NBAA Convention News

Lexavia is newest player in enhanced-vision

 - October 19, 2010, 3:58 PM

Lexavia, with a 20-year record of providing customized flight displays for civil and military aircraft, has become the newest player in the infrared enhanced vision system (EVS) marketplace. Examples of the new Lexavia Integrated Systems EVS offerings are being demonstrated at NBAA Booth No. 7922. The Pensacola, Fla.-based company has decided to direct its varied design and manufacturing resources toward a new approach to EVS marketing. Director of business development Chuck Crompton said, “We’re not telling them, ‘Here’s what you need,’ but asking ‘What do you need?’ and then building it for them.” He said Lexavia departs from a “one size fits all” philosophy to offer a range of custom display features and options including continuous zoom optics or fixed field-of-view optics with electronic zoom, four fixed field-of-view options, long-width infrared sensor engines with 320 x 240 pixel or 640 x 480 pixel higher resolution, and multiple sensor housing options. “Basically,” Crompton continued, “we ask the operator to determine at what distance from the runway or LZ [landing zone] that the system features should be optimized. It’s a matter of finding the right balance between system performance and peripheral view then configuring the system accordingly.” Lexavia offers more than 20 different combinations of EVS magnification, wavelength and display choices.