For pilots who want a larger, more capable stand-alone multifunction display (MFD) that can be linked to the widest variety of existing avionics, Avidyne has introduced the EX600.
The new MFD has a 5.8-inch diagonal flat-glass display, significantly larger than the successful EX500 that it replaces in the Avidyne line. Also new and exclusive is a quick pan feature that allows you to pan the display to a distant location to look at weather or map data and then snap instantly back to the airplane's present location. You can also select a one-touch pan feature to move the display to a specific point — the destination, for example.
The EX600 has an excellent detailed moving map with terrain awareness, of course, but also can show traffic from a variety of sensors, weather from WSI InFlight via Sirius satellite or XM weather, CMax charts from Jeppesen and graphical display of lightning from the Avidyne TWX670 color sensor or WX-500 Stormscope. And very important for radar-equipped airplanes, the EX600 replaces the conventional radar indicator and overlays airborne radar images on the map.
Prices for the EX600 with its much brighter and sharper display start at $9,990, including the CMax approach charts and worldwide airport diagrams. Interfaces to operate onboard weather radar add several thousand dollars to the price.
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