The Lynx® MultiLink Surveillance Systems (MSS) is a single box avionics solution packed full of ADS-B benefits. The Lynx family includes four models, ranging from an ADS-B Out only unit with WiFi display options for Personal Electronic Devices (PED) as well as models for display of ADS-B information to dedicated cockpit displays (MFDs). The most notable model is the Lynx NGT-9000 - an intuitive touch screen display that is a form-factor replacement for existing transponders. The NGT-9000 offers an extensive features list and is the most logical choice for pilot’s looking to take full advantage of the ADS-B NextGen flight environment.
The Lynx NGT-9000 series provide 1090ES (Mode S Extended Squitter) ADS-B Out as well as 1090Mhz and 978Mhz (UAT) ADS-B In. This provides ADS-B traffic (ADS-B, ADS-R and TIS-B) and FIS-B input. L-3 NextGen Active Traffic® and/or ADS-B antenna diversity is an available option. Panel mount (NGT-9000) and remote mount (NGT9000R) versions are available. All systems provide 14 CFR 91.227 compliance. A WiFi interface module is available for connectivity to iPad® and AndroidTM devices with applications such as WingX Pro and SkyRadar (other apps pending). All Lynx MSS models incorporate a rule compliant position source (WAAS GPS) requiring no external GPS connections.
One of the primary benefits of the ADS-B environment is the traffic information it provides. The Lynx NGT-9000 offers flexibility to display traffic on the unit itself, as well as other panel mounted avionics that use the popular ARINC 429, RS-232 or RS-422 protocols. The NGT-9000 model features an option for an in-line WiFi transmitter, enabling pilots to view ADS-B traffic on their PED (iPad) using a compatible app. Since the Lynx NGT-9000 receives simultaneously on both 1090Mhz and 978Mhz, pilots will receive ADS-B traffic regardless of altitude or geographic location.
While ADS-B traffic is comprehensive, there are limitations to the service including line of sight to station, nonequipped areas, GPS signal integrity and non-participating aircraft. The Lynx NGT-9000 has the option to be equipped with the L-3 NextGen Active Traffic® system. This enablement blends ADS-B with active traffic data, providing an uninterrupted display of aircraft equipped with Mode A, C and S transponders. Adding NextGen Active Traffic also enables extended aural alerting of intruder aircraft position such as “Traffic, 1 O’clock High, 2 Miles.” Existing SkyWatch® owners can opt to re-use the system’s antenna and cables. The L-3 NextGen Active Traffic enablement is built into the NGT-9000+, eliminating the need for an external box, saving weight and installation costs.
The Lynx NGT-9000 includes subscription-free weather data such as METARs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs and NEXRAD information overlaid on a moving map. A second map page shows Winds and Temps Aloft data. This arrangement allows the pilot to quickly page through graphical weather screens, viewing large amounts of data without overloading a single page. A touch of the finger on the graphical weather map brings up corresponding textual data of the highlighted station or weather icon. A settings page allows the pilot to further customize the weather data pages in both detail and range.
With the Lynx family of ADS-B products, you will receive up to the minute broadcast information regarding airports, Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) in graphical and textual form. Similar to the weather map, touching an airport or zone icon on the graphical side of NGT-9000 map brings up its corresponding textual data. This data is useful in all phases of flight, aiding the pilot in planning proper routes and informing them about their departing and destination airports.
LYNX NGT-9000 FEATURES
• Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder with intuitive touch screen interface
• Dual Mode 1090ES ADS-B Out plus 1090 and 978 ADS-B In
• Designed for 14V and 28V installations
• Patented Lynx Tail provides Flight ID, aircraft type and ground speed data of other ADS-B traffic
• Internal rule compliant position source (WAAS-GPS)
• Moving map including TFRs, airport databases and NOTAMs
• Subscription-free ADS-B graphical and textual weather including NEXRAD, METARs, Winds & Temps Aloft, AIRMETs and SIGMETs
• Customizable layouts and information per pilot preference
• Faceplate data port for maintenance personnel access to setup menus, software updates and option enablements via laptop
• Options available for internal L-3 NextGen Active Traffic, Antenna Diversity, PED (iPad) WiFi connectivity and Remote Mount models
***This system must be installed by an approve L-3 Communication dealer.
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