Sunhillo unveils compact Avalon terminal server for aerospace applications requiring low maintenance, high reliability

WEST BERLIN, N.J., 22 Feb. 2014. Sunhillo Corp., a provider of air traffic control (ATC) surveillance and data communications solutions, introduces the Avalon terminal server platform.

Sunhillo’s Avalon terminal server is a robust embedded computer system designed specifically for use in environments requiring low maintenance and high reliability in a compact form factor. Avalon is based on a proven, commercially-available processor which enables users to take advantage of the Open Source software and hardware community to improve supportability and long-term sustainability.

Avalon provides two USB 2.0 ports to support keyboards and other USB devices, and can be disabled or enabled through configuration commands. A low-power ARM Cortex-A8 processor boots the system and application in less than 45 seconds and provides a robust Linux development plat­form for software and hardware maintenance. Avalon features a DVI-I port for both analog and digi­tal video transmission, enabling the use of a variety of monitors. Further, 1024x768 video resolution and all modes for VT-100 emulation are supported. Avalon’s DB25F connector uses a built-in RS-422 native asyn­chronous port requiring no external 422 adapters.

Avalon’s compact form factor supports a variety of mounting options, including desktop vertical, horizontal, and VESA mount. Avalon Server VESA mounting was specifically designed to allow for uniform directional flow for all attached cables, creating a less cluttered workspace and enabling more prudent cable management, especially where space is at a premium.

Avalon applications include:

  • Terminal Emulation
  • Thin Client
  • Lightweight Desktop Environment
  • Industrial Command & Control

Sunhillo Corp., an FAA eFast partner, is a provider of surveillance data distribution products and systems to the FAA; the company’s products are also used by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and in civilian ATM systems in Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Sunhillo Corp. provides solutions support as valued teaming partners on FAA NextGen initiatives, including the STARS, ADS-B and DCIS programs.  


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