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DRS V3 Universal Control Computer

Rugged slate computer for severe military applications
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

DRS Tactical Systems' V3 Universal Control Computer, or "UCC," is a rugged ultra-low power computer designed to operate in the most severe military environments. The V3 UCC is suitable to control functions such as weapons system, ground radar control tasking, missile fire systems, mortar fire control, ground radar, chemical agent detector and robotic systems such as mine detection.

The machine is based on very low power consumption technology, using a 300MHz Geode processor that can nonetheless run almost any Windows OS, including XP. The V3 has an 8.4-inch transflective LCD with adjustable backlight, measures 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 and weighs a not inconsiderable 11 pounds. That's because it's an extremely rugged machine able to take significant punishment (no hard drive, everything runs off Flash). It also has an internal power supply; no need for a brick. And with a touch screen and plenty of onboard connectivity, the UCC provides the ability to adapt to any control function needed by the war fighter. This is a typical example of a machine that, while technologically nowhere near commercial state-of-the-art, provides the design and functionality to perform and prevail in specific military applications.

Form-factor Rugged slate
Processor Geode ultra low power
CPU Speed 300 MHz
Chipset NA
Standard/Max RAM 64MB/128MB
Disk/drive PC Card Flash
Card slots 1 PC Card Type
Display type Transflective TFT
Display size/res 8.4-inch/640x480
Digitizer/pens touch screen
Keyboard/scale External via PS/2 ports
Ruggedness Very rugged (MIL-STD-810E 514.4/3, 516.4/IV, 509.3, 10,000 ft altitude, -32 to 50 Celsius operating, fungus resistant, EMI MIL-STD-461)
Housing NA
Size (WxHxD) 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5
Weight about 12 lbs.
Power NA
Interface 1 USB, RS232, RS422
Interface RJ45, 2 PS/2, audio
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