CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa 15 Sept. 2012. Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), a communications and avionics supplier, has entered into a five-year agreement with Emirates Airline to be the exclusive provider of image generation and projection systems for the air carrier’s fleet of full flight simulators. Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will initially provide 10 visual systems that feature the company’s EP-8000 image generation and liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) projection systems.
Two of the visual systems will be installed on new Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 flight training simulators, one will replace an existing 777 visual system, and the remaining seven will be upgrades to existing simulators with Rockwell Collins visual components.
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Rockwell Collins’ EP-8000 image generation and LCoS projection system is has acheived level D certification from governing authorities on flight simulators.
The EP-8000 is available for both commercial and military simulators and features near eye-limit resolution driving very high resolution displays, realistic scene density and depth complexity, real-world correlated lighting atmospherics, and special effects, and an upgradeable graphics pipeline. The system can be maintained through the use of commercial off-the-shelf components, and uses software programmable technology for all graphic rendering.