Curtiss-Wright Introduces Compact Rugged Standalone Video Display for Air and Ground Surveillance

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, OpenVPX(tm) and CompactPCI products for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense market, has introduced the latest addition to its Skyquest family of video displays, the new ALPHA Series of rugged displays for deployed airborne platforms. ALPHA series displays speed and simplify the integration of rugged video displays into size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained airborne military, paramilitary, and search & rescue platforms. This initial launch comprises two new display configurations, a 15" and a 10.4" unit, each with identical functionality and options. These products are known as the ALPHA-3800-01 and the ALPHA-2600-01 respectively. Both of these new displays supports a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution and features numerous I/O options for compatibility with the wide range of today's latest generation of EO turrets, cameras, moving maps and PCs. CWCEC's Skyquest displays support a market leading dual LED backlighting technology that enables the ALPHA series to deliver a very high brightness, full color display for direct sunlight readability in daylight missions while also offering optional Night Vision Goggle (NVG) filtered backlighting for night flying operations. "Our new ALPHA series now offers designers of air surveillance systems a choice of display solutions from Curtiss-Wright Controls. Either a custom, flexible and integrated display from our AVDU series to operate as part of a Video Management System (VMS), or for a more simplified installation where the display operates standalone, the customer can now choose the cost effective ALPHA series, without compromising on performance," said Lynn Bamford, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. The new ALPHA Series of displays from Curtiss-Wright Controls is designed to provide the highest performance available in a compact, rugged, standalone video display. Based on CWCEC's industry leading family of Skyquest AVDU fully featured, rugged video displays, the ALPHA series provides users with the standard functionality and performance required from an airborne surveillance mission display. The ALPHA series supports a wide array of video inputs. Its standard High Definition HD-SDI input/output supports the highest quality image from HD sensors. The displays' touchscreen option enables users to easily control moving maps or a PC via a USB interface.

Source: Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW)
Date: Aug 26, 2011