Latitude Technologies announced that its Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system is now available on a subscription basis, which gives fleet operators the opportunity to reduce upfront capital costs dramatically. Latitude Technologies President Mark Insley explained the reason for the move away from the purchase-only option. “We want to make it simple for operators to get FDM embedded in their fleet operations so they see how the data captured by the IONode can help improve flight safety and operating efficiencies.”
The subscription version of the Latitude system includes use of the IONode Base Station software, Analytics service, View service and multi-mode antenna. Post-flight data offload accomplished by Wi-Fi or USB transfer is managed by Latitude’s IONode base Station software.
Latitude subscriptions offer users the same customization flexibility as traditional purchasers, such as the option to capture data points not included in the standard predetermined array like data feeds from other data acquisition units, flight data recorders and air data computers.
Latitude offers the new subscription service on a risk-free basis. Customers may cancel their subscription at any time and return the IONode hardware with only a single month’s notice.