VUESIM / Mi-HMI

Reconfigurable Simulation Smart Displays
Ideal for Aerospace, Medical, Transportation and Industrial Environments

PDF iconVueSim 10.4" Smart Display Flyer PDF iconVueSim 6.5" High Bright NVIS Flyer PDF iconMi-HMI Smart Display Flyer


KEY FEATURES

VueSim & Author - Smart monitor and software designed for flight simulators

VueSim HMI Smart Display

  • Intelligent/programmable display solution that can be tailored to emulate the appearance and functionality of Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and Multifunction Displays (MFDs) for simulators
  • Capable of rendering high definition graphics & instrumentation
  • Modular design facilitates configuration flexibility and continual modification/expansion to meet static or changing requirements

Mi-HMI Fully configurable human-machine interface smart display, graphics rendering program and interface hardwareMi-HMI Smart Display

  • Fully reconfigurable Human-Machine Interface solution
  • Display equipped with an integrated hardware platform to allow interfacing to any signals/devices
  • Graphics rendering engine
  • Reads a variety of data sources and renders vector graphics to the display

VueSim & Mi-HMI Key Industries

• Military & Defense • Law Enforcement
• Air Force • Commercial Aircraft
• Army/Navy • Medical
• Aerospace • Transportation
• Industrial • Many more

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRAIGHT FROM THE EXPERT

VueSim – Reconfigurable Smart Display for Avionics Simulators

General Digital Corporation’s VueSim™ is a versatile, highly configurable simulator smart display system. It is designed to provide an easy-to-use, complete smart display solution for simulator manufacturers. Read more...

 

Simulation Stimulation – Using Signals in VueSim

One of the design goals of the VueSim™ product line was to provide an easy-to-use instrumentation system for simulator manufacturers. We knew that many of the instrumentation tools in the market required high levels of integration as most vendors provided software-only screen design and code libraries. Read more...

     

Change Efficiency for Cost-Effective Simulation Smart Displays

It’s a safe guess that over a million words have been written on the subject of managing change...

But efficiency of making changes is clearly something that we should be concerned about!

For Flight Simulator manufacturers, change activities include Change Requests, Repurposing and Reconfiguration. Read more...

 

Bridging the Gap Between Pre-Clinical and Real-World Experience Using Simulation

Training with real world devices can be expensive, never mind having the correct combination of devices for every training scenario required.

...Finally, a way to give real world, hands-on experience and training in a cost-effective way using simulation…truly bridging the gap between pre-clinical training/education and real world experience. Read more...

VUESIM

VueSim - 10.4 inch Smart Monitor for SimulatorsVueSim is a smart display system that contains an embedded processor, which can read industry standard data busses (serial, Ethernet, ARINC-429, etc.) and render high-definition graphics for an ultra-realistic simulator. This makes it perfect for flight simulators requiring a Primary Flight Display (PFD) or Multifunction Display (MFD).

LED backlight options include standard luminance, sunlight readable, and NVIS compatible. All LED backlights include an integrated controller.

The design of the display control allows for expansion, such as ARINC 429, Modbus, CAN, ARINC 664 (aka AFDX) and other custom modules. The unit can be configured with a variety of commercial CPUs & GPUs for displaying high quality graphics.

Ideal for the aerospace simulation market, VueSim can be fitted with standard or optional bezels that include a selection of buttons, rotary encoders, switches, and indicators, all of which are user definable. An optional touch interface is also readily available.

Mi-HMI

Mi-HMI - 10.4 inch Smart Display for SimulatorsMi-HMI is a smart display system that contains an embedded processor, which can read industry standard data busses (serial, Ethernet, etc.) and render high-definition graphics for an ultra-realistic simulator. 

LED backlight options include standard luminance, sunlight readable, and NVIS compatible. All LED backlights include an integrated controller.

The design of the display control allows for expansion, such as Modbus, CAN and other custom modules. The unit can be configured with a variety of commercial CPUs & GPUs for displaying high quality graphics.

Ideal for many simulation markets (Medical, Transportation, Industrial, etc.), Mi-HMI can be fitted with standard or optional bezels that include a selection of buttons, rotary encoders, switches, and indicators, all of which are user definable. An optional touch interface is also readily available.

COMMUNICATIONS

VueSim rear view showing ARINC 429 connectionsThe VueSim can be configured to receive and render the same cockpit data as a fully FAA-certified EFIS at a greatly reduced cost since it does not have to be FAA-certified (DO-178/DO-254/DO-160) for the simulation environment. It can easily be configured to process flight data from a variety of sources including ARINC 429 (e.g., ADAHARS, ADF IAS, NAVCOM), Ethernet, discrete I/O and/or other buses (e.g., ARINC 453, MIL-STD-1553), depending on the end user’s requirements.

OPTIONS

General Digital can tailor the VueSim and Mi-HMI to simulate virtually any device by configuring the unit with an assortment of components.

  • Standard or custom LCDs
  • ARM processors
  • Graphic Processing Units (GPUs)
  • I/O expansion modules
  • Bezel buttons
  • Switches
  • Indicators and rotary encoders

They supports a variety of display options.

  • Sunlight readable
  • Sunlight readable + NVIS (for use with night vision goggles)
  • Standard luminance
  • Transflective

The performance can be further augmented.

  • Integrating standard or custom engineered expansion modules
    • Heater controllers
    • USB keypad controllers
    • OSD modules
    • Additonal I/O
      • ARINC 429
      • ARINC 664
      • MIL-STD-1553
      • Modbus
      • Can

General Digital’s engineering expertise in the fields of mechanical, electrical, optical and software engineering can be further leveraged to tailor the VueSim and Mi-HMI to exacting requirements and standards.

Please speak with a Sales Engineer for additional information.

BENEFITS

  • Significantly reduce the cost compared to an industry-certified solution
  • Flexible hardware configuration to meet specific budgetary and performance objectives
  • Take advantage of General Digital’s over 40 years of commercial, industrial and military display and design expertise
  • Many standard and optional features available
  • Build-to-order enclosure/bezel or select standard configuration
  • Supports customer-developed code for application

Below is an overview of a typical General Digital VueSim Series model number. Having a good understanding of the structure of our model numbers will help you configure your monitor.

MODEL NUMBER CONFIGURATION BREAKDOWN

Prefix Family Size/ Resolution Display Video Controller Keyboard Enclosure Overlay Power Supply Custom
pp VS aab ccc(c) dd(d) ee ff gg hijj zzz
Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:
S = Sunlight Readable
D = Daylight Readable
N = NVIS Compatible
The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
VS = VueSim Series
MH = Mi-HMI Series

Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

EXAMPLE CONFIGURATIONS

SNVS-10X-9018-00-00-32-04-ID59

SN = Prefix indicates sunlight readable and NVIS compliant
VS = VueSim Family
10X = Display Size [10.4"] and Resolution [XGA, 1024 x 768]
9018 = Display model: Sunlight readable, NVIS compatible, Microprism Dual Rail Design LED backlight LCD
00 = No Video Controller supplied with this configuration
00 = No Keyboard supplied with this configuration
32 = Enclosure type: VueSim enclosure
04 = Overlay type: Clear float glass, antireflective two sides
ID59 = Power Supply type: +9–36 VDC
 

DISPLAY

The VueSim and Mi-HMI enclosures have been carefully designed to allow our design engineers to modify/customize the existing designs to accommodate a limitless variety of display size/resolution combinations.

In the tables below is a small sampling of display panels that we have integrated into monitors, or verified compatibility. New display models are constantly being introduced to the market by the LCD manufacturers, making it extremely difficult for us to maintain a comprehensive list.

Please share your requirements with a Sales Engineer and they will consult with you to select the best panel for your application needs.

Standard Displays
aab Size
(Diag.)
Model
ccc(c)
Resolution
(Pixels)
B/L
Type
Brightness
(Nits)
Contrast
Ratio
H/V View
Angle
Response
(R/F ms)
Temperature
(°C)
10X 10.4" 224 1024 x 768 LED 500 1000:1 ±88°/±88° 14/11 -25°–60°

Transmissive Enhanced Value Displays
aab Size
(Diag.)
Model
ccc(c)
Resolution
(Pixels)
B/L
Type
Brightness
(Nits)
Contrast
Ratio
H/V View
Angle
Response
(R/F ms)
Temperature
(°C)
06X 6.5" 9004 1024 x 768 LED 650 500:1 ±80°/+80°, -60° 6/19 -20°–70°
10X 10.4" 9011 1024 x 768 LED 800 900:1 ±80°/±80° 3/15 -25°–60°

Sunlight Readable/NVIS Compatible Displays
aab Size
(Diag.)
Model
ccc(c)
Resolution
(Pixels)
B/L
Type
Brightness
(Nits)
Contrast
Ratio
H/V View
Angle
Response
(R/F ms)
Temperature
(°C)
10X 10.4" 9017 1024 x 768 LED 1670 1050:1 ±85°/±85° 30 -25°–60°
10X 10.4" 9018 1024 x 768 LED 750
(SR only)
1188:1 ±85°/±85° 30 -25°–60°
15X 15.0" 9022 1024 x 768 LED 1350
(SR only)
1100:1 ±80°/
+60°, -80°
5.7/2.3 -30°–85°C
19W 19.0" 9016 1280 x 1024 LED 950 N/A ±85°/±80° 3.6/1.4 0°–50°


 

ENCLOSURE TYPE

ff Description
N/A VueSim 6.5", DZUS Rail Rack Mount, Portrait Orientation Enclosure
32 VueSim 10.4", Cockpit Display-Style, Portrait Orientation Enclosure


 

OVERLAY

The VueSim is highly configurable. Although generally equipped with our standard overlay options, there are many custom overlay options that can be added in front or behind the LCD to further improve its performance. Please speak with an Applications Engineer to select the right overlay for your budget and performance requirements. Note that a unique numerical identifier will be assigned depending on the specific overlay(s) selected. Download a list with most of our available display overlays.

gg Description
Glass Overlays Various Thicknesses (1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm)
Glass Overlays Various Surface Treatments (AR, AG, AR/AG, etc.)
Glass Overlays Various Construction (Gorilla, Chemically Strengthened, Float, etc.)
Glass Overlays Various Contrast (Clear, 62% Neutral Density, 75% Neutral Density, etc.)
Polycarbonate/Plastic Overlays Various Thicknesses (1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm)
Polycarbonate/Plastic Overlays Various Surface Treatments (AR, AG, AR/AG, etc.)
Polycarbonate/Plastic Overlays Various Construction (Lexan, etc.)
Polycarbonate/Plastic Overlays Various Contrast (Clear, 62% Neutral Density, 75% Neutral Density, etc.)
Touch Sensors Various Technologies [Resistive (4-Wire, 5-Wire, etc.), Capacitive (Surface, Projected, Touch, etc.), IR, SAW, etc.]
Touch Sensors Various Surface Treatments (AR, AG, AR/AG, etc.)
Touch Sensors Various Construction [Resistive (GFG, FFG), Capacitive (glass, strengthened glass)]
Display Heaters Various Technologies (ITO Bus Bar, Silver Mesh, Strip)
Display Heaters Various Ratings (Ohm, OPI, etc.)
Display Heaters Various Controllers (Power, Warm-Up Time, etc.)
EMI Filters Various Ratings (Ohm, OPI, etc.)
Films Various Surface Types (AR, AG, AR/AG, Privacy, Cold Mirror, etc.)
Films Various Background Types (BEF, DBEF, ESR, etc.)
Other Circular Polarizers
Other 1/4-Wave Retarders
Services Optical Bonding


 

POWER SUPPLY

Note that the VueSim’s standard power source is a DC-DC converter. However, an optional AC power supply is available. Consult a Sales Engineer for more information.

Model
Number
Mount
Type
Input Voltage
Range
Output
Voltage
Frequency
Range
Power
(Maximum)
Power Factor
Correction
ID59 Internal 9–36 VDC +12 VDC 30 Watts
IDjj Internal 16–36 VDC +12 VDC 48 Watts

General Digital designs and manufactures scores of standard and custom monitor configurations each year, making the creation of informational and technical documentation for each configuration impractical. We’ve found that by efficiently combining data into a select few documents, we answer most questions that customers typically ask. We strive to keep our documentation as current as possible, given the rapidly changing nature of the industry, which is why we recommend checking back periodically for updates. Please feel welcome to request any information not found here.

User’s Manuals and Calibration & Setup Guides are available for customers only. Contact us if you have lost the password provided with your product.

Drivers are available for customers only. Contact us if you have lost the password provided with your product.

Utilities are available to all visitors, and can be used for a variety of LCD monitor applications.

Mi-HMI DOCUMENTATION


FLYERS

Mi-HMI Flyer

 

Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

The photos below represent General Digital’s demonstration model of VueSim and Mi-HMI LCD products. They serve to illustrate the capabilities of the VueSim and Mi-HMI, and their integrated software. Click the thumbnails to view full-size photos.



VUESIM PHOTOS

  • VueSim 10.4"
  • VueSim 19.0"
  • VueSim Family
  • Mi-HMI PHOTOS

  • Mi-HMI 10.4"
  • Watch the videos below to learn about our VueSim and Mi-HMI smart displays built for simulators and other applications requiring user-defined vector graphics.
     

    VueSim: Reconfigurable Simulation Smart Display (1:18)

    The VueSim™ smart simulation display is a versatile, highly-configurable system designed to provide an easy-to-use, complete display solution for simulator manufacturers.



     

    VueSim: An Affordable and Highly Configurable Smart Display (1:27)

    VueSim was designed to perfectly emulate PFDs and MFDs for simulators, and yet cost a fraction of what a certified display costs. You can configure VueSim to suit your application, or have our software division do it for you.



     

    Mi-HMI: Integrated, Reconfigurable, Plug-and-Play, HMI Solution (0:54)

    Mi-HMI is a fully reconfigurable Human-Machine Interface solution, consisting of a display platform to allow interfacing to any signals/devices, and renders user-defined vector graphics to the display.



     

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