AVC1816 Aircraft Video Switch


Effortlessly manage, switch and route analog and serial audio and video

Manage video inputs on complex installations effortlessly with the AVC1816. This rugged, smart video controller routes multiple sources of analog video, audio, and serial digital video throughout a vehicle or installation, providing real-time control over input/output configurations, with dynamic switching initiated via Ethernet, RS-232, ARINC 825 CAN bus, or an optional NVIS-compliant AVC1816-CTRL remote control panel. Integrated failsafe routing means that even in the event of a power outage, STANAG, RS-170, RGB, SMPTE 292, and SMPTE 424 signals will route via the tough MIL-C-38999 Series III and HD BNC coaxial connectors. With its longevity and reliability, the AVC1816 is the ideal video router for meeting the complex and demanding missions of today and tomorrow.

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Want out-of-the box support for fleet integrations? Mercury Systems will create and manage custom configurations of the AVC1816 smart video controller for a factory default delivery that provides the analog video routing, audio route/mux and levels, remote keypad control configuration, and Ethernet settings the mission requires. And with available remote assistance, configuration updates and field uploads are ready when you are.


Numerous internal sensors monitor the health and performance of the smart switch. Continuous Built-in Test results are shown in HTML GUI of the system status homepage. Lifetime usage statistics, internal communications status, operating temperatures, and SDI digital signal are all monitored and reported.


Products formerly Avalex

Model AVC1816

Width (in)

  • 5.5

Height (in)

  • 9

Depth (in)

  • 1.38

Weight (lb)

  • 1.9

Data I/O

  • ARINC-825 (CAN Bus) 1 port, Discrete 1 in, Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) 1 port, RS-422 1 ports

Video I/O

  • RS-170A 15 in / 24 out, SDI 8 in / 16 out


Audio I/O

  • Mono 3 in / 2 out


  • AVC1816-CTRL Remote Video Switching Control Panel

Input Voltage

  • 28 VDC

Storage Temperature Range

  • -55˚C to +85°C

Operating Temperature Range

  • -40°C to +71°C


  • DO-160, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-810G