DUBLIN, Ireland, 10 Nov. 2008Flat-panel displays from Barco, selected last year by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), are now installed and in operational use at the IAA ATC centers in Dublin and Shannon.
The IAA provides air traffic management services in Irish-controlled airspace from two modern centers located in Dublin and Shannon. Since 2004 it has invested more than 115 million euro in modernizing its air traffic control systems. IAA had previously purchased Orion CRT displays from Barco and more recently Barco TCD displays for use in its ATC towers. Now the Irish Aviation Authority has implemented Barco 2K x 2K liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) to replace the Sony CRT displays that were used at the controller working positions.
The IAA stated that its former CRT displays were obsolescent and becoming more expensive to maintain, Barco officials say. Moving to LCD technology also provided significant improvements in image quality.
After a competitive tender process, the IAA concluded that Barco offered the best combination of the IAA's tendering requirements. The installation and replacement of the units were completed in less than six months after the order was placed, Barco officials say.
The 4 MegaPixel LCD displays and graphics controllers of the ISIS family combine high performance, low-life cycle cost, user comfort, and an open system environment into a visualization architecture. The ISIS main display features the latest LCD technology offering an ergonomic, lightweight solution for ATC controller workstation positions. The enhanced LCD brightness and large effective viewing angle present users with detailed information, even in difficult ambient light conditions.