A New Breed of Collision Avoidance
Traffic awareness is everyone's concern, but so has been the cost of traffic
systems, until now. PCAS XRX is the first ever portable, passive, stand-alone
collision avoidance system for general aviation to offer direction from within
PCAS™, or Portable Collision Avoidance System, is Zaon's
solution for providing high-quality, low cost traffic information to the general
aviation pilot. XRX 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 is truly a "Plug and Go" device with
its built-in antenna system and built-in display.
Features At A Glance
- "3-D" view Quadrant Direction, 45° increments
- Instant traffic updates with no delays
- Tiny, unobtrusive size (3.9" x 3.6" x 2.7")
- Completely portable and self-contained
- Digital range, scalable from 6NM to 1NM
- Audio voice alerts for threats and advisories are included, with both
Headset-Direct™ hookup and in-cabin output
- Relative altitude, scalable from ±2500 ft to ±500 ft, with
- Designed for metal, composite or fabric-covered airframes, high- or low-wing
- Displays top three intruders
- A built-in altimeter, a built-in compass, and built-in turn/bank and
internal thermal sensing provide the highest, real-time accuracy available
- Built-in directional antenna
- Menu-driven interface, with selectable aircraft profiles and advanced
- Displays the local squawk code, pressure altitude, bank angle, bearing and
- Integrates with third-party moving map and EFIS systems, including Garmin,
Blue Mountain, and others.
- An installation upgrade will be available.
So, what can XRX do for you?
The one that
An industry first, XRX 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.
let the tiny size fool you
XRX was designed to be placed on the glareshield. Yet despite its incredibly
small and self-contained, XRX 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
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 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.
front-right, 0.9 miles, 500 feet below and decending"
XRX 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 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 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 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 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).
detection window and intelligent alerts
XRX 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.
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 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
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 also displays your local squawk code and
pressure altitude for monitoring your transponder encoder output, as well as
bearing. XRX 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
Get XRX 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™ directly to your system and you're off and running. Traffic alerts,
popups, voice alerts, the reliability and accuracy of XRX overlayed right onto
the screen of an old friend. Get the precision and all-over coverage that only
XRX can provide, directly on the screen you're already looking at.
Everything you need is included!
The PCAS XRX traffic system is a complete package and comes with everything
you need to simply "Plug and Go", including:
- Dash-mount unit with integrated antenna
- Cigarette-lighter adaptor
- Headset-Direct™Audio cable
- Velcro mounting dots
- Silicone "gripper" feet
- 75-page Owner's Manual
- Quick Guide
- Hard carrying case
Zaon PCAS systems: the best portable collision avoidance systems on the
planet. The first to give relative altitude. And now, the only device with
quadrant direction. Why would you fly without it?
Made in: U.S.A.
Item #: XRX-A