The next era of global ADS-B. Compatible with space and ground-based ADS-B surveillance systems, tailBeaconX is a Mode S Extended Squitter ADS-B transponder and WAAS GPS integrated into an LED rear position light. With global compliance, tailBeaconX is the key to limitless destinations.
Mode S ADS-B OUT Transponder
Mode S + ADS-B OUT Transponder meets airspace requirements worldwide.
Integrated Certified GPS Receiver
tailBeaconX includes a certified SBAS GPS receiver and antenna. No additional GPS is required.
The tailBeaconX with integrated dipole antenna is specifically designed to maximize performance when tracked by the Aireon space-based ADS-B satellite constellation.
The integrated 20,000 hour rated LED position light ensures the tailBeaconX draws less power than your old incandescent bulb.
tailBeaconX is the world’s first transponder designed as a rear position light replacement. The 1090MHz Mode S ADS-B OUT transponder satisfies the requirements for all existing and inevitable ADS-B regulations worldwide, especially those leveraging space-based ADS-B. Fly knowing no matter your destination, tailBeaconX will keep your aircraft connected.
tailBeaconX embraces the future, providing precision ADS-B data to the Aireon satellite network without the need for diversity antennas. When it comes to terra firma, tailBeaconX also exceeds the performance of traditional panel installed transponders that use belly mount antennas.
tailBeaconX mounts in place of your existing rear position light. The GPS, space-based, and ground-based antennas are integrated in to the lens housing. No new holes or pentetration of pressure vessels are required making tailBeaconX the lowest-hassle easiest install period.
The AV-20-E and AV-30-E have been upgraded to include transponder control functionality! The tailBeaconX combined with the AV-30-E or AV-20-E multiplies your cockpit functionality while future-proofing your ADS-B system to meet current and inevitable mandates worldwide.
Weight: 3.5 oz (100 grams)
Operating Temperature Range: -45°C to +70°C
Maximum Pressure Altitude: 60,000ft
Input Voltage Range: 9 to 33 VDC
14V Current: 0.5A Max
28V Current: 0.25A Max
Mode S Transponder Specifications
Transmit Frequency: 1090 MHz
Transmit Power: 54dBm (250W)
Receive Frequency: 1030 MHz
ATCRBS Sensitivity: -74 dBm
Mode S Sensitivity: -74 dBm
Position Light Specifications
Color: Aviation White
Intensity: 20 candelas
Control Interface Specifications
Baudrate: 2400 bps 81N
Protocols: UCP, SL-70, STX165R