Google targets low-cost ADS-B Out avionics market

FLIGHT GLOBAL   24 MARCH, 2015   BY: STEPHEN TRIMBLE    MONTREAL Two companies – L-3 Aviation Products and FreeFlight – have recently unveiled automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) transceivers for general aviation priced under $2,000, hoping to entice aircraft owners to install the mandated precision-locating equipment. Google’s unmanned aviation venture now plans to beat [...]

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 July 25th, 2016|News|

uAvionix ADS-B Solution Weighs 2.5 Ounces

uAvionix echo ATU20 By Rob Mark - Flying Magazine With the FAA’s ADS-B deadline looming 41 months from now, some aircraft operators are hoping the agency deadline will slip, offering everyone more breathing time to schedule the work. Contrary to the laws of supply and demand, many of those same [...]

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 July 21st, 2016|News|

uAvionix Announces Stratux Compatibility

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21, 2016 -- uAvionix and the Stratux open-source project announced today the release of the pingEFB ADS-B Silicon Radio. pingEFB is the first purpose-built ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast) receiver to be compatible with the innovative Stratux project, a full featured, homebuilt ADS-B platform. Easy to assemble from off-the-shelf [...]

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 July 21st, 2016|News|

ADS-B now supported in beta 3.4 APM software for copter and planes

Posted by Chris Anderson on July 3, 2016 at 5:01pm Native support for the uAvionix PingX ADS-B receiver is now available in beta of the 3.4 code for Copter, Plane and Helicopter.  Below is the procedure for loading the firmware on your Pixhawk/APM autopilot to visualize ADS-B compliant aircraft in your operational vicinity. Verify that [...]

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 July 13th, 2016|News|

Landmark Rule Opens Skies to Commercial Drones

As new regulations lift barriers for unmanned aircraft, local technology gives entrepreneurs more flexibility The uAvionix pingNAV SBAS RX with Baro and ping2020 transceiver, pictured at a test flight extension facility in Somers on June 29, 2016. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon By Tristan Scott// July 5, 2016 // [...]

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 July 6th, 2016|News| What Drones Carry

Without sophisticated sensor packages, modern drones are nothing but expensive RC airplanes. In this AVweb video, we look at some of the things drones can carry to observe the world below. (Source Visit Original Article

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|News|

Andy Rubin discusses uAvionix at the Bloomberg Technology Conference

Playground founder and CEO Andy Rubin shows some of his coolest new toys at the Bloomberg Technology Conference.  The uAvionix Ping discussion takes place around 10:20 mark. (Source: Bloomberg)   Visit Original Article

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 June 17th, 2016|News|

NextGen ADS-B for Drones Tiny Transceiver Developed

Visit Original Article A Palo Alto, California, company has released the first in a series of lightweight Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast solutions for drones. The pingRX, at $175, is the first of these, enabling ADS-B In for drone pilots. The “detect” in “detect and avoid” is quite a challenge when it comes to drones, [...]

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 May 11th, 2016|News|

Xponential News: uAvionix Shrinks Crash Avoidance Technology

Visit Original Article Anticipating the 2020 deadline by which all manned and unmanned aircraft must have collision-avoidance capabilities, Paul Beard is confident that his company’s Ping series of such devices will garner a significant niche in the marketplace. The Palo Alto, California-based company uAvionix Corp. now manufactures what it says is the world’s [...]

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 May 5th, 2016|News|

Playground Global leads uAvionix series A investment

Visit Original Article   PALO ALTO, Calif., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- uAvionix, an emerging leader in aviation communication systems, has closed a $5 million Series A investment, led by Playground Global, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Playground was founded by Andy Rubin, Bruce Leak, Matt Hershenson, and Peter [...]

2017-03-23T21:34:05+00:00 May 1st, 2016|News|