Friday, January 1, 2010
‘NAVPad’ Electronic Flight Bag
AirGator, of Mount Kisco, N.Y., expanded its NAVPad family of electronic flight bags (EFB) with the addition of NAVPad 8X and 10X. The systems use the Intel ATOM processor at 1.6GHz, which is up to three times faster than the previous generation of NAVPads, with longer battery life and lower power consumption, according to the company. The EFBs are configured standard with 2 GB RAM — double the memory available in previous versions — and use industrial solid state drive components rather than flash drives. The EFBs are decompression tested to 45,000 feet and are engineered for use in all cockpit environments with a rugged, light weight magnesium alloy case. Visit www.airgator.com.
FreeWave Technologies, of Boulder, Colo., added to its MM2 family of radios — the MM2-M13 and the MM2-MU. The MM2-M13 operates in the 1.3 GHz band and the MM2-MU operates in the UHF band at 340 to 400 MHz. The new radios offer all of the high-performance capabilities of larger radios but in a smaller form factor, making them ideal for sensors, UAVs and unmanned ground vehicles. The MM2-M13 radios are backward compatible with FreeWave’s P Series radios; the MM2-MU family is backward compatible with the company’s F series wideband radios. Other features include a 2 watt (1W for the MM2-M13) transmitter power; increased operating voltage to 8-30 VDC; receive sensitivity of – 107 dBm for BER 10-4; and 230.4 kbps max throughput for transferring data. Visit www.freewave.com.
American Avionic Technologies Corp., of Medford, N.Y., introduced the Model 1268 3U VME, 250 Watt power supply. The power supply provides outputs of +5, +/-12 and +3.3 Volts with a Mil-Std-704F, +28 Volt DC input. It operates at a temperature range of -55°C to +71°C. Visit www.aatcorp.com.
Flight Display Systems, of Alpharetta, Ga., introduced the Select Cabin Management System, which allows passengers to manage HD video sources, audio, window shades, lighting, temperature and other cabin amenities from a touch-screen interface. Components include an audio crosspoint switch, a video crosspoint switch, an accessory interface node and multiple cabin control modules. Visit www.flightdisplay.com.