Barco to deliver vetronics displays for the Belgian Pandur vehicle upgrade program

KORTRIJK, Belgium, 1 Nov. 2006. Barco in Kortrijk, Belgium won a contract from Thales Communications Belgium and Thales Optronics in Guyancourt, France, for more than 40 vetronics display systems.

Nov 1st, 2006

KORTRIJK, Belgium, 1 Nov. 2006. Barco in Kortrijk, Belgium won a contract from Thales Communications Belgium and Thales Optronics in Guyancourt, France, for more than 40 vetronics display systems.

Barco's 10-inch rugged display systems will go into the electro-optical observation and detection systems of the Pandur Armored Reconnaissance fire-support vehicles of the Belgian army as part of an extensive upgrade of the Pandur reconnaissance system.. The upgrade will include customization of the displays to meet the demands of the Belgian army.

Thales officials say they chose Barco's 10-inch vetronics display because of its image quality and level of ruggedness. For this program, Barco customized the display for the Pandur observation system.

The contract further includes Barco's HMI software toolbox ACTEV, which will enable the Belgian army to implement its own desired functionality into the vetronics display system without time consuming code programming.

Barco's vetronics display system has been designed for observation and visualization on board armored vehicles. Thales opted for the DM-1126 Display Module, a single ruggedized display unit which combines a 10-inch SVGA panel module (PM-1126) with a video control module (VCM-1101).

Barco's DM-1126 can handle external RGB and video sources such as digital maps and forward-looking infrared sensor imaging. The vetronics display system complies with environmental specifications for shock, vibration, temperature, and electromagnetic compatibility, including MIL-STD and DEF-STAN.

For more information contact Barco online at www.barco.com.

More in Home