A4RD Range

IRTS launched in 2012 a range of VGA/DVI rugged & ultra-rugged Displays: A4RD family. The A4RD screens use the same display & HMI technologies as the rugged & ultra- rugged A4R Panel PCs and are mainly designed for Military and Industry markets. These rugged displays can be linked with any type of rugged computers such as IRTS A4RK /A3RK to make split configurations or they can be linked with A4R Panel Pcs to make tween screen configurations.

IRTS A4RD OFFER

IRTS launched in 2012 a range of VGA/DVI rugged & ultra-rugged Displays: A4RD family.

Based on 6 screen sizes, A4RD display range features outstanding configured COTS products defined as SKUs - Stock Keeping Unit -.  In a context of a dual approach, these SKUs has been qualified at 2 levels of ruggedization according to the generic requirements of Military and Industry worldwide markets. In the military field, A4RD range has been declined in 3 domains to meet the specific Navy, Army and Airborne international standards.

IRTS is a build to order company. A4RD production scheme responds either to one shot customers’ orders or to customer long-term programs. In that case the product’s life cycle is managed by IRTS who is able to propose contract-management services to manufacture and repair the products over a long-period of time - over 12/15 years-.

 

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10’’4 XG5710XG
12’’ XG5712XG
15’’ XG5715XG
12’’ WX5712WX
15’’6 HD 5715HD
17’’3 HD5717HD

A4RD FOR NAVY

The following A4RD references have been tested and approved to sustain naval operational applications.

A4RD SK1 is particularly suitable to submarine and surface ships - below desk - environments.

With high readability screen and shock vibration ruggedization up to ultra-rugged level, A4RD SK2 is dedicated to surface ship - top side - and speed boat implementations.

Depending on customers’ system architecture, A4RD can be coupled to A4R Panel PCs to make multi-screen configurations. Please refer to “A4R for Navy” and “A4RK” sections.

Please note that A4R/A4RD has been developed in a range of ultra-rugged real time analog or digital smart video displays, A4RV with overlay capabilities - multi-function display, real time sight -. Please refer to “A4RV” and “A4RVN” sections.

For Navy aircrafts and helicopters, please refer to “A4RD for Airborne” section.

The following chart features the international standards applied by IRTS for A4RD qualifications. 

 

 

A4RD FOR ARMY

The following A4RD references have been tested and approved to sustain ground operational applications.

A4RD SK1 is particularly suitable to modern tracked tanks and wheeled vehicles environments.

With high readability screen and shock vibration ruggedization up to ultra-rugged level, A4RD SK2 is dedicated to artillery systems and old-generation tracked tanks implementations.

Depending on customers’ system architecture, A4RD can be coupled to A4R Panel PCs to make multi-screen configurations. Please refer to “A4R for Army” and “A4RK” sections.

Please also note that to implement on-board vehicle IT system, IRTS has launched 2 complementary products:

  • 5” Driver Display a rugged panel PC connected to A4R/A4RD environment for information relay on dashboard vehicle. For further information, please refer to “5” Driver Display” section.
  • A4RV a range of ultra-rugged real time analog or digital smart video displays with overlay capabilities - multi-function display, real time sight -. Please refer to “A4RV“ and “A4RVN” sections. 

The following chart features the international standards applied by IRTS for A4RD qualifications.

ARMY
A4RD10"4 XG12" XG15" XG12" WX15"6 HD17"3 HD
REFERENCES5710XG5712XG5715XG5712WX5715HD5717HD
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A4RD FOR AIRBORNE

The following A4RD references have been tested and approved to sustain airborne operational applications.

A4RD SK1 is particularly suitable to fixed wing aircrafts with limited vibration environments.

With high readability screen and shock vibration ruggedization up to ultra-rugged level, A4RD SK2 is dedicated to helicopters and others aircrafts implementations.     

Depending on customers’ system architecture, A4RD can be coupled to A4R Panel PCs to make multi-screen configurations. Please refer to “A4R for Airborne” and “A4RK” sections.

Please note that A4R/A4RD has been developed in a range of ultra-rugged real time analog or digital smart video displays, A4RV with overlay capabilities - multi-function display, real time sight -. Please refer to “A4RV” and “A4RVN” sections.  

The following chart features the international standards applied by IRTS for A4RD qualifications

AIRBORNE
A4RD10"4 XG12" XG15" XG12" WX15"6 HD17"3 HD
REFERENCES5710XG5712XG5715XG5712WX5715HD5717HD
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A4RD FOR INDUSTRY

The following A4RD references have been tested and approved to sustain various industry applications in Oil & Gas, Offshore, Mining and Maritime.

With high readability screen, shock vibration ruggedization, IP68/NEMA 6P and ATEX capabilities, A4R SK1 is perfectly adapted to the most demanding industrial implementations.

According to many cases of use and due to the high capability of A4R technology, please do not hesitate to contact us to find out the best way to serve your need.

Depending on customers’ system architecture, A4RD can be coupled to A4R Panel PCs to make multi-screen configurations. Please refer to “A4R for Industry” and “A4RK” sections.

The following chart features the international standards applied by IRTS for A4RD qualifications

INDUSTRY
A4RD10"4 XG12" XG15" XG12" WX15"6 HD17"3 HD
REFERENCES5710XG5712XG5715XG5712WX5715HD5717HD
DATASheets


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  • For further technical information, please contact : a4r@irts.fr
  • For prices and lead times, please contact : sales@irts.fr

SCREEN SIZE & READABILITY, RESOLUTION, LUMINANCE AND NVIS

With resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 WUXGA, the 6 A4RD LCD panels benefit from the widest viewing angles - up to 85° with IPSTM technology paired with a constant contrast ratio – high contrast ratios and levels of brightness over 600 cd/m².

Higher luminance levels up to 1000 cd/m² are available whenever the IPSTM technology is not requested. 

A4RD Displays intended for high luminosity indoor or outdoor use, implement front glass bonding technology on the LCD panel, which drastically improves screen readability.

 

IRTS’ advice to reach high screen readability

Selecting a standard LCD panel is an efficient design-to-cost strategy that implements 600/700 cd/m² IPSTM and bonding technologies. It enables high readability in the brightest environments, which matches 90% of operational uses.

It is however possible to increase a panel’s luminance if the LED backlight is enhanced for XGA and WXGA A4RD. For other resolutions, on customer’s request, IRTS is able to offer such a service or even to develop a high brightness backlight that will meet your specific needs.

 

Custom designs: other screen sizes

Other screen sizes can be proposed to meet customers' requirements: at the end of 2016 a 13"3 Full HD version was designed and manufactured.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for other screen sizes.

 

NVIS monitor capabilities.

 

IRTS is capable to offer night-vision MIL 3009 compliant solutions for its A4RD panels range.

MMI, TOUCHSCREEN & FRONT BUTTONS

Every device in the A4RD series is equipped with non-reflective glass, control panel and optional touch-sensitive glass and/or function buttons.

 

Control panel master basic functions such as On/Off, brightness control, black out, supervision lightning.

 

IRTS offers two touch-sensitive screen options according to customer’s needs in terms of single or multi-touch technology:

  • Single touch: IRTS’ standard.
  • A4R implements glass to glass technology that offers many advantages such as water resistance, scratch resistance, reliability, use of gloves.
  • Multi-touch: IRTS’ optional.
  • For multi-touch requirements, IRTS proposes capacitive technology which can be operated with gloves.

As option, two function panel buttons technologies are available depending on cost and usage considerations.

  • Dome switch keyboard technology with backlighting enables to integrate up to 3 additional keyboards on the bezel around the screen – left, right and up positions.
  • Microswitch technology is more ergonomic and allows integrating two keyboards on the bezel’s left and right sides.

For further technical information, please, contact us.

INTEGRATED EMBEDDED VIDEO CONTROLLER & BITE

A4RD integrated video controller offer a basic configuration with:

  • 1 x input VGA
  • 1 x input DVI-D
  • 1 x serial port for remote control
  • 1 x USB 2.0 for remote control 

As option, IRTS can propose:

  • 2 x inputs DVI-D
  • 1 x additional coaxial composite PAL/NTSC input
  • 1 x serial or USB 2.0 touch controller
  • 1 x USB 2.0 connection transfer from CPU to A4RD front panel connector
  • 1 x additional HD-SDI input

IRTS’ QT 5.0 based multi-platform library is available to our customers, which enables them to use monitoring data that can be easily integrated into their applications software.

PBIT & CBIT tests available through this library allow triggering an alarm if the system defaults; faults coverage rate is therefore high.

Our Unit Management System – UMS – performs IBIT tests, confirms faults and refines diagnoses. 

CONNECTORS SELECTION & POSITION, SPECIFIC POSITIONING

Military market – Army, Air Force, Navy 

A4RD military displays standard connectors are MIL 38999.

A4RD, in basic version, features a thin back frame which allows 2 positions of connectors: UP and DOWN .

Back frame mechanical option is available which authorizes the position of connectors in all directions.

Standard input/output is distributed on 3 connectors of which one is size 11 and two are size 13.

Standard position of these 3 connectors is Upside. Optional position can be Left-side.

Considering that the A4R technology makes it possible to rotate the rear frame of 180°, 3 connectors position can be found Downside and Right-side.

Customers have to indicate their requested positioning connectors as L, D, R whenever the standard U position is not suitable. 

IRTS can easily customize both quantity and position, pin-out of the MIL 38999 connectors according to customers’ needs. 

Customization is also available for the types of connectors mounted on the device, such as FISCHER ULTIMATE, BERNIER or Glenair© MIGHTY MOUSE. 

For further technical information about connector organization, please, contact us.

 

Industrial market – Oil & Gas, Mining, Nuclear, Off Shore

A4RD industrial displays standard connectors are FISCHER CORE series.

 

Standard input/output is distributed on 3 connectors of which one is size 103 and 2 are size 105.

POWER SUPPLY

Power supply

A4RD is equipped with a 18/36 VDC power supply as standard. On the military market it complies with MIL-STD-1275E standard. 

IRTS can offer on demand an external AC/DC 115/230 V power supply unit which is MIL-STD and DO160 compliant..

Paint

A4RD standard color is black.

The type of paint is liquid base that is qualified to resist lasting contact with chemical fluids and NBC environment decontamination.

Specific paintings:

On customer request, other colors than black standard can be used. The requester just has to communicate the exact reference or supply the paint in sufficient quantity. 

IRTS has been offering

  • NATO green
  • Navy gray
  • Sand beige
  • CARC black

Mounting

Rear mounting uses four VESA 200 M8-type screws.

 

Front mounting options with four M5-type screws are available on request. Please contact us for more information.

WARRANTY & REPAIR / AFTER-SALES SERVICE

IRTS’ products original warranty is two years. 1 to 3-year extension of coverage can be subscribed for a maximum of 5 year-coverage. It must be subscribed before the end of the original warranty period.

Warranty applies as soon as the product is delivered.

Terms of the warranty are as follows:

  • IRTS’ after-sales service supplies an RMA number – rma@irts.fr
  • Shipping to IRTS factory at customer’s expense
  • Repair or replacement within 8 weeks of receipt
  • Re-shipping to customer at IRTS’ expense

Out-of-warranty repairs can be subject to an MRO scheme – maintain, repair & operations – that can span over 15-year periods after the date of the first equipment delivery.

For more information, contact support@irts.fr

A4RD CONFIGURATION - A4RD LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT - FFF STRATEGY

A4RD rugged displays series has been launched since 2012. A 2nd generation - A4RD MK2 – should be introduced in 2020/2022 in the context of IRTS FFF - Fit Form & Function - strategy, to ease the obsolescence of components and introduce new functionalities.

 

IRTS has identified Stock Keeping Units - SKUs -for the 6 available screen sizes - 10’’, 12’’, 15’’, 12’’ W, 15’’ W and 17’’ HD. These SKUs have been qualified to match two ruggedization levels of our qualification benchmark:

  • Level I – Rugged up to 3g RMS (random vibrations)
  • Level II – Ultra-Rugged up to 6g RMS (random vibrations) 

Though IRTS offers a pre-qualified technology, the customer shall select its own configuration based on the available options:

  • Single or Multi-touch sensitive screen options
  • Night vision imaging system capacity – NVIS – of the screen
  • Buttons on the monitor’s bezel

Once options have been selected - or not - the A4RD device can undergo a qualification process that matches customer’s requirements.

Qualification on customer’s specification is chargeable to the customer. Following this qualification process the A4RD become a customer’s product.

Contractual agreements shall still be made with IRTS in terms of:

  • Delivery planning – schedule of orders or renewed multiannual orders,
  • Production expectations - FFF production or production with strictly identical BOM at the component level which entails the customer to finance component obsolescence management and stock process.
  • After-sales services - repairs, maintenance and MRO,
  • Life cycle management of the customer’s product

 

For further information, please, contact us at a4r@irts.fr

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