[Avionics Today July 22, 2014] Garmin is adding expanded wireless connectivity between some of its avionics products and smart phones with its new Flight Stream 110/210 wireless bluetooth solution. The gateway is designed to be compatible with its FTN and GNS WAAS series navigators to allow interoperability with the Garmin Pilot app on iPhones and select Android devices. Capabilities include weather and traffic streaming, use of Iridium-based datalink GSR 56 and flight planning transfers.
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“The same smart device you use in your everyday life is now the wireless gateway into your avionics,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “Not only does a wealth of flight-critical information wirelessly arrive on your smart device to help you make better decisions faster, but you can also perform simple and rapid data entry – like flight planning and loading airways — on your smart device and beam it right into your installed avionics.”