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.”
About ASIG and the flyTab® Team
The flyTab® Suite is developed and owned by the Avionics & Systems Integration Group (www.asigllc.com) an industry pioneer of analogue-to-digital upgrades for classic and contemporary aircraft. The flyTab® Suite is an end-to-end iPad EFB solution, providing certification, mounts, power, data and a software developer’s kit. ASIG provides engineering and Supplemental Type Certificates for iPad EFB implementations. The pedTray® Mounts attach iPads to the airframe. flyTab® Power Conditioning Units provide continuous power and charging while mitigating the risk of thermal runaway. The flyTab® Aircraft Interface Module (AIM) is developed in collaboration with Shadin Avionics (www.shadin.com) and feeds real-time aircraft flight data to the iPad via the 30-pin iPad connector ensuring minimal latency and data security. The iPad App SDK is developed in collaboration with AppOrchard (www.apporchard.com) and provides a toolkit to develop iPad Apps that take advantage of real time flight data. Learn more at www.flyTab .aero. The flyTab® brand and product suite is a registered trademark of ASIG, LLC (dba Avionics & Systems Integration Group).
About Shadin Avionics
Shadin is an acknowledged industry leader in providing world class data collection and data conversion products for all types of aircraft. Shadin Avionics specializes in the design, manufacture, support and distribution of Avionics Interface Systems (AIS), Fuel Flow Systems, Engine Trend Monitoring (ETM), Altitude Management Systems, Air Data Computers (ADC) and other instrumentation for turbine, piston and rotor aircraft for the military, general and corporate aviation markets. For more information, please visit www.shadin.com.
The current model AIM provides an ARINC 429 interface for two iPads from a single unit
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