Garmin’s ADS-B In Solution Comes With SiriusXM…
The GDL 52, manufactured by Garmin is the first, all-in-one portable ADS-B In Solution that is coupled with audio entertainment. This all new receiver broadcasts SiriusXM Satellite radio while simultaneously providing ADS-B In benefits. Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing announced the newest industry-first receiver. ” With the GDL 52, we’re excited to be the first to bring the most economical and all-inclusive portable receiver to pilots who want to access the benefits of ADS-B IN weather and traffic without compromising the advantages of SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio entertainment.”
This week Garmin announced the GDL 52/51, an all-new series of portable receivers that are capable of receiving ADS-B In benefits like traffic and weather, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio.
The flagship GDL 52 combines all of these functions into a single device, while the GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio entertainment. Both variants also receive GPS position data and display back-up attitude information (within compatible portable devices). Wireless and hardwired compatibility is extended to include G3X Touch, the aera 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity with the Garmin Pilot app, giving customers access to a full-featured suite of weather products, ADS-B traffic and more using a single device.
“With the introduction of the new GDL series, we are reaffirming our leadership position and commitment to providing pilots with the most comprehensive in-flight traffic and weather solutions available on the market,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With the GDL 52, we’re excited to be the first to bring the most economical and all-inclusive portable receiver to pilots who want to access the benefits of ADS-B in weather and traffic without compromising the advantages of SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio entertainment.”
The GDL 52 combines a dual-link ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver in one, supplying ADS-B traffic, a wide range of Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio to compatible Connext products via Bluetooth wireless technology or hardwired connections. The GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXMAviation weather and audio. The GDL 52/51 also receive GPS position and back-up attitude information for display (on select portables and mobile devices).
Boasting superior battery life, a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery allows the GDL 52 to receive ADS-B and SiriusXM data for up to 5 hours on a single charge, while the GDL 51 can receive SiriusXM data for up to 7 hours. Pilots also have access to the most recent data as the GDL series continually downloads traffic and weather information in the background – even while the display is sleeping. Capable of wirelessly streaming data to two devices and making hardwired connections to two additional devices simultaneously, the GDL series offer quick and convenient access to essential information throughout the cockpit. Remote-mount versions of the GDL series, the GDL 52R/51R, can also be wired to external power. The GDL 52/52R/51/51R can hardwire or wirelessly connect to G3X Touch, the aera 660 and aera 795/796, while also wirelessly connecting to the Garmin Pilot app.