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Ruggedizing Commercial Displays and Mobile Computers for the Warfighter

Start Date:10/20/2021

Start Time:1:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


Commercial computing technology - smartphones, tablets, laptops, servers, etc. — brings consumers real-time communication, unprecedented processing power, high-resolution graphics, you name it. But, enabling that same tech for use by warfighters on the battlefield at sea or in a cockpit requires unique shock and vibration resistance, complex touchscreen features, night-time display readability, thermal challenges, etc., for situations the everyday consumer will never see. This webcast of industry experts will discuss those challenges, how to solve them, and what the future holds.

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Ross Hudman

Sales & Marketing Manager

Digital Systems Engineering

Ross Hudman is the Sales & Marketing Manager at Digital Systems Engineering and has in-depth expertise in rugged display and computer electronic development. Having joined DSE 14 years ago, Ross manages programs to define customer, product, and system level requirements for defense applications. In addition, he is responsible for customer partnerships and product development strategies.

Steve Motter

Vice President of Business Development

Industrial Electronic Engineers, Inc.

Steve Motter is Vice President of Business Development at IEE, where he is responsible for sales, marketing, product definition, and strategic alliances for IEE’s rugged display products. Steve has over 35 years of experience in the development of embedded electronic systems for military and aerospace applications with 18 years in COTS open architecture small businesses and the most recently 10 years focused on bringing design modularity to the display marketplace. Steve graduated from California State University, Northridge with Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics.

Jim Shaw

Executive Vice President, Engineering

Crystal Group, Inc

Jim joined Crystal Group in January 2006 as vice president of Engineering. In 2011, he became executive vice president of Engineering. As the head of the Engineering and Quality departments, Jim oversees all product design, development and test standards, technology innovation, and quality management. Jim’s innovative design prowess pioneered the rugged server chassis used to deliver seamless performance in harsh edge environments for the military and industrial computing markets. The company expanded on this industry-changing technology to expand into its current array of high-performance compute solutions. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining Crystal Group, Jim was an Engineering manager at Rockwell Collins where he was a three-time Rockwell Collins Engineer of the Year nominee for his work in high-performance electronics packaging. He has authored or co-authored 10 international patents.

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