Hilton Software has released WingX Pro7 Version 6.9, which includes enhancements including SmartTaxi, Search And Rescue Grids and Search Patterns. The iPad app also supports the Dual XGPS170 Bluetooth ADS-B Receiver.
SmartTaxi is a patented technology developed by Hilton Software that was initially introduced several years ago on the WingX Windows Mobile solution. SmartTaxi has been enhanced to take advantage of the iPhone/iPad platform and is now enabled at over 4,000 airports, company officials said.
When the aircraft is on or near a runway the entire runway is highlighted in red or yellow respectively on the airport diagram. In addition WingX Pro7 intelligently displays the runway identifiers for takeoff and displays the distance remaining in real-time – this even works when departing from co-located runways. This additional layer of intelligence was added to prevent accidents similar to the fatal KLEX take-off accident in which the NTSB’s findings include: “The implementation of cockpit moving map displays or cockpit runway alerting systems on air carrier aircraft would enhance flight safety by providing pilots with improved positional awareness during surface navigation.”
WingX Pro7 supports about 10 WiFi ADS-B receivers, including the new XGPS170 Bluetooth ADS-B receiver. “With runway incursions becoming an increasing issue, SmartTaxi is a great feature. The WAAS GPS in the XGPS170 and XGPS150 ensures that SmartTaxi keeps you accurately informed of your position,” said Greg Lukins, VP Business Development for Dual Electronics.
WingX Pro7 Version 6.9 expands its Search And Rescue (SAR) functionality by adding SAR grids and patterns – both are fully compatible with WingX Pro7’s Track Up and Split Screen features. WingX Pro7 generates and displays search patterns on the VFR Sectional based on a few pilot-entered parameters. WingX Pro7 even has an Auto mode that generates the optimal search pattern for a grid cell. Both new and old grid cell formats are supported.
WingX Pro7 Version 6.9 is a free update on the App Store and iTunes. WingX Pro7 is compatible with and optimized for iPad and iPhone running iOS 4, iOS 5, or iOS 6.
For more information: 408-268-8418 or HiltonSoftware.com