Air Traffic Control LCD Monitors

Displays Designed for Air Traffic Control Towers & Navigation Industries

Flying the Friendly Skies Requires Close Monitoring of Air Traffic

Airplane taking off on airport runwayPeak air travel times in the United States see about 50,000 aircraft operating in our skies each day, not counting the tens of thousands of airborne vehicles the world over. It's no small task for the 15,000 air traffic controllers in airports across the country to prevent these aircraft from colliding into each other. To ensure the safe passage of 700 million people every year, the dedicated men and women in the air traffic industry must coordinate the movements of thousands of airplanes, from commercial airliners to cargo jets to military transports. Keeping all of these planes at a safe distance from each other, directing them during takeoff and landing at airports, and routing them around bad weather requires monitoring equipment that won't fail...because the margin for error is zero.

 

4 Families of LCD Monitors Designed for the Air Traffic Management Industry

GENSTAR II™ | GENSTAR III™ | GENSTAR IV™

GenStar III 19 inch Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor for Air Traffic Control Towers

General Digital's GenStar line of mountable sunlight readable LCD monitors was designed specifically to meet the stringent optical and operational requirements of the FAA's Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) program. As such, our specialized displays are ideally suited to meet other Air Traffic Control Tower applications, as well.

The GenStar line features many advanced components and industry firsts:

  • High performance 19", 20" and 21.3" displays and video controllers
  • Sunlight readable LED backlight and intelligent LED controller designed by General Digital
  • Intelligent Backlight Controller™ prevents critical failures, display brightness control, monitors hardware performance and more (GenStar II and GenStar III)
  • Microprocessor-controlled backlight cooling system (GenStar II and GenStar III)
  • Software utilities that analyze performance/failure data to facilitate failure diagnosis and service
  • Display enhancements, including an optically bonded contrast filter
  • Field-replaceable AC power supply and cooling fans
  • UGenStar IV 21.3 inch Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor for Air Traffic Control TowersL60950-1 and FCC Class A Certified

In most commercial applications, LED backlights are configured to drive their LED rails in a serial manner. While this technique is inexpensive and easy to implement, its downfall is that a single LED failure will render an entire rail inoperable—a catastrophe to mission-critical and safety-critical applications such as Air Traffic Control.

The GenStar LED rails utilize a serial-parallel design whereby the LEDs are driven in groupings of four, while the LED groups themselves are driven in a parallel manner. Using this approach, a single LED failure will only affect its immediate grouping, leaving the remaining groups of LEDs unaffected and fully operational.

 

STANDALONE/MOUNTABLE HIGH BRIGHTNESS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER MONITORS

Features GenStar II GenStar III GenStar IV
Display Size 20.1" 19.0" 20.1" (upgrade) 21.3" 19.0" 21.3"
Resolution 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1600 x 1200 1280 x 1024 1600 x 1200
Brightness (Maximum;
dependent upon filter)
620–825 Nits 1000–1390 Nits 865 Nits 900 Nits 1240–1390 Nits 670–1900 Nits
Backlight Type CCFL LED LED LED LED LED
Enclosure Standalone/Mountable or Panel Mount
GenStar
Data Sheet
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GenStar
Control Drawing
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Ceiling Mount Articulating Arm
Control Drawing
Download
Panel Mount Adaptor Bracket
Control Drawing
Download
Tilt/Swivel Base
Control Drawing
Download


 

SABER STANDALONE™ | SABER STANDALONE SOLAR™

Saber Standalone Solar 24 inch sunlight readable LCD monitors in ASI's HCC-144A Operational Flight TrainerIn addition to the GenStar line, our mountable standard luminance Saber Standalone and high bright Saber Standalone Solar LCD monitors, with and without touch screens, are designed to provide Air Traffic Control Specialists with static and dynamic data regarding weather and other safety-critical operational data.

Our Saber Standalone family of industrial monitors are designed to be used where portable displays are required and can be carried conveniently from one location to another. Also used as video information displays for Naval air traffic control, their rugged enclosures are designed to provide years of durable service in demanding environments.

While constructed to be both rugged and portable, all of our standalone monitors can also be configured in rack mount and panel mount enclosures. Saber Standalone mountable LCD monitors come supplied with mounting holes on the rear and sides of the paneling; this allows easy integration into standard or custom pedestals, yokes, cradles or articulating arms. Because there is a wide variety of mounting options available, we recommend speaking with one of our Sales Engineers to determine which mounting option best fits your application.

Saber Standalone Panel Mount Adaptor Bracket with Handles for 24 inch WUXGA Display

STANDALONE/MOUNTABLE STANDARD BRIGHTNESS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER MONITORS

Features Saber Standalone Saber Standalone/L22 Saber Standalone/L24
Display Size 17.0" 21.5" 24.0"
Resolution 1280 x 1024 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Brightness (Maximum) 350 Nits 300 Nits 300 Nits
Backlight Type LED LED LED
Enclosure Standalone/Mountable
or Panel Mount
Standalone/Mountable
or Panel Mount
Standalone/Mountable
or Panel Mount
Data Sheet Download Download Download
Control Drawing Download Download Download
Panel Mount Adaptor Bracket Option Download Download
Comparison Chart Saber Standalone vs Commercial-Grade LCD Monitors

 

STANDALONE/MOUNTABLE SUNLIGHT READABLE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER MONITORS

Features Saber Standalone Solar Saber Standalone Solar Saber Standalone Solar/LS19 Saber Standalone Solar/LS20 Saber Standalone Solar/LS22 Saber Standalone Solar/LS24 Saber Standalone Solar/LS24
Display Size 15.0" 17.0" 19.0" 20.1" 21.5" 24.0" 24.0"
Resolution 1024 x 768 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1600 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1200
Brightness
(Maximum)
600 Nits 932 Nits 1560 Nits 900/1300 Nits 525/695
Nits
668/893
Nits
1000 Nits
Backlight Type LED LED LED LED LED LED LED
Enclosure

Standalone/
Mountable
or
Panel Mount

Standalone/
Mountable
or
Panel Mount
Standalone/
Mountable
or
Panel Mount
Standalone/
Mountable
or
Panel Mount
Standalone/
Mountable
or
Panel Mount
Standalone/
Mountable
or
Panel Mount
Standalone/
Mountable
or
Panel Mount
Data Sheet Download Download Download Download Download Download Pending
Control Drawing Download Download Download Download Download Download Pending
Panel Mount Adaptor Bracket Option Download Download Download Download
Comparison Chart Saber Standalone Solar vs. Commercial-Grade LCD Monitors


 

SLIMLINE 1U™

SlimLine 1U - Rack mount flip-up LCD monitor with integral keyboard and trackballOur rack-mounted SlimLine 1U LCD monitor/keyboard/trackball is used to provide system support and terminal weather data. Cleverly combining an LCD monitor, keyboard and trackball in one unit, the SlimLine 1U is considered the “perfect” complement to rack mount environments.

  • Use with computer as a rack mount or standalone monitor/keyboard
  • Low power (+12 VDC) consumption
  • Total design control facilitates customization
  • Standalone, internal and rack mount power supplies available
  • Cable management system available
  • Front-mounted CD-RW, DVD-RW or Blu-ray drives available
  • Optional audio add-on board provides volume control for stereo speakers

FLIP-UP LCD WITH KEYBOARD HIGH BRIGHTNESS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER MONITOR

Features SlimLine 1U
Display Size 19.0"
Resolution 1280 x 1024
Brightness (Maximum) 1000 Nits
Backlight Type LED
Enclosure Rack Mount Flip-up Display with Keyboard
Data Sheet Download
Control Drawing Download


 

TWOVIEW™

TwoView - Rack mount dual flip-up LCD monitors with integral keyboard and trackballAnother of General Digital's rack mount products, the TwoView dual LCD monitor/keyboard/trackball is utilized in forward deployed interim air traffic management stations. Compact design and industrial durability, combined with General Digital's legendary configuration control and long product life cycles, makes the TwoView an ideal rack mount solution for all manner of air traffic management systems.

 

 

DUAL LCD MONITORS WITH KEYBOARD HIGH BRIGHTNESS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER MONITOR

Features TwoView
Display Size 19.0"
Resolution 1280 x 1024
Brightness (Maximum) 1000 Nits
Backlight Type LED
Enclosure Rack Mount Dual Flip-up Displays with Keyboard
Data Sheet Download
Control Drawing Download


 

Mountable LCD Monitors for Air Traffic Control Towers

General Digital builds rugged standalone and mountable LCD monitors for the air traffic control and other navigation-reliant industries. This includes the venerable GenStar, as well as several displays from our Saber Standalone family, Air traffic control towerand other rack mount units and open frame display kits. The all-metal enclosures are easily configured for rack mount, panel mount, kiosk, pedestal, articulating arm or simple desktop use. Designed to operate from a single +12 volt or 24 volt regulated source, we recommend powering our air traffic control monitors by a General Digital-designed power supply for maximum compatibility and reliability. However, power sources can be provided independently.

 

Ensure Aircraft Safety with Specially Designed ATC Monitors

With the many options and configurations available for the air traffic control and navigation-reliant industries, we suggest speaking with a qualified Sales Engineer to determine what will best suit your needs. Complete the contact form today or call 800.952.2535 for more information.

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