Avidyne Corp. has introduced two new TSO C147-certified Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS), the TAS605 and TAS615, and lowered the price on its entry-level TAS600.
“Since the introduction of the TAS600 Series back in 2005, Avidyne has been at the forefront in providing affordable, active-surveillance collision avoidance products, and with the addition of the TAS605 and TAS615 models, we are adding additional features and setting lower price points,” said Patrick Herguth, Chief Operating Officer. “Avidyne was the first to offer active-surveillance traffic systems for under $10,000, and having recently shipped our 10,000th traffic system, we have demonstrated our leadership in safety systems and also in providing value to our customers.”
Avidyne’s dual-antenna TAS600 Series now comprises four models — the TAS600, TAS605, TAS615, and TAS620 — each of which can actively interrogate other transponder-equipped aircraft, and independently compute range, bearing, and closure rate of these aircraft to provide pilots with an accurate display of nearby traffic and timely audible and visual alerts of conflicting traffic, according to Avidyne officials.
Each of Avidyne’s TAS600-Series models includes features such as Ground mode and Approach mode, which eliminate nuisance alerts, the ability to decode and display squawk code and N-number of Mode S-equipped targets, and patented top and bottom-mounted directional antennas for improved target acquisition and tracking. In addition, all TAS600 systems have the Avidyne-pioneered Heads Up Audible Position Alerting feature, which provides ATC-like aural annunciations of threat aircraft.
All TAS600-Series models provide traffic information about any transponder-equipped airplane that is nearby, independent of whether the target aircraft has ADS-B equipment installed, and the TAS600-Series are fully upgradeable to ADS-B. With the addition of an ADS-B “In” signal, TAS600 customers have the ability to show ADS-B-equipped traffic with better accuracy on their existing TAS-compatible displays, in addition to any transponder-equipped traffic that may not be participating in ADS-B, company officials said.
TAS600 Systems have been certified and installed on hundreds of different aircraft models and are available for retrofit through Avidyne’s worldwide network of Authorized Service Centers. Avidyne’s TAS600 Series products are also available as factory standard or factory options at several aircraft OEMs including Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, and Eurocopter.
For more information: Avidyne.com