Coming mid-November 2005, Zaon Flight Systems, designer and manufacturer of the TrafficScope line of portable collision avionics, will release two new models.
TrafficScope XRX is a stand-alone portable device to sense aircraft direction from within the cockpit. XRX displays “3-D View” quadrant bearing information, as well as relative altitude and range, all from inside the cockpit and without the need for external antenna arrays. The detection window is scalable with a maximum range of six nm and altitude of +/-2500 feet. The unit is only 3.9 inches wide, 3.6 inches deep and 2.7 inches tall.
XRX tracks up to 10 aircraft and displays the top three threats with all three axes of information. Close traffic is announced by two levels of voice alerts. Range is accurate to 0.2 nm on average, and altitude to +/- 200 ft. The unit displays the local squawk code, altitude, and bearing. The easy-to-read LCD display boasts large numerals and EL backlighting for night operation. All parameters are controlled by an easy-to-use menu system.
XRX includes many built-in sensors for razor-sharp accuracy, including a pressure altimeter for relative altitude accuracy, a solid-state 16-point compass for bearing accuracy, a solid-state attitude and bank sensor for bearing accuracy, temperature compensators and overtemp protection for accuracy in any environment. The unit also monitors aircraft bus voltage and host transponder operations and is powered through aircraft power (12-40 V compatible). All traffic data is output through a built-in RS-232 data port.
List price is $1,795.
TrafficScope MRX displays range and relative altitude of the closest threat, with continuous monitoring of the top 10 threats within the five nm scalable detection window. Altitude detection is scalable up to +/- 5,000 ft.
At 2.5″ inches wide, 4.2 inches in diameter and 0.6 inches height, MRX is smaller than a deck of cards. It uses an easy menu-driven interface and audio annunciations for traffic advisories and alerts. The unit boasts a built-in solid-state altimeter for “always relative” altitude information, and built-in temperature compensators and overtemp protection. MRX also monitors aircraft bus voltage and host transponder output.
The unit is powered by aircraft power (12-40 VDC adapter included) or 2 AA batteries.
List price is $499.
For more information: 888-340-9055.