HEATHROW, FL. (August 8, 2013) – Dual Electronics today announced that their XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver is now compatible with the WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad. The in-flight weather received through the XGPS170 seamlessly integrates with the WSI Pilotbrief app giving pilots real-time weather coverage from pre-flight to final approach.

“There’s no argument that weather is critical in the cockpit, and we are very pleased to be working with WSI to deliver the highest quality in-flight weather information,” said Greg Lukins, Vice President, Business Development, Dual. “WSI’s proven track record of providing critical weather services to the FAA and 85% of the airlines in North America should give any pilot confidence that they are working with the best information available” added Lukins.

The WSI Pilotbrief platform offers professional-grade weather services at a private pilot price. It delivers high-definition actionable weather, integrated flight planning and charts – all in an intuitive app. The continuous reception of ADS-B weather data during flight enables the pilot to make informed decisions during unpredictable weather. For more information on WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad, visit the WSI website at: http://www.wsi.com/pilotbrief.

“Rapidly changing weather is the number one item cited in NTSB aviation safety incident studies, which is why we are excited to add real-time ADS-B weather support to WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad. When combined with existing professional-grade weather, high definition real-time and forecast hazard information, and integrated flight planning, WSI Pilotbrief Optima for iPad empowers pilots to fly safely, efficiently and confidently.” says Mark D. Miller, VP & GM Aviation for WSI Corporation.

The XGPS170 features a high-accuracy WAAS GPS and an ADS-B receiver for weather and traffic data. The receiver connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to two tablets simultaneously, leaving both tablets free to connect to other WiFi devices. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts over 5 hours of continuous use, and a 12-28V charger is included. The XGPS170 comes with a convenient nonslip pad that holds the receiver in place on horizontal as well as vertical surfaces.

The Dual XGPS170 receiver retails at $699. Visit www.GPS.dualav.com for a list of authorized resellers. The WSI Pilotbrief app can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store by searching for Pilotbrief.

About Dual
Dual Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of the Namsung Corporation, is based in Heathrow, FL. Dual offers a wide selection of mobile electronics, marine electronics, home audio loudspeakers and portable GPS products. For further information visit dualav.com and GPS.dualav.com.

About WSI 
WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, energy, insurance and media markets, as well as multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI is a member of The Weather Company and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Birmingham, England. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.

Editorial Contact:
Joanna Lukins
Dual Electronics
(321) 397.3338

Linda Maynard
WSI Corporation
(978) 983-6715

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