Plane & Pilot
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dual Electronics And WSI Create Weather & Flight Planning Solution


Dual Electronics announced that their XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver is now compatible with the WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad. The in-flight weather received through the XGPS170 seamlessly integrates with the WSI Pilotbrief app giving pilots real-time weather coverage from pre-flight to final approach.

"There's no argument that weather is critical in the cockpit, and we are very pleased to be working with WSI to deliver the highest quality in-flight weather information," said Greg Lukins, Vice President, Business Development, Dual. "WSI's proven track record of providing critical weather services to the FAA and 85% of the airlines in North America should give any pilot confidence that they are working with the best information available" added Lukins.

The WSI Pilotbrief platform offers professional-grade weather services at a private pilot price. It delivers high-definition actionable weather, integrated flight planning and charts – all in an intuitive app. The continuous reception of ADS-B weather data during flight enables the pilot to make informed decisions during unpredictable weather. For more information on WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad, visit the WSI website at: http://www.wsi.com/pilotbrief.

"Rapidly changing weather is the number one item cited in NTSB aviation safety incident studies, which is why we are excited to add real-time ADS-B weather support to WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad.  When combined with existing professional-grade weather, high definition real-time and forecast hazard information, and integrated flight planning, WSI PilotbriefOptima for iPad empowers pilots to fly safely, efficiently and confidently." says Mark D. Miller, VP & GM Aviation for WSI Corporation.

The XGPS170 features a high-accuracy WAAS GPS and an ADS-B receiver for weather and traffic data. The receiver connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to two tabletssimultaneously, leaving both tablets free to connect to other WiFi devices. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts over 5 hours of continuous use, and a 12-28V charger is included. The XGPS170 comes with a convenient nonslip padthat holds the receiver in place on horizontal as well as vertical surfaces.

The Dual XGPS170 receiver retails at $699. Visit www.GPS.dualav.com for a list of authorized resellers. The WSI Pilotbrief app can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store by searching for Pilotbrief.

About Dual
Dual Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of the Namsung Corporation, is based in Heathrow, FL. Dual offers a wide selection of mobile electronics, marine electronics, home audio loudspeakers and portable GPS products. For further information dualav.com and GPS.dualav.com.



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