July 23, 2012

SkyView Version 4.0 with Basemap Data, Enhanced Redundancy


Woodinville, WA, July 23rd, 2012 - Dynon Avionics is introducing Version 4.0 firmware for the SkyView Integrated Glass Panel system. Version 4.0 is a free upgrade for all existing SkyView owners and will ship standard in all new systems. The new product features in 4.0 will be on display at Oshkosh AirVenture, Building D, Booths 4053-54-55, and will be shipping in August 21, 2012.
Most visible in Version 4.0 are improvements to the SkyView navigation mapping, with free base-map data now available worldwide. These include towns, cities, roads, rivers, and railroads.  Airspace depiction is also greatly improved, with graphics that match the style and color of sectional type charts. European airspace details have been added to reflect all airspace categories. With the addition of this new data, SkyView now de-clutters objects and names to create a highly readable and detailed navigation map.
Designed from the start to be the leading IFR platform, Version 4.0 also enhances SkyView system redundancy with annunciation of network faults and ADAHRS inconsistencies.  All SkyView network cables have two sets of redundant data lines. Now, if a fault occurs on one data line it is annunciated on the SkyView display and all communications are automatically switched to the non-faulted data lines. Also, if an aircraft is equipped with two ADAHRS modules, and if the reported attitude or other information significantly differs between the two modules, then a warning is displayed to the pilot. The pilot can then cross check other instruments and disable the ADAHRS that is malfunctioning.
The SkyView autopilot received several ongoing improvements, and Version 4.0 includes support for the Rotax 912 iS, a new engine popular with LSA manufacturers. The new SV-EMS-221 Module, required for this feature, will also ship in August.  An SV-MAP-270 navigation mapping license is required to utilize the new base-map data.
Customers can download SkyView Version 4.0 and the base-map databases for free from the Dynon Website.

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 as it develops at affordable prices for all pilots.

For more information about Dynon products please contact Dynon at 425.402.0433 or info@DynonAvionics.com. Visit Dynon Avionics on the Web at www.DynonAvionics.com.