Case Study: New Bedford Panoramex makes air travel safer

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Claremont, California-based New Bedford Panoramex Corporation (NBP) specializes in designing and developing air traffic control systems and lighting systems used in the aerospace and aviation industry. An examination of some of NBP’s most widely deployed lighting control systems finds that their key components are programmable automation controllers and intelligent I/O systems from Opto 22.

Among other things, the hardware provides the interface and intelligence used to sequence runway lights and adjust their intensity to provide guidance to pilots. For some of these systems, an Opto 22 SNAP PAC programmable automation controller replaces an embedded single-board controller that took five times as long to program (using “C” code) than the flowchart-based programming used for the SNAP PAC.