Project Update

Military-grade AR system

Hectronic have recently done the finishing touches on a military boxed computer system for a customer specializing in military technology. The request was to update an outdated analogue system to a new and updated digital system. In this project update you can read more about how Hectronic designed and developed a rugged and reliable military boxed computer that allowed the customer to implement AR technology to enhance their operations and improve their ability to make informed decisions.

Miltary computer

Product update

Hectronic was requested to do a redesign of an outdated analogue computer system to a new digital solution, for a company specializing in military grade technology. The solution was required to, besides handling both analogue and digital video inputs, have a fanless design and consume less than 10W of power.

Furthermore, the customer wanted to implement augmented reality (AR) technology that would allow them to overlay digital data onto their digital video stream in real-time. The new computer system had to be designed to handle these demands while maintaining the same form, fit and function as the old system.


To meet these specifications, Hectronic designed a fanless system based on our building blocks, using an Intel Atom Apollo Lake CPU, with Ethernet and CAN FD connectivity. Using building blocks is not only a cost-effective development method and reduces time to market, but it also gives the final solution a higher level of safety when using already tested and verified components, minimizing the risks of failure when the system is launched.

But the system was also designed to meet several other stringent directives, including EMC, ROHS 2, REACH, CE, UKCA, and WEEE, and to comply with several standards, including MIL-810H, MIL-STD-461G, and ECER10 rev 6. Additionally, the system had to handle vibration, temperature, and humidity, and have an IP67 rating.

Rugged design

Hectronic used MIL-STD connectors and designed the system to operate in temperatures ranging from -25 to 70C. The result was a rugged, reliable, and highly efficient computer system that met all the client’s specifications and requirements. Hectronics Product Lifecycle Management ensures that she solution will have a long lifespan and operate smoothly regardless of the eventuality of vital components going end of life.

The new military boxed computer allows the customer to implement AR technology, enhancing their ability to gather data and make informed decisions. The system’s rugged design allowed it to operate in harsh environments without failure, ensuring that the client’s operations would continue uninterrupted for many years to come.

Technical specification:

  • Rugged video computer
  • Intel Atom, Apollo Lake CPU
  • Analog or Digital video
  • Ethernet, CAN FD
  • Directives: EMC, ROHS 2, REACH, CE, UKCA, WEEE
  • Standards: MIL-STD-810H, MIL-STD-461G, ECER10 rev.6
  • Handles vibration, temp, and humidity, IP67
  • MIL-STD connectors
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