Sandel Avionics, the leader in retrofit avionics, today announced it is upgrading its entire line of current products with LED (light-emitting diode) backlights, making it the first company to feature this advanced 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 this bright, high-definition, long-lived technology. 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'," he concluded.
Sandel's LED products are on display in booth 953 at the 2007 NBAA Show.