First Company To Feature LEDs In All Display Products
Retrofit company Sandel Avionics announced Tuesday at NBAA 2007
it is upgrading its entire line of current products with LED
(light-emitting diode) backlights, making it the first company to
feature the technology in all its display products.
Sandel's 4/5-ATI SA4550 and SN4500 electronic ADI and HSI
replacement units are already LED-driven, and Sandel is now
reengineering its 3-ATI systems, including the SN3500 EHSI, to
equip them with the bright, high-definition, long-lived
LED backlighting offers such operational benefits as increased
sunlight visibility, screen resolution color fidelity, product life
and dispatch reliability, along with a significant reduction in
maintenance costs and aircraft downtime.
"Between our own research and the comments we've received from
customers, it's clear that LED systems are the future in avionics
displays, yielding such benefits as full-sunlight, 180-degree
viewability; unmatched image quality; a service life greater than
10,000 hours; superior color reproduction for quicker situation
recognition; and the virtual elimination of maintenance," noted
Gerry Block, Sandel's CEO.
"And with our easy-to-install packaging concept allowing for
drop-in replacement, operators of business and air transport
aircraft can now update their panels to outperform anything else on
the market, including large-format 'glass cockpits.'"
Sandel's LED products are on display in booth 953 at the 2007
Sandel Avionics provides compact integrated display systems for
general aviation, business aviation, air transport and regional,
and rotary-wing aircraft. The company sports such products as the
turbine-class ST3400 TAWS, and a suite of 4/5-ATI, LED-backlit
attitude and navigation displays.