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Remote EFB - Available Now

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Hi guys,

Robert and Michael suggested I post this here, since we believe you guys will be interested in it!

In the last couple of months, I've been working closely with our friends at PMDG to bring you a very cool new feature - a remote EFB for your iPad / tablet.

Those of you already using the Remote CDU functionality have asked for it and I'm happy to say, with the upcoming update from PMDG, the EFB will be supported as well 🙂

It will be available as a new license option.

I mentioned previews? Well here we go:

PMDG_EFB_1.png

 

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PMDG_EFB_3.png

 

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Never heard of Remote CDU?

Have a look here:

https://www.flightsimapps.com

or here on AVSIM:

http://www.avsim.com/forum/742-remote-cdu-for-phone-tablet-official-support-forum/

Best regards

Mark Foti

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can we get one for the NGX? 

I hate not being able to calculate proper PERF for takeoff and landings

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Hi Ron,

maybe the NG3 will feature an EFB? (Just pure speculation on my part, but I can imagine PMDG adding this functionality to new products / major upgrades).

But rest assured - whenever there is an EFB that supports data access, I'll try and add support on my end.

In fact, the EFB license on my end will cover multiple aircraft as this functionality becomes more popular within our community.

Regards

Mark Foti

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55 minutes ago, marcom said:

Hi Ron,

maybe the NG3 will feature an EFB? (Just pure speculation on my part, but I can imagine PMDG adding this functionality to new products / major upgrades).

But rest assured - whenever there is an EFB that supports data access, I'll try and add support on my end.

In fact, the EFB license on my end will cover multiple aircraft as this functionality becomes more popular within our community.

Regards

Mark Foti

O ok, I assumed you worked for PMDG. 

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Ah sorry if I was misleading in my post - no, I'm an addon developer and Robert from PMDG allowed me to post this on their forum.

Regards

Mark Foti

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Hello Mark:

Congratulations on your collaboration with PMDG.

The EFB, will be a welcome addition to all the CDU's I have for all my PMDG's

Regards and a Happy New Year!

Roberto

 

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I own the PMDG 747 QOTS, but not yet the -800 addon. Once Mark's EFB is available for the "8" I will be buying the "8" and the Remote EFB.

To any that are not owners of, or not familiar with Marks products, I can tell you they're top notch. I have CDU licenses for every PMDG aircraft I own, including the Remote Overhead for the NGX; Aerosoft CRJ (includes DAVE); Leonardo MaddogX. All of the products are easy to configure, and for me, they work 100% correctly, 100% of the times I use them - which is EVERY flight I make in any of the above aircraft!

I am in no way affiliated with Mark, other than as an owner of his products.

Kind Regards,

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Question, If I want to view a chart in your new EFB, is that displayed in the resolution of my PC screen, or in the resolution of my Ipad? When I view PDFs in the EFB, they are less sharp than when I look at them on my Ipad, which makes sense.
I look forward to your app

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I have used remote cdus for years and love them. I believe mine are a different company though, VA Interface. Could you outline the differences between the products and maybe persuade me to buy your versions in future? I only have cdus for them, overhead and efb would be interesting from you as i got myself a 10 inch tab for Xmas! Can I run their cdus and your panels at the same time? You just run a small server /client setup right?

The overhead is an almost certain purchase.. You have web or play link so I can make sure I have the right app?

Thanks. 

P. S. Addon devs rock! 

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5 hours ago, exstense said:

Question, If I want to view a chart in your new EFB, is that displayed in the resolution of my PC screen, or in the resolution of my Ipad? When I view PDFs in the EFB, they are less sharp than when I look at them on my Ipad, which makes sense.
I look forward to your app

Hi,

I'd like to treat resolution and size independently. The resolution is fixed and it's how the data is provided to me. The actual size of the EFB will depend on your mobile device and will take advantage of whatever screen estate you have (but maintain aspect ratio).

Yes, PDFs will not look as sharp as when viewed natively. But to be honest, I don't believe the EFB's main purpose is to view documents - you can always copy the manuals to your tablet and view them in the appropriate apps.

Regards

Mark Foti

 

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2 hours ago, sloppysmusic said:

I have used remote cdus for years and love them. I believe mine are a different company though, VA Interface. Could you outline the differences between the products and maybe persuade me to buy your versions in future? I only have cdus for them, overhead and efb would be interesting from you as i got myself a 10 inch tab for Xmas! Can I run their cdus and your panels at the same time? You just run a small server /client setup right?

The overhead is an almost certain purchase.. You have web or play link so I can make sure I have the right app?

Thanks. 

P. S. Addon devs rock! 

Hi Russell,

yes, there are different solutions out there and I don't feel too comfortable going into details here why I believe one addon might be better than another one.

Feel free to ask this question on the dedicated support forum and I'll leave it to the community to respond to you.

https://www.avsim.com/forums/forum/742-remote-cdu-for-phone-tablet-official-support-forum/

You are always welcome to try the free demo version for both the CDUs and the Remote Overhead - you just won't be able to make any inputs:

https://www.flightsimapps.com

Best regards

Mark Foti

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19 hours ago, skysurfer said:

Hey Mark

Any plans for 777?

Thanks 

Sure - as soon as PMDG equips their 777 with an EFB!

Regards

Mark Foti

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I see two serious issues with this:

1. Convincing the Minister of Finance (wife) that I need a third iPad. 

2. Finding a place to put it amongst all my other sim gadgets. 

First world problems. I’ll just have to figure it out I suppose....

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Hi Matt:

A couple,of suggestions that will hopefully help, as I had to deal with similar issues.

The device that you will use for the EFB, does not necessarily have to be the most expensive one. I bought a rather "cheap" Android tablet online.  It does not have too many bells and whistles, but it is dedicated only to the EFB and does it's job very well.

i bought a tablet holder from IKEA (I think that it's name is VIVALLA). It is made out of bamboo, so it was very easy to saw it in half, for a perfect fit to the tablet. With a few screws I attached the tablet holder to my "pedestal". And there it resides, next to my right knee.

Many regards and happy new year!

Roberto

 

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Since the 747-8 has just been updated (few hours ago), does this mean that you will release the EFB today? Or do you have to wait for some more testing results?

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2 hours ago, exstense said:

Since the 747-8 has just been updated (few hours ago), does this mean that you will release the EFB today? Or do you have to wait for some more testing results?

Yes sir - version 5 has just been released!

Happy flying

Mark Foti

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13 hours ago, marcom said:

Yes sir - version 5 has just been released!

Happy flying

Mark Foti

Thank you very much Mark 👍

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Gents,

I pinned this post to make sure it gets a chance to be seen.  We have been working with Mark toward this goal for a while now- and he has been a great sport about the flood/drought cycle of our attention span as we ran into and out of build cycles during testing of the 747 and Global Flight Operations concurrently with his work.

Thanks, Mark. 

A few have asked him questions that should really be directed to PMDG- so i'll jump on those:

1) NG3 will have an EFB.

2) 777 will be getting one also.

3) Once we accomplish the above two items, we hope we will be able to convince Mark to do the same in those aircraft...

 

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Who said 77X?     😊

All right... all that is awesome!!!  Actual 777 with EFB,  Tablet compatibility.....  Definitely one of the greatest news of the whole weekend! 😎👍

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3 minutes ago, rsrandazzo said:

Gents,

I pinned this post to make sure it gets a chance to be seen.  We have been working with Mark toward this goal for a while now- and he has been a great sport about the flood/drought cycle of our attention span as we ran into and out of build cycles during testing of the 747 and Global Flight Operations concurrently with his work.

Thanks, Mark. 

A few have asked him questions that should really be directed to PMDG- so i'll jump on those:

1) NG3 will have an EFB.

2) 777 will be getting one also.

3) Once we accomplish the above two items, we hope we will be able to convince Mark to do the same in those aircraft...

 

Robert, will the NG3 have the necessary information for us to be able to calculate T/O and LND performance numbers like in the 748 or will it be  just for charts and QRH items. 

I know a lot of Airlines use Datalink to get Temps and V speeds. 

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On 12/26/2018 at 10:50 PM, marcom said:

Hi Ron,

maybe the NG3 will feature an EFB? (Just pure speculation on my part, but I can imagine PMDG adding this functionality to new products / major upgrades).

But rest assured - whenever there is an EFB that supports data access, I'll try and add support on my end.

In fact, the EFB license on my end will cover multiple aircraft as this functionality becomes more popular within our community.

Regards

Mark Foti

According to PMDG staff and testers when the EFB was announced way back, the NG3, 777 and ANY aircraft that comes with an integrated EFB will have one, AS LONG AS THEY CAN SOURCE THE DATA.

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7 hours ago, Raphael_Chacon said:

Who said 77X?     😊

All right... all that is awesome!!!  Actual 777 with EFB,  Tablet compatibility.....  Definitely one of the greatest news of the whole weekend! 😎👍

They are filling in the empty spot they have in the current b777 they sell.

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The EFB looks great. As an existing user of your FMS/CDU products I'm looking forward to this.

Great work!
Dave

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