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*Upgrade prices excl. VAT
The Radarcapeis a ADS-B receiver to observe aircrafts (Flight Tracker) inside the long reception range. It contains a Linux computer (BeagleBone board, ARM CPU) with a network interface.
So, you can connect the Radarcape directly to your (home-) network. There is an USB port at front side where you can connect external devices (e.g., USB sticks, WiFi wireless adapter, etc.)
The Radarcape is being delivered with pre-installed software. Over the user-friendly Web interface you can configure the Radarcape by yourself and operate easily. Please refer to the license conditions.
Quick and easy installation:
The Radarcape is ready to use directly for Flight Tracking after assembly. No additional drivers have to be installed on your PC.
2D map in the Web browser:
Observe planes in live-mode on a 2D map in your Web browser.
3D map for Google Earth:
The built-in Web server inside the Radarcape provides the received flight routes as kml-files. View the air traffic as 3D-visualisation in Google Earth.
Data for virtual radar software:
The Radarcape can receive Mode-S data for the use by different applications. For example, Planeplotter and Active Display Lite can be directly connected to the Radarcape via the network.
Also, the network connection enables you to place the Radarcape and your PC at different locations.
Standalone ADS-B feeder:
The Radarcape can operate standalone and, e.g., feed 24/7 to platforms like Flightradar24, FlightAware or Planeplotter network. For this, the connection to a separate PC is not required.
Low power consumption:
With less than 5 W, the Radarcape has a very low power consumption
(4 types of wall plugs: EU/ US/ Australia/ UK, we ship the one that fits to the destination country)
Direct system access via SSH:
Via the administrator login, expert users can install their own applications directly on the Linux system.
High resolution timestamps for multilateration:
A build-in GPS receiver is used as timebase and provides high resolution timestamps for received frames. You can use these, e.g., for multilateration (MLAT) to locate aircraft without ADS-B. Therefore, the data from at least three Radarcapes is used to compute their actual positions.
(Multilateration is supported by the Radarcape firmware but currently no implemented function).
Receiver with the best performance in its class:
The Radarcape uses an intelligent FPGA to decode received frames in hardware.
So, it achieves a clearly higher performance than receivers using software decoding.
Further information under WiKi Radarcape .