Garmin introduces the GTX 335/345 ADS-B Transponders!

Garmin is pleased to announce the GTX 335 and GTX 345 all-in-one ADS-B transponders, which include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B “Out” with an option for a built-in WAAS position source as well as dual-link ADS-B “In.” With the most compatibility options in the industry, these new transponders display on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select G1000® integrated flight decks. Regardless of the existing avionics configuration, the GTX 345 enables more capabilities for pilots by displaying ADS-B traffic, subscription-free weather¹, GPS position data and back-up attitude information within popular apps such as Garmin Pilot™ and ForeFlight Mobile via Connext® wireless technology. The GTX 335/345 come in an attractive size and form factor, making it easy to replace the most popular transponders in the industry, like the Garmin GTX 327 and many others. Remote options are also available for compatibility with the GTN™ 650/750 series and G1000-equipped aircraft.

All-In-One WAAS and ADS-B Solution
The GTX™ 335 and GTX 345 incorporate the popular 1.65-inch (4.2 centimeters) tall panel-mount transponder form factor and boast a bright, sunlight-readable digital display, including a pressure altitude readout and flight timers, along with dedicated buttons for numeric squawk code entry. An option for an integrated WAAS/GPS position source provides aircraft owners and operators with an all-in-one solution that meets worldwide ADS-B “Out” requirements. The GTX 345 includes a dual-link ADS-B receiver that delivers pilots a complete ADS-B-provided traffic picture. When paired with compatible displays, the GTX 345 adds subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather¹ and ADS-B traffic, incorporating exclusive features such as TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™. Remote mount options are also available for control and display within G1000 and GTN 650/750-equipped aircraft.

When paired with an active traffic system, the GTX 345 combines ADS-B traffic targets and active traffic targets to display a comprehensive traffic picture. Beyond the display, the GTX 345 may be integrated into the aircraft’s audio panel to provide ATC-like audible alerts, such as “Traffic: 10 o’clock, same altitude, 2 miles,” to help pilots keep their eyes outside the cockpit when looking for traffic. Additionally, an optional altitude encoder (pictured) is available and conveniently mounts to the transponder backplate for easy installation and service, precluding the need for a static leak check after removal of the transponder for maintenance.

ADS-B "In/Out" for G1000 Integrated Flight Decks
Select G1000 equipped aircraft, either with or without WAAS, now have an elegant and simple path for ADS-B. A remote-mounted version of the GTX 335 or GTX 345 takes the place of the aircraft’s transponder and interfaces with either the aircraft’s existing WAAS position source or the optional integrated WAAS position source to meet worldwide ADS-B “Out” requirements. The G1000 display interfaces to the transponder to provide squawk code entry and control in the same manner as before.

The dual-link GTX 345 provides the capability to display various ADS-B “In” benefits (G1000 software version dependent) on the Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multifunction Display (MFD). Pilots may view subscription-free weather¹, including NEXRAD, METARs and TAFs, on the MFD as well as ADS-B traffic targets on the MFD and PFD for aircraft equipped with Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™). Please contact Sarasota Avionics for detailed G1000 compatibility.

With Connext technology built-in, additional ADS-B “In” benefits can be wirelessly streamed to a Garmin GPS portable such as the aera® 795/796 and the most popular apps in the industry, including Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight Mobile. Additionally, when integrated with an active traffic
system, ADS-B traffic and active traffic targets are merged by the GTX™ 345, giving pilots an optimal traffic picture.

For more information on the new GTX 335/345, please contact Sarasota Avionics today to see how ADS-B can be within your grasp!  Call us at 1-888-289-0997.

Garmin GTX 335 Product Page
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