A3R series IP68 17'' to 24'' Panel PCs

IRTS launched in 2016 a wide range of rugged & ultra-rugged 17’’ to 24’’ Panel PCs, A3R, designed mainly for Military and Industry markets as well. These products complete the range of rugged & ultra-rugged 10’’ to 17’’ Panel PCs A4R making it the most comprehensive and accomplished of its kind worldwide.

IRTS A3R OFFER

Based on 6 screen sizes and 2 Intel processors of the 6th generation – i3 & i7 – the A3R panel PC range features outstanding configured COTS products defined as SKUs - Stock Keeping UnitS -. 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, A3R ranges have been declined in 3 domains to meet the specific Navy, Army and Airborne international standards.

IRTS is a build to order company. A3R 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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A3R FOR NAVY

The following A3R references have been tested and approved to sustain naval operational applications.

A3R 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, A3R SK2 is dedicated to surface ship - top side - and speed boat implementations.

Depending on customers’ system architecture, A3R can be split into display and computer. Please refer to “A3RD for Navy” and “A3RK” sections. 

 

For Navy aircrafts and helicopters, please refer to “A3R for Airborne” section.

The following chart features the international standards applied by IRTS for A3R qualifications. 


A3R FOR ARMY

The following A3R references have been tested and approved to sustain ground operational applications.

A3R SK1 is particularly suitable to modern tracked tanks, wheeled vehicles and shelter environments.

With high readability screen and shock vibration ruggedization up to ultra-rugged level, A3R SK2 is dedicated to the most demanding applications of battlefield.

 

Depending on customers’ system architecture, A3R can be split into display and computer. Please refer to “A3RD for Army” and “A3RK” sections. 

The following chart features the international standards applied by IRTS for A3R qualifications

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A3R FOR AIRBORNE

The following A3R references have been tested and approved to sustain airborne operational applications.

A3R 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, A3R SK2 is dedicated to helicopters and others aircrafts implementations.

Depending on customers’ system architecture, A3R can be split into display and computer. Please refer to “A3RD for Airborne” and “A3RK” sections.

 

Please note that A3R has been declined in a range of ultra-rugged real time analog or digital smart video displays, A3RV with overlay capabilities - multi-function display, real time sight -. Please refer to “A3RV” and “A3RVN” sections.

The following chart features the international standards applied by IRTS for A3R qualifications

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A3R FOR INDUSTRY

The following A3R 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, A3R SK1 is perfectly adapted to the most demanding industrial implementations.

According to many cases of use and due to the high capability of A3R technology, please do not hesitate to contact us to find out the best way to serve your need.

 

Depending on customers’ system architecture, A3R can be split into display and computer. Please refer to “A3RD for Industry” and “A3RK” sections.

The following chart features the international standards applied by IRTS for A3R qualifications

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  • For further technical information, please contact : a3r@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 A3R LCD panels benefit from the widest viewing angles and the highest contrast ratios combined to comfortable indoor levels of brightness (250 à 400 cd/m²).

 

Higher luminance levels up to 700 cd/m² are available for outdoor applications. 

A3R Panels 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 700 cd/m² and bonding technologies. It enables high readability in the brightest environments, which matches 90% of operational uses.

However, it is possible to increase a panel’s luminance if the LED backlight is enhanced for SXGA, UXGA A3R. 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: configuration implementing 18”5 FHD screen can be easily 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 A3R panels range.

CPU, OPERATING SYSTEM & BITE

A3R motherboard’s architecture is COM Express Type 6 based enables to mount last generation processors with extended life duration.

Our panels are therefore equipped with Intel 6th generation processors and allow the best performance / consumption ratios which is a key feature when it comes to extreme conditions of use.

 

Description of A3R standard board computer is as follow :

A mini PCIe and two XMC extension slots allow our customers to use cards of their selection. IRTS can propose, this way, adapted solutions taking in charge the design and manufacturing of the drivers.

A3R series runs either Windows® 7 Embedded 64 bits – and soon Windows® 10 Embedded - or LINUX® Xubuntu 16.04LTS.

IRTS’ QT 5.0 based multi-platform library is available to our customers, which enable 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. 

DATA STORAGE, DATA TRANSPORT, ERASURE, & DESTRUCTION

A3R Panel PCs operate state-of-the-art SSD technologies to guarantee best data storage performance and reliability - SLC/iSLC memory-type technology -.

Regarding data security IRTS offers SSD’s quick erase and secure erase technologies - done at hardware and not O/S level. Though costly, they are efficient to delete data and more specifically secure erase that comply with military standards - to guarantee highly sensitive data deletion.

 

For further technical information, please, contact us.

MMI, TOUCHSCREEN & FRONT BUTTONS

Every device in the A3R series is equipped with touch-sensitive glass and control panel.

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.
  • A3R 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, function panel buttons keyboard can be proposed (dome switch keyboard technology with/without backlighting)

 

For further technical information, please, contact us.

MOUNTING

A3R mounting need 4x M8-type screws.

Basically, the back side of the A3R packaging offers threaded holes for 4 x M8-screws. This means of fastening is a mechanical invariant which does not depend on the screen size. This point is a real advantage for manufacturers of consoles and other screen portage devices.

 

Standard front mounting can be realized by fastening of 4 x M8-captive screws positioned at each front corner of the product, finished by trim screws. Please, note that the threaded holes for 4 x M8-screws are always available on the back sides of A3R packaging

Optional rear mounting can be realized by using threaded holes for 4 x M8-screws positioned at each rear corner of the product. Please, note that the threaded holes for 4 x M8-screws are always available on the back sides of A3R packaging.

To ease the best comprehension of your need, please note that the A3R commercial reference should indicate the way of mounting:

 

A3R MountingFront MountingRear Mounting
A3R Commercial Reference68XX-XX-FXX68XX-XX-RXX

 

 

 

CONNECTORS SELECTION & POSITION, SPECIFIC POSITIONING

Military market – Army, Air Force, Navy

A3R military panel PCs’ standard connectors are MIL 38999.

Standard input/output is distributed on 4 connectors of which one is size 11 and three are size 13.

Standard position of these 4 connectors is down-side.

Considering that the A3R technology makes it possible to rotate the rear frame of 180°, optional position can be Up-side.

Customer can also choose connectors orientation. Standard orientation is horizontal, optional is vertical.

To ease the best comprehension of your need, please note that the A3R commercial reference should indicate the position and the orientation of connectors:

 

A3R Commercial Reference
Connectors Position
Down PositioningUp Positioning
Connectors OrientationHorizontal68XX-XX-XHD68XX-XX-XHU
Vertical68XX-XX-XVD68XX-XX-XVU

 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

A3R industrial panel PCs’ standard connectors are FISCHER CORE series.

Standard input/output is distributed on 2 connectors size 105.

A3R CONFIGURATOR FOR COMMERCIAL REFERENCE

The following chart summarizes all the mounting possibilities for an A3R product as well as the choices to make for the position and orientation of connectors:

 

FRONT MOUNTING A3RCONNECTORS POSITION
Down PositioningUp Positioning
CONNECTORS ORIENTATIONVertical68XX-XX-FHD68XX-XX-FHU
Horizontal68XX-XX-FVD68XX-XX-FVU
REAR MOUNTING A3RCONNECTORS POSITION
Down PositioningUp Positioning
CONNECTORS ORIENTATIONHorizontal68XX-XX-RHD68XX-XX-RHU
Vertical68XX-XX-RVD68XX-XX-RVU

POWER SUPPLY

A3R can be equipped with AC or DC power supply : 

  • 18/36 VDC power supply as standard. On the military market it complies with MIL-STD-1275E standard
  • 115/230 VAC power supply unit which is MIL-STD and DO160 compliant.

Any A3R panel PC can be equipped with a 10mn battery life internal LIPO battery. On the military market this battery is necessary to fulfill MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275B compliance requirements.

PAINT

A3R 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 

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

A3R LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT - FFF STRATEGY

A3R rugged displays series has been launched since 2016. A 2nd generation – A3R 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

A3R products are smart panels which implement INTEL® Core I series central unit - i3, i5, i7 - and Windows or Linux O/S. COM Express CPU Boards implement I Core processors that feature the best performance ratio - GFLOPS/Watt - and the best durability. 

IRTS has identified Stock Keeping Units - SKUs -for the 6 available screen sizes - 17’’, 19’’, 20’’, 21’’ HD, 24” HD and 24” W. 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:

  • Intel® processor (i3, i5, i7) or memory
  • Storage technology and size, such as SSD, ease of access during operation, such as SSD hatch for extractable SSD
  • CPU architecture including - or not - extension cards for extra input-output data, which, as non-standard equipment could impact the original connectors’ configuration
  • 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 A3R 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 A3R 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 entail 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 a3r@irts.fr

 

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