Naviator adds 3D Synthetic Vision for Android devices

123west Software has released version 3.0 of its aviation app, Naviator, for Android devices. Naviator 3.0 introduces two major features: 3D synthetic vision and obstacle/tower alerts.
The 3D synthetic vision feature builds on Naviator’s existing 2D terrain warnings to present a 3D HUD-like view of the surrounding terrain and obstacles. Terrain above the aircraft is shaded red to warn pilots of potential danger and obstacles (antennas, buildings, etc.) are displayed using their real-world elevations, enabling enhanced situational awareness, according to company officials.

synvisWhen used with an iLevil ADS-B receiver, the aircraft’s attitude (pitch, roll) is also displayed.
Future updates to the synthetic vision feature will include the display of airport runways, ADS-B traffic and a highway in the sky (HITS).
3D synthetic vision is available globally between latitudes 60°N and 60°S.
The obstacle database is available for the United States and its territories, as well as parts of Canada and Mexico. Obstacles are shown in both the 2D map and 3D synthetic vision views. Audio warnings are spoken if Naviator determines that the aircraft is on a collision course with an obstacle.
Naviator is a flight planning and GPS navigation app designed to run on Android devices such as the Google Nexus 7.
Highlights include:
  • Global navigation database containing over 53,000 airports and navaids
  • Global weather data
  • Global Forecast Engine provides a winds aloft forecast anywhere on the planet, up to two days in advance
  • Global high detail VFR base map
  • Intuitive “rubber band” flight planning
  • 3D synthetic vision
  • Terrain and obstacle warnings
  • Split screen mode
  • Flight plan filing via DUATS and Lockheed Martin AFSS
  • ADS-B weather and traffic
  • Support for ADS-B receivers including the iLevil, Dual XGPS 170, SkyGuard TWX, FreeFlight Systems and NavWorx PADS WxBox
  • NMEA output for driving external devices such as an autopilot
  • “Bring Your Own Charts” feature enables import of custom charts
Subscriptions are $34.99 per year or $4.99 per month, and a 30 day free trial is available for new customers.
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