Newcomer’s ADS-B Mini-box Impresses
Sagetech is not among the household names in avionics, but the Washington state company is marketing its own “Clarity” ADS-B solution for light aircraft. Priced at $1,150, the 5.5-ounce box is about the size of a travel alarm clock and delivers traffic and weather information to an iPad or other tablet via a dedicated wireless connection.
It has a dual-band (978 mHz and 1090 mHz) ADS-B In receiver and 66-channel GPS. For $250 more, the Clarity SV comes with its own internal AHRS that drives a synthetic-vision function. As with most synthetic-vision displays, dangerous terrain is displayed in red. The Clarity is compatible with several aviation tablet apps, including WingXPro from Hilton Software.