Farnborough – Abaco rugged display computer to be shown on AW189

Farnborough – Abaco rugged display computer to be shown on AW189

6-Jul-2016 Source: Abaco

Abaco Systems today announced that its customer, Leonardo Helicopters, would be demonstrating its AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter at the Farnborough International Airshow (Farnborough, UK: 11-15 July). The AW189 features Abaco’s DAQMAG2A high performance rugged display computer, which has been integrated by Leonardo into the AW189 helicopter to provide video capture, processing, and transmission.

Qualified to DO-160G and built to TRL (Technology Readiness Level) 9, the DAQMAG2A is optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP). It is designed to minimize cost, risk and time-to-market for prime contractors, systems integrators, and OEMs.

The rugged display computer has been deployed not only on the AW189, but also the AW169, the AW149 and AW101 helicopters as well as by other manufacturers on other platforms, including by FLIR Systems.

The DAQMAG2A has a powerful video I/O capability that enables it to be connected to a variety of video inputs and outputs for video routing and video conversion. These video connections support standard definition, high definition, and computer resolutions up to 1,600 by 1,200 pixels. It can be connected to most industry standard analog and digital formats including HD/SD SDI, NTSC and PAL as well as RGB including sync-on-green standards.

“We are delighted that Leonardo has chosen to showcase the AW189 featuring the DAQMAG2A at the world’s most prestigious airshow,” said Chris Lever, VP, Product Management at Abaco Systems. “This powerful, rugged display computer brings performance, flexibility and functionality that helps the AW189 helicopter achieve leadership in its class.”

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