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Old 09-22-2016, 03:28 PM
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Any news on the XM availability?
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:21 PM
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Any news on the XM availability?
Hello Paul,

We appreciate your interest in the aera 660 and understand that some are waiting for this capability to be available before switching from an older unit that already provides satellite music and weather. We don't generally, however, make public progress reports on products in development.

We can say that the solution that we are developing will be an option that is available to all existing aera 660 units without any hardware changes to the base aera 660 unit. When this new SXM music and weather receiver product becomes available, a new aera 660 software update will give all new and existing units the ability to interface with this new product and receive satellite music and weather (with a SXM subscription).

More details on the new receiver product will only be available when it is announced.

With previous products like the aera 795/796 and GPSMAP 695/696, only the 696/796 models had the hardware interface required to work with the external satellite receiver, but with the aera 660 there is only this one powerful model that provides the customer with flexibility on choosing an external ADS-B and/or satellite music and weather receiver.

Hope this helps,
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:28 AM
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I like the AGL update. Kind of like have a radar altimeter in low visibility situation. Is it available with a non- 3D GDL 39? Very cool. Keep those improvements coming. Can't wait until the 896 comes out with all these new features.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:22 PM
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Hello Paul,

We appreciate your interest in the aera 660 and understand that some are waiting for this capability to be available before switching from an older unit that already provides satellite music and weather. We don't generally, however, make public progress reports on products in development.

We can say that the solution that we are developing will be an option that is available to all existing aera 660 units without any hardware changes to the base aera 660 unit. When this new SXM music and weather receiver product becomes available, a new aera 660 software update will give all new and existing units the ability to interface with this new product and receive satellite music and weather (with a SXM subscription).

More details on the new receiver product will only be available when it is announced.

With previous products like the aera 795/796 and GPSMAP 695/696, only the 696/796 models had the hardware interface required to work with the external satellite receiver, but with the aera 660 there is only this one powerful model that provides the customer with flexibility on choosing an external ADS-B and/or satellite music and weather receiver.

Hope this helps,
Steve

That's good to know Steve. I should then jump right out and buy one!!! I was afraid it would be like the AERA and take a whole different unit.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:28 PM
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I also applaude the AGL being available.
I find it very handy to have displayed.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:39 PM
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Dynon, are you listening? This feature was asked for years ago.
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:48 AM
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I like the AGL update. Kind of like have a radar altimeter in low visibility situation. Is it available with a non- 3D GDL 39? Very cool. Keep those improvements coming. Can't wait until the 896 comes out with all these new features.
Hello John,

The AGL feature doesn't require data from a GDL 39 or a GDL 39 3D. The images above are taken from an aera 660 operating by itself.

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Old 09-25-2016, 10:17 AM
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It would be very nice to add the AGL altitude to one of the corners on the moving map! Thanks
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:26 AM
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It would be very nice to add the AGL altitude to one of the corners on the moving map! Thanks
Hello John,

It is already available there as mentioned in my posting above.

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The changes are mostly behind-the-scene improvements, but the unit is now able to calculate an above ground (AGL) altitude and optionally show this on the main map in a user configurable field and on the 3D Vision page at the bottom of the altitude tape.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:21 AM
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[quote]The changes are mostly behind-the-scene improvements, but the unit is now able to calculate an above ground (AGL) altitude and optionally show this on the main map in a user configurable field and on the 3D Vision page at the bottom of the altitude tape./QUOTE]

You are absolutely correct! I am Garmin impaired. I found it thanks.
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