[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

American Industrial Systems (AIS), an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of COTS-based (Commercial Off-the-Shelf) ruggedized displays and computers, is launching an expanded offering of military and marine-grade solutions to be offered by Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business region of Avnet.

Included in this expanded offering are: vehicle mounted systems, tablet PCs, PDAs, operator terminals, and high-performance displays. Each product features: enhanced ruggedization, durability, and product longevity for military and marine applications. HMI touch screen capability, wide temperature operation, wireless connections and high-performance, sunlight-readable display technology, are just a few of the technologies integrated into AIS’ comprehensive, rugged line card which provides robust solutions packaged with today’s latest technology for the front lines.

Defense applications involving COTS-embedded computers are growing as a percentage of defense equipment acquisitions. There are numerous applications: land, sea, and air — where use of embedded computer systems offer greater intelligence, says AIS.