November 10th, 2021 – Bigfork, Montana – uAvionix today launched its upgraded dual-frequency ADS-B receiver, pingStation 3 to globally and locally enhance situational awareness. pingStation 3 integrates 978 and 1090 MHz ADS-B receivers, GPS, antenna, and Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) interface into an easy-to-install, rugged weatherproof enclosure.  With a selection of non-proprietary and industry-standard data interfaces, such as JSON and ASTERIX CAT 021, pingStation 3 is designed to integrate into a multitude of end-user applications, including airport displays, UAS Ground Control Stations (GCS), Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Solutions, and Flight Information Displays (FID). pingStation 3 is robust enough to be permanently mounted outdoors in harsh environmental conditions and small enough to be used as a mobile asset for roaming operations.

Introducing ASTERIX CAT021

pingStation 3 now supports ASTERIX CAT021, the industry-standard in Air Traffic Management (ATM) surveillance interfaces, used by display systems, surveillance radars, ADS-B receivers, and multilateration systems worldwide in addition to the previously supported JSON and Compressed VRS formats. This additional capability transforms pingStation 3 into a plug-and-play unit for a variety of ATM systems eliminating the need for translation software.

Airport Surface and Airspace Situational Awareness

  • When paired with the VTU-20 airport vehicle ADS-B transmitter, pingStation 3 improves airport operations staff and ATC’s situational awareness and safety by reducing the risk of runway incursions.
  • In the UK, pingStation has let the way to forming new draft policies for providing Flight Information Displays (FID) to Class G airports to improve situational awareness and reduce the risk of mid-air collisions.

Pushing the Boundaries of UAS Integration and Detect and Avoid Solutions

pingStation 3 has pushed the boundaries of UAS integration and brought airspace awareness to locations where surveillance data did not previously exist.

  • pingStation 3 is a core component of the Vantis UAS Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) network in North Dakota, where ADS-B reception is combined with Command and Control (C2) infrastructure.
  • pingStation provides the foundational surveillance infrastructure for the New York UAS BVLOS Corridor between Syracuse and Rome, NY.

See for yourself!  uAvionix hosts a real-time view of several pingStation receivers deployed globally at customer locations.

Learn more at pingStation 3

About uAvionix Corporation

uAvionix brings safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry to aid their integration into the National Airspace Systems (NAS). The company also offers low SWaP TSO-certified and non-certified avionics for General Aviation Airport Surface Vehicles, and the UAS marketplace. Our team consists of unparalleled engineering and management talent who bring a unique combination of experience with avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and the semiconductor industries. uAvionix is backed by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.

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