Rugged avionics unit for routing video from sensors to displays and downlinks introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 21 July 2011. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Skyquest VDSU-1407 rugged video management system (VMS) designed to convert and distribute several different video and VGA signals on military, law-enforcement, and search-and-rescue aircraft and ground vehicles. Each VDSU-1407 has nine D38999 connectors and four BNC connectors for video output. The unit is for applications where several video inputs from cameras, moving maps, mission computers, and video recorders must route to several displays in the aircraft or ground vehicle. The units can operate in extreme temperatures and high shock and vibration.

Jul 21st, 2011
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ASHBURN, Va., 21 July 2011. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Skyquest VDSU-1407 rugged video management system (VMS) avionics designed to convert and distribute several different video and VGA signals on military, law-enforcement, and search-and-rescue aircraft and ground vehicles. Each VDSU-1407 has nine D38999 connectors and four BNC connectors for video output.The unit is for applications where several video inputs from cameras, moving maps, mission computers, and video recorders must route to several displays in the aircraft or ground vehicle. The units can operate in extreme temperatures and high shock and vibration.The units have central switches that help route and switch original source video signals to every on-board display, video recorder, and downlink to remote users. It uses a multi-core cable to reduce complex wiring and simplify installation and maintenance.

The VDSU-1407 can manage composite video S-Video (Y/C), RGB Video or STANAG 3350/B/C, and switch these signals to any of as many as six displays, video recorders, and video downlinks. The unit also has four fixed composite outputs for routing video signals to other equipment.

An optional quad card scales as many as four composite images to fit into one display. Touchscreen quad displays enable users to select an image of interest from the four images and expand it to full screen.

A remote bus connected to all the other Skyquest electronics boxes in the system controls the unit. The VDSU-1407 comes in a rugged all-aluminum chassis, measures 11 by 6 by 8.4 inches, and weighs slightly more than 12 pounds.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright controls Embedded Computing online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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