Traffic awareness is everyone's concern, but so has been the cost of traffic systems, until now. PCAS XRX-ONYX is the first ever portable, passive, stand-alone collision avoidance system for general aviation to offer direction from within the cockpit.
PCAS™, or Portable Collision Avoidance System, is Zaon's solution for providing high-quality, low cost traffic information to the general aviation pilot. XRX-ONYX is our flagship model, providing a complete picture in a simple, easy-to-use device.
PCAS represents our third generation of proven traffic detection technology. XRX-ONYX is truly a "Plug and Go" device with its built-in antenna system and built-in display.
NEW! XRX-ONYX ONYX UPGRADED SYSTEM
The new XRX-ONYX, is an upgraded version of the current XRX--A system. The differences include:
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- Improved housing in a new black color (Tough-as-nails polycarbonate housing is semi-transparent
- Software Version 2.1 contains:
Minor user interface enhancements, Forward compatibility
with integrated systems
An industry first, XRX-ONYX detects threat aircraft direction from within your cockpit using a cutting-edge, proprietary, self-contained antenna design. With direction, locating and identifying traffic is simple and easy, and traffic information is "three-dimensional", which means it can be displayed on third-party systems, such as moving map GPS devices. Read more about this below.
Don't let the tiny size fool you
XRX-ONYX was designed to be placed on the glareshield. Yet despite its incredibly small and self-contained, XRX-ONYX sacrifices none of the accuracy found in much more expensive, installed systems. The unit is only 3.9” (100mm) wide, 3.6” (93mm) deep, and 2.7” (69mm) tall. The majority of the height is for the enclosed antenna array.
In most cases, the unit sits below the visual line of the propeller, out of the pilot's line-of-sight and presents useful traffic information in plain sight in front of the pilot. If a different configuration is desired, several options exist. XRX-ONYX has a 45° mode which allows the unit to be placed on the right side of the glareshield and rotated so that the screen is pointed at the pilot. Another option is a suction-cup mount. See our complete line of PCAS accessories for more information.
"Traffic, front-right, 0.9 miles, 500 feet below and decending"
XRX-ONYX delivers the three "dimensions" of traffic information that pinpoints where traffic is located: direction, range and relative altitude. Armed with this information, you'll know just where the threats lie. XRX-ONYX detects and tracks all aircraft in the detection window you specify and displays the information on a built-in, easy-to-read LCD display. The top three threats are displayed using simple visual cues.
For the primary threat, direction is displayed in a compass rose around the range and relative altitude information. The second and third threats are displayed, along with the local heading and relative altitude information. XRX-ONYX also displays your local squawk code. Advanced features are included such as visual and audible voice alerts and advisories, an easy-to-use menu interface, and local information. XRX-ONYX displays “3-D View” quadrant bearing information, as well as relative altitude and range, all from inside the cockpit and without the need for external antenna arrays.
The easy-to-read LCD display boasts large numerals and EL backlighting for night operation.All parameters are controlled by an easy-to-use menu system: range and altitude settings, type of aircraft, screen options, and more. Flying a pressurized aircraft? XRX-ONYX includes a pressurized mode for use in a pressurized cockpit with no external static line connections needed. The unit also monitors aircraft bus voltage and host transponder operations and is powered through aircraft power (12-40 V compatible).
Flexible detection window and intelligent alerts
XRX-ONYX sets up a "bubble of awareness" around you and reports any traffic in this window. The size of this window is easily defined using a simple menu that sets the range and altitude maximums. The detection window has a maximum range of 6 NM and altitude of ±2500 feet. PCAS utilizes both visual and audible alerts if the traffic gets close enough to become a threat. Level Beeps Action to take Advisory 2 Attempt to make visual contact with threat Alert 4
Make visual contact and avoid
The most important job of any collision avoidance system is to tell you what is a threat, and quietly provide information on traffic that is not a threat. An important distinction with PCAS is the difference between traffic detection and traffic alerts. XRX-ONYX will detect any aircraft in the detection window you specify, but will alert you to traffic that has become a threat based on the aircraft's relative altitude, range, track over time, and ascent/descent status. Reliable accuracy
Following in the footsteps of previous models, the traffic information accuracy is the best in the industry. Traffic accuracy is 0.2 NM on average for range, ±200 ft for altitude (defined by TSO standards set for transponder encoders), and ±22° for direction. XRX-ONYX also displays your local squawk code and pressure altitude for monitoring your transponder encoder output, as well as bearing. XRX-ONYX includes many built-in sensors for razor-sharp accuracy, including a pressure altimeter for relative altitude accuracy, a solid-state 16-point compass for bearing accuracy, a solid-state attitude and bank sensor for bearing accuracy, thermal monitors and overtemp protection for accuracy in any environment.
Plays well with others
Get XRX-ONYX traffic on your GPS or EFIS system, including Garmin, Blue Mountain, Grand Rapids, AnywhereMap, Hangar B-17, PCAvionics, and many more. Introducing a simple way to get traffic on your moving map display. A simple hookup to your PCAS™ XRX-ONYX™ directly to your system and you’re off and running. Traffic alerts, popups, voice alerts, the reliability and accuracy of XRX-ONYX overlayed right onto the screen of an old friend. Get the precision and all-over coverage that only XRX-ONYX can provide, directly on the screen you’re already looking at. [ Read more... ]
XRX Bare Wire Power/Data Cable (Not Included) PN 11-06243
Get XRX-ONYX traffic hardwired into your third-party moving map system. This single lightweight cable provides hookup to both the data port (DB9) and the power jack on the XRX-ONYX. The other end of the 68" cable has tinned leads ready for hookup directly into your third-party system. Uses a single lightweight cable for both power and data transmission.
Zaon Medium Battery BATZ60-W (Not Included)
This high-capacity external lithium battery pack is small and compact, yet loaded with features. At only 6.25" W x 3.5" H x 0.75" D, it's compact enough to go anywhere, yet packs enough power for either XRX or MRX for multiple flights. Includes an electronic battery level indicator, handsome case, AC charger (will reach full charge in 3-4 hours), standard 3' cable and a separate 3' extender cable, and a wide assortment of tips for use with virtually any portable device (including the required 2.35mm tip for MRX/XRX).