We’re now taking orders for our newly-designed 5-inch and 10-inch Smart Multifunction Displays. Ideally suited to helicopter and fixed-wing applications, these rugged units are designed to meet several military standards (704D, 810F, 461E, 462, DO-160E). They feature an sunlight readable LED backlight, EMI glass, heater glass, a rugged enclosure, and PowerPC-based drive electronics. General Digital will be offering both displays with optional NVIS compatibility for use with night vision goggles. Data will be accepted on two ARINC 429 channels and the software (DO-178B, Level A) will validate and generate the display page, which, in turn, will be presented to the pilot in a graphical format. Another handy, and quite practical, feature is a built-in light sensor that can automatically adjust the display brightness, so as not to distract the pilot unnecessarily.