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ARINC 818 Academy

Welcome to    

Great River Technology's

The ARINC 818 Standard

The ARINC 818 video interface and protocol standard manage high-bandwidth, low-latency, uncompressed digital video transmission. Jon Alexander and Tim Keller of Great River Technology participated in its development.

Today it is the proven commercial standard and military de facto standard for high-performance video systems. The Airbus A400M and A350XWB, the Boeing 787, and the KC-46A tanker all employ ARINC 818, as do avionics projects in Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Israel, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

ARINC 818 video systems include infrared and other wavelength sensors, optical cameras, radar, flight recorders, map/chart systems, synthetic vision, image fusion systems, heads-up displays, heads-down multifunction displays, and video concentrators. These video systems are used for taxi and take-off assist, cargo loading, navigation, target tracking, collision avoidance, and other critical functions.

The ARINC 818 Academy is a learning platform developed by Great River Technology (GRT) to combine video instruction on ARINC 818 protocol & standard alongside both basic and comprehensive GRT product information and tutorials. 


Free videos to gain valuable knowledge about the ARINC 818 standard and protocol, understanding your Interface Control Document (ICD), why ARINC 818?, and how GRT products can support you on your projects.


Private access videos are for existing GRT customers to further technical support and knowledge base of GRT products & processes. These videos provide a much deeper dive into the ARINC 818 protocol, including designing with ARINC 818, and Simulation & Testing complex ARINC 818 systems.

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