Dealers Now Selling Stratus ESG Transponder and Stratus 2S Receiver
FARGO, North Dakota (December 15, 2015) — In the eight months since Appareo Systems introduced Stratus ESG (1090 ES all-in-one ADS-B Out transponder with certified WAAS GPS), 230 certified installers have signed on to become authorized dealers. Appareo dealers have been actively selling Stratus ESG since October, with the expectation that product will ship in April 2016. Appareo dealers are also selling the popular Stratus 2S ADS-B portable receiver.
Stratus ESG, being the industry’s most affordable panel-mounted 1090ES transponder with a built-in WAAS GPS, has generated much interest among pilots and dealers since its introduction at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Convention in April. At the price of $3,490 [4/4/16 Update: price is $2,995], Stratus ESG will provide pilots with a simple solution to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate, and will give them seamless integration with their Stratus ADS-B portable receivers and ForeFlight Mobile app.
“We’ve received a tremendous response from avionics installers since the AEA Convention earlier this year,” said Appareo director of sales Kris Garberg. “Both installers and pilots alike are finding that the complex installation of UAT receivers is pushing up the total expense to comply with ADS-B Out. The consensus is that they’re excited about Stratus ESG replacing rather than integrating with their old transponder,” Garberg said.
While this is the first dealer network for Appareo, it’s not the company’s first certified product. “We have a decade of experience working with the FAA on product certifications, but this is the first product we’ve developed that must rely on certified avionics installers,” said Garberg. “It was important that we establish a network of quality dealers, versus quantity. However, the response has been so positive that we’re on track to have several hundred authorized dealers by the end of 2016,” Garberg added.
Product availability is contingent on approval; Appareo is anticipating to ship certified transponders in April. For more information: www.appareo.com/stratus
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Appareo Systems, LLC is a recognized leader in the custom design, development and manufacture of innovative electronic and software solutions for aerospace and agriculture. Through the creative application of cutting-edge technologies, Appareo creates complex end-to-end solutions that include both mobile and cloud-based components. The company is privately held, with world headquarters located in Fargo, N.D., and design offices in Tempe, Ariz. and Paris, France. All Stratus products are designed, developed, built and supported in the USA.