I see PowerflarmCore has now been discontinued and a 'new' model called PowerFlarm Fusion has been launched.
The information states that wifi traffic data can be streamed directly to a number of Nav Apps.. Skydemon, XC Soar etc and including EasyVfr.
My question is:
Now that traffic info can be directly streamed directly without any decoding on the part of the App provider ( Easyvfr)does that mean that there is no longer an annual subscription to receive Flarm data on EasyVfr?
The subscription to receive Flarm data on EV4 is only applicable to uAvionix' SkyEcho2. They made a special arrangement with Flarm to allow to pass encrypted FLARM data to EFB software, and we as EFB software have a per-user license from FLARM to decode that data and show on the screen.
FLARM native equipment (Flarm core, the new flarm fusion) sends the FLARM data already decoded (its their protocol) to the EFB software, so no decoding license is required to use that.
The interesting thing about the SkyEcho2 is that its also ADSB-out (in countries where allowed), so others will see you too even with the simplest ADSB receiver. I don't know if that is the case with FLARM, who AFIK only send out the proprietary FLARM encrypted protocol so only receivable by other FLARM users or SkyEcho2 users with a decoding license.
Thanks for confirmation that an Ev4 Flarm subscription licence is not needed with the new PowerFlarm Fusion.
Yes I agree the whole ADSB/Flarm traffic thing in Europe is a complete mess and will be for some time to come as you say....Very confusing!
on the so called SIL, they can only report untrusted position (zero) as it is not a certified gnss source
The skyecho2 actually has SIL=1
SIL values of one (1) enable certified avionics, TCAS, and ATC to process and display your aircraft position.
But it should not be the goal to increase the SIL above 0 ! We GA flyers don’t need to be on the airline screens. It would clutter their screens and be useless. (Probably the reason why it is not certified in the EU).