SOURCE: American Industrial Systems, Inc.

December 21, 2015 03:00 ET

Military Embedded Computing Powered by AIS's Rugged COTS Computer Subsystems Are Designed for Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Used in Land and Sea Applications

AIS Military and Marine Grade Rugged Touch Panel PCs and Displays Are Certified for MIL-STD 810, MIL-STD 461, IEC 60945, DNV, and IACS E10 Standards

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 21, 2015) - American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), an innovator and the leader of Rugged HMIs, Rugged Panel Computers, Industrial PCs (IPCs), Embedded Rugged Computers, Industrial Box PCs, Industrial DIN-Rail PCs, and Industrial Thin Clients, announces the availability of the Rugged Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Embedded Computers for military embedded applications in land and sea applications for the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. In the United States, COTS is a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) term for commercial items, including services, available in the commercial marketplace that can be bought and used under government contract. AIS's COTS rugged military and marine grade embedded computers, displays and monitors help with the reduction of overall system-development and costs and reduced long-term maintenance costs. AIS COTS HMI systems are also extremely effective in reducing costs and time in software development.

AIS's Military and Marine Grade Embedded Computing Subsystems, touchscreen displays and monitors are also sometimes referred to as multi-function displays (MFD), multi-function workstations, (MFW), multi-function consoles, multi-function control and display systems, military panel computers and military tablet PC computers with rugged, touchscreen interface technology.

AIS's Ruggedized, Military & Marine Computer Displays, Monitors and Integrated Display Computers Are Deemed Suitable for Ground, Mobile, Homeland Defense and Ship Board Applications

AIS's offers a broad portfolio of rugged, military and marine HMI and visualization solutions to accommodate various standards, certifications and requirements in order to be specified in these environmentally challenging applications. They come in a wide assortment of screen/display sizes ranging from 10.4 to 24" in size. AIS's military portfolio of visualization, control and monitoring solutions include: Rugged Display Computers and Rugged Display Monitors. Their marine offering of HMIs, tablets and control interfaces include Rugged Display Computers and Rugged Display Monitors.

Standing Up to Extreme & Difficult Environmental Required to Meet Military Specification Approval for Computers, Displays and Touchscreens

Engineered to withstand extreme and harsh environments, AIS's military embedded computing portfolio meets the stringent demands of MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 Standards required for use in these applications. These robust, embedded computers from AIS are available in a wide range of military embedded computing systems and options, including Ruggedized Military Display Monitors and Integrated Display Computers for ground, mobile, homeland defense and ship board applications.

A United States defense standard, often called a military standard, "MIL-STD", "MIL-SPEC", or (informally) "Mil Specs", is used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense. Standardization is beneficial in achieving interoperability, ensuring products meet certain requirements, commonality, reliability, total cost of ownership, compatibility with logistics systems, and similar defense-related objectives.

AIS's Naval Rugged Display Systems and Marine Panel Computers with Their Rugged Touchscreen Interface Comply with Marine Equipment Standards IEC 60945, DNV2.4 and IACS-E10

AIS's Marine Rugged Displays and Touch Panel Computers for Naval applications comply with key specifications required to withstand the harsh maritime environment, low EMI and long-term vibration resilience for use in Combat Information Centers (CIC) on board surface ships, combat ships, submarines and/or other military vessels. AIS's marine panel computers are suitable for bridge control display, navigation, monitoring and ship automation as well. Key standards testing for AIS COTS Naval touchscreen displays, monitors and embedded computers includes:

  • IEC 60945:2002: Maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems methods testing and requirements
  • DNV 2.4: Environmental test specifications for instrumentation and automation equipment
  • IACS-E10: This test specification is for all equipment intended for control, monitoring, alarm and protection systems for use in ships and safety. E10.2 is to demonstrate the ability of the equipment to function as intended under the specified testing conditions. 

Certified for Operation in a Range of Extreme Conditions including Temperature, Humidity, Vibration and EMC Compatibility & Enclosures for Naval and Military Use

AIS COTS Naval Rugged Displays and Marine ECDIS Displays are rugged with NEMA 4, 4X and IP65 ratings for protection against falling dirt, rain, windblown dust, splashing water, hose-directed water and corrosion. For added flexibility, the bezel and mounting design of AIS's COTS displays can be customized to address almost any mounting requirement. They also feature excellent performance in terms of brightness, crispness, contrast, viewing angle and a range of industrial features, such as optional optical bonding and full range dimming. Finally, AIS COST ruggedized marine LCD displays and touch screen monitors are available in screen sizes: 10.4", 15", 19", 23" and 24"

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS open platform control and monitoring solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, building automation, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company's HMI solutions are key enabling technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) and Industry 4.0 applications. AIS is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, control, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit: www.aispro.com, email: sales@aispro.com or contact: 1-888-485-6688.

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Contact Information

  • Media Relations Contact:
    American Industrial Systems, Inc.
    David G. Martorana
    Director Marketing & Communications
    1.847.630.6487
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