The search for an affordable ADS-B solution
just got a little easier, thanks to new products announced this week by
NavWorx, Inc. The company said it began deliveries of new additions to
its existing ADS600 series of ADS-B receivers, bringing NexGen traffic
and weather information to a cockpit near you. The NavWorx product line
includes portable devices as well as a Universal Access Transceiver (UAT)
designed to meet or exceed FAA TSO-C154c, a minimum performance standard
for UAT ADS-B equipment.
Three models currently are in the NavWorx
ADS600 product line: the ADS600, a remotely mounted UAT receiver
designed to display ADS-B data on a variety of EFIS displays and
portable devices; the PADS600, which is a portable unit equipped with
Bluetooth and USB output for use with similar in-cockpit devices; and
the ADS600-B, another remote-mounted device similar to the ADS600 but
with send and receive capabilities.
The NavWorx ADS600 series includes
options for both ADS-B In and ADS-B Out. ADS-B Out provides aircraft
broadcast of own-ship information, the self-reporting component. ADS-B
In refers to an aircraft’s ability to receive free ADS-B information.
ADS-B operates on the existing global GPS system and a rapidly expanding
U.S. infrastructure, and is one of the foundations of the FAA’s
planned next-generation ATC system.
“Having traffic and weather displayed
in real time in the cockpit is a huge improvement to the safe operation
of any aircraft,” commented NavWorx President Bill Moffitt. “The
ADS600 supports traditional gathering of weather information from
forecasts, including text-based sources.
Visual traffic and weather depiction can
be tremendously helpful. Pilots can now see traffic and weather at the
push of a button,” he added.
For further information, drop by the
company’s AirVenture booth, number 2081, in Hangar B, or visit its