Video Management System (VMS)

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A Video Management System is customized to individual customer requirements and can be made up of almost any combination of displays, video recorders and distribution unit. For further information, please contact your local area Sales Manager.

VDSU-1407 Video Distribution Unit

VDSU-1407 Video Distribution Unit

The VDSU-1407 comprehensive video conversion and distribution units was designed to simplify the routing of multiple video and VGA signals on surveillance aircraft. Typically, the video...

VDSU-1420 HD Video Distribution Unit

VDSU-1420 HD Video Distribution Unit

The VDSU-1420 high-definition video distribution unit easily integrates into the Curtiss-Wright video management system solutions product line. With the use of HD-SDI signals from airborne EO...


A Curtiss-Wright Video Management System (VMS) offers a complete integrated video solution for airborne and ground platforms. A VMS includes rugged displays, video distribution and recording equipment that is scalable, highly interoperable and easy to install and reconfigure. The Video Management System has been successfully fielded in a wide range of demanding applications, including SAR and border patrol operations. In the UK, London's Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit relies on the VMS. In Australia, airborne surveillance units deploy the VMS on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

The VMS fully integrates all mission video equipment, allowing the operator to display any video channel at any time on any display, have complete control over connected video recorders including live playback and changing the channel being recorded, touchscreen control over connected moving maps or PC equipment and also the ability to change channels going to any downlink/uplink equipment.

The system can consist of multiple mission displays such as the AVDU4300 17.3" widescreen mission display ideal for mounting in an operator console, or the smaller AVDU2600 10.4" display suited to mounting in the space constrained front cockpit. The Video Management System can include a combination of various different video recorders including the VRDV-5004 HD video recorder, and there is typically a video distribution unit at the heart of any VMS, including the digital HD VDSU-1420 capable of switching 10 HD inputs to any of the 8 HD outputs and/or the analog VDSU-1407 video distribution system. The VMS is compatible with all common video standards including HD-SDI, VGA and composite. It is completely scalable and can be customized to customer requirements from our range of products for the ultimate mission video surveillance suite. Watch our video of the VMS or learn more about Video Management Systems for further details.

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