Hot Products February 2014

By Staff Writer | February 1, 2014

VG20 – A New NIR Absorbing Optical Filter Glass for Night Vision Compatible Displays, Controls or Other Illumination

SCHOTT Advanced Optics is proud to announce VG20, an optimized filter glass for absorbing NIR radiation of LED or incandescent illumination for night vision compatible displays, controls or other illumination.

In combination with numerous LEDs, the glass can be used for the colors “NVIS white” and “NVIS green” (MIL-STD3009 or RCTA DO275). The glass has extraordinary transmittance in the visible range allowing for true color recognition and high NIR absorption at the same time.


In addition, the filter glass is highly climate-resistant: with a specified coating it stays moisture- and heat-proof, permanently transparent, and corrosion-free for hundreds of hours making it ideal for use in rugged environments. For customer-specific applications, the filter properties can be optimized with additional interference coatings. VG20 is absorbs red and NIR lasers in a wavelength range from 633 nm up to 1064 nm. For more information, please contact your local sales office or



High Standards Demand Higher Quality Interconnect Solutions

PIC Wire & Cable® has over 40 years of application success in programs and systems worldwide including Chinook Helicopter Glass Cockpit Upgrade. We serve the aviation industry’s Military, Corporate and Commercial Sectors (Civil, Military and Parapublic/First Responder Helicopters)—providing interconnect solutions including electronic cables, cable connectors and avionic cable assemblies. Our cable products are designed and engineered to meet the most stringent electrical and mechanical performance criteria for advanced electronic applications including EMI Immunity, Lightweight, Low Loss, High Temperature and Harsh Environment. Our PICMATES® family of interconnect solutions cover network, data transfer, communications and microwave/high frequency cable demands. For example, RFMATES® are widely specified for use in Navigation, Collision Avoidance and Communications systems whereas MicroMATES® are designed specifically to serve Ku Band and X Band applications, providing high bandwidth for data and supporting satellite communications. At PIC Wire & Cable we aim to Improve Platform & System Performance, Reduce Development & Manufacturing Schedules and Lower Total Costs. For more information, call 1-800-742-3191 or visit


Hartzell Purchases Jasco Alternator Line from Skytronics

Montgomery, Ala.-based Hartzell Engine Technologies has agreed to purchase the Jasco Alternators product line from Skytronics Inc. Jasco alternators are available in 12 and 24-volt systems with 50 or 70-amp output. According to Hartzell President Mike Disbrow, the purchase is part of a wider strategy to grow each of the company’s product lines, which also involves starters, turbochargers, cabin heaters and fuel pumps, in order to “begin offering high-quality products to new segments of the general aviation markets, including classic and agricultural aircraft and piston helicopters.”

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