ADS-B weather and traffic receiver now shipping

Dual Electronics is now shipping its new XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Weather & Traffic Receiver for iPad, iPhone and Android devices  to authorized resellers in the U.S. The receiver carries a suggested retail price of $799.

Designed to work with 3rd party EFB apps, the in-flight weather and traffic information from the XGPS170 is integrated into WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software. Additional compatible apps for Apple, Android and Windows devices will soon be available from a number of software companies including: Anywhere Map, Avilution, Flight Guide, Fltplan.com, Global NavSource, Jeppesen, Naviator and Seattle Avionics, company officials said.

The XGPS170 features the same WAAS GPS as the XGPS150/150A, plus an ADS-B receiver for weather and traffic data. The receiver connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to two tablets simultaneously, leaving both tablets free to connect to other WiFi devices. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 hours of continuous use, and a 12-28V charger is included. The XGPS170 comes with a non-slip pad that holds the receiver in place on horizontal as well as vertical surfaces, company officials noted.

Current owners of Dual GPS receivers can now take advantage of the recently announced $50 trade-in program by sending their XGPS150/XGPS150A products along with a proof of purchase of a new XGPS170 to Dual Electronics. The program is valid on purchases of the XGPS170 made on or before March 31, 2013.

Details on the trade-in program and a list of authorized resellers can be found on xgps170.dualav.com.

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