Baron Services’ Mobile Link device is now available for purchase online and at Airventure. The Mobile Link allows users of smart phones and tablets to view XM WX Satellite Weather data.
The Mobile Link serves to connect an XM WX data receiver with mobile devices. A compatible third-party app is required to view XM WX data. Seven companies have announced plans to deliver apps with XM WX support through the Mobile Link device, including:
- Avilution (Android)
- Digital Cyclone (iOS)
- FlightPrep (iOS)
- ForeFlight (iOS)
- GlobalNavSource (iOS)
- Hilton Software (iOS)
- RMS Technology (Android)
The Mobile Link is compatible with XM WX receivers from WxWorx (all three generations, including the new WxWorx receiver), and Heads Up Technologies’ FAA-certified receivers models XMD075 and XMD076. The Mobile Link requires a USB connection specific to the receiver being used. A cable for this connection is not included, and must be purchased separately, company officials said.
“Our experience providing weather data for the XM WX service made clear the interest pilots had in using smart phones and tablets as electronic flight bags. Weather is an obvious component of that,” said Robert Baron, President and CEO of Baron Services. “Providing a way for our partners to support XM WX weather data in their apps was the logical next step for us and, speaking personally as a pilot, I’m excited to have this device ready for use.”
XM WX data products currently supported by the Mobile Link include:
- High-Resolution NEXRAD Radar (US, Puerto Rico)
- High-Resolution Radar (Canada)
- Radar Coverage (US and Canada)
- Satellite Mosaic
- Echo Tops
- Winds Aloft (at Altitude)
- Current Icing Product (CIP)
- Supercooled Large Droplets (SLD)
- Freezing level
Additional aviation data products, including Lightning, County Warnings, Visibility, City Forecasts and Hurricane Tracks, are planned for the future, according to company officials.
The Mobile Link carries an introductory price of $199.99.
For more information: WxWorx.com