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Publication Date: 05/1/2011
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Precision Glass: Custom Coatings for Avionic Displays
Precision coatings increase visibility for avionics displays.
Santa Ana, CA — Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) has designed and developed custom optical filters for PRP Optoelectronics, the largest independent manufacturer of LED-based display technology, based in Towcester, UK. PG&O is providing precision narrow-cone-angle optical filters for PRP's custom avionics displays.

The specialized thin film filters are integrated into PRP's avionics displays to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and cockpit crew. The new optical coatings' operational wavelengths and angle requirements are customized for sensitivity to nighttime lighting. The precision thin film filters make it easier for the pilot to read the altimeter, the air speed indicator, and other displays in all lighting conditions, even at night. This advanced technology resolves what had formerly been a very serious challenge in military and commercial cockpit display/lighting ergonomics.

PGO provides high performance optical components and thin film coatings for the most demanding tasks. The company also houses an extensive glass inventory and can provide quick turnaround on a large variety of glass and thin film coated optical materials, from square, rectangular, and/or circular parts, to complex shapes and all types of precision optical prisms. In addition to optical coatings, the in-house facility includes state-of-the-art glass fabrication equipment, for grinding, polishing, machining, scribing, engraving, CNC, and assembly. These can either be customized to exact specifications or shipped from in-stock items, within a 48-hour turnaround, for time-critical projects. Industries served include military/defense, biomedical, life sciences, industrial, solar, imaging, aerospace, scanning, digital cinema, astronomy, and laser manufacturing industries.

Contact: Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O), 3600 West Moore Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704 714-540-0126 fax: 714-540-1482 E-mail: Web:

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