The Air Warrior EDM Tablet PC (EDM) kneeboard computer system is a rugged, lightweight, portable workstation that provides the high performance Windows® XP Professional Operating System in a configuration optimized for rugged wearable, kneeboard requirements. The EDM Tablet PC was called into action on many US Army helicopters to provide Blue Force Tracking and moving map applications. It features weights and measures software and can be used as an Electronic Flight Bag. To date, thousands of EDMs have been delivered to the Army and continue to serve in the field.
The EDM is a vital tool for
many US Army Aviators.
The EDM is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ processor and 2GB of RAM for increased performance with reduced heat and power requirements.
A 6.4” LCD with a LED backlight and integrated resistive touchscreen offer a crisp display and use of the touchscreen with a gloved hand. This transflective display is 640 x 480 pixels and is daylight readable and dimmable to less than 1.5 nits for night vision compatibility.
The EDM has 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) that features a proprietary encryption chip that encrypts files in real-time for unparalleled data security. The unit can be zeroized at the press of a button even when the battery has been depleted, making the data inaccessible. The unit also has a commercial USB 2.0 connector, while power and Ethernet connections are provided via the rugged mil circular connector. The EDM receives situational GPS information from the GPS Message Router.
The EDM is constructed using a two-piece aluminum alloy chassis for heightened rigidity. The optional tri-fold and straps complete the kneeboard configuration. The unit is designed to meet the most rugged environmental requirements of Army helicopter airborne scenarios and is ideal for any extreme kneeboard computer applications.
Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier was created by the Army with one primary purpose: to develop the best equipment and field it as quickly as possible so that our Soldiers remain second to none in missions that span the full spectrum of military operations. The video below describes more of how the Air Warrior program is providing soldiers with the best modern equipment in the world.
The Air Warrior EDM Tablet PC is an integral part of the PEO Soldier Air Warrior Program. Providing an vital link between the solider and his surroundings through GPS moving map capabilities, the Air Warrior gives each soldier hightened awareness and immediate responses in missiion critical scenarios.
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|Courtesy of PEO Soldier||Accountability|
|dimensions||5” X 9” X 2” without Straps and Attachment tri-fold|
|Weight||< 2.4 lbs.|
|material / color||Aluminum Alloy / Olive Drab|
|type||1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ Processor|
|RAM||Up to 2GB DDR2|
|Video||Up to 128 MB (Shared) VRAM|
|Flat panel||6.4” AMLCD with LED backlight|
|type||Transflective with touchscreen display|
|brightness||450 nits and dimmable to less than 1.5 nits|
|Resolution / color range||640 x 480, 262K colors|
|Operating System||Windows® based open software system architecture|
|Type||Solid State Drive|
|size||Up to 64 GB|
|encryption||256 bit Triple DES Encryption of all data, Ability to instantly "Zeroize"|
|features||Resistive Touch Screen; Software keyboard|
|features||Dual 1.5” leg straps; Leather pockets / pouches; Clipboard|
|Temperature||-20°C to + 60°C (operating); -40°C to +70°C (non-operating)|
|vibration||2 GRMS 20-500Hz, 3 axes|
|Altitude||40,000 ft (operating)|
|Shock||15G 11ms, ½ sine wave, 3 axes (operating); 30G 6ms, ½ sine wave, 3 axes (non-operating)|
|Sand||With tri-fold attachment closed and screen protected|
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