dallas Avionics Inc. was founded in 1973 as a wholesale distributor of aircraft electronics, test equipment
and installation supplies. At the 2017 AEA Convention, the company's sales representative and product
specialist, Scott Edwards, introduced the NavWorx
ADS600-B 2.0 978 UAT (In and Out) FAA-compliant
The ADS600-B 2.0 features an internal WAAS GPS
receiver and can be used with Garmin GNS/GTN
equipment for position information, eliminating the
need for a second GPS antenna. In addition, the new
unit can interface with any existing Mode C or Mode S
transponder and simultaneously provides ADS-B In's
free traffic and weather information to as many as three
separate displays via its built-in Wi-Fi capability. The
ADS600-B 2.0 carries a list price of only $2,020 for a
limited time and should be available in 2017.
Also new from Dallas Avionics is the ADS600-B UAT
System from NavWorx, which is designed to offer not
only rule-compliant ADS-B Out capability for Garmin
GNS/GTN-equipped aircraft, but do it at what many
consider a bargain list price
of $1,499. As with
2.0, the new
unit offers a
ADS-B In traffic
and weather on
up to three portable
2.0 978 UAT
devices and can be
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