Bendix/King by Honeywell to Offer XM WX Satellite Weather on New AV8OR Handheld Devices
July 27, 2008

Bendix/King by Honeywell today announced that it will offer XM WX Satellite Weather as an option on its new handheld multifunction display (MFD), the Bendix/King AV8OR™. The device, which provides aviation and automotive mapping, is designed with an external interface to access XM WX interactive graphical weather information and features a 4.3-inch diagonal display.

 

“Adding a new teaming agreement with Bendix/King by Honeywell makes this a very exciting time for us,” said Walter Kerner, general manager, vertical markets for XM Satellite Radio. “Pilots will appreciate the Bendix/King AV8OR’s exceptional graphical user interface and especially the ability to add XM WX Satellite Weather so they can fly with greater situational awareness.”

By adding the XM WX antenna, receiver and subscription to the AV8OR™ portable navigation device, pilots will have access to essential weather data products, including:

•    High-resolution NEXRAD Radar
•    Text & Graphical METARs
•    TAFs
•    AIRMETs
•    SIGMETs
•    Severe Weather Storm Tracks
•    Cloud Tops

The AV8OR™ Handheld’s high resolution touch-screen, easy to use interface and innovative features such as ‘Smart Profile’ sets a new standard in navigation at an affordable price.  Smart Profile view is a unique vertical profile view of the flight path relative to terrain, airspace and obstacles.  The AV8OR Handheld graphical interface makes in-flight navigation simple, with an on-screen keyboard, “Touch-and-See” identification of map objects, and “Touch-and-Drag” map panning. The AV8OR Handheld is designed with an external interface to XM WX Satellite Weather receivers manufactured by WxWorx.

The built-in multimedia system allows pilots to create library of music, movies, photos and electronic books on the included 4GB SD Card.  The unit also includes a Bluetooth® interface for wireless weather, an interface to an alternate GPS receiver and even an interface to cellular phones. 

The AV8OR™ Handheld multifunction display is available through select Honeywell Bendix/King dealers at a suggested manufacturer retail price of $749.  In addition, through an exclusive deal between Honeywell and WxWorx, customers who purchase any of the three AV8OR models will receive a coupon good for $250 off select WxWorx receivers.

In order to receive XM WX data, a subscription to the XM WX service is required, as well as a WxWorx receiver kit. For more information on Bendix/King by Honeywell, please visit www.bendixking.com/av8or .

For more information on XM WX Satellite Weather, please visit www.xmwxweather.com


 

About XM WX Satellite Weather

XM WX Satellite Weather is a comprehensive graphical weather data service offered by XM Satellite Radio and WxWorx Inc., an affiliate of Baron Services (the nation's leading provider of analytical weather services to the TV broadcast and emergency management industries). XM WX sets the new standard for provision of much-needed weather information to mobile markets, with a comprehensive offering of weather products presenting precipitation, wind, lightning, visibility, sea conditions, hazardous weather data and more to the aviation, marine and emergency response markets. The combination of more detailed and comprehensive weather data, continuous satellite delivery and exceptional coverage anywhere within the continental United States and neighboring waters is simply unmatched. For additional information about XM WX, visit http://www.XMWXweather.com.