Avidyne Announces Release 10.1 Software for IFD540 & IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMS

April 8, 2015
Release 10.1 software for the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM should be completed in May 2015.

AEA - GRAPEVINE, Texas – April 8, 2015 –  Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft,  announced today that certification of their IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM and Release 10.1 software for the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM should be completed in May 2015.  

“We are excited to be bringing the IFD440 certification program to its conclusion, and the certification of Release 10.1 software will also bring many new features to the IFD540,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne CEO. “We are continuing to grow our product portfolio and enhance our existing products, and we are confident that our customers will appreciate the added benefits of this R10.1 upgrade.”

About Release 10.1

Release 10.1 (R10.1) software is a field-loadable upgrade that provides IFD540 owners with product improvements and new functionality such as support for display of ADS-B weather, scrollable data blocks, expanded checklists, rubber-banding of the active flight plan leg, and multiple-user customization of checklists, user settings, user-defined waypoints, routes, and more.  R10.1 also adds support for control of Avidyne's new remote-mounted AXP322 remote transponder, and R10.1 is needed to enable the new MK10 Mini Keyboard for wireless control of the IFD540 and IFD440 via Bluetooth®

Pricing and Availability

The IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM/FMS has a plug & play list price of $16,995 and is certified and delivering now. The IFD440 has a plug & play list price of $14,995. The Release 10.1 software upgrade will be offered at no charge for all current IFD540 customers. Avidyne expects certification and initial deliveries of the IFD440 and Release 10.1 software for the IFD540 to begin in May 2015.  Once certified,  Avidyne will begin scheduling orders through authorized dealers for the R10.1 upgrade.IFD540/440 install kits and antennas sold separately. 

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of panel-mounted avionics including their new IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, AMX240 audio panel, AXP322 and AXP340 Mode S Transponders with ADS-B OUT, and DFC90 digital flight control systems.  Avidyne’s product line also includes the industry-leading Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck  with DFC100 digital flight control system, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the dual-antenna TAS-A series of active traffic advisory systems with ADS-B IN,  the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Westerville (Columbus), OH, and Melbourne, FL.