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.
FAA’s ADS–B Weather and Traffic
Information in the Cockpit
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.
The XGPS190 provides the
following ADS–B In services:
Information Service–Broadcast (FIS–B). 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).
Information Service Broadcast (TIS–B). 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.*
(*ADS–B traffic broadcasts are only transmitted from the ground
transmitters in response to an ADS–B Out transponder operating on your aircraft
or another aircraft in the area.)
XGPS190 also receives position reports directly from
a nearby aircraft 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.)
Attitude and Heading Reference
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.
Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity
to Two Devices
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.
Bluetooth Advantage over Wi–Fi
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.
Set Up is a Breeze
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.
Built–In Rechargeable Battery
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.
Useful In and Out of the Plane
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.)
What You Get in the Box:
XGPS190 GPS + ADS-B Receiver with AHRS
Cigarette Lighter Adapter
USB to USB charging cable
manual with warranty information