Modern Rugged Touchscreen Displays Give Operators Critical Visibility
Over the last decade, the technologies used in defense and aerospace solutions have evolved considerably. Processing speeds are faster. Size, weight, and power (SWaP) are lower. Solutions are easier to deploy and use. And they're more reliable, even in the harshest conditions. Military displays are no exception.
With the role that rugged display products play in defense and aerospace systems, it's easy to focus on advances in screen technologies and enhancements in display resolution. But, it's equally important to consider the impact of technology advances behind the screens. Both aspects are critical to ensuring system operators in military applications can quickly and easily access, view, and act on mission-critical images and information in any field conditions.
To ensure operators can execute mission tasks efficiently and effectively, rugged display manufacturers must provide five key capabilities:
- Intuitive access to information that's easy to read in all light conditions.
- Low size, weight, and power (SWaP) to minimize the burden on the platform and avoid competing for resources with other systems.
- Interoperability with a low-latency video distribution system (VDS) that manipulates images and information feeds before outputting the results to the mission displays.
- Adequate inputs and outputs (I/O) to connect to all required video system components and platform systems.
- Extremely rugged design and packaging to withstand even the harshest environmental conditions.
These requirements mean military displays must incorporate a range of technology advances and be designed to interoperate with other solutions and systems on the platform seamlessly. Combining the right set of technology advances in the right way makes it possible to develop a mission display that delivers everything operators need.
This white paper discusses advancements in rugged display technology that can be used in today's aerospace and defense, enabling operators to take advantage of things like PCAP touchscreen technology and optical bonding. Combined with interoperable video management and distribution systems, rugged touchscreen displays give warfighters critical information that wasn't previously available, enhancing their situational awareness and mission success rate.
By partnering with a rugged display manufacturer that has decades of experience in video system design and development for aerospace and defense applications ensures that not only will the warfighter get intuitive touchscreen technology, but SWaP is minimized while application-specific requirements are met.
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