US Navy to integrate GMS’ SD19 SmartView display system

20 February 2017 (Last Updated February 20th, 2017 18:30)

The US Navy has selected General Micro Systems' (GMS) SD19 rugged smart all-in-one display system to upgrade its vessels.

The US Navy has selected General Micro Systems' (GMS) SD19 rugged smart all-in-one display system to upgrade its vessels.

The multi-year contract will see the GMS SmartView display system distributed across the US Navy's fleet, with an aim to replace an existing display that had reached its end of service life.

Tens of SmartView display systems will be supplied by the company during the deployment phase.

GMS CEO Ben Sharfi said: “Upon receipt of the system specification, which required not only backwards compatibility with the existing display but also incorporated a ship data-management computer function, GMS quoted a smart display system that combined multiple functions into one and was a fraction of the cost and thinner than competing products.”

The technical challenge related to the deployment of the new display was the maintenance of 100% backwards compatibility with the existing display system, while implementing the additional complete computer subsystem within the same physical space.

"GMS quoted a smart display system that combined multiple functions into one and was a fraction of the cost and thinner than competing products."

Many of the vessels incorporated with SD19 SmartView displays use multiple instances of the GMS system, which are deployed either inside or out on the deck depending on the vessel’s configuration.

The RuggedCool technology used during construction makes the system thin and durable, and helps conduct heat from the Intel 4th Generation Core i7 processor (Haswell) directly to the SD19 case.

Heat is either radiated into the environment or conducted away from the SD19 unit depending on its location within the vessel, thereby eliminating the need for cooling fans.

The SD19 SmartView display also features a hardened 4:3 aspect ratio touchscreen, as well as a night vision-capable LCD with finely-controlled, navy-specified brightness settings from full-on to complete dimmed darkness.