While ADS-B In receivers have been a popular pilot accessory for years, ADS-B Out products have been slower to gain acceptance. But as the 2020 FAA mandate gets closer, a lot of aircraft owners are starting to install new avionics or at least make a plan.
The latest entrant into this crowded market is Appareo, a leader in the ADS-B In world with their line of Stratus portable receivers, who is now trying to make the transition to panel-mount products. Their first solution is Stratus ESG, an all-in-one product that combines WAAS GPS, transponder and ADS-B Out. It was introduced last year at the Aircraft Electronics Association show and has now been certified.