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Flight Display Systems
FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS has

on the common coaxial cable that is already installed on many aircraft. This reduces the number of converters required and limits the amount of rewiring necessary. Fewer converters plus less rewiring equals lower total cost for a full 1080p HD video system. The Fly HD components fall into three categories: • • • High-definition widescreen monitors. HD-SDI backbone switches and converters. High-definition source equipment. “We’ve been working toward creating an end-to-end highdefinition system like this for years,”

said DAVID GRAY, president of Flight Display Systems. “Now we have cracked the code to aircraft high-definition video that delivers true VIP experience for in-flight entertainment and other video.” The key to the system is HD-SDI, which can transmit a full uncompressed 1080p high-definition signal via one coaxial cable. HD-SDI cabling is a thin coaxial cable with BNC connectors. Flight Display Systems provides several HD-SDI crossover switches, allowing multiple sources to be transmitted to multiple monitors. For more information, contact Flight Display Systems at 678-867-6717 or visit www.flightdisplay.com. q

introduced Fly HD, a new concept in aircraft video technology. Fly HD is a complete high-definition system that is easy to install and provides full 1080p video quality. There’s a high-definition transformation happening in the video world, and many aircraft cabin avionics are quickly becoming outdated. Aircraft owners are looking for simple, costeffective ways to upgrade aircraft video systems. Flight Display Systems had two goals when designing Fly HD: build high-quality components and make them simple to install. These goals were achieved by engineering the components to use HD-SDI signals

Astronics Corp.
ASTRONICS CORP. announced

Ore., Max-Viz’s EVS product line fuses infrared and visible imagery, allowing real-time display to pilots for increased visibility in adverse weather conditions, such as darkness, precipitation, fog, dust and smoke. “The Max-Viz acquisition fits well with our strategy to broaden our product and technology offerings to the aerospace and defense industry,” said PETER
J. GUNDERMANN, president

and CEO of Astronics. “They are a provider of EVS technology having earned FAA certification for installation on more than 200 different fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft models across various manufacturers. We expect that Max-Viz will continue its growth through innovation, quality and its solid pipeline of opportunities.” For more information, contact Astronics at 425-895-4303 or visit www.astronics.com. q

it has acquired privately-held MaxViz Inc., a developer and designer of enhanced vision systems for fixedand rotary-wing aircraft through both OEM and aftermarket channels in the general aviation, commercial and military aerospace markets. Additional purchase consideration may be paid by Astronics if Max-Viz achieves certain revenue targets in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Founded in 2001, in Portland,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News September 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Aircraft as Antenna Farm
Member Profile
Understated Success
Hooking Up With Aspen’s Connected Panel
Meet the AEA Board
Member Profile
A Conversation With...
Business Basics
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
What’s New
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Avionics News September 2012 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News September 2012 - Aircraft as Antenna Farm
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