Astronics Max-Viz Offers Special EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and Online Pricing for Enhanced Vision Systems
Astronics Corporation, (NASDAQ: ATRO), a provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Astronics MaxViz, will offer special prices for its enhanced vision systems (EVS) for experimental and homebuilt aircraft. The special prices are good for orders received at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 23-29 and online during the same time period.
To qualify for this promotional offer, orders must specify delivery prior to December 31, 2018.
"This special pricing is applicable for the Astronics Max-Viz X1+HR (High Resolution) and X1 EVS, uncertified versions," says Tom Geiger, business unit manager for Astronics Max-Viz. "During EAA AirVenture, the X1-HR system, normally priced at $18,000, will be available for $16,800. Similarly, the X1 EVS, regularly priced at $6,000, will be $5,700."
The X1+HR sensor uses a sophisticated system with 640x480 pixel resolution, long-wave infrared thermal imager with electronic zoom to assist pilots of experimental and homebuilt aircraft, which often operate from unimproved airstrips with wildlife and other obstacles. It is compatible with any display that accepts NTSC or PAL/analog RS-170 signals.
The Max-Viz X1 and X1+HR are single line-replaceable units built into an aerodynamically shaped housing for easy installation. The uncooled infrared detectors output a composite RS-170 video signal, presentable on any analog video-capable aircraft display. The system also features integral window heaters to maintain operation under conditions from -55 degrees Celsius, plus automatic pixel recalibration to keep the picture sharp.
Both lightweight systems allow pilots to scan the taxiway and runway during takeoff and approach for obstructions such as wildlife, vehicles and construction barriers which may not be visible. The Max-Viz EVS will help pilots see and avoid terrain before the ground proximity warnings. The Max-Viz X1 or Max-Viz X1+HR will enhance safety for the experimental pilot community by enabling pilots to see up to 10 times further than unaided human vision in visibility obscured conditions, such as smoke, haze and light fog, during the day or at night. Both systems are uncertified for experimental flying enthusiasts.
Astronics Max-Viz will be exhibiting the solutions in Oshkosh, WI, at EAA AirVenture in Hangar C, Booth #3078.
With supplemental type certificates in both fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft, Astronics Max-Viz offers products built on more than 15 years of success in enhanced vision systems.
To view the EVS offerings in detail, visit www.astronics.com.