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Author Topic: FlightRadar24.com - Custom Hardware Box for Mode-S ADS-B MLAT - Photos  (Read 9930 times)

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Offline Brian

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It's a receiver built specially for FR24 and not yet available on the market. It's based on the Beast receiver together with a BeagleBone computer and GPS (for MLAT time synchronization).

The ADS-B receiver that we are sending out is a special Flightradar24 branded unit developed by makers of the Mode-S Beast. The Flightradar24 Box is compact (measuring just 100x60x30mm). It connects directly to your router/modem by Ethernet cable. It doesn't need a PC to run and we supply an external Mode-S antenna, all cables including a GPS antenna for data timing precision.

Yes, MLAT will be released as part of the FR24 Premium offer in a couple of weeks. The first MLAT units are up and running, and we need to make some more testing before it can be released.
Right now we have MLAT coverage in central Sweden and Poland.

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Other information on the FlightRadar24 Forum thread.

FlightRadar24 released their new own hardware ModeS ADS-B product / Help us increase coverage!
http://forum.flightradar24.com/threads/4914-Help-us-increase-coverage

FR24 Dedicated page for applications - Free ADS-B Equipment Offer
http://www.flightradar24.com/free-ads-b-equipment

The last two photos are prototypes before the final FR24 product was made....
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 06:15:09 AM by Brian »

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Re: FlightRadar24.com - Custom Hardware Box for Mode-S ADS-B MLAT - Photos
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 11:44:05 AM »
This looks like the "Radarcape" project in another guise. Gunther did say something would be available at the end of 2012/start of 2013.

A very interesting development.

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Re: FlightRadar24.com - Custom Hardware Box for Mode-S ADS-B MLAT - Photos
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 01:42:35 PM »
You should apply steve your in foreign parts ;D
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Re: FlightRadar24.com - Custom Hardware Box for Mode-S ADS-B MLAT - Photos
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 12:58:49 PM »
yup. definitely the radarcape supplied to FR24, customized.  Mlat for FR24... going head on with PP?

Looking forward to Feb/March (or bit longer?) where it should be available. Can't wait to see its functions.

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Re: FlightRadar24.com - Custom Hardware Box for Mode-S ADS-B MLAT - Photos
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 09:31:21 PM »
The price hasn't been released to the public yet...

[Update from FR24 Mike]

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The sale of the FR24 unit has been postponed until MLAT is ready, as hardware MLAT will make this receiver something special, and not just another ADS-B receiver.

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First plan was Feb/March. Later we planned to release it ASAP, which would be February, but now we have definitely decided to wait for MLAT.
MLAT is still planned for February and sale of FR24 receiver just after that (March).
http://forum.flightradar24.com/threads/4921-The-receiver-will-be-sold-to-the-public-in-February-or-March-No-price-yet
« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 09:36:04 PM by Brian »