Dual Now Shipping ADS-B Weather, Traffic Receiver

Unit connects with WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software.

Dual Electronics XGPS170
Dual Electronics XGPS170
XGPS170

Dual Electronics has started shipping its new XGPS170 GPS and ADS-B weather and traffic receiver for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

Designed to integrate with third-party EFB apps, the in-flight weather and traffic data from the XGPS170 so far works with WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software. It will soon be available using apps from Jeppesen, Avilution, Flight Guide, Fltplan.com, Global NavSource and Naviator, the company said.

The XGPS170 features a high-accuracy WAAS GPS receiver plus an ADS-B receiver for presenting weather and traffic data. The receiver connects wirelessly via Bluetooth, and can link to two tablets simultaneously. A built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to five hours in continuous use, and a 12-28V charger is included.

ADS-B weather data is transmitted free by the FAA. The XGPS170 sells for $799.