HAI Convention News

Accord GPS receiver small, affordable

 - February 22, 2009, 10:04 AM

Accord Technology (Booth No. 520) is promoting its NexNav line of GPS WAAS receiver technology, which supports LP/LPV approaches and new ADS-B standards. A joint venture of Accord Software & Systems of Bangalore, India, and NexGen Avionics, Accord is also announcing appointments of R. Shenoy Manur, CEO; Hal Adams, COO; and Randy Shimon, v-p, engineering and compliance.

The global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and GPS receiver developer and manufacturer is expanding into a new facility in Eagle, Idaho, where it will produce its NexNav mini and Max models. The first GPS product, planned to begin delivery in this year’s second quarter, is the NexNav mini. It is to be offered in both a small form factor circuit card assembly and standard LRU. Accord said the GPS receiver products will cost “one half current market pricing” yet provide “a technically advanced solution for OEMs and owner/operator retrofits.” The NexNav line is claimed to contain the “only known industry GPS receivers to already fully support the FAA’s ADS-B NPRM requirements.”