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April 1, 2010

Video Display Corporation Achieves Significant Milestone for U.S. Marine Corps SAVT Program

ATLANTA, April 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Video Display Corporation (Nasdaq:VIDE) is pleased to announce that its VDC Display Systems division of Cape Canaveral FL (VDC DS) has successfully achieved Customer Final Acceptance for its first Visual System under the U.S. Marine Corps Supporting Arms Virtual Training (SAVT) program. The system is installed in a trainer that will be utilized to advance the training capability, operational readiness, and tactical proficiency of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC’s), Joint Forward Observers (JFO’s), and Forward Air Controllers (FAC’s). The Display System is provided under a contract issued to TJ Drafting and Design, Christmas, Florida by the Marine Corps System Command, Orlando, Florida.


VDC DS delivered and installed a complete “state of the art” Visual Display System in accordance with the Program Schedule that included three ultra high resolution Sony SXRD(R) SRX-T105 4K projectors, a high performance screen with a horizontal field of view of 260 degrees and a vertical field of view of 60 degrees, plus the Easy Blend(R) advanced auto calibration system for image warping, color and edge blend. The Display System was installed at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corp facility in accordance with the Program Schedule.


Each Display System provides correct perspective, color, resolution, and luminance relative to the trainee’s design eye-point for display of the day, dusk, night, and simulated night-vision-device (NVD) visual scene provided by the SAVT Image Generators.


The training scenarios will require the placement of tactical ordnance on selected targets using Joint Close Air Support (JCAS) procedures and observed fire procedures for Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS), artillery and mortar fire to perform destruction, neutralization, suppression, illumination/coordinated illumination, interdiction, and harassment fire missions.


Having achieved customer final acceptance on the first SAVT system, VDC DS is under contract to supply five additional SAVT Visual Display Systems, all of which are scheduled to be completed during the Company’s current fiscal year.


Video Display Corporation 

Video Display Corporation designs, develops and manufactures unique solutions for display requirements for military, medical and industrial uses with emphasis on high-end training and simulation applications. Its product offerings include ruggedized LCOS, CRT and AMLCD displays as well as complete projection display systems utilizing VDC Display Systems Marquee(TM) and ESCP line of projectors. VDC DS has extensive experience delivering projection systems worldwide used in many commercial and military trainers, as well as complete solutions for a broad range of applications. Video Display Corporation operates eight sales, design and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Europe.