Dec 2, 2020

Collins Aerospace picks Barco simulation projection solution for advanced jet simulator program

Atlanta, Georgia, 2 December, 2020 – Barco, a global leader in visualization technology, announced today that Collins Aerospace has chosen Barco FS40-4K MKII projectors for a prestigious, international advanced jet trainer program.

Tasked with delivering their next-generation 360-degree visual system, the Griffin™-2, to an international fast-jet simulated training program, Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, Corp., has selected the Barco FS40 4K LED projector due to its optimal resolution, superior value acquisition and the lowest life-cycle cost to the program.

Dramatic leap in pilot training value

With Barco’s next generation FS40 4K LED projectors, Collins Aerospace will create an ultra-high performance, cutting-edge display system with very low total cost of ownership. The level of price/performance that we will be able to deliver to our customers will be remarkable. Barco has demonstrated a proven track-record of providing high-quality products and excellent customer support.

Solid-state for improved performance

Barco’s FS40-4K MKII is the next generation solid-state RGB LED projectors featuring 20% higher brightness than the previous MKI version. Delivering an incredible image performance with a rich dynamic contrast and reduced motion artefacts on moving content, it provides commercial and military pilots with the ability to train realistically at any time of day, night, or in any conditions.

Drive for unsurpassed realism

“We are very excited to have been selected for this program,” says Dave Fluegeman, VP of Simulation at Barco. “We value our collaboration with Collins Aerospace and share common goals to continuously lead the way in the industry and deliver high-performance training and value to our customers. The combination of Griffin-2 with Barco’s LED projectors brings us to the next level of unsurpassed training realism, ensuring that fourth and fifth-generation -fast jet pilots will train on the most realistic and immersive training experience available.”

About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace Systems is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. With 2019 net sales of approximately $26 billion, the business has 71,000 employees across more than 300 locations globally. It is one of the four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies.

About Barco
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2019, we realized sales of 1.083 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

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