Advanced Avionics ARINC 818 Switch in Production at Great River Technology

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Great River Technology has shipped the first production ARINC 818 4x4 Pantera switch. The switch handles multiple high-bandwidth, low-latency video signals for avionics systems.

Since modern avionics systems have as many as ten ARINC 818 signals, engineers often need to route these signals to different locations. Our new series of switches will make this possible.

Great River Technology shipped the first production Pantera 4x4 ARINC 818 switch to Boeing recently. The Pantera series is intended for engineering development and factory use.

ARINC 818 is a video interface for high-bandwidth, low-latency, uncompressed digital video transmission for mission-critical avionics systems, such as cockpit displays, mission processors, and video concentrators. “Since modern avionics systems have as many as ten ARINC 818 signals, engineers often need to route these signals to different locations. Our new series of switches will make this possible” said Tim Keller, Director of Marketing for Great River Technology.

The Pantera switches support baud rates between 1.0625 and 4.25 gigabits per second and operate on fiber-optic wavelengths at 850 or 1310 nanometers. The switches can route any input to any output and can be used as signal splitters and broadcast devices. The switches can be monitored and controlled through a web browser interface with an Ethernet cable. “These are ‘smart’ switches,” Keller said. “An individual video frame will never be broken or corrupted when switching channels.”

Upgrades, such as real-time link monitoring, test pattern generation and error counting, are also available.
As a distributor for Techway, Inc., Great River also provides similar switches with up to 10 inputs and 10 outputs. Mounted in racks or rugged chasses, these complement Great River’s Pantera switches, meeting a great variety of ARINC 818 needs.

Visit http://www.greatrivertech.com/arinc-818-switch.html to learn more about all the Great River Technology ARINC 818 switches.

About Great River Technology: Great River Technology provides advanced data and video systems and development services for leading aerospace and military customers worldwide. It is a leader in high-speed, low-latency ARINC 818 and HOTLink II™ systems using both copper and fiber-optic links.

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