Avidyne Press Release

AirVenture: 3130

Avidyne Updates PC-Based Simulator for IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs with 10.1 Software

Latest PC Sim adds all of the new IFD540 & IFD440 Release 10.1 functionality, including the ability to create custom checklists and user configurations at home, and transfer them to the actual IFD540 or IFD440 unit in the airplane via USB jump drive.

Oshkosh, WI – Monday, July 20, 2015 – 

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft,  announced today that a new version of their IFD-Series FMS/GPS/NAV/COM PC-based Simulator software is now available for download from their website. The updated PC simulator provides fully-interactive, free-play demonstration capability for the IFD540 and IFD440 including all the features of the recently-certified Release 10.1 IFD software.  

“In addition to adding all the other R10.1 features, this is our first version of IFD simulator software that enables the use of the USB port on the PC, so now customers with an IFD540/440 can transfer settings between the PC and their actual unit in their aircraft,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne CEO. “This is not only beneficial for product familiarization, but also an easy way for pilots to create custom checklists, user settings, datablock configurations, and routes in the comfort of their home, then take them out to the airplane and quickly reconfigure their IFD with the exact same settings.”

This new software also allow users to run dual instances of the IFD540 or IFD440 or one of each at the same time, with full interaction between the two, emulating a dual IFD installation in the aircraft.

The R10.1 version of the IFD540/IFD440 PC Simulator is now available for free download from the Avidyne website at: http://www.avidyne.com/products/ifd/demo-sim-signup.asp.  

Avidyne will have a live demo station set up in their booth (#3130) during EAA AirVenture 2015 where IFD customers can create and download their own customized settings files.  

Avidyne will also have copies of the new R10.1 IFD Demo Software for PC on DVD disc.

Minimum PC Requirements

  • Dual core CPU, 2GB RAM and 2GB of free disk space

  • Most modern NVIDIA or ATI video cards

  • Resolution at least 1280x1024 set to highest (32bit) color

  • WindowsÆ XP, Vista, 7, or 8

Avidyne previously announced an iPad version of the R10.1 IFD540/440 App is available as a FREE download from the Apple iTunes App store. (The iPad version does not include the USB feature.)

With Americas Database: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id876452176

High-Resolution images are available at: http://www.avidyne.com/news/images.asp

Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400