Mission-critical displays feature advanced graphics interfaces and support multiple screen sizes through flexible core architecture
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, March 05, 2019 – Astronautics Corporation of America is introducing a new family of flight and mission-critical displays called Ibex. This new family of displays is lightweight, rugged, and designed to meet the requirements of military helicopters and aircraft in all environments.
“The Ibex family are lightweight, passively-cooled flight and mission-critical displays designed for the highest reliability in the toughest environments,” said Astronautics President Chad Cundiff. “We are using a semi-smart, scalable firmware electronics platform that can be easily tailored across a range of display sizes and interfaces. Ibex is designed for high-brightness cockpits that also require best-in-class contrast ratios. The display family supports touchscreen or bezel button configurations.”
Ibex interfaces to mission systems via advanced graphics interfaces, including ARINC 818. Ibex displays are qualified to shock, high altitude, and extreme temperatures to meet all mission requirements. The first 5×5-inch Ibex production units will deliver to customers in the second quarter of 2019. Ibex also supports multiple display sizes—6×8-inch, 8×10-inch, 18×8-inch, etc.—through its flexible core architecture.
Astronautics’ midsize and in-house design capabilities enabled the rapid development of this new display family, incorporating key building blocks from its proven Badger integrated system and RoadRunner™ electronic flight instrument families. Ibex uses its flexible platform for customization based on specific customer needs.
To learn more about the new Ibex family of display-only avionics, as well as other Astronautics displays and connected aircraft solutions, visit Astronautics during the HAI HELI-EXPO on stand C2028.
About Astronautics Corporation of America
Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight and engine displays, connected aircraft and cyber solutions, electronic flight bags, and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include avionics system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing trusted, reliable, and tailored engineering solutions to help clients achieve mission success. Astronautics is the parent company of Kearfott Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey.