Why Is It Important to Have a Good User Interface in a Rugged Military Display?

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Whether they’re on land, in the sea, or airborne, military operations are typically fraught with all kinds of potentially dangerous environmental conditions and situations that not only put the lives of military personnel at risk, but can also seriously damage inept technology. Rugged military displays are designed and constructed to be able to withstand a wide range of environmental impacts, vibrations, shock, and external elements such as water, dust, or even snow in inclement weather conditions. But the importance of UI (user interface) in a rugged military display also can’t be underestimated. 

When things get hairy, military operatives need to know that they have durable and easy to use rugged touchscreen military displays at their disposal that they can rely on during their most challenging moments. Having access to state-of-the-art, high-performance, and intuitive UI is imperative to the successful completion of a mission.

Best Designed Rugged Military Displays

There are several key factors that indicate whether a military LCD monitor or display can be deemed suitable for the often grueling environments to which they’ll be exposed. Rugged LCD monitors should be aptly equipped to withstand a wide range of environmental elements and situations without resulting in lagging or system malfunctions. Oftentimes, military personnel are faced with extremely tough situations that require quick thinking skills and the ability to take action immediately. As a result, rugged LCD displays should be equipped with the following features to facilitate the successful completion of military operations.

  • Dust, dirt, and waterproof chassis
  • Chemical resistance
  • Vibration and shock absorption/resistance
  • Touchscreen capabilities (preferably capacitive)
  • Abrasion resistance to maintain full screen visibility and functionality
  • Electro Static Discharge (ESD) or Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Broad operating temperature range
  • Resistance to outdoor UV exposure 
  • Shatterproof bezel and chassis
  • Sunlight readability in extreme conditions

Intuitive and Easy to Navigate Layout

In times of extreme duress, military LCD display operators don’t have time to fiddle around with their technology. They need an intuitive user interface and system layout that’s easy to navigate, so that they can quickly find the data they need to complete their mission as quickly as possible and lead their troops to safety. 

Rugged military touchscreen LCD monitors have enhanced technological features that facilitate covert visual communications, multiple data input points, military-grade video display functionality, and other important intuitive applications that maximize the device performance in dire conditions.

Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) Compatibility

A fully integrated NVIS that includes NVGs is absolutely critical to any technology that’s involved in military operations. Covert military operations oftentimes take place under the dark guise of nightfall. Therefore, military-grade rugged touchscreen LCD displays need to be able to automatically adjust to low and no lighting conditions to ensure maximum usability and navigability at all times. 

Modular Design

Another critical feature that can make or break a military mission is adaptability. Military displays need to be lightweight, durable, and easy to assemble or disassemble at a moment’s notice for rapid getaways as needed. Rugged touchscreen military LCD monitors and displays have a unique modular design that makes them easy to store and carry on the go.

Nauticomp Inc. is one of the leading developers and distributors of advanced military LCD monitors and displays in North America. Our custom-tailored designs include whatever specific features your military operations value the most to help make your missions as successful as possible. Contact us today to learn more.