iPad EFB Apps Get Real-Time Data with flyTab Aircraft Interface Module

iPad Apps can now receive real-time flight data through the flyTab® Aircraft Interface Module (AIM) developed through a collaboration of ASIG (www.asigllc.com) and Shadin Avionics (www.shadin.com).

Data formats that can be streamed to the iPad EFB Apps include ARINC 429, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and discrete data. Using Shadin’s Avionics Interface Systems (AIS) converter platform, additional interfaces can be easily added and certified. Examples of possible future growth options are MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 717, Ethernet as well as WiFi options. Potential iPad EFB App uses for this data include aeronautical charting, own ship position, chart centering, FMS/GPS information (position, altitude, groundspeed, track, origin, flight plan and destination, time), real time weather, ACARS messaging and customer specific programs.

“Real-time flight data to iPad EFB opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for aircraft operators,” commented Luke Ribich, Director of ASIG, developer of the flyTab® Suite. “ASIG is excited about collaborating with Shadin Avionics and their expertise in data management solutions.”

“ASIG, Shadin and the rest of the flyTab team have been able to produce the first complete integrated iPad Class 2 EFB solution,” stated Brad Jacobson, Shadin Avionics Product Manager. “We look forward to leveraging the rapidly growing commercial tablet technology to meet the increasing demands of the EFB market.”

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