Barco introduces new line of avionics-grade mission display units
Barco in Kortrijk, Belgium, has brought out a new line of mission display units that combines the technology of high-performance cockpit displays with the cost-efficiency of cabin-grade airborne mission display solutions.
Barco in Kortrijk, Belgium, has brought out a new line of mission display units that combines the technology of high-performance cockpit displays with the cost-efficiency of cabin-grade airborne mission display solutions. Compatible with night and daylight video cameras, moving maps, computers and radar inputs, the new display line, named MDU-2000, offers an innovative mission solution for an array of military and paramilitary helicopters and aircraft. The new MDU-2000 family includes a 5-by-4-inch landscape MDU-254 and a 6-by-8-inch MDU-268 that can be used in landscape as well as portrait orientation. Barco’s MDU-2000 displays are equipped with active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCD) and advanced LED backlight technology, presenting cockpit crews with sunlight-readable images, rich in contrast and with a large palette of gray scales. Moreover, the use of advanced electronics gives a MDU very compact dimensions, low weight and low power consumption. The MDU-2000 family accepts a digital video input (DVI) as well as most of the currently available analog video inputs. This, combined with a Picture-In-Picture functionality, offers system integrators the flexibility to show single or multiple video sources on the same display area, thereby providing extended mission situational awareness. The sophisticated MDU-2000s are DO-178B (software) and DO-254 (hardware) certified up to level C for the DVI input. For more information contact Barco online at www.barco.com.