Rugged HMI from QSI Corp. controls military targeting system

QTERM-G58 HMI chosen by ATA Defense Industries to remotely control systems.

03/04/2010


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ATA Defense Industries, maker of automated targeting systems for military and commercial use, has chosen the wireless handheld Qterm-G58 HMI from QSI Corp. to remotely control target systems for military training.
"All of our equipment has to be ruggedized, able to withstand every climate, and must perform flawlessly in order to support the training efforts of our military," said Labe Ezell, director of training and sales at ATA Defense. "The QTERM-G58 holds up to the abuse our systems take. It definitely has been well-received by all of our end-users that were previously stuck with our old controllers."
The QTERM-G58 is used to remotely control up to 1,000 targets simultaneously at distances up to 4 miles away. Other functions include programming multiple scenarios for live-fire training, remotely detonating battle effects simulators, activating motion detection devices, and displaying scores from the target systems. The backlit keypad and bright color display also allow for use in night operations or in low-visibility scenarios.
Glen Johnson, director of industrial sales at QSI Corp. says the QTERM-G58 complements ATA Defense Industries' durable targeting equipment. The wireless, battery-powered handheld graphic HMI has a transflective, sunlight-readable LCD display measuring 89 mm (3.5-in.) diagonal. Features include Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operating system, a 200 MHz processor, resistive touch screen, and a 24- or 40-key keypad.
The QTERM-G58 has been designed to survive in all environments and withstand high levels of shock, vibration, temperature, humidity, and electrostatic discharge, Johnson added. The unit is NEMA-4 rated and CE Certified.
Located in Camden, TN, ATA Defense Industries has provided automated target systems to all branches of the U.S. military and many law enforcement and Homeland Security agencies in the U.S. and overseas.
QSI Corp. is a Salt Lake City, UT designer and manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals (TREQ) for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators.

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The wireless QTERM-G58 remotely controls targets, activates motion detection devices, and can program multiple training scenarios for live-fire training.

 

 

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