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Shadin Avionics Receives FAA Certification for flyTab® iPad Aircraft Interface Module

August 29, 2013 - Shadin Avionics

Shadin Avionics, a global leader in avionics interface solutions, received TSO approval on the  initial release of the flyTab® Aircraft Interface Module (AIM), a data converter that integrates an  iPad into the cockpit accessing real time flight data for iPad applications. The AIM was  developed in collaboration with the Avionics & Systems Integration Group (ASIG, LLC) as a  part of the flyTab® Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag solution announced in October 2012.

“This is the first box of its kind to receive a TSO certification. The AIM has opened a new realm  of possibilities for real time flight data and we look forward to pioneering iPad cockpit  integration with our partner, ASIG, and the rest of the flyTab® team”, stated Brad Jacobson,  Shadin Avionics AIM Product Manager.

The current model AIM provides an ARINC 429 interface for two iPads from a single unit.  Based upon Shadin’s Avionics Interface Systems (AIS) converter platform, additional interfaces  such as ARINC 429, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, discrete, and MIL-STD-1553 data can be easily  added and certified. Potential iPad EFB App uses for this data include aeronautical charting, own  ship position, chart centering, FMS/GPS information (position, altitude, groundspeed, track,
origin, flight plan and destination, time), real time weather, ACARS messaging and  customer/third party applications specific applications, using the flyTab® SDK developed by
SpatiOS, and AppOrchard company.

The flyTab® AIM is part of Shadin’s family of AIS data converters, designed to quickly respond  to an ever present demand for unique flight worthy data conversion applications on aircraft. The  AIM now joins AIS-380 analog, AIS-360 digital, AIS-450 synchro and AIS-460 military 1553 in  Shadin’s family of FAA certified data converters.

Visit www.shadin.com, www.flytab.aero, or www.asigllc.com for more information on the flyTab® iPad Class 2 EFB solution, AIM and the complete line of AIS data converters.

About Shadin Avionics

Shadin is an acknowledged industry leader in providing world class data collection and data conversion products for all types of aircraft. Shadin Avionics specializes in the design, manufacture, support and distribution of Avionics Interface Systems (AIS), Fuel Flow Systems, Engine Trend Monitoring (ETM), Altitude Management Systems, Air Data Computers (ADC) and other instrumentation for turbine, piston and rotor aircraft for the military, general and corporate aviation markets. For more information, please visit www.shadin.com.

About ASIG and the flyTab® Team

The flyTab® Suite is developed and owned by the Avionics & Systems Integration Group (www.asigllc.com) an industry pioneer of analogue-to-digital upgrades for classic and contemporary aircraft. The flyTab® Suite is an end-to-end iPad EFB solution, providing certification, mounts, power, data and a software developer's kit. ASIG provides engineering and Supplemental Type Certificates for iPad EFB implementations. The pedTray® Mounts attach iPads to the airframe. flyTab® Power Conditioning Units provide continuous power and charging while mitigating the risk of thermal runaway. The flyTab® Aircraft Interface Module (AIM) is developed in collaboration with Shadin Avionics (www.shadin.com) and feeds real-time aircraft flight data to the iPad via the 30-pin iPad connector ensuring minimal latency and data security. The iPad App SDK is developed in collaboration with AppOrchard (www.apporchard.com) and provides a toolkit to develop iPad Apps that take advantage of real time flight data. Learn more at www.flyTab.aero. The flyTab® brand and product suite is a registered trademark of ASIG, LLC (dba Avionics & Systems Integration Group).

U.S. Patent 8,415,925 B2 and other patents pending.