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FlightPrep Steps Up Enforcement of Online Flight Planning Patent


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Developers of websites and software that provide flight planning and filing must tread lightly now. In late 2009, EFB manufacturer and aviation software developer Stenbock and Everson, Inc. (dba FlighPrep) won U.S. Patent No. 7,640,098 for online flight planning. The patent was invented by FlightPrep founders Roger Stenbock and Kyle Everson, and cites the ability for a user to download and display charts over the Internet from a remote server, and to modify flight plans without pulling the charts from the server again. The patent also covers the ability to file flight plans over the Internet. In an open letter to the aviation community released in December 2010, Flight Prep founders Everson and Stenbok state: "We filled for a patent in 2001 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As any inventor who has ever gone through this process knows, this is a very difficult and lengthy process without any guarantee of success. Fortunately, after a rigorous examination and considerable effort and expense, the USPTO issued a patent in 2009 for the process of generating travel plans on the Internet, what we all call online flight planning." FlightPrep’s patent request was denied, revised and resubmitted several times between 2001 and 2009, until it was finally approved in December of 2009. Over the same period, numerous Internet-based flight planning services popped up with competing products, but now that the patent has been awarded, these competitors may face some legal problems if they cannot work out suitable agreements with FlightPrep. “It is not our intent to create a monopoly, put others out of business, or prevent others from participating in the aviation community,” stated Stenbock and Everson in the December 2010 letter. Instead, they have been working with third-party Internet flight planning providers to develop licensing agreements that protect FlightPrep’s intellectual property.  … Read more ...

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FlightPrep Introduces ChartBook-S All-In-One Portable EFB


ChartBook-S

In this video, FlightPrep's Ross Neher gives a demonstration of their new ChartBook-S Class 1 and Class 2 EFB platform. In addition to be loaded with FlightPrep's ChartCase Professional flight planning and moving map software, the ChartBook-S comes standard with an Atom 1.66 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 64GB solid state drive, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Visit FlightPrep.com to learn more FlightPrep and about the ChartBook-S EFB solution.… Read more ...

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Refurbished SlimPro SP625 Mobile Server


SlimPro

PRODUCT NAME: SlimPro SP625 (Refurbished) ITEM #: SP625X10121701 SELLER: IO Media Group PRICE: $275.00 (includes ground shipping via USPS) The SlimPro SP625 is a robust mobile computing platform with a excellent record in mobile airborne applications. This platform has been widely used in business and commericial aviation as the primary computing device in Electronic Flight Bag platforms, In Flight Entertainment Systems, and Air Data servers. The SlimPro also has an excellent history in idustrial and automotive applications that required a durable, compact, and high performance solution, but without the need for rigerous MilSpec compliance (and the associated increase in cost). This Slimpro SP625 does not include a touchscreen display, but it supports any standard VGA monitor as well as display devices capable of connecting over a wireless or wired network, like the E-Board C2, iPad and Android tablets. Specifications Processor - 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium M ProcessorSupport 400MHz Front Side Bus Memory - Support DDR 266/333/400 MHz DIMM1 GB (Maximum up to 2 GB) Chipset - Intel 855GME / ICH 4 (North / South) Video -Intel I855GME Extreme Graphic 2 Audio - Software AC97 Audio CODEC (Realtek ALC655) Networking -Intel Pro 10/100, 102.11b WiFi FireWire - Built-in OHCI 1394a 1.1 complianceSupport up to 400MB transfer rate USB 2.0 - Integrated 3 independent OHCI controller supporting USB 1.1 portsIntegrated 1 EHCI controller supporting USB 2.0 ports Dynamic connection support to USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices STORAGE AND MEDIA - dual Independent ATA-100/66/33 supportSupport 1 x 2.5`` IDE hard drive, CF disk or SSD Support 1 x IDE Optical Drive Hardware Monitor - System, processor temperature, voltage Power Management - ACPI 1.0b compliance and OS direct power managementWake-on event: RTC/USB Keyboard/Modem/LAN/Keyboard/Mouse Support Power Lost Resume Function Support PXE Boot Support Wake on Lan From S5 Support Watch Dog Timer I / O Ports - Front:1 x IEEE 1394 Firewire port 1 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 port 1 x MIC port 1 x Ear phone output Jack 1 x Power-on Button 1 x Rest Button 1 x Power LED 1 x HDD LED Back: 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 2 x RS232 Serial Port 1 x Parallel Port 1 x RJ45 10/100Mbps Ethernet port 1 x Line-out Jack 2 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports 1 x 15 pins VGA 1 x 12v DC Power input Dimension & Weight - 5.75" x 10.0 " x 1.7"2.5kg OS - Windows Vista UltimateSupports: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux Resolution Maximum Support Resolution: 2048 x 1536 32bits@75Hz Power - 1 x External 110~240V AC-DC adapter 2-pin 12V DC @ 5A 60W, 1 x External 12-32 VDC Lind Automobile / Aircraft Power Supply Storage Devices - 60 GB 2.5" standard DE Hard driveDVD-RW / CD_RW Combo Drive, Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C… Read more ...

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