BENDIXKING UNVEILS XVUE TOUCH DISPLAY
BendixKing turned a lot of heads at Sun ’n Fun with the introduction of the xVue Touch primary flight display for Experimental aircraft — but not for the reason you might expect. The question asked by many showgoers was when a version for certified airplanes will be offered. The answer? Very soon. Billed as a low-cost alternative to traditional six-pack instruments, the unit features a vibrant “near-4K-resolution” display and is packed with technology borrowed from the certified market. BendixKing says the new product is a “powerful and intuitive touch-screen flight display built with superior craftsmanship, at a very affordable price.”
The display is available now for Experimental airplanes for a list price of $5,499. A coming version of the display for certified airplanes called AeroVue Touch will retail for $12,590.
The xVue Touch 10.1-inch display comes standard with Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic-vision system, a vertical situation display that shows flight path over terrain and has the ability to display ADS-B weather. The touch display uses infrared technology for exceptional accuracy and works even for pilots wearing gloves.
“The xVue Touch reinforces our commitment to developing technology that provides pilots with the best value for their money to move up to a glass cockpit,” said Gregg Cohen, president of BendixKing. “From optimizing button sizes to maximizing touchscreen accuracy to making any function reachable in under four touches, we’ve developed technology that is sophisticated and easy to use for Experimental aircraft owners.”
The display interfaces with competing navigation systems, and uses Wi-Fi to update the databases, charts and system software “in less than 10 minutes.”
Included with xVue Touch are free future software updates, which will include engine indicators, radio information and autopilot control, BendixKing says.