May 13, 2021
uAvionix Releases AV-Link for AV-30 Panel Displays
uAvionix on May 4 introduced AV-Link as an inline Wi-Fi bridge for the AV-30 panel display. Launched in October 2019 for experimental aircraft, STC certified September 2020, and EASA approved this year, AV-30 is uAvionix’s three-inch panel display installable as either a primary AI or DG that adds a suite of in-flight information beyond its single function predecessors.
In addition to its primary function, AV-30 includes a Probeless Angle of Attack Indicator, Baro Corrected Altitude, Indicated/Vertical/True Airspeed, Non-Slaved Heading, Bus Voltage, G Load, GPS Navigational Data, and more additional features supported with AV-Link, AV-30’s Wi-Fi extension bridge.
AV-Link brings live airborne traffic to AV-30 from a supported ADS-B receiver and the ability to wirelessly update AV-30’s firmware. Additionally, AV-Link opens AV-30 to future functionality and connectivity with other wireless-enabled avionics in the cockpit. AV-Link for experimental aircraft is available now and ships for US$299. AV-Link for certified aircraft is currently pending STC certification and is expected to begin shipping Winter 2021.
With AV-Link, uAvionix explains pilots have the ability to wirelessly connect a supported ADS-B Receiver, such as ForeFlight Sentry or Sentry Mini, echoUAT, SkyEcho, skySensor, or any standard GDL90 Wi-Fi protocol portable ADS-B receiver with GPS to AV-30 and see live ADS-B traffic displayed in the panel.
When updates become available and new features are introduced, uAvionix explains AV-Link can remove the inconvenience of updating AV-30 from the direct serial connection located behind the aircraft’s panel and enables updates to be performed wirelessly from a local computer with the uAvionix AV-30 update application.
AV-Link connects inline between AV-30 and the 15-pin DB harness wired to the aircraft’s systems. After connecting AV-Link, pilots can connect to AV-Link via a computer to update the AV-30 display to begin taking full advantage of AV-Link’s functionality.