Dual Electronics has introduced a portable ADS-B receiver that builds on the strengths of its previous products. The dual-band, GPS-equipped unit gets free Flight Information Service Broadcast (FIS-B) weather and Traffic Information Service Broadcast (TIS-B) traffic data.
Like other units of its type, the Dual Electronics receiver can display its information on a variety of separate devices. The unit is compatible with several electronic flight bag apps on iPad, Android, and Windows devices including AvPlan, FltPln Go and iFlyGPS. It will also work with some non-certified GRT EFIS devices. The XGPS170D can connect with up to two devices simultaneously via Bluetooth.
In addition to its airborne features, the XGPS170D can also act as a navigation device on the ground, though the company points out the obvious, that it probably won’t be able to receive any ADS-B weather (or traffic!) data at ground level. It comes with a non-slip pad designed to reduce vibration, a 12-30V charging adapter and a wall charger. Its lithium-ion battery is rechargeable and will last for up to five hours on per charge. Cost for the unit is $599.99. No subscription is required.
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