Avidyne - MLX770
Avidyne’s new MLX770 delivers aviation-quality weather data via the Iridium Satellite Network for display on Avidyne’s Entegra and EX500/EX5000-series multi-function displays.
Satellite Datalink Weather
Utilizing the 66-satellite Iridium constellation, Avidyne’s exclusive Network Operations Center (NOC) and innovative two-way datalink transmission technology, the MLX770 delivers affordable datalink graphical weather for general aviation operations outside the continental United States (CONUS). Services include high-resolution Radar imagery, METARs, and TAFs, displayed in full color on your Avidyne MFD.
With the MLX770, you now have access to the radar mosaic for virtually all of Western Europe, Australia, and parts of the United States.
The MLX770 opens up the world for affordable two-way airborne datalink communications.
An aerodrome TAF is a forecast - it will give the predicted
weather conditions expected at an aerodrome, usually for a 9 or 24
A METAR is a report giving the actual weather conditions at an aerodrome at the time of the report. METARs are typically issued every 30-60 minutes.
The MLX770 delivers SAT IR imagery for selected geographic regions. SAT IR imagery shows the emission from the infrared portion of the solar spectrum. Bright areas represent cold high cloud tops. Dark areas represent warm ground and ocean surfaces.
Two-Way Text Messaging
The MLX770 provides two-way text messaging from your airborne MFD via SMS text messaging to any ground-based SMS-capable mobile phones. Your family and friends can even send a text message to you in your airplane.
With the MLX770, you also have the ability to send and receive text messages while flying, allowing you to communicate with someone on the ground via an e-mail connection or a mobile telephone.