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04-26-2011, SCHOTT North America
SCHOTT Defense Showcases Customized Fiber Optic Faceplates for Hand-Held Devices and Advanced Cockpit Displays
SCHOTT’s Defined Viewing Angle Faceplates Are the Next Generation of Fiber Optics Display TechnologyApril 26, 2011 (at the Defense, Security and Sensing Conference in Orlando, FL) – Today, SCHOTT Defense (booth 511) exhibits its defined viewing angle fiber optic faceplate technology, which offers unmatched viewing security and revolutionary illumination control specifically designed to optimize digital display technology, prevalent across a broad spectrum of today’s modern military applications.
SCHOTT’s fiber optic technology is unique in that it can control the full 360 degree emission cone of light through the faceplate, creating an optical cut-off for digital displays that can be custom-designed for specific applications and optimized for the orientation of the user. This not only creates additional privacy and illumination control for hand-held or vehicle-mounted devices, but also reduces or eliminates canopy reflections in advanced military cockpits. The faceplate design evolved from components SCHOTT manufactures for image intensified night vision products.
“For more than 40 years, SCHOTT has developed leading fiber optic displays customized to fit the wide-ranging needs of the military,” said Ann Kutsch, Lighting & Imaging Defense Manager for SCHOTT Defense. “It is our privilege to continue this tradition with our family of Defined Viewing Angle fiber optic materials.”
*Ann Kutsch will host a product demonstration about SCHOTT’s Defined Viewing Angle Fiber Optic Components on Wednesday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Cypress Hall Foyer.