April 2014 Issue
Astronics Max-Viz EVS: Thermal Imaging
Enhanced Vision wont see through clouds, but its an effective tool during low altitude maneuvering in low visibility and darkness.
Its easy to confuse the Max-Viz enhanced vision system (EVS)with popular synthetic vision systems (SVS). These include Garmins proprietary SVT and Aspens ESV synthetic vision software. While synthetic vision is just thata GPS-based synthetic depiction of terrain, obstacle and landscape featuresthe Max-Viz product from Oregon-based Astronics is a live moving image of the outside environment.
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