Avidyne Partners with WSI for Worldwide Datalink Weather

Avidyne’s new MLX770 delivers WSI’s industry-leading weather data via the global Iridium satellite network.

Orlando, FL, October 06, 2008 --(PR.com)-- NBAA –Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that it is partnering with WSI Corporation to provide datalink weather to operators of aircraft worldwide. Utilizing Avidyne’s MLX770 two-way datalink transceiver and the Iridium® satellite constellation, Avidyne will provide WSI’s industry-leading weather data products including worldwide graphical METARs, textual METARs, TAFs, and Winds & Temps Aloft. Premium services will include WSI’s NOWRad® and SATRad® imagery as well as worldwide Lightning data.

WSI is the industry leader in providing innovative and trusted weather data and briefing solutions. Avidyne’s MLX770, announced in May of this year, utilizes the global reach and reliability of the 66-satellite Iridium satellite network, and delivers strategic datalink weather services to Entegra- and EX500-equipped aircraft virtually anywhere in the world.

“The combination of Avidyne’s MLX770 and WSI’s exceptional weather data services will offer a broad range of aircraft operators with the industry’s most comprehensive coverage, regardless of where they fly,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “Together, we are providing the information and the technology that will allow operators worldwide to monitor and avoid threatening weather, enhancing safety and utility of their aircraft,” he added.

“Through this partnership with Avidyne, international aircraft operators can now enjoy the safety and operational benefits of WSI aviation weather that was previously available only in North America,” said Mark D. Miller, Vice President and General Manager of WSI’s Aviation Business. “Because of our many years experience providing weather decision-making products to the commercial airlines, WSI is ideally positioned to provide global weather to Avidyne customers via the MLX770,” continued Miller.

Avidyne and WSI originally teamed in 2007 to develop and manufacture Avidyne’s MLB700 and the WSI AV-300 and AV-350 satellite weather data and audio receivers, designed to receive WSI InFlight® weather services and SIRIUS Satellite Radio programming. These datalink products , developed by the Avidyne Safety Systems Group in Columbus, OH, are manufactured at Avidyne’s facilities in Melbourne, FL.

About WSI Corporation (www.wsi.com)
WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, media and energy markets, and multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI provides the world’s most innovative and trusted briefing solutions for aviation professionals through every phase flight. WSI’s pre-flight briefing solutions include WSI Pilotbrief Online™ which was recently voted #1 by professional pilots for the 9th year in a row. Daily, thousands of aviation professionals trust the WSI Pilotbrief Online™ system, at the nation's top FBOs and corporate flight departments and the WSI InFlight® cockpit weather system in-flight to provide them with the necessary information to plan safe flights. WSI is also a supplier of cockpit weather services via the Flight Information Service for the FAA pilot programs involving Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B), including Capstone and SafeFlight 21. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Birmingham, England, WSI is a member of The Weather Channel Companies.

About Avidyne Corporation
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’s expanding line of products include the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck systems for new and existing aircraft, datalink-capable EX5000 and EX500 multi-function displays and the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems, 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.


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