NexNavTM GNSS sensor selected by L-3 Avionics Systems for SmartDeck®

September 26, 2007, Bangalore, India, – Accord Software & Systems, a leader in GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver technology, today announced that L-3 Avionics Systems has selected the NexNavTM GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) sensor to provide the highest precision position, velocity and time to their SmartDeck® Integrated Flight Controls and Display System. NexNavTM is the GPS WAAS Class Beta-3 sensor designed by Accord to the newest U.S. FAA standard, TSO-C145b, compliant with the new RTCA Minimum Operational Performance Standards, DO 229D. Accord has partnered with Spectralux Corporation, a US company based in Redmond, WA, for certification and manufacture of NexNavTM .

“The NexNavTM team is proud to provide our GNSS sensor to L-3 and to be part of the SmartDeck team,” said J M Sundaresan, Managing Director of Accord. “With our certification and manufacturing partner Spectralux, we look forward to making a significant contribution to the long term strategic relationship we and L-3 have formed.”

NexNavTM GPS WAAS Class Beta-3 receiver card assemblies and LRUs (line replaceable units) are key technologies enabling LPV (localizer performance with vertical guidance) approaches, ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillancebroadcast) solutions, constant descent approaches and runway incursion solutions, as well as leading the way for other advanced GNSS applications. L-3’s SmartDeck® is an intuitive full avionics system that integrates navigation, weather, traffic avoidance, terrain avoidance, communication, flight controls, engine monitoring functionality and enhanced vision into one easy-to-use system. About NexNavTM

NexNavTM is a strategic partnership between Accord and Spectralux, which brings to market a family of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers and sensors for aircraft and avionics OEM companies. The NexNavTM GNSS (USA GPS) combined with the Satellite Based Augmentation System (USA WAAS; European EGNOS, etc.) is a Class Beta-3 implementation, in which WAAS Class Beta-1 and -2 capabilities are inclusive. Accord provides proprietary GNSS sensor technology, software and hardware design, development and testing for NexNavTM , while Spectralux manages product certification and manufactures the product.

 About Accord
Accord Software & Systems is a technology-oriented software and systems company with a focus in aerospace, GNSS, embedded, wireless and enterprise domains providing solutions and services to customers worldwide. Accord’s GNSS receiver technology is currently used in various automotive and aerospace applications. For further information, visit

About Spectralux
Founded in 1973, Spectralux Corporation is one of the most dependable manufacturers of avionics solutions in the aerospace/defense industry. Their proven industry leading record of on-time delivery, quality, and support provides customers with the products and services they need, when they need them. For more information about Spectralux, visit About L-3 Avionics Systems

L-3 Avionics Systems has been providing industry-leading, safety-enhancing avionics technologies to aviation markets for more than 45 years. The company, which is known for bringing cost-effective and advanced technologies to the industry, has recently introduced the SmartDeck® Integrated Flight Controls and Display System, a nextgeneration avionics suite and the industry’s most intuitive and cost-effective full cockpit system. Additionally, the company continues to provide a wide array of avionics safety technologies, such as the GH-3000 electronic and J.E.T.® standby instruments, SkyWatch® collision avoidance system, Stormscope® lightning detection system and the IRIS™ Infrared Imaging System, while customizing the smartest GA flight system available, SmartDeck, for the next generation of aircraft. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at
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