SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

Parvus Corporation

October 13, 2009 13:39 ET

Boeing Contracts With Parvus to Supply Display Systems for P-8A Poseidon

Parvus DuraVIS® 4300 and 3006 Display Systems Chosen for Next-Generation U.S. Navy Aircraft

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Parvus Corporation today announced its contract with Boeing to supply the Flight Test Display (FTD) and the Instrumentation Crew station Control Panel (ICCP) for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Developed for the U.S. Navy, the P-8A is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations. The P-8A will begin flight test this Fall and initial operational capability is slated for 2013.

Boeing selected the DuraVIS® 4300 from Parvus to serve as the aircraft's ICCP. By combining the proven durability and power of Parvus' DuraCOR mission computer with a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Multi-Function Display (MFD), the DuraVIS 4300 is an ideal solution for presenting flight, sensor, mapping, advisory and other information for the P-8A aircraft. Qualified to MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-704E and MIL-STD-461E standards, the DuraVIS 4300 offers exceptional low-temperature operation (-20C) and resistance to shock and vibration profiles that will be experienced by the P-8A.

In addition, Parvus' DuraVIS® 3006 was chosen by Boeing to serve as the Flight Test Display for the P-8A. The DuraVIS 3006 is a rugged flat panel 6.5" TFT Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) offering daylight readability and a hardened mechanical design well suited for the high reliability applications of the P-8A aircraft. This extremely compact (1.5" thick) and lightweight (3lbs) unit is packaged in a hardened aluminum housing equipped with flexible mounting options and an anti-glare protective acrylic cover for impact protection and explosive decompression.

"The selection of Parvus DuraVIS products for the P-8A aircraft is a testament to Parvus' proven track record of supplying durable, highly-reliable mission computers and displays for demanding military and aerospace applications," said Les Goodman, president of Parvus. "We are honored to partner with Boeing to supply such a prestigious aircraft with the necessary equipment to provide maximum interoperability in the future battle space."

For more information about the P-8A Poseidon, visit http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/p8a/index.html.

ABOUT PARVUS

Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers and Ethernet switch products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.parvus.com.

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