April 2014 Issue

Astronics Max-Viz EVS: Thermal Imaging

Enhanced Vision won’t see through clouds, but it’s an effective tool during low altitude maneuvering in low visibility and darkness.

It’s easy to confuse the Max-Viz enhanced vision system (EVS)with popular synthetic vision systems (SVS). These include Garmin’s proprietary SVT and Aspen’s ESV synthetic vision software. While synthetic vision is just that—a GPS-based synthetic depiction of terrain, obstacle and landscape features—the Max-Viz product from Oregon-based Astronics is a live moving image of the outside environment.

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Aviation Consumer

Aviation Consumer is the independent online source for impartial and uncompromising evaluations of aircraft, avionics, accessories, equipment and more.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.