Levil Technology Corp., which manufactures GPS/ADS-B/AHRS/SV portable systems for iOS and Android tablets, has launched an upgrade to its existing line of Wireless Integrated Avionics Module (WIAM) systems.
The new, portable iLevil2 SW and the permanent-mount iLevil2-AW will provide the foundation for a virtual IFR panel display on any iPad or Android device. Their dual-band design will allow pilots to see more ADS-B traffic at any altitude, according to company officials.
“These WIFI enabled systems are compatible with multiple mobile platforms, so pilots can choose from a wide range of apps and devices suitable for their budget and flying needs,” explained Ananda Leon, systems engineer and general manager at Levil Technology. “They can also connect to as many as 10 devices simultaneously, providing redundancy and almost limitless panel display diversity. Both systems feature rugged designs for use in extreme environments including, heat, cold, turbulence and vibration in both fixed wing and rotary aircraft.”
Working with all major GPS/ADS-B apps, the portable iLevil2 SW is a backup when primary avionics or power systems fail — or anywhere situational awareness can be improved for VFR or IFR flying including Synthetic Vision (SV) and obstacle displays, officials explained. The iLevil2-SW’s improved, larger solar panel also adds up to an hour of extra battery life.
The iLevil2-AW is designed to be a permanent-mount WIAM and connects to the aircraft’s pitot static system, enabling it to provide accurate indicated airspeed (IAS), vertical speed indication (VSI) and barometric altitude for display on a compatible tablet app. The AW is well suited for LSAs, experimental and kit/homebuilt and ultralight aircraft where weight and cost are a concern, company officials noted.
The iLevel2 series also introduces new compatibility with ForeFlight and provides additional solutions, such as the new Aero Watch App for Android Wear smart watches.
List price is $1,195 for iLevil2-SW and $1,395 for iLevil2-AW.
The new iLevil2 series will be available from a number of avionics dealers and distributors beginning at SUN ‘n FUN in Lakeland, Florida, April 21-26.