Elbit (Booth No. 376) has announced the launch of a new family of off-the-shelf displays designated ORD-900. They come in three sizes–15-, 12.1- and 10.4-inch diagonal–and all can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation and feature wide viewing angles.
Chicago-based navAero has introduced the tPad 2000 series display for the tBag C22 electronic flight bag. Based on the tPad 1500 display, the 2000 Series features an integrated and daylight-enhanced anti-glare LCD panel with resistive touch and LED backlighting for XGA (1024x768) graphic resolution with 80-degree off-axis readability.
West Star Aviation last month announced the receipt of an STC covering the installation of L-3 Avionics’ GH-3100 standby instrument and magnetometer in the Cessna Citation 550 and 560 models. The STC applies to Citation 500 S/N 550-0809 and higher and Citation 560 S/N 560-0401 to 560-5000. The L-3 standby display replaces three current instruments for backup attitude, altitude and airspeed with a single solid-state unit.
OLED technology has been offered for the last couple of years in the small displays used in some business jet cabin management systems, but now Icom America has added them to its panel-mount VHF radios. The IC-A210 VHF Air Band transceiver includes an OLED display that Icom said is brighter and sharper than comparable LCD screens and which also boasts a much wider viewing angle than conventional displays.
Sandel last month said it has started shipping an upgraded version of its SN3500 EHSI (electronic horizontal situation indicator) that features LED (light-emitting diode) backlighting similar to the technology introduced last year in its larger displays. Providing a brighter and sharper display image, the technology replaces Sandel’s previous backlighting technique with a long-life glass panel rated at 10,000 hours MTBF.
Sandel Avionics (Booth No. 953) has announced that the patented light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting electronic flight instrument technology it unveiled last year at NBAA’06 will be applied across its entire current product line.
Light-emitting diodes (LED) as the backlighting source for glass avionics? Thanks to a patented design from Sandel Avionics, that’s precisely what the Vista, Calif. avionics maker is introducing here this week.