APPROACH LAUNCHES THE SPORT HUB FOR AVIATION
Orem, Utah, December 6 2001, Approach Systems Corporation
(Approach) a manufacturer of aviation electronics products, announced
availability of the Sport Hub. The Sport Hub replaces the snake pit
of wires required when installing or upgrading a general aviation aircraft
avionics "stack." Now, for the first time, a modular approach
to avionics interconnection eliminates the time consuming and messy
wiring inherent to most general aviation aircraft. The Sport ties together
all the components of a typical "stack" with a Hub and standard
cables for most popular GPS, Nav/Comms, Audio Panels and Intercoms.
Future changes to your "stack" require merely a new cable.
The entire system for a typical VFR aircraft with a full panel costs
$299 for the Hub and $99 for most cables. A minimum system can cost
as less than $500. This is nearly an order of magnitude less costly
than the 'till now only available hand wired systems. The Sport Hub
system uses the latest technologies and Milspec Tefzel standard cable
wiring. Grounding and shielding is uniform and properly terminated and
now eliminated as a major source of problems. A typical hand wired "stack"
can take from 40 to 200 man-hours to fabricate, and who knows how long
to debug. With the Sport Hub, your panel can be in and wired in less
than 4 hours.