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Garmin Expands GDL 88 Display Options

Garmin's GDL 88 ADS-B datalink receiver now works with more displays.

July 25, 2015 - Garmin International Inc. announced Friday new ADS-B display compatibilities with select G1000 Integrated Flight Decks, GMX 200/MX 20 multi-function displays (MFDs) and third-party displays using the GDL 88 ADS-B datalink and a publicly available protocol.

Through this new compatibility, customers can receive and display select ADS-B “in” traffic and weather benefits while Connext provides wireless access to complete display benefits on a mobile device using Garmin Pilot, as well as the aera 796/795 aviation portable. In addition to ADS-B “in,” the GDL 88 provides pilots with a rule-compliant ADS-B “out” solution for customers operating below 18,000 feet within the U.S.

ADS-B traffic and weather display on the GMX 200 and MX 20 MFDs, providing them with select ADS-B “in” benefits—NEXRAD, textual weather products such as METARs, TAFs, PIREPs and winds aloft.

Third-party display support is also available, giving even more customers ADS-B “in/out” capabilities. Through a third-party interface in the GDL 88, compatibility is also expanded to include select Aspen Avionics flight displays, which is expected later this year.

Complete ADS-B “in” benefits like Garmin’s exclusive TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic will be optionally available using the Connext wireless cockpit connectivity interface on mobile devices.

The GDL 88 provides even more benefits when incorporating Flight Stream 110/210, a small, Bluetooth wireless gateway, which is easily installed with Garmin avionics, enabling communication between avionics and up to two compatible devices. Flight planning is simplified with Flight Stream and the Garmin Pilot app on an iPad/iPhone and select Android devices, enabling communication between the GTN 650/750 touchscreen series and the GNS 430W/530W navigators. Unique features such as TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic display within Garmin Pilot to provide pilots with added situational awareness as it relates to traffic in the surrounding airspace and airport environment.

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