Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) has introduced the Skyquest VDSU-1420 Video Distribution System Unit (VDSU) to its range rugged video management system (VMS) products.
The Skyquest VDSU-1420 is a high-definition (HD) video conversion and distribution unit designed to work in conjunction with the standard-definition Skyquest VDSU-1407 to provide a complete VMS capable of handling the latest video formats used on today's air and ground surveillance platforms.
The VDSU-1420 supports up to 10 HD video inputs to be sent out over any of its eight HD outputs.
Skyquest VDSUs are designed to simplify the routing of multiple video signals on airborne military, paramilitary and search and rescue surveillance platforms.
The VDSU-1420 is suitable for applications with multiple HD and/or SD-SDI video inputs, such as from a multi-sensor gyro-stabilised camera system, and additional signals from moving maps, mission computers, video recorders and up/down links.
To give users optimal situational awareness capabilities, the output from up to four sensors can be displayed simultaneously using the HD Quad option.
Curtiss-Wright VDSUs are built for operation in harsh environments, including extreme temperature and high-shock and vibration conditions, bringing high-definition video distribution into space, weight and power (SWaP) constrained airborne and ground military, paramilitary, and search and rescue platforms.