Introducing Transponder Proximity Alerts and FLARM Integration

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of the SkyEcho 2 Electronic Conspicuity (EC) device, and PocketFMS, producer of the popular EasyVFR European Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) app, announced this week at the Friedrichshafen Aero an introduction of FLARM™ reception and transponder proximity alerts when SkyEcho 2 and EasyVFR 4 are used together.

EasyVFR 4, currently in beta and planned for commercial release Q2 2019, will integrate with SkyEcho 2’s native capabilities to receive ADS-B, FLARM, and, for the first time, alert pilots if an aircraft is nearby with only a Mode C or S transponder. The Basic, Standard and Frequent Flyer licenses all will allow users to purchase a FLARM subscription for FLARM target depiction on the EasyVFR SmartMap. Three new areas of EC functionality are being introduced:

  • FLARM Proximity Alerts require no FLARM license or extra cost to the user.  These notifications alert the pilot of a nearby FLARM aircraft, but provide no bearing, altitude, or distance.  FLARM proximity alerts are available in all levels of EasyVFR 4.
  • Full FLARM Reception will depict the FLARM on the EasyVFR 4 SmartMap traffic display.  FLARM reception is available in the Basic, Standard and Frequent Flyer subscription levels at an additional yearly subscription.
  • Transponder Proximity Alerts provide a bearingless alert for multiple nearby aircraft equipped with a Mode C or S transponder.  The intruding aircraft relative altitudes are displayed.  Transponder proximity alerts are available at no additional cost in EasyVFR 4.

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Rob Weijers, CEO at PocketFMS, states: “In one single, very convenient package, uAvionix deliver with their SkyEcho 2 an all-in Electronic Conspicuity solution at an unbeatable price. We’re amazed how they manage to create such physically compact yet technologically highly advanced devices!”

“The integration of SkyEcho 2 and EasyVFR represents the most comprehensive Electronic Conspicuity solution available,” said Christian Ramsey, uAvionix President. “EasyVFR 4 promises to be an outstanding solution for an incredible value, uAvionix are proud to work with the great team at PocketFMS.”

To learn more about PocketFMS and EasyVFR, please visit: www.easyvfr4.aero

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