November 1, 2010

SkyView 2.6 Adds Air Traffic Alerts, ARINC-429, and transponder support - November 2010


Woodinville, WA, USA, November 1st, 2010 – Dynon has added the ability to alert and display air traffic graphically, TCAS-like, with the new SkyView version 2.6 upgrade. Traffic will show up on SkyView’s moving map and synthetic vision displays using standard TCAS I symbols. SkyView will identify the location, severity of threat, distance, vertical separation and heading of any aircraft within the traffic system range. Pilots will have immediate situational awareness of traffic that they can easily track.

Within the United States, SkyView displays TIS traffic when connected to Dynon’s SV-XNPNR-261 transponder, or a Garmin GTX 330 Mode-S transponder. TIS is a ground-based system available in all Class B and some Class C airspace where most traffic conflicts arise. It uses the same radar that is used by controllers.

SkyView is also capable of receiving traffic information from a Zaon XRX passive traffic receiver, a Navworx ADS-B receiver, a Trig ADS-B receiver, or any device that outputs the industry standard GTX 330 TIS traffic format. This capability allows SkyView’s new traffic feature to be used anywhere in the world, utilizing different traffic receiver technologies.
Dynon’s traffic feature is included in Version 2.6 software, which is now available on all new SkyView units and can be downloaded free by all SkyView owners.
Included in the new SkyView Version 2.6 firmware is support for the new SV-ARINC-429 Interface Module, which allows SkyView to take full advantage of certified GPS receivers like the Garmin GNS 430/530. And also included is support for the new SkyView SV-XPNDR-261 and SV-XPNDR-262 Mode-S transponders, including integrated transponder control and annunciation from the SkyView display.

More information about these new features and Software Version 2.6 can be found at

Founded in 2000, Dynon Avionics is the leading manufacturer of avionics for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft. Continuing a tradition started with the introduction of their first Electronic Flight Information System “glass panel”, Dynon is committed to developing innovative and high-quality avionics integrating the newest technology at affordable prices for all pilots.  

Dynon Releases SkyView 2.6 Software, Mode-S Transponder and ARINC Interface

The release of SkyView version 2.6 adds significant capability to SkyView on a number of fronts. First, 2.6 includes the release of three new pieces of hardware:

SV-ARINC-429 Module

The SV-ARINC-429 module allows SkyView to fully communicate to ARINC-429 enabled devices such as the Garmin GNS 430/530. For example, connecting a Garmin 430W to SkyView through the SV-ARINC-429 allows SkyView to display all VOR, ILS, and GPS WAAS (including VNAV) information on its HSI. Additionally, SkyView installations that have the Dynon Autopilot installed will also benefit from the GPS Steering commands that the devices like the 430W output. 

The SV-ARINC-429 costs $475.

SV-XPNDR-261 and SV-XPNDR-262 Mode S Transponders
SV-XPNDR-261 and SV-XPNDR-262 transponders are another exciting addition to SkyView, bringing Dynon closer to its ultimate goal of being able to supply your entire panel.

The SV-XPNDR-262 is a Class 2 Mode S transponder, which means that it is suitable for use in aircraft that are flown below 15000 feet and are slower than 175 knots. For aircraft that fly higher or faster, the SV-XPNDR-261 is available.

Both transponders feature the ability to receive TIS traffic (US only), and are capable of meeting the FAA's 2020 ADS-B Out mandate (note that this feature requires a future software upgrade, since the latest ADS-B rules and requirements have only recently been published by the FAA).

The SV-XPNDR-262 costs $1800, and the SV-XPNDR-261 costs $2200.


SkyView can receive TIS traffic from the SV-XPNDR-26X transponders, and it can also receive traffic information from any device that outputs data in Garmin's TIS format. This enables compatibility with a variety devices, including the Zaon XRX, the Garmin GTX 330, and the NavWorx ADS-B receiver.

When traffic is being received, it can be displayed on both the PFD and MAP pages in SkyView!

Traffic on the map page (click image for full size)
Traffic on Synthetic Vision (click image for full size)
SkyView version 2.6 can be downloaded here.