Air Force places urgent order for VarTech 20.1-inch displays for F-15 avionics test bench

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 27 Feb. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials are placing an urgent order to VarTech Systems Inc. in Baton, Rouge, La., for 27 of the company's VT201R 20.1-inch rack-mount liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for an upgrade to avionics test benches for the Boeing F-15 jet fighter aircraft.

The Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., have announced their intention to award a sole-source order to VarTech for the rugged displays for the F-15 avionics test bench upgrade. The value of the contract has yet to be negotiated, and the Air Force needs the rugged displays by 5 March.

The F-15 avionics test benches use software developed specifically for the VarTech Systems rack-mount display, and choosing a different product would incur significant software development and testing which would increase cost and time for re-work, Air Force officials say.

The VarTech VT201R rack-mount LCD monitor has a UXGA resolution of 1,600 by 1,200 pixels, and is a thin and light-weight display, Air Force officials say. This model combines 8U height with low weight to provide a unique, rugged display solution, especially for applications where space and weight are critical.

The display are designed to withstand harsh ambient environments and has enhanced shock and vibration safeguards, and have bright 300 nits candela per square meter (cd/m2), high-contrast and meets NEMA 4 (IP65) guidelines.

The VarTech VT201R displays have bonded (VBOND) protective glass overlay or touch screen with sealed waterproof gasket; conformal coating of all internal circuit boards; video inputs of HD15(F), DVI-D Pin, composite BNC, mini din (S-video); MIL-DLT-38999 Series III power connector; high contrast ratio and definition, vivid color and image quality; machined rugged black powder-coated rack bezel; wide color gamut; 16.8 million colors; energy efficient, low power consumption; high environmental performance and reliability; operational temperature range of -20 to 50 degrees Celsius; complies with FCC Class B; and is RoHS compliant.

For questions or concerns about the urgent sole-source order, contact the Air Force's Daniela Trujillo by phone at 478-222-0427, or by email at daniela.castrillo@robins.af.mil.

For more information contact VarTech Systems online at www.vartechsystems.com, or the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at www.robins.af.mil/units.


Get All the Military Aerospace Electronics News Delivered to Your Inbox or Your Mailbox

Subscribe to Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:


  • C4ISR
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Computing
  • Unmanned Vehicles

Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

Harsh Environment Protection for Advanced Electronics and Components

This webinar will offer an opportunity to learn more about ultra-thin Parylene conformal coatings – how they are applied, applications they protect today, and the properties and benefits they offer, includin...

New Design Tools That Help You Develop Radar That Sees the Un-seeable and Detects the Undetectable

Xilinx EW/ISR System Architect, Luke Miller, has new tricks and he’s going to tell you all about them in a new Xilinx Webinar—for free. His Webinar will cover new ways to implement Radar functions including ...
Sponsored by:

Press Releases

CURTISS-WRIGHT AWARDED CONTRACT BY SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to supply its small form factor ...

Innovative Integration Announces the FMC-Servo

Camarillo, CA June 19, 2015, Innovative Integration, a trusted supplier of signal processing and data acquisition hardware and software solutions, today announced the FMC-S...

METADATA SUPPORT ENHANCES INDUSTRY-LEADING HD VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FROM CURTISS-WRIGHT

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has further enhanced its innovative VRD1 high definition (HD) video management system (VMS) w...

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

August 2015
Volume 26, Issue 8
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE