Astronics

Dual Sensor EVS


Overview

Rely on the industry leading enhanced vision systems (EVS) from Astronics Max-Viz to enhance your safety and situational awareness while flying. Designed to provide you with clear vision in reduced visibility conditions, these certified camera systems are easy to install, easy to integrate into your cockpit displays, and easy to maintain. Today over 3,000 Astronics Max-Viz units are improving safety on fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft worldwide.


See Clearly, Fly Safely

These state-of-the-art enhanced vision systems are lightweight, solid-state, low power, uncooled thermal cameras. Some EVS models include zoom capability. Compatible with leading MFDs and EFBs, the sensor image can appear on any display that accepts composite video (RS-170), NTSC, or PAL signals.

Astronics’ EVS systems offer the best way to see the real-world environment in real-time.

  • Clear vision through haze, smoke, light fog and other challenging conditions
  • Take off: Maintain situational and spatial awareness
  • En-route: Avoid bad weather for a smoother ride
  • On approach: See ground-based hazards in dark and low visibility conditions; see the landing environment during black hole approaches
  • During taxi: Avoid other aircraft, airport equipment, and potential incursions before they become an issue

Before

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After

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Max-Viz 2300

The Max-Viz 2300 enhanced vision system provides pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and safety. This multi-spectral imager with 640x480 long wave infrared sensor, visible light + near infrared sensor, and patented blending and dynamic range management image processing enables pilots to see more clearly and precisely during day and night.

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Learn more about our Max-Viz 2300

Max-Viz 600

This multi-spectral imager offers 320x240 long wave infrared sensor, visible light + near infrared sensor, and patented blending and dynamic range management image processing. Housed within an included fairing, the Max-Viz 600 enables pilots to see clearly and fly safely through smoke, fog, haze, and darkness.

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Learn more about our Max-Viz 600

Max-Viz 2300

The Max-Viz 2300 is a multi-spectral imager with 640x480 long wave infrared sensor, visible light + near infrared sensor and patented blending and dynamic range management image processing designed for general aviation. The sensor is housed in a rugged cylinder for quick & easy installation and the image is presented on any display that accepts NTSC/Analog Composite video signals. A separate color video is provided for presentation on a separate display or the passenger cabin entertainment system. The Max-Viz 2400 is coming soon.


Product Information

Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) provides pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and safety by enabling them to see more clearly and precisely during day or night thereby reducing stress

  • See clearly through haze, smoke, smog, light fog
  • See everything clearly during the darkest night
  • See clouds and avoid them at night (smoother ride)
  • See the runway and taxiway clearly while avoiding wildlife and unlit obstructions at night
  • Passengers feel safer—they clearly see what you see
  • Shows you what the synthetic vision doesn’t—the real world in real time.

Features

  • Hi-resolution multi-spectral imager
    • 640x480 long wave infrared sensor
    • Visible light sensor for “seeing” LEDs blended with long wave allows for a dual video output; Blended B&W for cockpit (patented) and separate color HD-compatible visible camera feed (720 x 480) for CES or video recorder
  • Patented blending and dynamic range management image processing
  • Combined Vision System (CVS) compatible – software design provides for existing and future EVS integration with SVS
  • Generation Three - same form factor for easy legacy product upgrade
  • Individual pins allows maximum flexibility for placement of control switches
  • Digital zoom field of view from 45⁰ x 33.75⁰ to 30⁰ x 22.5⁰
  • RS-170 Signal Format (NTSC or PAL) Compatible with all leading MFDs & EFBs that have RS-170 video input
  • Integral window heaters for operation in all conditions
  • Temperature operating environment; -55⁰ C to +70⁰ C
  • Pixel non-uniformity correction
  • Manufactured in AS9100 certified facility
  • Solid State technology - no routine maintenance require
  • Flexible installation options - minimal down time
  • US Department of Commerce Export Controlled (Not TAR)

Size - 2.8 in Diameter x 6.8 in Length (71 mm x 172 mm)

Weight -  less than 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg)

Power - Input:   28 VDC

  • 0.5 Amps for sensor operation
  • 3.0 Amps when heaters are activated

Certification

  • Environmentally qualified to DO-160G
  • Install via TC/SB, STC

Commitment

  • Dedicated customer support
  • Over 12 years of flight operations experience
  • Full 24 month warranty on all parts and labor with normal wear and tear

Display Options

  • Avidyne R9
  • Bendix King KMD-850
  • Garmin G500, G500H, G600, G600H, G1000 and G1000H
  • Honeywell Primus Elite DU-875
  • Rockwell Collins Proline 21 and Proline Fusion®
  • Universal Avionics 890R

Max-Viz 600

The Max-Viz 600 is a multi-spectral imager with 320x240 long wave infrared sensor, visible light + near infrared sensor and patented blending and dynamic range management Image processing designed for general aviation. The lightweight sensor is housed in an aerodynamic surface mount for quick & easy installation and the image is presented on any display that accepts NTSC/Analog RS-170 video signals.


Product Information

Max-Viz 600 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) provides pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and safety by enabling them to see more clearly and precisely during day or night thereby reducing stress

  • See clearly through haze, smoke, smog, light fog
  • See everything clearly during the darkest night
  • See clouds and avoid them at night (smoother ride)
  • See the runway and taxiway clearly while avoiding wildlife and unlit obstructions at night
  • Passengers feel safer—they clearly see what you see
  • Shows you what the synthetic vision doesn’t—the real world in real time.

Features

  • 320x240 long wave infrared sensor
  • Visible light + near infrared sensor
  • Patented blending and dynamic range management image processing
  • Integral window heaters for operation in all conditions
  • Sun-safe sensor
  • Manufactured in AS9100 certified facility
  • Exportable under Department of Commerce (not ITAR)
  • Temperature operating environment; -55⁰ C to +70⁰ C
  • Compatible with all leading MFDs & EFBs
  • Flexible installation options - minimal down time
  • Solid-state technology - no routine maintenance required

Size - 3.77 In W x 8.68 In D x 2.5 In H (95.8 mm W x 220.5 mm D x 63.5 mm H

Weight - 1.2 lbs, (0.54 kg) nominal

Power - Input:12 or 28 VDC, <0.5 A for sensor, <2 A heaters

Certification

  • STCs on all Cessna Single Engine Aircraft, including Caravan
  • Available as a factory option on Cirrus SR-20, 22 aircraft

Commitment

  • Dedicated customer support
  • Over 12 years of flight operations experience
  • Full 24 month warranty on all parts and labor with normal wear and tear

Display Options

  • Garmin G500, 600 and 1000
  • Avidyne R9
  • Bendix King KMD-850
  • AvMap EKP-V
  • Flight Displays Flipper
  • Rosen Monitors (various)
  • EFBs