SOURCE: Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

August 26, 2011 15:45 ET

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

New Skyquest ALPHA-2600-01 10.4" and ALPHA-3800-01 15" Rugged Displays

ASHBURN, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - 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™ 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.

Skyquest ALPHA Series Performance Features

  • 1024 x 768 resolution
  • High brightness display
  • High Definition (HD) input as standard
  • Night Vision Goggle (NVG) filter with dual LED backlight (option)
  • Touchscreen with USB interface to a PC (option)
  • Supports Picture in Picture, Picture by Picture (Split Screen), Image Freeze and Image Zoom as standard
  • Rugged D38999 connectors for demanding aerospace/military environments
  • Conduction and convection-cooled

Rugged Video Displays
Curtiss-Wright's Skyquest AVDU series of rugged video display provides a wide range of multi-function rugged LCD displays for use as part of the Skyquest VMS or stand alone. These displays are designed for use with FLIR and long range daylight video cameras, moving maps, computers and radar. The current range extends from 4" through to 20" units, with leading edge functionality including High Definition (HD) compatibility, multiple video inputs, VGA inputs, picture-in-picture facility, video freeze frame, digital zoom and optional quad-display and touch screen.

For price and availability, please contact the CWCEC Sales Team. Click here for more information on the ALPHA-2600-01 and click here for more information on the ALPHA-3800-01.

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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit

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