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IEE’s Sunlight Readable, Rugged Handheld Displays Withstand Harsh Conditions In the Field

Press Release   •   Nov 03, 2011 10:06 EDT

Van Nuys, Calif. November 2011 – IEE, Inc., specializing in the design, test support and fielding of human system interface (HSI) display technologies in a wide range of military/aerospace, industrial and retail applications, offers a line of rugged, military-qualified handheld control display units (CDUs) that are sunlight readable and combat proven.


The wide range of display sizes and resolutions from 4-line 2.8” character displays up to full graphic displays and from 3.5” QVGA to 7.0”-wide SVGA, provides exceptional design flexibility for the system engineer. Typical equipment that uses IEE’s rugged CDUs include soldier- and vehicle-mount equipment as well as in man-pack hand-held use.


The units feature integrated multi-mode backlighting that provides sunlight readability and NVIS compatibility for enhanced viewing no matter how dim or bright the lighting may be.  This enables precise visual access to critical data.


In addition to the line’s standard products, IEE offers fully-customized CDUs based on user requirements.  Functions such as integrated touch screen interface can be provided in resistive, IR, SAW or multi-touch technologies.  The low power, high performance reprogrammable microprocessor-based operation also enables exceptional customization


Browser-based versions of the CDUs access the web through a 10/100 Ethernet interface executing HTML 5.0, JAVA scripts, JAVA applets or other methods.


Operating at a maximum altitude of 36,000 ft, the CDUs feature a temperature range of -20°C to +70°C, with some units operating down to -40°C.  The units withstand transit shock and ground mobile vibration of 0.04 g2/Hz from 20-2,000 Hz at 1 Hour/Axis as well as submersion in up to 1 m of water for 2 hours.


IEE’s handheld devices meet a variety of military standards including MIL-STD-461/462 for EMI/EMC requirements; MIL-STD-810, MIL-S-901and MIL-STD-167 for environmental factors; MIL-P-7788 for panel construction and lighting; MIL-STD-3009 for NVIS and MIL-STD-704and MIL-STD-1275 for power.


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About IEE:

Founded in 1946, IEE develops highly advanced information displays and integrated display solutions utilizing the most current human system interface (HSI) technologies. 


The company’s wide range of military and industrial grade products include such advanced features as multi-mode backlighting, optically bonded touch screens and lightweight rugged packaging that makes the full range of IEE products suitable for a number of custom display solutions. Most products are fully qualified to both military and EMI/EMC standards.


IEE’s focus on engineering helps drive technology innovations that combine optimum SWaP with exceptional performance parameters as well as the latest in ARM processors with low power, high throughput operation.


Rapid prototyping and full-scale production under one roof make IEE uniquely qualified to quickly deliver its highly advanced, reliable display solutions to customers around the world.

Founded in 1946, IEE develops highly advanced information displays and integrated display solutions utilizing the most current human system interface (HSI) technologies.