Command Consoles

Versatile Consoles Designed to Support Air, Sea, and Land Systems Hosting Applications

Choose a new generation of rugged multi-function consoles that define a new class of design. These versatile consoles are designed to support air, sea, and land systems hosting applications such as combat management, communications, radar, sonar, weapon control, ESM, and platform management.

An Example of Console Development Capabilities

The following information outlines the specifications of an instance of our console implementation.

Featuring an adaptable aluminum construction and based on a comprehensively modular design, we deliver increased flexibility and reduced through-life support costs to prime contractors and end users engaged on new and retrofit defense programmers. The ancillaries module is configurable for touch panels, peripherals, keypad, or customer furnished equipment. The tilt-up desk (similarly, configurable for keyboard, rollerball, joystick, keypads, trackball or other input devices) allows operator and maintainer access.

The electronics module can house a variety of form factors, including VME, VPX, compact PCI and a variety of processor architectures including Intel™, Power PC™, and ARM™. A configurable connector panels are accessible at the rear of the unit.

Main Features:

  • Flexible, View Angle standard
  • Touch Screen system
  • Folding work surface – reduces the width of the chest
  • Simpler Maintenance and Service – no need to access the back
  • Ears lifted from the console and stored in a cabinet (not lost)
  • Maintenance of the computer is effortless by accessing the system from the door
  • Balanced front door improving door closure
  • Detachable panel connections (replace civilian and military)
  • Audio out connector
  • Design protects COTS components from severe environmental conditions

Options:

Side-by-Side or Top-Down configuration

  • Flat panel displays from 19″ to 28″
  • Touch screen input
  • Trackball
  • Keyboard
  • Joystick STANDARDS
  • Environmental NES 1004, including firefighting spray
  • EMC DEF STAN 59-41 below decks
  • Ergonomic DEF STAN 00-25
  • Magnetic OPUS2 constructed from low magnetic materials and is suitable for use on mine-hunting vessels

 

General Specifications

  • Modular aluminum construction

Display(s)

  • Single or dual, 19” or 2”, 1280 x 1024, 21” or 22”, 1600 x 1200 , 24”, 1200 x1900
  • Tillable with infinite adjustment Optional flicker compensation circuitry for sonar ‘waterfall’ display

 

Desk / Layout Options

  • 2” trackball with mouse keys, 2 or 3 axis joystick, handwheel Keyboard: sealed standard
  • PC layout or Sun SPARC™ UNIX™ keyboard
  • Optional back-lighting and user-defined keypads

 

Optional Peripherals

  • Touchscreen: up to 10.4″, electroluminescent or color LCD with touch overlay for function keys

Storage Devices

CD/DVD-ROM/RW, FDD, optical drives, removable HDD

 

Processor Cabinet

  • PC chassis as single processor, or dual with split backplane another rackmount processor configurations
  • Optional Single display unit option
  • 3-slot rack behind the display

Power

  • 100-230 VAC, auto ranging, 50/60Hz, to suit shore and ship applications (DEF STAN 61-5)
  • Optional five minute UPS to allow orderly shutdown in the event of power failure

Built-in Test

  • System monitors and controls all sub-assemblies, operating temperatures and airflows.
  • Comprehensive fault reporting enables maintainers to diagnose at LRU level without specialized test equipment

Physical (Dual Screen Variant)

  • Dimensions 1.8m (H) x 700mm (W) x 550mm (D) (desk closed)
  • Weight 170-220Kg, configuration dependent

System Features:

  • Industrial Chassis/Rugged Chassis
  • ATX/eATX/miniITX motherboards
  • CPU-Core2Duo/i5/i7/Xeon
  • Memory up to 256GB
  • HDD/SSD/Flash
  • VGA/DVI/HDMI
  • Audio In/Out
  • Ethernet RJ45 x2
  • RS-232/422/485
  • Single or Dual Head Displays
  • VGA/DVI/HDMI support
  • Touchscreen Input
  • Trackball
  • Keyboard
  • Joystick
  • Configurable Function Keys

Standards

  • Human factors: MIL-STD-1472D, DIN 33416, DEF-STAN-0059
  • Vibration: MIL-STD-167-1 Type 1
  • Shock: MIL-STD-810E 50g
  • MIL-STD-901D grade A
  • EMI/EMC: MIL-STD-461D
  • Degree of Enclosure: MIL-STD-108E, 45°
  • Power: 115/220 VAC 50-60 Hz
  • Noise: 54dB @50°C
  • Magnetic Signature: Aluminum

Do you need command console solutions that are optimized to work in a variety of environments? Get in touch with us to determine the solution that’s best for you.