The new B-CDU operates as a thin-client network device for easy integration into display systems. Its COTS-based Linux operating system provides simple programming while the industry-standard 10/100Base-T Ethernet communication protocol and HTML 5.0/JavaVM software support enable the display to function as a simple web device. Existing web-based graphics and screens can easily be viewed and refreshed on the B-CDU.
Whether used as a hand-held or vehicle-mounted display, the new 7" unit offers a WVGA color transflective LCD with a resolution of 800 x 480 x RGB, readable in a wide range of ambient lighting conditions from night vision imaging system (NVIS) to sunlight. It comes in a lightweight, yet highly durable, composite housing. The integral resistive touchscreen is enhanced with a single row of five sealed dome switch snap-keys designed to be operated in the most severe environments, such as with MOPP-IV gloves or Arctic mittens.
Intrinsic military intelligence features include a 'zeroize' function that clears the system memory in an emergency situation as well as a 'covert' switch that immediately turns off the display and key backlights to prevent device detection in mission-critical conditions.
Typical display brightness is 550 cd/m2 with horizontal and vertical viewing angles of ±80 degrees. High ambient readability, measured as contrast ratio, is enhanced through the use of a transflective display technology and the application of enhancement filters and AR/AG films. The B-CDU weighs only 2 lbs and features an operating temperature of -20°C to +71°C in altitudes up to 36,000 ft, with operation down to -40°C available with an optional heating unit.
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