This mode is entered if a properly configured USB fob is inserted into the USB port prior to power up.Great for dealers and even useful for in-airplane ground training. Added WX-500 Self Test capability – adds a new WX500 self test page to Maintenance mode for debug and troubleshooting purposes 16.This has led to some users wondering why their SID is "missing legs". Moved the Wi Fi/BT accept dialog box up to the startup sequence – moves that dialog box up to the startup sequence if the IFD has Wi Fi or Bluetooth enabled and at least one of them configured in User Options to be On. Depicted GPS signal strength – improves the visual depiction of GPS satellite signal-to-noise ratio bars on the GPS status page 43. Offer more possibilities when entering a waypoint – instead of limiting dropdown waypoint choices to previously determined most logical choices, all choices with the identifier are now possible. Improved thumbnail dwell time - adds a dwell time requirement to effect change on the traffic and transponder thumbnails.
IFD550 Support – Release 10.2.0.0 software fully supports the new IFD550 product which will be released at the same time.
The IFD550 contains an internal Attitude Reference System (a set of TSO’d gyros and accels) that computes and displays a TSO’d attitude indication.
Improved Published Holds – there were some subtle uses of published holds that we did not know about operationally.
This change allows selection of the type of hold to be used when there are multiple published holds on the same database waypoint. Runway length in meters - When meters selected as units in User Options distance units field, the runway length information on the INFO tab will be displayed in meters.
This should be especially helpful in the southern hemisphere (e.g.
Australia and New Zealand) where WAAS and MSAS satellites can be viewed but may be troublesome. Enhanced GPS signal lock robustness – a number of additional enhancements were made to the GPS lock algorithms. Allow multiple outputs of the same data stream – previously, you could only have one instance of a RS-232 data type in Maintenance Mode and now you can have up to 6 instances of the same type.
The TSO approval will be a follow-on approval after 10.2.0.0 release. Added Synthetic Vision to all IFDs – a new optional SVS tab has been added to the MAP page which displays an “exocentric” view of your airplane against 3D terrain and obstacles along with flight plan information. Adds support for Search and Rescue and Special Use patterns – provides an option for circular orbits around a point. Added a new “Direct Distance to Active Waypoint” datablock – this datablock provides a constant snap vector including direct distance to the active waypoint.
The display can support full-color video input and IR camera input and is pinch zoom-able and pan-able. Added support for TAWS – adds the rest of the TAWS capability to include Premature Descent Alert, Excessive Sink Rate, Negative Climb Rate after Takeoff or Go-Around, TAWS Self Test and associated aurals.
Added support for European VFR Visual Approach, Landing and Area Charts – this is a new chart option in the chart list for those customers who have elected to add that capability to their Jepp subscription. Added support for Digital Radar (RDR2000/2100) – a new optional RADAR tab has been added to the MAP page and weather radar overlays are supported on the moving map. Added support for TIS traffic display – adds TIS track lines and TIS related “Traffic Not Available” CAS messages 5.
The IFD will “fly” the flight plan entered including any altitude constraints.
This also includes support for the new free IFD100 i Pad app which is a fully interactive version of the IFD running on an i Pad. Adds 16W VHF Transmit power capability to the IFD 4-series – IFD4-series now has the option for 16W transmit power.