The XGPS190 features a WAAS GPS, dual band (978/1090 MHz) ADS–B receiver for weather & traffic information, and AHRS artificial horizon for EFB apps with synthetic vision. The receiver works with many EFB apps. It connects to up to 2 devices via Bluetooth, and is compatible with iPad, Android and Windows tablets. The internal battery lasts 5 hours of continuous operation, and the receiver can be charged with the included 12–30V adapter and wall charger. A non–slip pad is also included for convenience.
Introduced more than a decade ago by the FAA, ADS–B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast) provides weather and traffic information to all aircraft equipped with an ADS–B receiver, such as the XGPS190, subscription–free. The ADS–B weather & traffic data is displayed on a compatible EFB app (sold separately) on an iPad, Android or Windows tablet.
1. . FIS–B provides regional and continental NEXRAD radar imagery from the National Weather Service, as well as NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds aloft and other valuable in–flight weather services. FIS–B also includes information on temporary flight restrictions (TFR) and special use airspaces (SUA).
2. . The TIS–B information is air traffic information obtained from ATC radar and broadcast from ground radio stations. This information greatly enhances pilots’ situational awareness and aids their visual orientation of nearby aircraft traffic.*
3. The XGPS190 also receives operating ADS–B Out transponders on 978 MHz and/or 1090 MHz frequencies.
The removable ADS–B antenna on the XGPS190 allows pilots to connect to an external antenna on the aircraft. (This should be a dedicated, passive transponder antenna that is located at least 3ft away from the active transponder antenna.)
The AHRS feature in the XGPS190 provides backup attitude information including roll, pitch, yaw and magnetic heading, to support the synthetic vision feature in EFB apps.
The XGPS190 wirelessly sends GPS, AHRS and ADS–B data via Bluetooth to up to two devices simultaneously. The XGPS190 can be positioned up to 30ft. away from the connected tablet or a smartphone.
Because the XGPS190 uses Bluetooth, the Wi–Fi connection on your device is left free for other uses, such as connecting to the Internet (for weather services, flight plan updates, etc.) or to another accessory. There are no hassles with switching between networks and no service interruptions when using Bluetooth connection.
It takes less than a minute to pair your mobile device with the XGPS190, and the receiver will remember your device and reconnect automatically the next time you turn it on.
The XGPS190 has a built–in rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 5 hours of continuous use. The included 12–30V cigarette lighter adapter charges the receiver (or the iPad) in a car or in an aircraft. The XGPS190 can also be charged using the included wall charger, or the wall charger that comes with the iPad.
At your destination, the XGPS190 becomes an ideal navigation assistant. Take it with you to the car, on a boat or hiking. Set it for GPS–only mode for use with pretty much any app that requires location information, including apps for car and marine navigation, golfing, geocaching, hiking and many others. (Although the GPS receiver works anywhere in the world, please note that the ADS–B weather signal typically cannot be received on the ground in most places.)