November 2012 Issue
Letters: November 2012
I am not clear about the options for interfacing ADS-B portable receivers (September Aviation Consumer) with various software and platforms. Do the receivers output a standardized string, be it by cable, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, that can be received and utilized by any software and platform as long as the software contains ADS-B receiver support? Or is data output unique to each manufacturer? For example, as far as external GPS receivers are concerned (most of them use Bluetooth), as long as the software supports external GPS (via Bluetooth in this case), one should generally be able to use any GPS receiver, regardless of software publisher or platform.
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