The New WxWorx Receiver, with GPS Integration Print
October 20, 2011

Following the release of version 1.45 software updates for the WxWorx suite of mobile weather software, we thought now would be a good time to take a closer look at the 3rd-generation WxWorx receiver, which received its big debut back in July at the Oshkosh fly-in.

The obvious question first: what makes this receiver different from the previous version?

Well, there’s a couple of things. For one, we’ve simplified connectivity between the WxWorx receiver and your weather display device. No longer do you need interface modules for each connection type; instead, a single cable serves to connect the two devices. So it’s more convenient that way.

Secondly (and more importantly), we’ve built an integrated GPS receiver into this product, so you no longer have to have an external GPS device to overlay your position on the map (this is where the aforementioned software updates come in; they unlock this capability in the WxWorx software).

Of course, if you choose to use the integrated GPS receiver, you’ll still need an external GPS antenna with an SMA connector (the full required specs are on the receiver product page). For new buyers, it’s particularly important to note that a GPS antenna is included in all the aviation, marine and ground hardware/software bundles currently available in the WxWorx online store.

The new receiver features a slightly smaller footprint than the 2nd-generation version. And the whole thing weighs just a bit over a pound. The back of the receiver features five ports, labeled for easy identification. The Audio, Data and Power ports use proprietary WxWorx cables. The Antenna (“SXM”) and GPS ports both have SMA-type connectors.

So those are the basics of the new receiver. Got questions? Head over to our Facebook or Twitter pages and let us know.