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.

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO MOST RECENT WINNERS. "Nick from SPARWAR" and "Bridget from AOC."


Military & Aerospace Photos

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Gen3 serial interconnects such as 40G Ethernet, QDR/FDR10 Infiniband, PCIe Gen3 offer significant performance benefits for OpenVPX Systems.  This webcast will outline OpenVPX Signal Integrity challenges...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2
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

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
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