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Author Topic: AirNav Live Flight Tracker Vs AirNav RadarBox  (Read 4991 times)

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AirNav Live Flight Tracker Vs AirNav RadarBox
« on: June 26, 2008, 06:20:52 pm »
Hi,

Could someone please clarify what the difference is regarding the "real-time" status of the AirNav Live Flight Tracker and AirNav RadarBox product.

My understanding (though please correct me if I am wrong) is that with the RadarBox, the real time element is 100% realtime (excluding network data over the internet), and planes move and update every second and I will see exactly the same (at the same time!) if I was at an air traffic control centre.

With AirNav Live Flight Tracker, my understanding is that the real-time element does in fact have a delay on it, of approximately 5 minutes, so "live" is not actually true live.

Advise appreciated.

Thanks very much,
Phil

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Re: AirNav Live Flight Tracker Vs AirNav RadarBox
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008, 07:03:27 pm »
Hi Phil, welcome to the forum!

What you are saying is essentially correct.

- RadarBox Live traffic from your own antenna is 100% live and will always be free once you have purchased your RadarBox.

- RadarBox Network traffic is all the shared data, delayed by 5 minutes.  This is free for the first 12 months after you purchase your RadarBox.  If you want to have access to the Network data after 12 months, then you will need to pay a subscription of approx 5 Euros per month.

- AirNav Live Flight Tracker is a software only product and updates from the internet every 30 seconds, much the same as the RadarBox Network feed.  The aircraft information is "live" in that the aircraft are actually in the air, but the positions are shown where the aircraft was 5 minutes ago.  Live Flight Tracker requires a subscription to see any traffic at all.  The subscription varies depending on how long you want to watch each month. Edit: The Live Flight Tracker actually updates every 60 seconds, not 30 seconds.

- AirNav Live Flight Data is a professional product which gives access to the raw RadarBox and Network data.  As this is aimed at professional users, like flight operations centres and airfields, it is significantly more expensive than the other options.

I hope this helps, please feel free to ask any more questions.

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« Last Edit: June 27, 2008, 06:40:10 pm by Allocator »

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Re: AirNav Live Flight Tracker Vs AirNav RadarBox
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 07:17:04 pm »
A couple of screenshots of Live Flight Tracker 6 in action.  Note the traffic for North America and the Pacific.  Click on the link under the picture for a full size version.



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/2614128596_c0ede4b5af_o.jpg



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2613296411_3ab41dc9d4_o.jpg

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Re: AirNav Live Flight Tracker Vs AirNav RadarBox
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 08:27:10 pm »
Hi Allocator

Thanks very much for the confirmation. Really helpful. Glad it was as I suspected.

The Radarbox certainly looks very tempting then given it's real-time attributes - maybe time to raid the piggy bank!

Thanks,
Phil

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Re: AirNav Live Flight Tracker Vs AirNav RadarBox
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 08:50:39 pm »
Just to tempt you a bit more - 2 RadarBox screenshots just grabbed.  The first one is Live data only, the second is Live and Network.



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2614360894_99d297bced_o.jpg



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2613527215_c533fbedb9_o.jpg