Avidyne Press Release
For Immediate Release
AEA 2013: 528
Avidyne Supports Standard Capstone Interface for Display of ADS-B Traffic & Weather Services
Capstone Data Interface Protocol provides industry-standard interface for the display of ADS-B traffic and FAA weather services; Promotes open-systems interface compatibility with 3rd party products.
Las Vegas, NV – Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced their support for and participation in the industry standardization effort for the ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) Capstone Data Interface Protocol for the display of traffic and weather services.
The Capstone Data Interface Protocol is an RS-422/RS-232 data stream designed to support the display of ADS-B Traffic and Weather broadcast services that comply with the DO-282B and DO-317 standards for ADS-B IN.
“Capstone was a development program in Alaska for ADS-B, a key technology that is enabling the NextGen air transportation system,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “We support the Capstone Data Interface Protocol, as it defines an industry standard for communication between ADS-B transceivers and displays, providing commonality and flexibility for our customers as they plan for the impending U.S. mandate.”
“Avidyne is focused on developing certified avionics for general aviation aircraft and we are working toward a full line of products to satisfy the ADS-B requirements for customers all across this market,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President and CEO. “We recognize the investment that the FAA has made in Capstone and the importance of having industry-standard interface protocols that allow for compatibility with third-party products, as well as for future Avidyne products.”
Announcements about specific Avidyne products that support and are compatible with the Capstone Serial Data Interface Protocol will be forthcoming.
Other companies including Aspen Avionics and FreeFlight Systems have also committed support of the Capstone Data Interface Protocol as the industry standard.