Touchscreens

October 20, 2010 - 1:32pm

Otonomy Aviation (Booth No. 4609) has completed development of its new Parabellum system for guarding aircraft while they are parked on the ramp. The system uses high definition CAMHD-1 video cameras mounted on the exterior of the aircraft. The cameras can also provide video for the cabin entertainment system.

October 20, 2010 - 12:55pm

Applications for smartphones are a growing trend among business aviation companies, which are embracing this technology in order to add to the convenience of their services. The most popular of these phone apps are pilot-friendly information databases.

October 1, 2010 - 5:48am

TrueNorth Avionics has introduced a plug-in hardware module that lets owners of several brands of airborne telephone use their personal smartphones to send and receive e-mails worldwide over the Iridium satcom network.

September 30, 2010 - 7:28am

Owners of smartphones such as the BlackBerry and iPhone have been frustrated by the high cost of equipment that allows them to send and receive e-mail in-flight. TrueNorth Avionics is now offering an economical, compact, stand-alone product that plugs into any existing airborne telephone system and creates a Wi-Fi hot spot inside the aircraft that is compatible with most smartphones.

May 4, 2010 - 11:02am

Although the inventory of pre-owned business aircraft is slowly being reduced, it’s still a buyer’s market, according to aviation market intelligence provider JetNet (Booth No. 1543).

July 28, 2009 - 10:50am

Honeywell on Sunday introduced a new handheld EFB navigator with a large seven-inch touchscreen display and geo-referenced IFR charts. The AV8OR ACE uses the same interface as the 4.3-inch-display AV8OR, which was introduced last year, but adds EFB Class I or II capability with own-ship position displayed on IFR en route (high and low altitude), SID, Star, approach and airport charts.

May 8, 2008 - 5:20am

Houston-based Frost Navratil Technical Solutions, maker of the ApproachView family of class-2 EFBs, has introduced a remote touchscreen display for use with the company’s P600 computer or a laptop. The new 8.4-in.-diagonal TD-840 display, said the company, is more compact than other EFBs that combine their displays with internal computer hardware.

April 18, 2008 - 5:25am

Tucson, Ariz.-based Universal Avionics announced receipt of a TSO certifying the company’s Universal Cockpit Display, a handheld tablet computer with an 8.4-in. touchscreen. At a list price of $33,500, the handheld device is more expensive than other electronic flight bags (EFB) on the market, but it has the advantage of interfacing directly with the airplane’s FMS.

 
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