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Major OEM Selects Universal’s Aperture Visual System

 - October 20, 2022, 8:19 AM
Aperture overlays imagery from video and other sensors and displays it to pilots. (Photo: Universal Avionics)

A year after unveiling its Aperture, Universal Avionics said the visual management system "is now available for installation." Further, the avionics manufacturer said it has an agreement with a “large avionics OEM” for the installation of Aperture aboard a new aircraft that is under development. 

Last October, Universal Avionics unveiled Aperture, which uses multiple video inputs to deliver improved imagery on flight deck displays. Aperture processes eight video streams and can output them to four independent users, according to Universal Avionics, “enhancing safety and improving decision-making for flight crews and mission specialists.”

With near-zero latency, Aperture meets design assurance level A, the highest level of integrity in commercial aviation, Universal said. Ongoing development will add “more video/sensor channels, low-latency video aggregation and manipulation, and generation of synthetic imagery.” Eventually, it plans to use these capabilities to provide augmented-reality solutions, which could include “visual positioning, obstacle detection, taxi guidance, and traffic awareness to dramatically improve their situational awareness in high-workload environments.”