Newcomer’s ADS-B Mini-box Impresses

Alarm clock-size unit has optional AHRS.

Sagetech Hilton Goldstein

Sagetech Hilton Goldstein

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.