FreeFlight Systems upgradable XPLORER ADS-B receiver now available

WACO, Texas — Now available from FreeFlight Systems is its XPLORER receiver, a datalink weather receiver with upgradability to full ADS-­B In weather and traffic data capabilities when installed with a certified ADS-­B Out transmitter.

Based on FreeFlight Systems’ certified RANGR family of 978MHz ADS-­B systems, XPLORER receives the full ADS­?B Flight Information Service Broadcast (FIS-­B) that includes graphical weather.

XPLORER connects wirelessly to any suitable display, including the iPad running FreeFlight Systems’ free app and other supported software, including WingX Pro.

The XPLORER system is permanently installed and includes an externally mounted ADS?B antenna for unimpeded reception of broadcast data, according to company officials.

The XPLORER can be integrated with a certified ADS­?B Out transmitter as required in advance of the December 2019 equipage deadline. With a certified transmitter installed, the XPLORER system becomes a full-­featured FIS-­B receiver that enables display of weather and accurate traffic data, company officials said.

“With the ADS­?B deadline and an installation capacity crunch both looming, it’s important for aircraft owners to purchase avionics that add value now while bringing them closer to full NextGen compliance,” said Tim Taylor, CEO.

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