Dual and WSI take flight with integrated weather and flight planning solution

HEATHROW, Fla. – Dual Electronics’ XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver is now compatible with the WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad. The in-flight weather received through the XGPS170 integrates with the WSI Pilotbrief app, giving pilots real-time weather coverage from pre-flight to final approach, according to company officials.

“There’s no argument that weather is critical in the cockpit, and we are very pleased to be working with WSI to deliver the highest quality in-flight weather information,” said Greg Lukins, Vice President, Business Development, Dual. “WSI’s proven track record of providing critical weather services to the FAA and 85% of the airlines in North America should give any pilot confidence that they are working with the best information available.”

The WSI Pilotbrief platform offers professional-grade weather services at a private pilot price, he noted. It delivers high-definition weather, integrated flight planning and charts – all in an intuitive app. The continuous reception of ADS-B weather data during flight enables the pilot to make informed decisions during unpredictable weather, company officials note.

For more information on WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad, go to: WSI.com.

“Rapidly changing weather is the number one item cited in NTSB aviation safety incident studies, which is why we are excited to add real-time ADS-B weather support to WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad. When combined with existing professional-grade weather, high definition real-time and forecast hazard information, and integrated flight planning, WSI PilotbriefOptima for iPad empowers pilots to fly safely, efficiently and confidently,” says Mark D. Miller, VP & GM Aviation for WSI Corporation.

The XGPS170 features a WAAS GPS and 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 over 5 hours of continuous use, and a 12-28V charger is included. The XGPS170 comes with a nonslip pad that holds the receiver in place on horizontal as well as vertical surfaces.

The Dual XGPS170 receiver retails at $699. Visit GPS.dualav.com for a list of authorized resellers. The WSI Pilotbrief app can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store by searching for Pilotbrief.

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