Curtiss-Wright introduces 20-inch avionics display for mission display applications such as moving maps

ASHBURN, Va., 22 Sept. 2013. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Skyquest AVDU5008-EP rugged 20-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) for mission display applications such as moving maps.

Sep 22nd, 2013
Posted by John Keller
Posted by John Keller

ASHBURN, Va., 22 Sept. 2013. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Skyquest AVDU5008-EP rugged 20-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) for mission display applications such as moving maps.

The AVDU5008-EP is designed to meet the demands of airborne defense, Coast Guard, and law enforcement applications, such as surveillance, patrol, and search and rescue.

The Skyquest AVDU5008-EP rugged 20-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) updates the earlier AVDU5008 with the addition of an Intel Core i7-based embedded processor that reduces cost as well as size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP).

The built-in PC eliminates the need for a stand-alone processing subsystem, company officials say. It offers 1366 by 768-pixel resolution, and has a long-life glove-operable touchscreen.

The AVDU5008-EP has hard bezel keys for core controls such as power and brightness and for controlling other units within a video management system (VMS), and LEDs to indicate the state of connected recorders. The AVDU5008-EP has a dual-backlight design to support sunlight readability during the day and compatibility with night-vision goggles at night.

The display can be integrated into an aircraft's lighting bus to provide remote control brightness of bezel-mounted keys and LEDs. It also supports external video input and split screen capability to enable crew members to view the application output and the video received from an HD-SDI source at the same time.

The AVDU5008-EP integrates with the VMS via the Skyquest control bus that connects to other Skyquest recorders, switches and panels. The display's touchscreen can provide the interface for controlling a Curtiss-Wright VRD1 through its Ethernet network connectivity.

The VRD1 is an off-the-shelf solution for high-video-count requirements, with support for video conversion, switching, recording and network streaming.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions online at www.cwcdefense.com.

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