Avidyne Press Release

AOPA Summit 2011: 1120

Avidyne Unveils Multi-Touch Functionality for IFD540 Touch-Screen FMS/GPS/NAV/COM

Multi-Touch is one of the several ‘additional capabilities’ that Avidyne will be unveiling in the coming months for the recently-announced IFD540; Multi-touch adds functionality such as‘pinch zoom’ and scroll, which enhance ease of use.

Hartford, CT – Monday, September 19, 2011 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today announced that Multi-Touch capability will be included with their recently-announced  IFD540 GPS/ Navigation/ Communication system.  Multi-Touch allows pilots to gesture using two or more fingers on the capacitive touch screen to easily scroll and zoom the map range setting in and out.   The IFD540 with Multi-Touch will be on display in the Avidyne booth (#1120) at AOPA Summit this week in Hartford, Conn.

“In addition to all the great features we announced at the introduction of the IFD540, Multi-Touch is one of the ‘additional capabilities’ we said that we would be rolling out over the next several months,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.  “The plug-and-play IFD540 is getting rave reviews for its innovation and ease of use, and Multi-Touch makes the user interface even easier for pilots.” 

“The IFD540 is the result of significant investments in technology and years of innovation at Avidyne, and customers will really appreciate its ease of use and pilot-centric operation,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s President and CEO. “Multi-Touch is just one example of the many cool features that set the IFD540 apart from what is currently available in the market. Stay tuned for more.”

About the IFD540

The IFD540 is Avidyne’s FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, which is the centerpiece of their newly-announced plug-and-play avionics stack.  The IFD540 is a slide-in replacement for the popular GNS530 navigators, providing powerful navigation, communication, and multi-function display capability as found in our award-winning Entegra Release 9 systems in a touch screen, panel-mounted avionics form factor.   More info on the IFD540 and Avidyne’s other plug-and-play avionics is available at www.avidyne.com and at www.ifd540.com.

High-Resolution images of IFD540 are available at: http://www.avidyne.com/news/images.asp

Pricing and Availability

The IFD540 with GPS/NAV/COM/FMS and 10-Watt VHF transmit power has a Plug & Play price of $16,995, and is expected to be available in the second half of 2012.  The 16 Watt transmit power upgrade is $4,995. 

Visit www.ifd540.com to request information on AOPA show-special pricing.

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)

Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of panel-mounted avionics including their new IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, AMX240 audio panel, AXP340 Mode S Transponder, and DFC90 digital flight control systems.  Avidyne’s product line also includes the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck  with DFC100 digital flight control system, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems with ADS-B, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.

Editorial Contacts

Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
(781) 402-7400