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Flight Display Systems Introduces Fly HD

ALPHARETTA, Georgia — August 1, 2012 — Flight Display Systems has introduced Fly HD™, a totally new concept in aircraft video technology. Fly HD is a complete High-Definition system that is easy to install and provides full 1080p video quality. There’s a High-Definition transformation happening in the video world and many aircraft cabin avionics are quickly becoming outdated. Aircraft owners are looking for simple, cost-effective ways to upgrade aircraft video systems.

Flight Display Systems had two goals when designing Fly HD: build high quality components and make them simple to install. These goals were achieved by engineering the components to use HD-SDI signals on the common coaxial cable that is already installed on many aircraft. This reduces the number of converters required and limits the amount of rewiring necessary. Fewer converters + less rewiring = lower total cost for a full 1080p HD video system.

The Fly HD components fall into three categories:
1. High-Definition Widescreen Monitors,
2. HD-SDI Backbone Switches and Converters, and
3. High-Definition Source Equipment.

“We’ve been working towards creating an end-to-end High-Definition system like this for years,” says David Gray, President of Flight Display Systems. “Now we have cracked the code to perfect aircraft HD video that delivers true VIP experience for in-flight entertainment and other video.”

The Fly HD monitors from Flight Display Systems are available for a variety of functions, sized from 7” to 55” in Widescreen format. The smaller 7” and 10” can be attached to arm mounts for each passenger access at the seat. Larger aircraft cabin displays are typically used on bulkheads and in custom-built consoles. An extensive photo gallery is available at http://www.FlightDisplay.com/photos/

The key to the system is HD-SDI, which can transmit a full uncompressed 1080p High-Definition signal via one coaxial cable. HD-SDI cabling is a thin coaxial cable with BNC connectors. Flight Display Systems provides several HD-SDI crossover switches, allowing multiple sources to be transmitted to multiple monitors.

Flight Display Systems manufactures High-Definition source equipment such as a Blu-ray player, a 1080p cockpit camera and the Jet JukeBox. Our Special Mission and Law Enforcement customers use the High-Definition Digital Video Recorder for mission tracking and playback.

A new video that explains Fly HD has been produced and posted at http://www.FlyHD.com/

Products in the Fly HD line can be found at http://www.FlightDisplay.com/products/category/fly_hd

Flight Display Systems has three main market segments: In-flight Entertainment Equipment, Cabin Management Systems, and Military and Special Mission products. The company manufactures over 120 unique in-flight entertainment products targeted at the retrofit and refurbishment market. These products include the Flight Display Moving Map, high-definition LCD monitors from 5- to 55-inches in size, Blu-ray and DVD players, and a line of iPod, iPad, and iPhone accessories. The Select Cabin Management System is specifically tailored for VIP aircraft from 4 to 35 passengers. Flight Display Systems also manufactures ruggedized LCD monitors used in military surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. This includes NVG compliant and touch-screen monitors. Visit http://www.FlightDisplay.com/  to see photos and hands-on video demos.

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