GDL 50R, a remote-mount device capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather*, GPS and aircraft attitude1 information for display on select portables and mobile devices. Exclusive features such as TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ further enhance the ADS-B traffic picture and are unique to Garmin products. Wireless and hardwired compatibility of the GDL 50R includes G3X Touch™ glass flight displays, aera® 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables as well as wireless connectivity with the Garmin Pilot™ app on Apple® and Android™ mobile devices.
The GDL 50R combines dual-link ADS-B traffic, a wide range of Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products, GPS and back-up aircraft attitude1 information that displays on compatible Connext® products via Bluetooth® wireless technology or hardwired connections. FIS-B weather products received by GDL 50R include NEXRAD imagery, METARs, TAFs, wind and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and more*. Additionally, pilots also have access to the most recent data as GDL 50R continually downloads traffic and weather* information in the background - even while the display device is sleeping.
In addition to comprehensive weather data, pilots utilizing GDL 50R can receive ADS-B traffic information and audible alerts to easily identify potential traffic conflicts while in-flight. Dual-link technology allows the GDL 50R to receive ADS-B "In" traffic on both 978 MHz and 1090 MHz frequencies, offering the most complete traffic picture and superior situational awareness. For aircraft that are properly equipped to meet ADS-B "Out" with a certified solution, the GDL 50R ADS-B "In" receiver provides an even better traffic picture by also receiving TIS-B traffic data from ground stations.
Exclusive to Garmin products, our patented TargetTrend™ technology provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, particularly in airspace with high volumes of traffic. So, pilots can more easily discern traffic targets that pose the greatest threat. TerminalTraffic™ technology displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles throughout the airport environment on the moving map and SafeTaxi® airport diagram. ADS-B traffic can be overlaid on the dedicated traffic page, the moving map and IFR/VFR charts on compatible devices.