Connected Panel™ Wireless Gateway Selected for Universal Avionics InSight™ Connect
Aspen’s wireless Connected Panel gateway streamlines data loading, maintenance tracking and flight planning with certified avionics
National Business Aviation Association – Orlando, FL, October 21, 2014: Aspen Avionics announced today it has been selected by Universal Avionics to provide its Connected Panel™ wireless gateway system for Universal’s InSight Connect for the InSight Integrated Flight Deck. Demonstration of Aspen’s Connected Panel can be viewed at Universal Avionics Booth 273 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in Orlando, Florida.
“We know that flight planning happens in many places; and the sheer volume of information flowing in and out of the cockpit is increasing dramatically,” said Dan Reida, vice president of sales, marketing and support, Universal Avionics. “Using popular navigation applications such as Jeppesen or Foreflight combined with Aspen’s Connected Panel, we are able to provide a means to integrate navigation and flight planning data wirelessly to the InSight Integrated Flight Deck from personal devices making flight planning a less demanding task,” he added.
“Mobile devices have revolutionized how pilots use flight data, but until now smart devices have been unable to communicate with onboard systems,” said John Uczekaj, president and chief executive officer of Aspen Avionics. Aspen’s Connected Panel creates a wireless bridge between smart devices and Universal Avionics InSight Integrated Flight Deck increasing the pilot’s access to navigation data while increasing the utility of their mobile devices. Our leading-edge Connected technology offers new opportunities for data management that were unimagined only a few years ago,” said Uczekaj.
Aspen’s patented Connected Panel hardware is enclosed in a small unit called the CG100U which is blind-mounted behind the aircraft’s panel. The feature-rich CG100U contains wireless, industry standard interface protocols as well as flash memory storage. Leveraging commercially available technology, the CG100U includes standard protocol ports and communications slots that will allow Connected Panel developers to add peripheral hardware as needed to enhance the utility of their own applications.
Initial installations of the Connected-enabled InSight Integrated Flight Deck are expected in 2015.
About Aspen Avionics, Inc.
A new way to look at avionics™ Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits—and budgets. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. The way we look at it, getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or installation. At Aspen Avionics, we design products to be affordable, easy to install, and easy to own. The company can be found online at www.aspenavionics.com, and may be reached at (505) 856-5034.