Planars AMLCD system enhances FAA voice switch

Engineers at Denro Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md., needed a flat-panel display for the Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch they are building for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They chose an active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) from Planar Systems Inc. of Beaverton, Ore., for its "plug and play" compatibility with the Denro voice switch and because Planar designers understand the optical requirements of the FAA.

Mar 1st, 1997

Engineers at Denro Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md., needed a flat-panel display for the Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch they are building for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They chose an active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) from Planar Systems Inc. of Beaverton, Ore., for its "plug and play" compatibility with the Denro voice switch and because Planar designers understand the optical requirements of the FAA.

"Planar`s ability to integrate the performance and functionality needed into a fully tested and mechanically compatible unit with our choice of display technologies was invaluable," says Vince Campanella, spokesman for Denro. "Planar`s ability to work shoulder to shoulder with our design engineering team was critical to our meeting contractual deadlines."

The main reason Denro engineers chose AMCLD over cathode ray tubes is the size, says Erick C. Peterson, manager of marketing and business development at Planar.

Planar provides the display/Touch entry device for the FAA`s terminal and tower systems. The system includes a VGA color AMLCD, integrated backlight, power inverters, interface card, and resistive matrix touch screen with anti-glare treatment assembled in a custom mechanical package with a long-line low-voltage differential signaling drive scheme. - J.M.

For more information on this AMLCD system contact Planar by phone at 503 690-6967, by fax at 503-690-1493, by email at sales@planar.com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.planar.com.

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