Garmin Expands Connext Wireless Cockpit Connectivity

Introducing the Flight Stream 110/210 Bluetooth Wireless Gateway

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Garmin is excited to announce the availability of an expanded Connext portfolio of products and features that provide wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and Garmin Pilot for iPad/iPhone. When paired with compatible Garmin avionics, the Flight Stream 110 can share US only SiriusXM Aviation weather and SiriusXM satellite radio on mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. The Flight Stream 210 adds two-way flight plan transfer and provides attitude information for display within Garmin Pilot.

Flight Stream Connectivity

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Flight Stream 110/210 is a small, Bluetooth® wireless gateway, which is easily installed with Garmin avionics, that enables communication between existing avionics and up to four compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot. The Flight Stream 110 is designed to be paired with US only feature products a GDL 88 or GDL 69/69A to provide the benefits of those products without the need for a compatible avionics display.  In addition to those features, the Flight Stream 210 adds connectivity with the GTN and GNS WAAS series navigators, as well as back-up attitude information for display within Garmin Pilot. The Flight Stream 210 contains an internal attitude sensor.  If a G500/G600 flight display is installed in the aircraft, its high-integrity attitude source will take priority over the Flight Stream’s for display within Garmin Pilot, with a future software update.

Two-Way Flight Plan Transfer

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Flight planning is transformed with the Flight Stream 210 by enabling wireless flight plan transfer capabilities between Garmin Pilot and corresponding GTN 750/650 and GNS 430W/530W navigators. G3X Touch has the Connext Bluetooth wireless gateway built-in, providing flight plan transfer capabilities . The flight plan transfer occurs with just a couple of taps when the avionics are powered on. With Connext, pilots have the added convenience of completing flight plans prior to arriving at the airport, allowing more time to focus on pre-flight activities.

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Last-minute flight plan amendments prior to departure are simple, Garmin Pilot gives pilots the option to easily transfer a modified flight plan to a GTN or GNS WAAS navigator. Conversely, active flight plans that are manually amended while in-flight may automatically be sent from the avionics to Garmin Pilot so flight plans are identical and amendments only need to be made on one device. To help prevent unintended flight plan transfers from becoming active by others in the aircraft, pilots are required to acknowledge and accept all incoming requests before they become active in the navigator.

Knob turning is dramatically reduced when incorporating the Flight Stream 210 for flight planning with a GNS WAAS navigator, which provides wireless flight plan transfer. Customers who have a GNS product may also incorporate airway navigation into flight plans using the Flight Stream 210 and Garmin Pilot. With a few simple taps within Garmin Pilot, routes, waypoints and airway intersections are quickly transferred to a 430W/530W navigator.

The G3X Touch system, for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft, comes equipped and ready to take advantage of Connext. Pilots are offered the convenience of flight planning on a tablet and the simplicity of wirelessly transferring flight plans via Bluetooth to the G3X Touch system. With G3X Touch and a GDL 39 3D, pilots can use GPS information to display position data, attitude and ADS-B traffic information within Garmin Pilot.

Portable Connectivity

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Connext encompasses a suite of capabilities, which have been built into our portable product line and provide customers with more flexibility and information in the cockpit. Garmin Pilot supports connectivity with VIRB™, Garmin’s HD action camera, so pilots can view video, control recording options and take photos while simultaneously viewing flight plan information. Also, remote control capability of VIRB is available from the touchscreen of G3X Touch. When integrating VIRB with G3X Touch, pilots can start and stop video and take photos from the display so capturing the perfect moment in-flight is simple.

Pilots can use the D2™ Pilot Watch as a secondary navigation aid, which can also receive flight plan information from Garmin Pilot. Additionally, D2 can remotely control VIRB so pilots can start and stop video, view elapsed time for active video recording and capture high quality still photos – even when video recording is active. Further integration of the GDL 39 3D with both Garmin Pilot and the aera® 796/795, offers pilots additional connectivity including the display of ADS-B traffic and back-up aircraft attitude information.

Global Datalink Capability

In addition to the Flight Stream 110/210, customers can take advantage of existing Connext services with Garmin’s Iridium-based datalink, the GSR 56. Featuring worldwide weather capability, pilots have access to METARs, TAFs and winds aloft around the globe. Additionally, radar and satellite imagery for Western Europe, Canada, Australia and the U.S. provide pilots with even more weather products so they can determine if precipitation or cloud cover will impact a particular flight. The GSR 56 also provides voice, text messaging and position reporting services (subscription required), giving pilots the voice and data connectivity they want in the cockpit.

Customers may take advantage of the new Flight Stream features, which are enabled by the simple installation of the Flight Stream 110/210. Customers may take advantage of wireless flight plan transfer capabilities using Flight Stream 210, a GTN (with software version 5.11 or newer) and/or GNS WAAS navigator (with software 5.20 or newer) and a subscription to Garmin Pilot on iOS mobile devices.

Pricing and Availability

Flight Stream 210 is compatible with the GTN 750/650 and is expected to be available in September for $999 for FAA registered aircraft. Compatibility with the GNS 430W/530W is expected to be available in October. Flight Stream 110 compatibility with the US only GDL 88 and GDL 69/69A is expected to be available in September for $549 for FAA registered aircraft. Connext capability with G3X Touch is expected with a free software update in Q4 2014. Garmin has incorporated the Flight Stream 110/210 into select Garmin avionics, but we have not yet completed the integration with the G1000 integrated flight deck. Once this work is complete, airframe manufacturers can begin to incorporate the Flight Stream 110/210 into their G1000-equipped aircraft. For additional information, visit: www.garmin.com/connext. The Flight Stream products have been added to the Garmin Installation policy.

 

Flight Stream Feature Table

Flight Stream and Remote Capabilities

Flight Stream 110

Flight Stream 210

Rock-solid GPS

X

X

ADS-B Traffic

X

X

GDL 69 Derived Weather (US)

X

X

GDL 69A Derived Audio Remote Control (US)

X

X

GDL 88 and GDL 69/A Compatible (US)

X

X

Attitude Information

 

X

Two-way Flight Plan Transfer

 

X

GTN series and GNS 430W/530W Compatible

 

X

 

Flight Stream Pricing

Part Number

Description

Our Price

List Price

010-01194-41

FlightStream 210

$862.00*

$999.00

010-01194-01

FlightStream 110

$474.00*

$549.00

* Installation excluded.

Aeronautical Instrumentation is taking Pre-orders for these products. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Don’t wait, these things are going to fly off the shelves.

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