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Catch up on the latest news from General Digital, including upcoming and newly released LCD monitors, display enhancement services, accomplishments, contracts, certifications and other noteworthy items of interest.

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General Digital Celebrates 50th Anniversary

This week, we celebrated our 50th anniversary of providing world-class manufacturing and engineering services for defense, aerospace, medical devices, and other intensive applications. We have built a reputation for providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges with their ability to tailor a product to meet a customer’s exact specifications.

We had the honor of hosting a number of esteemed guests for the occassion, including:

  • U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT)
  • U.S. Representative John Larson (CT-1)
  • CT State Representative Henry Genga, 10th District, House Majority Whip
  • CTState Representative Jeff Currey, 11th District
  • Rich Kehoe, Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Blumenthal and East Hartford Council Chairman
  • Angela Gilberti, Outreach Assistant (CT-1), Office of Senator Murphy
  • Connor Martin, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor of East Hartford
  • Jessica Olander, President, CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • NBC News
It was a privelege having the opportunity to not just connect with our elected officials, but to share the story of our last 50 years and discuss how we can continue to thrive for the next 50. General Digital was founded in 1973 by RPI Graduate Professors Russ Reiss, a hardware engineer, and the late Len Lazar, a software engineer. The two professors were a go-to resource for students dealing with tough challenges in their professional work, which inspired them to start their own company to better serve the evolving electronics industry. The company consists of three business units:

Display Systems—specializing in the design and manufacture of high-performance display systems and other ruggedized electronics for environmentally demanding applications

Software Engineering Services—focusing on the development and testng of safety-critical software systems including aviation and medical devices

Embedded Systems Engineering—combining hardware and so??ware engineers to provide rapid prototyping and development for complex systems

One of our first customers was a large potato chip manufacturer that was struggling with their operator terminal constantly failing. When sent a unit for evaluation, our engineers immediately realized that the salty, humid factory air was corroding the electronics, and set to work building a sealed system that would protect vulnerable electronics from harm. This product would eventually become the VuePoint™, released in 1977 as the world’s first ruggedized touch screen terminal.
Another company achievement is their pioneering work in the field of Independent Verification & Validation. As FAA regulations regarding avionic software became stricter in the 1980s, GDC identified the need for standardized testing processes, and was an early leader in ensuring aerospace safety. Over the years, the team has developed tools and procedures to streamline testing and reporting to reduce time and cost for both manufacturers and regulators.
“We’re extremely proud to have had the opportunity to support such a diverse group of customers over the past 50 years,” remarked GDC President Bryan Gudrian. “Being in business as long as we have truly is a testament to the quality of the products and services we offer. From defense and commercial aviation to medical devices and energy, even some of the most iconic American theme parks and landmarks, it’s an honor to be able to provide solutions that drive industry forward.”
Moving into the future, General Digital is poised to continue their spirit of innovation into the 21st century. Their SlimLine™ rack mount display systems are a mainstay on naval ships with thousands of fielded units supporting friendly militaries around the world, and the recent release of the next-generation SlimLine Commercial™ ensures protection against low-cost overseas alternatives. The Tactical TwoView™ Dual-Display Workstation, one of the first ruggedized workstations to support USB-C, is being deployed to serve in vital missile defense batteries across the world later this year. We have also been recently selected for a multi-million dollar effort in support of the E-2D U.S. Naval Aviation program. These milestones, alongside other multi-million dollar developmental contracts in progress, show General Digital is poised to continue driving innovation for another 50 years.
About General Digital
General Digital Corporation (GDC) is an AS9100D Certified company headquartered at a 50,000 square foot facility in East Hartford, CT. For 50 years, GDC has served a variety of markets with innovative design and implementation, building a reputation for their ability to solve complex engineering challenges. The company’s commitment to quality is evidenced in their diverse line of hardware products and software engineering solutions. The company has thousands of fielded units deployed around the world serving major military programs, and is an integral part of the defense industrial base.

JUNE 2023

General Digital Receives AS9100D Certification

This month, General Digital Corporation was awarded the AS9100D Quality Management System Certification in recognition of our robust operational standards.

The AS9100D QMS certificate recognizes that our Quality Management System is in conformance with the International Quality System Standard and was awarded by American Systems Registrar, an ANAB- and IATF-approved global registration services company.

This new certification encompasses our existing ISO 9001:2015 QMS while adding additional requirements specific to aviation, space, and defense industry requirements, furthering our ability to provide innovative solutions for our partners in these industries.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our entire team for achieving this incredible milestone,” remarked Quality Manager Tony DeCarlo. “We have a rich history of supporting defense and aerospace over the last 50 years, and this new certification helps us evolve alongside those industries opening new doors for us to provide solutions. I specifically want to thank (Software Quality Lead) Roni-Sue, (Documentation Specialist) Mo, and (Graphic Design Lead) Joe for their support in getting us over the finish line—we wouldn’t be here today without the contributions from them and the rest of our team.”

General Digital has maintained a commitment to quality since our founding in 1973. Our custom engineered solutions support various programs in the Defense, Medical, Aerospace, Industrial and other safety-critical industries. To speak with a sales engineer about your needs, submit this form or call 860.282.2900 today.

About AS9100D

AS9100D is a quality management standard published by the Society of Automotive Engineers and is widely implemented throughout Aerospace and other safety-critical industries. This standard encompasses the requirements detailed in the ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard with additional requirements for quality and safety. These standards include increased focus on customer satisfaction, increased management, and the organization and advancement regarding the efficiency of processes. The recognition of and compliance with this certification culminates in the continuous improvement and production of products and services within an organization to exceed customer and regulatory requirements.


One-Stop Shop: General Digital to Produce Wide Range of Ruggedized Electonics

For decades, General Digital has dutifly served all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and America's allies with cutting-edge rack mount, panel mount, and standalone display solutions. During this time, we have built a reputation of providing customized products that are tailored to the rigourous demands of these extreme applications, with a focus on long-product lifecycles and configuration management that ensure our systems will stand the test of time.

As the needs of the warfighter rapidly evolve, so too do our capabilities. We recently launched the Tactical TwoView and Tactical ThreeView workstations—one of the first militarized systems to utilize USB-C connector technology—and this year, these systems will be deployed around the world to help protect our nation's interests.

Photo of battery charging terminalNow, we are thrilled to add even more complex solutions to our repertoire, enhancing our ability to provide innovative solutions for a variety of applications. These solutions include ruggedized communication boxes, battery charging terminals, external speakers, and more.

"When I joined General Digital 4 years ago, we were a company that had built up a tremendous amount of goodwill with our partners by providing durable, reliable display systems that were far superior to other displays on the market," noted Bryan Dunn, VP of Business Development. "But I saw an opportunity for us to branch out and be a company that built more than just displays. Between the launch of our Embedded Systems Engineering group and these innovative new products, I'm thrilled to see that vision becoming a reality."

More information on these new products will be publically available as they approach production but if you'd like to learn more, contact us today.




JUNE 2022

Tactical ThreeView Comes to Life

Photo of Tactical ThreeView in operating positionGeneral Digital is pleased to announce our first-ever triple-display workstation.

Similar to our Tactical TwoView workstation, the Tactical ThreeView comes with three 21.5" displays, an integrated computer system, USB-C operation, and field-replaceable components. It’s housed in a military-compliant enclosure with a base for storage of the keyboard and other essentials. Located aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, it's primary function will be to serve as a training device for personnel who use our hardware aboard E-2D Hawkeye aircraft.

For more details on the unit or delivery schedule, contact us today.

MAY 2022

GDC President Bryan Gudrian Riding To Fight Cancer in the Pan-Mass Challenge for Dana-Farber

This Summer, General Digital President & Owner Bryan Gudrian will ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This is an important cause for Bryan, as three of his family members received beneficial treatment at Dana-Farber.

About PMC

The Pan-Mass Challenge is an annual bike-a-thon with thousands of riders and volunteers from around the world. 100% of all rider-raised funds go directly to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. There are multiple routes available, and Bryan is riding the longest one—a 2-day, 186-mile ride from Sturbridge, MA, to Provincetown, MA, the tip of Cape Cod.

Why Bryan is Riding

Bryan has seen firsthand the great work that the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute does, but he also knows they still need more help.

Bryan’s mother-in-law benefitted from care at Dana Farber to treat Multiple Myeloma. Her treatment included cutting-edge stem cell surgery, which improved her quality of life and allowed her to spend more time with friends and family before passing.

His father-in-law benefitted from care at Dana-Farber to treat Melanoma that had spread to his lymph nodes. He enrolled in experimental treatment that’s kept him in remission for 15+ years.

Bryan’s father was treated with Keytruda and other protocols after being diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Sadly, Bryan’s father recently lost his battle with cancer, a primary motivator in Bryan’s decision to raise money for cancer research.

Bryan’s Training

Bryan last rode the Pan-Mass Challenge in 2012, but has not trained since his back fusion surgery in 2014. To prepare for his ride, Bryan started training in February and has already biked over 1,000 miles, as of this writing. Track Bryan’s progress and view his outdoor rides.

How You Can Help

Bryan has pledged to raise $6,000 for this event, and he’s asking for your help in accomplishing his goal. Sponsor Bryan’s ride on his personal donation page. 100% of the donation will go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.


Space Ready: Mike Mendoza Completes Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC J-STD-001

Back in November, our very own Mike Mendoza earned the title of Certified IPC Specialist by completing the Application Specialist course on IPC J-STD-001: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies. 

An impressive achievement in its own right, Mike has built on this by completing the Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC J-STD-001. Mike’s new certification, coupled with our upcoming AS9100D certification, gives our facility the power to produce hardware for space applications, which we are currently designing in support of an upcoming NASA program.

“Mike’s one of our best employees, but he’s an even better guy,” noted Anthony Picone, our Production Manager. “He really went above and beyond to support this program, and I’m really excited to see the cool stuff that we’re going to work on in the next few years.”

Our team is honored to work on the space program. For more information about this announcement, or to speak with someone about your engineering requirements on or off Earth, Contact Us or call (860) 282-2900 today.

Introducing: General Digital's Embedded Systems Engineering Team

In 1973, our company was founded by Len Lazar, a Software Engineer, and Russ Reiss, an Electrical Engineer. As the business grew, the two divisions found success in different markets (avionics for software, defense for hardware), though occasionally collaborated on projects as necessary (e.g., our GenStar). In recent years, as technology continues to advance, we’ve seen increased demand for products requiring customization in hardware as well as embedded firmware.

To best manage these exciting new projects, we’ve organized a team of Embedded Systems Engineers. Our Embedded Systems Engineering team is a diverse group of focused, experienced electrical, software development, and IV&V test engineers who possess the flexibility to tackle almost any engineering project—from product conceptualization to production delivery, and anywhere in between.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the future of our organization,” remarked General Digital President Bryan Gudrian. “Although our hardware and software teams have collaborated on a number of projects in the past, the formation of this group will break down some internal barriers and allow for better cross-departmental collaboration to improve speed and quality.”

What is ESE?

Our Embedded Systems Engineering function consists of the following elements:

  • Software Development including requirements development, retrofitting tools into legacy systems, project coordination, updating software to be agency compatible, reverse engineering software to existing hardware, and documentation
  • Electrical Engineering including circuit design and analysis, PCB layout, fabrication, and assembly, and EMI design and confidence testing
  • Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Services including tool validation and qualification, test planning and execution (code reviews, unit/module testing, regression testing, systems testing, and integration testing), discrepancy reporting and resolution, and results reporting

Combined with the robust mechanical, optical, and production engineering expertise of our Display Systems group, the creation of ESE furthers our ability to become a true one-stop shop for any engineering requirement.

Along with the formation of this group, we are also in the process of pursuing AS9100 and ISO 13485 certifications to complement our existing ISO 9001:2015 certification. This effort, on track for completion later this year, will expand our capabilities in the design, development, prototyping, independent verification and validation, and serial production of aerospace, avionic, and medical devices.

Some recent examples of products developed by our Embedded Systems Engineering team include:

  • Photo of portable computer with displayAlta Series SUDS Mobile 10.4" Secure Upload/Download System, a highly-configurable intelligent computer embedded in a Pelican™ case with a 10.4” sunlight readable smart display, with custom firmware developed and independently verified and validated by our in-house software engineers.
  • VuePoint III, a ruggedized touch-interactive serial terminal emulator with custom firmware specific to the application (U.S. Navy’s Central Atmospheric Monitoring System). Our team is currently redesigning the hardware with contemporary electronics and redeveloping GDC’s original MS DOS code to ensure a form, fit, and functional replacement.
  • Tactical TwoView (as seen at AUSA 2021), a revolutionary MIL-Certified dual-head display workstation with an integrated COM Express processing module and video controller designed and customized by GDC’s engineers to meet specific customer and military requirements.
  • Nociometer, a turnkey medical device (hardware + embedded firmware) capable of objectively measuring pain. The device utilizes sensors to scan a patient’s retina, while the firmware analyzes the data to determine pain level. This was developed in collaboration with our partners at AlgometRx and certified by GDC’s IV&V team.

We’re thrilled to share this news with you, and believe that the formation of this group alongside our new certifications will continue to allow our organization to reach new heights by continuing to do what we do best—turn problems into solutions.

For more information about our new capabilities, or to speak with someone regarding an engineering requirement, Contact Us or call (860) 282-2900 today.




General Digital Invests in New Capital Equipment

Spurred by recent growth, General DIgital has purchased new capital equipment to enhance our confidence testing ability, improve our PCB production capabilities, and further modernize our facility.

Confidence Testing

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Our ability to perform confidence testing on outbound hardware is a crucial part of our quality management process and gives customers peace of mind knowing thier products won't break down in the field.

To further enhance this capability, we have procured a state-of-the-art Electro-Dynamic Shaker, giving us the ability to test vibration compliance to MIL-STD-810 right here at our facility.

This system comes equipped with several advanced features—inculding a 4-channel vibration controller that allows us to simulate random, sine, and classical shock, as well as cailbrating our own parameters to match unique customer requirements.

Additionally, we have upgraded our Thermotron Oven, increasing the rate of temperature change to 10 degrees per minute to comply with avionic equipment requirements.

PCB Production

General Digital has long had the capability to produce and modify printed circuit boards, and we’ve augmented this process with the procurement of a new Stencil Printer.

By bringing this capability in-house, we’re able to improve quality, throughput, and lead times, all factors that are crucial in today’s environment.

“With the uncertainty in today’s world, any opportunity we have to integrate a part of our supply chain is a huge win,” remarked Bryan Gudrian, President of General Digital Corporation. “The addition of this printer along with our Pick-and-Place machine and other equipment gives us world-class PCB production capability, right here in Connecticut.”

Backup Server

As our company continues to grow, it has become necessary to future-proof our facility with a new Backup Server. This server greatly increases our backup storage and was a crucial upgrade in our ongoing CMMC certification process.

If you'd like to see this new equipment on our factory floor, tours are available upon request. To schedule a visit, call (800) 952-2535 or Contact Us.


We’re Proud to Congratulate Mike Mendoza on His Milestone Accomplishment!

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After much study, our very own Mike Mendoza has earned the title Certified IPC Specialist. He achieved this great honor by successfully completing the Application Specialist course on IPC J-STD-001: Requirements for Soldered Electrial and Electronic Assemblies.

During his 6 years at General Digital, Mike has gone above and beyond to learn much about various display production processes. He has achieved many certifications to date and continues to expand his capabilities. Your hard work has brought much success. 

JULY 2021

Third Time's the Charm! General Digital Hosts Long-Awaited Grand Opening Ceremony

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This July, East Hartford Mayor Marica Leclerc stopped by to celebrate our company’s recent move back to East Hartford, our original hometown.

While we hoped to have an event like this when we moved in June ’20, the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic prohibited us from doing so. We originally scheduled the event for the end of June ’21, but a contractor knocked out power to our building while repairing a nearby line, forcing us to again reschedule.

As critical suppliers for essential industries, including defense, medical, and heavy industrial/nuclear, we remained fully operational even during the worst of the pandemic with a split of on-site production staff and a remote office staff. Thankfully, our COVID protocols (and extra 20,000 sq. ft.) helped prevent any outbreaks within our employee ranks.

This ceremony served as a celebration of moving into the new facility, successfully navigating through the pandemic with minimal impacts, and a re-opening of our facility to visitors.

Photo of East Hartford Mayor with General Digital employees

About the Move

When the lease for our previous location in South Windsor came up for renewal, we made a strategic decision to find a newer and larger building to accommodate our growing business. By staying local, we were able to retain all our employees while still being able to attract top talent from the region’s diverse manufacturing pool.

Our tenured employees appreciate that the new building is just a few miles down the road from our old one, while our customers appreciate the more modern facility. We also made a significant investment in capital equipment coinciding with the move, which has seen us optimize processes and greatly increase our production capacity since moving last year.

We look forward to continuing to serve you from our new home at 60 Prestige Park Rd in East Hartford, CT.

To schedule a visit, or to speak to someone about your engineering requirements, Contact Us or call (860) 282-2900.

JUNE 2021

Multiple General Digital Rugged Display Units Pass Formal Certification

Photo of explosion near Navy ShipThis quarter, General Digital celebrates multiple display products passing formal certification as we continue to serve a role in key defense programs.

The first unit is our new Tactical TwoView (see APRIL 2021 below), which is certified to MIL-STD-810-G for environmental requirements (shock, vibration, etc.) and FCC Class B for EMI.

Another unit passed TEMPEST certification prior to its deployment in a major program.

Finally, we had a series of monitors for the U.S. Navy pass the first Full Ship Shock Trial as an integrated system.

We are very proud of all the hard work that our engineering team has put in to successfully design, develop and test these units. It is an honor to provide equipment of the highest caliber to support the warfighter.

APRIL 2021

General Digital Releases Military Dual Display Workstation

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General Digital Corporation, the innovator of flat panel displays, is thrilled to introduce the Tactical TwoView™ (TTV) as the warfighter’s choice for their next generation of rugged workstations.

Slated for deployment in major defense programs, the TTV family of workstations is one of the first commercially available dual monitor solutions certified to MIL-STD 810-G and is designed so that all major components are field-replaceable in under ten minutes using only common hand tools, minimizing any potential downtime of this mission-critical workstation.

“General Digital has been at the forefront of technological innovation for defense applications for nearly 50 years,” noted Bryan Dunn, VP of Business Development, Display Systems Division at General Digital. “As technology rapidly changes, so do the needs of our warfighters. We’ve listened closely to our military and prime contractor customers and developed what I feel is one of our most innovative products since our SlimLine series revolutionized compact workstations all the way back in 1992. The Tactical TwoView fits seamlessly into the DoD’s modernization strategy of using open systems architecture to support the next-generation warfighter.”

The Tactical TwoView’s modular design allows for highly customizable configurations to suit your specific requirements and comes in three primary variations:

The TTV Shelter™ variant bolts directly onto the workstation surface of any mobile command shelter, providing a dual monitor solution in the same footprint as the existing single monitor set up.  During transit, the TTV folds and locks in place making suitable for high-shock environments.

The TTV Mobile™ variant, which is field-deployable, is stable enough to work on any horizontal surface such as command tent folding tables and is stored inside its own integrated transit case. This unique self-contained case provides an IP65 (ingress protection) rating against dust and water.

The TTV RackMount™ variant features an identical interface and computer to the other two variants, making it ideal for compact areas that require a rugged rack mounted workstation. The standard unit currently fits into a 24" rack but is customizable to suit your application.

All TTVs use a series of locking mechanisms to allow users to set the display to their preferred viewing angle while securing the large LCD panels against high-shock events.

By utilizing video over USB-C, the TTV sends power, video, and communication over a single cable instead of several which reduces complexity and maintenance time. General Digital developed a custom video controller to support the TTV family which helps futureproof the system by allowing in service updates as customers adjust to new requirements or technological innovations.

The TTV’s integrated computer system connects to its host server through a gigabit ethernet or wireless connection, reducing operator vulnerability by allowing the entire workstation to be remote from the rest of the computing equipment. The integrated computer supports two independent video feeds on the displays while allowing the keyboard and trackball to provide inputs to the host server.

The Tactical TwoView is available in a variety of display sizes from 15" to 24" and is fully customizable to meet your exact specifications.

Photo of Tactical TwoView Shelter

MIL-STD-810G Certified for:

  • Operating temperature
  • Storage temperature
  • Temperature shock
  • Operating altitude
  • Non-operating altitude
  • Transit vibration
  • Transit drop
  • Bench handle & shock
  • Salt Fog

Other key features include high-resolution, 5+ USB connections, audio input/output, and a variety of keyboard/trackball/mouse options.

Visit our Product Page for more information or Contact Us to order your system today.




General Digital Corporation Passes Annual ISO 9001:2015 Audit for its Quality Management System

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(Photo caption: Celebrating the passage of the annual ISO 9001:2015 audit are members of the new product development team with the soon-to-be-released Tactical TwoView™ family of displays.)

General Digital Corporation is thrilled to announce that we have achieved our first major milestone since moving to a new facility: passing our annual ISO 9001:2015 audit.

The ISO 9001:2015 QMS certificate recognizes that our Quality Management System is in conformance with the International Quality System Standard and was awarded by American Systems Registrar, an ANAB- and IATF-approved global registration services company. 

“Since our company’s inception, we’ve built our reputation on engineering strength and a dedication to quality,” noted Quality Manager Tony DeCarlo. “Passing this audit proves that despite our rapid growth, our dedication to quality remains as vigorous as ever—as it should. Our customers depend on our products to perform safety- and mission-critical tasks, and any minor malfunction could have dire consequences.” 

General Digital has maintained a commitment to quality since our founding in 1973. Our custom engineered solutions support various programs in the Defense, Medical, Aerospace, Industrial and other safety-critical industries. To speak with a sales engineer about your needs, submit this form or call 860.282.2900 today.

About ISO 9001:2015 QMS

ISO 9001:2015 QMS obtained global recognition as the leading standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS) and can be implemented by companies regardless of their size and industry. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the foundation of the ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard is grounded in effective quality management precepts. These precepts include increased focus on customer satisfaction, increased management, and the organization and advancement regarding the efficiency of processes. The recognition of and compliance with this certification culminates in the continuous improvement and production of products and services within an organization to exceed customer and regulatory requirements.

JULY 2020

General Digital Announces Expansion to New, Larger Facility

Like nearly all companies worldwide, General Digital was also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a member of the Defense Industrial Base, it was critical for us to find a way to safely fulfill our commitments to our customers. After transitioning all our office employees to virtual work100% of our production staff remained in place while following the CDC Community Mitigation Framework and Guidance for Businesses & EmployersThus, we continued providing essential services for our customers in the defense, medical device, aviation and other safety-critical industries that couldn’t afford a lapse in production.

Concurrently, our leadership saw an opportunity to grow the business through finding a new location for the company once we could all reunite safely. After weeks of planning, we moved our operations into a new and larger facility without any production interruptions. General Digital Corporation is excited to introduce you to our new home in East Hartford, Connecticut.   

“Our employees have been truly outstanding throughout this crisis,” remarked General Digital President, Bryan Gudrian. “On top of working safely every day during a health emergency, they also found a way to move facilities without missing a production beat. Now that we’re all united under one roof again, I’m excited and confident about General Digital’s continued growth.”  

The 48,000 square foot facility increases our ability to execute larger production runs and adds more office space for Software Services and Product Development. The building features brightly lit production space with temperature and humidity control. It also features several dedicated lab spaces for software testing, class 100 and 10,000 clean rooms (with capability to expand), ESD compliant workstations, and other improvementsThe engineering and other office staff returned from remote work to find safety at the forefront of the new facility’s designThe new office location provides much greater social distance protections than our old home along with an increased ability to collaborate both in person and via video conference with our customers, as travel restrictions remain in place. 

While many states still recommend against non-essential travel, we understand that it is sometimes necessary. All potential visitors must complete this health screening questionnaire and be cleared prior to their arrival. Please defer to state and federal guidelines when planning your visit, as conditions are subject to change. For up-to-date information regarding travel, please visit




JULY 2019

General Digital Corporation Granted ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System

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South Windsor, CT (July 2, 2019) – General Digital Corporation (General Digital) today announced that the company has earned certification to ISO 9001:2015 for its Quality Management System.

General Digital is an engineering services company that:

  • Designs and manufactures contemporary engineered solutions
  • Specializes in designing and manufacturing industrial- and military-grade monitors, smart displays, computers, control electronics, systems integration and more
  • Enhances performance of display systems through integration of overlays, surface coatings, optical film management, backlight redesign, and in-house optical bonding
  • Provides safety-critical software development and testing services to aerospace, avionic, medical, transportation, industrial and other applications

Graphic of GDC ISO certificateThe ISO 9001:2015 QMS certificate recognizes that General Digital’s quality management system is in conformance with the International Quality System Standard and was awarded by American Systems Registrar, an ANAB- and IATF-approved global registration services company.

On this award, Bryan Gudrian, president of General Digital said, “Achieving certification to ISO 9001:2015 QMS was a meticulous, company-wide process secured by third-party approval. This accomplishment highlights General Digital’s deep-rooted and unwavering commitment of excellence in providing our customers with the highest quality products and services across our three business units: Display Systems, Optical Bonding Laboratories, and Software Services.”

General Digital is committed to continuous improvement, constant focus on customer satisfaction, and advancing the efficiency of company processes to exceed customer and regulatory requirements. Achieving ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification demonstrates that General Digital quality processes and continuous improvement methodologies meet the highest industry standards.

About ISO 9001:2015 QMS         
ISO 9001:2015 QMS obtained global recognition as the leading standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS) and can be implemented by companies regardless of their size and industry. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the foundation of the ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard is grounded in effective quality management precepts. These precepts include increased focus on customer satisfaction, increased management, and the organization and advancement regarding the efficiency of processes. The recognition of and compliance with this certification culminates in the continuous improvement and production of products and services within an organization to exceed customer and regulatory requirements.

MAY 2019

We Welcome Our New VP of Business Development for Display Systems

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General Digital is pleased to announce that United States Army veteran, Bryan Dunn, has joined our team as Vice President of Business Development – Display Systems Business Unit. Bryan will use his leadership skills to further General Digital’s growth by focusing on customer satisfaction, with lasting solutions to unique problems.

Bryan brings over 20 years of leadership experience to General Digital. He is a former U.S. Army Aviator and spent nearly a decade in the federal government/military sales and marketing ecosystem. Prior to joining General Digital, Bryan gained expertise growing and leading high-performance teams at L3 Technologies and The Boeing Company. He earned a Systems Engineering degree from United States Military Academy and an MBA from Drexel University.

“Bryan is an outstanding addition to the General Digital team, as he brings a deep blend of military sales and marketing experience and a drive to deliver client success,” declared Bryan Gudrian, president of General Digital Corporation. “As General Digital continues its rapid growth across the United States and Europe, Bryan’s sales leadership and his strong background in building top performing teams will accelerate General Digital’s growth. We are thrilled to have him onboard!” he continued.

“I am honored to join the General Digital team and look forward to building on the solid foundation developed over the past several decades. General Digital is perfectly positioned to help its clients solve important problems with our engineering, integration, software development and testing services, all offered under one roof,” expressed Bryan Dunn.





Taking Your Bonded LCDs to Greater Extremes with GenGard F801

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General Digital is excited to announce GenGard F801™, the next revolution of LCD bonding, specially processed for high altitude (up to 60,000 feet), extreme temperatures (-45° and beyond) and severe shock and vibration.

Our Optical Bonding Laboratories developed proprietary process that enables displays to survive increasingly hostile and demanding environments, whether they be in the depths of the ocean or the upper reaches of our atmosphere (and beyond). 

Get more information on our Optical Bonding page, and then contact an Applications Engineer to discuss how GenGard F801 can be utilized in your application.

JULY 2018

We Welcome a New Intern

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General Digital welcomes Melissa Levin to an internship in our Marketing Department. She is in her senior year at the University of Connecticut, studying communications with hopes of pursing a career in marketing and public relations.

Since she started, she has worked on numerous projects including producing social media content each week, assisting in Web site revision, analyzing competitors, and assisting in growing business relations. In her free time, she loves to listen to podcasts, try new restaurants, and spend time at the beach!

MARCH 2018

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs to Impact U.S. Manufacturers

Graphic of steel diamond plate with TARIFF stamped into itWith the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enacted by President Trump, many are expecting prices on all sorts of U.S.-produced goods to skyrocket. For any U.S. industry using these metals, the impact is going to be real.

However, General Digital anticipates a less substantial increase than the 25% for steel and 10% for aluminum. We feel this way primarily for the following reasons.

First, although our monitors and certain peripherals are built from mostly aluminum (and a lesser amount of steel and stainless steel) in order to withstand harsh industrial and military environments, they also contain many other materials, which have no tariffs levied against them.

Secondly, cost increases should be buffered somewhat as they will be spread across the nation, rather than placed on a sole manufacturer.

As always, General Digital is committed to giving each customer a superior product at a fair price. Time will tell the true effect of the tariffs, but rest assured we will make every effort to minimize any cost increase.

Please feel welcome to speak with a Sales Engineer should you have any concerns.


Two New Display Head Assemblys Released

Display with image of an oil rig in the oceanWe’re having our own kind of March Madness here with the release of an 8.4" and 12.1" Display Head Assembly (DHA). These small and mid-sized displays both feature 1024 x 768 XGA resolutions and 700:1 contrast ratios. The 12.1" produces 1,650 nits of luminance while the 8.4" pumps out 1,850 nits!

Clearly, both are well equipped for use in high brightness enviroments. Additionally, they are fully compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), making them ideal for military purposes. Wide viewing angles are standard issue, as well.

As equipped, both DHAs are ready for installation in your console, Humvee, aircraft or nearly any other panel or enclosure. However, General Digital offers a whole host of value-add options and accessories to configure the DHA to your requirements. Select from touch screens, antiglare filters, optical bonding, heaters, EMI filters, privacy films, and much more. Speak with a Sales Engineer for a no-hassle consultation about your application.

Markets include, military, industrial, transportation, medical, simulation, commercial...really just about anywhere!

Download the PDF data sheets to learn more:
8.4" Display Head Assembly
12.1" Display Head Assembly

View our Product Line-up Sheet of enhanced displays, from 6.5" to 24.0".

Or visit the DHA page on our Web site.


Kicking Off the New Year with New Software Contracts

Men's hands shaking with space shuttle in backgroundGeneral Digital is happy to announce that the new year has brought forth quite a few new software opportunities in the aerospace industry. One project integrates hardware and software for a specialized weatherproofing application to be used in the field.  Other projects include local aerospace manufacturers who are utilizing our expertise and consulting services to create high quality software that will enhance their internal software processing systems. Additionally, we will continue our ongoing partnerships with aerospace manufacturers and developers to enhance and test their software.

In current projects, after many trial and error sessions, General Digital is proud to announce that the first working prototypes for our partnered startup medical device company have been delivered for ongoing testing. We look forward to the next phase of this exciting new and innovative product, as well as helping them with FDA submissions and further enhancing their product lines.

Whether a customer is developing a new product or software, or attempting to retrofit/recertify a legacy system, General Digital’s experienced staff provides the independent assessments an organization needs to meet high quality software requirements. We are always at the ready to help our customers meet the ever-changing and demanding requirements of most industries, such as medicalavionicstransportation or industrial.



SlimLine 1U with Blu-ray Drive and KVM Switch Nearing Completion

Photo collage of Blu-ray disc drive and KVM switch

General Digital is excited to announce that we will soon release our first SlimLine 1U with an optional integrated Blu-ray™ drive and KVM switch. Both options are available across our entire SlimLine Series lineup, as well as most of our other display products.

With a disc drive integrated into your unit, no more will you waste valuable time fumbling with extra wires and looking for open USB ports. The combination of the Blu-ray drive and General Digital high definition displays (including ultra clear sunlight readable and optically-bonded screens) ensures you will enjoy the best possible viewing experience.

The integrated KVM switch further simplifies the control of muliple computers from one central location.

Though the technology is not new, integrating both devices into a ruggedized 1U high flip-up monitor/keyboard/trackball system is an engineering achievement of some significance, if we say so ourselves. And furthers our drive to build better, more compact systems in the future.

Speak with a Sales Engineer to learn more and inquire about availability.


Slim Barracuda Nearing Completion

Photo of side view of Barracuda 15 inch in a slim enclosure attached to a pedestal

Completing custom orders and taking on unique jobs is a typical day at General Digital.

Recently, unsure if it was even possible, the U.S. Army inquired if we could build our waterproof Barracuda monitor in a slim enclosure. Naturally, we surpassed expectations with this one-of-a-kind display. A much leaner version of our current Barracuda line, this military-grade marine display measures in just 1.7" deep (the original Barracuda is 3.0" in depth).

“How did they do it?” you may be wondering. Without giving away our secret recipe, a custom-fitted controller board is one key ingredient. It’s also loaded with our own custom-designed LED rail, backlight controller, and OSD controller. Let’s not forget that it’s sunlight readable, which is handy in bright environments.

Photo of slim version of Barracuda monitor

At the heart of this slim Barracuda is a 15.6" display that features a wide format high resolution (1920 x 1080), surpassing the resolution of the typical 15" display (1024 x 768). Built to meet many military standards, on the back of the enclosure are the gore vent and sealed military 38999 DC input power connector.

Speak with a Sales Engineer to learn more and inquire about availability.

Making concepts a reality is General Digital’s forte. What we can build for you?


Introducing 7" Monitor with DisplayLink Interface for Drone Applications

Photo of Impact 7-inch open frame monitor

General Digital’s display engineering team recently developed a 7-inch open frame monitor available in a variety of configurations. Many Impact Monitor Kits are configured for military applications, including our latest model, which features a DisplayLink® Video-Over-USB interface for Armed Forces drone applications. The possibilities are nearly endless with a smaller sized monitor such as the Impact 7. Options include touch screens, NVIS displays, Android-based operating systems, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and much more. Download the preliminary flyer or contact a Sales Engineer to learn more or request a demo unit.

JULY 2017

Full HD Dual Mode LCDs Available

Photo of Saber Standalone LCD monitor with HD image on the screen

For years now, General Digital has offered dual mode displays, meaning that the LCD is capable of being sunlight readable and NVIS compatible. And the dual mode design is not off-the-shelf; we spent countless man-hours developing and testing our own unique configuration to better serve our customers. We are pleased to announce that we can now offer several displays that not only are dual mode, but have Full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080), as well. This means even sharper, cleaner images in bright sunlight or when wearing night vision goggles. The LCD sizes available as of this writing are 15.6", 17.3", 18.5" and 21.3", with more to follow soon. Any of our displays are easily incorporated into an enclosure to suit your application. For more information, please contact a Sales Engineer.

JUNE 2017

General Digital Welcomes Many New Hires

Photo of several people shaking hands

General Digital has just expanded our Software Services business unit with new hires. The department has nearly doubled in size over the past few months, as we have been awarded several new contracts for software development and IV&V testing. We want to thank Software Services Sales & Business Manager Bill Stamm and everyone else involved for all of their work in expanding and further strengthening this business unit.



First Sale of VueSim to Aerospace Company

Photo of VueSim monitor

Recently, a Canadian aerospace company has awarded General Digital a contract for several VueSim™ 6.5" smart displays. They intend to incorporate them into their aircraft’s main control systems.

The VueSim is a sunlight readable and night vision goggle-compatible monitor that is perfect for those with a need for a low-cost simulator or cockpit monitor (i.e., PFD or MFD) with high quality processor and graphics performance. Available in sizes from 6.5" to 19.0” as standard models, we can build them in our South Windsor, Connecticut, facility in nearly any size required.

We anticipate supplying more of VueSims to the aviation and other industries.

MAY 2017

Many Display Head Assembly Data Sheets Released

Graphic of page from our Display Head Assembly data sheet

We’ve been busy creating data sheets for many new Display Head Assembly ( DHA) products. We offer DHAs in standard sizes from 6.5" to 24", though we can accommodate nearly any size our customers require. Most displays we offer can be equipped for sunlight readability, use with night vision goggles, glare and reflection reduction, EMI shielding, touch screen overlays and much more. You can download the released data sheets for review on our DHA page. On a related note, we have also released our Display Product Line-Up Sheet, in PDF format, of many of the optically-enhanced DHAs we produce. Included on this sheet are the basic specifications of the displays to help you decide which will best suit your needs. Contact a Sales Engineer with any questions you may have, or for a no-obligation quote.


Introducing the New TwoView 2 Vertical!

TwoView 2 Vertical Rear View TwoView 2 Vertical Front ViewGeneral Digital’s brand new TwoView 2 Vertical allows users to enjoy all the same features as that of the original TwoView & Twoview 2, while also being able to flip the monitors vertically, saving horizontal space. This new design still permits enhancements of the monitor, which can be modified to both high brightness—with a sunlight readability of 1000 nits or more—as well as night vision capability. 

Other key features include: USB & PS/2 interfaces, touch screen, including multitouch, high resolution displays, including full HD, and much, much more!

Call a Sales Engineer today to discuss how we can configure a TwoView 2 Vertical display that will suit your requirements.



Saber Standalone Rugged 4K UHD 24 inch LCD Monitor

Introducing Our New 4K Resolution 24" LCD Monitor

General Digital has just finished constructing our first 4K monitor. The first configuration is equipped with a 23.8" LCD, though other sizes will be available soon (27", 30" and larger). The 3840 x 2160 resolution screen displays 1.07 billion colors at a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Enclosed in our rugged Saber Standalone housing, this ultra high definition display is ideal for industrial and military applications. It features DVI-D, HDMI (x3), and DisplayPort video inputs, as well as an internal AC power supply. Call a Sales Engineer today to discuss how we can configure a 4K display that will suit your requirements.


Barracuda PanelMount Solar-NVIS 901D Waterproof Sealed 17 inch LCD Monitor

Now Available: MIL-STD-901D-Compliant Sealed Marine-Grade LCD Monitors

General Digital is pleased to announce the release of our Barracuda PanelMount Solar/NVIS 901D marine-grade MIL-STD-901D-compliant 15.0" and 17.0" LCD monitors, complete with sunlight readable and NVIS-compatible displays. Environmentally sealed to meet IP67 standards, and equipped with advanced features like an EMI micro-mesh filter, military-grade +9 to +36 VDC power supply, optically-bonded touch screen, circular polarizer and 1/4-wave retarder to enhance contrast in high ambient light conditions. The waterproof Barracuda is ideal for shipboard, ground vehicle and mobile applications. Download the 17.0" data sheet to learn more, and then call a Sales Engineer today to discuss how we can configure a Barracuda display to perfectly meet your needs.

JULY 2016

Antiglare Film Applied to 55" Monitor

General Digital’s Optical Bonding Laboratories has successfully applied an antiglare film film to a large format 55 inch LCD monitor. A large form factor display can be quite a challenge to work with, but our team’s patience and expertise paid off. This display will be used in an avionic simulator by our customer, a prominent force in the aviation industry. Next, we are looking to tackle an 84 inch display.

General Digital Applies Antiglare Film to 55 inch LCD



VueSim - 10.4 inch Smart Monitor for Simulators

Southeast Road Trip 2016 Update

Our sales team enjoyed great success after visiting many customers and prospects in the Charleston, South Carolina, and Huntsville, Alabama, areas. We introduced our new VueSim smart monitor for simulators, and other monitors with dual mode LED backlights that are both sunlight readable and NVG compatible. Everything we presented for all of the programs stimulated great interest. Many future opportunities exist for our Saber PanelMount, Titan Lite, and VueSim variants.



VueSim™ Debuts at I/ITSEC Trade Show

General Digital Trade Show Booth Featuring VueSim Smart Simulation Monitors

General Digital debuted the newest iteration of our VueSim HMI™ flight simulator monitor at I/ITSEC 2015. The 7104 model is a smart monitor that accepts ARINC 429, as well as Ethernet signals, successfully displaying its versatility. Featuring bonded glass and a high quality display with guaranteed 10-year product availability, the 7104 is available with many options, including sunlight readability and night vision goggle compatibility. Another option is an extended color gamut, displaying a more dynamic color range of its high definition graphics.

To accompany this advanced simulation display, we designed two software applications for simple operation by the end user: VueSim Author™ for creating high quality user-defined graphics; and VueSim RT™, which reads aircraft data and renders graphics to display on the LCD.

Shipping will commence in Q1 of 2016.


General Digital Awarded Barracuda Monitor Contract for General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies

Custom built waterproof sunlight readable Barracuda 6.5 inch monitor with night vision compatibility

General Digital has been awarded a contract for 240 custom Barracuda 6.5" waterproof monitors. The 1024 x 768 resolution sunlight readable displays will be compatible with night vision goggles. The desert tan Barracudas will be sealed to IP67 standards and built to meet many military specifications.


General Digital Awarded Titan Monitor Contract for the Canadian Navy’s Artic Patrol Ships

Titan PanelMount 65 inch rugged LCD monitor built for Canadian Navy Arctic Patrol Ships

General Digital has been awarded yet another contract for our Titan monitor—this time for eighteen Titan Standalone 65.0" units for the Canadian Navy’s Arctic Patrol Ships. The monitors will be equipped with mutiple video inputs, including Dual DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, Composite BNC and HD Component. The displays will be shatter resistant, and have an antireflective and ITO-coated protective glass overlay. Also included is an internal power supply, USB pass-through port, stereo speakers and IR Remote Control.

JUNE 2015

General Digital Awarded Titan Monitor Contract for Brazilian Navy Submarines

Titan PanelMount 39 inch rugged LCD monitor built for Brazilian Navy Submarines

General Digital has enjoyed great success supplying our Titan Series of monitors to the U.S. Navy for Los Angeles- and Virginia-class submarines, not to mention future Ohio-class subs. Our Titan PanelMount 39.0" LCD monitors have been selected for the retrofitting of Brazilian Navy Submarine plotter tables. We will provide a rugged tempered glass overlay for the plotter tabletop to protect the Titan monitor and other electronics within the table enclosure. We were awarded this contract in conjunction with the recommendations and support of the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) and Lockheed Martin.

APRIL 2015

GenStar IV Nears Completion

GenStar - FAA air traffic control tower navigation LCD monitor

General Digital is nearing completion of our completely redesigned FAA air traffic control tower monitor, the GenStar IV™. Available with either a 19.0" or 21.3" display, our newest GenStar LCD monitor features a host of improvements over the previous generation, including an Advanced Display Interface System, active monitoring and reporting of system performance and faults, dual ambient light sensors, a field-replaceable power supply, and a 2.00" reduced depth enclosure.


Simulation Displays in Development

VueSim HMI flight simulation cockpit display

General Digital is delving into the cockpit display and flight simulator market to complement our existing product lines and help us pave a path towards manufacturing avionics products. Following are a few of the products and software on which we’ve been working.

Vista™ SD4104: A basic 10.4" display designed for use with flight simulators, providing flight performance information. Display options will include sunlight readable, NVIS, and wide color gamut.

VueSim™: Comprised of four products, the VueSim product line includes a “smart” 10.4" monitor (VueSim HMI™), a graphics rendering engine and I/O module (VueSim RT™), a desktop application with an easy-to-use graphics editor (VueSim Author™), and a plug-n-play monitor to swap with an expensive avionics certified flight display (VueSim cc™). Download the VueSim flyer.

CoPilot M6104™: An FAA-certified 10.4" Multifunction Display System (MFDS), complete with sunlight readable and NVIS capability, system scalability, and our own VueSafe™ anti-aliasing application for improved graphical display.

Contact a Sales Engineer for more information at 800.952.2535, ext. 181.


Ideal for Extreme Environments

Thermometer reading below zero temperature

General Digital’s latest proprietary UV bonding process will take you where no other silicone bond has gone before!

Did you know that UV (ultraviolet) technology allows for wider temperature ranges than traditional silicone bonds? Our formulation will survive temperature extremes beyond –55° C, well suited for today’s harsh environmental military applications.

In addition to improved temperature performance, our UV technology solutions have tested successfully in simulated altitudes in excess of 55,000 feet, with no bond degradation to the assembly.

No matter the nature of your application, General Digital’s Optical Bonding Laboratories professional engineers will consult with you on a bond configuration best tailored to your specifications. Call now for a no-obligation consultation at 800.952.2535, ext. 132.


JULY 2014

Turning Heads with Our New Side-Mount SlimLine Lite II

SlimLine Lite II Side Mount Style Flip-Up LCD Monitor with Integral Keyboard and TrackballGeneral Digital prides itself on being a “customer-driven company,” allowing our products to develop as our customers’ needs evolve. Our SlimLine family is no exception. A customer who regularly orders our SlimLine Lite II approached us recently because even the shallow depth it offers did not afford them the space needed to operate the unit while facing the rack. Their request was simple: could we rotate the unit, allowing operation of the unit at a 90 degree angle to the rack? Our answer was simple: “Yes.” Shipping this month, another General Digital innovation has been introduced to the display world.

APRIL 2014

Titan to Team Up with TV Tuner

Titan Standalone Large Format 39 inch LCD Monitor with Multi-Touch and Integrated TV Tuner

After upgrading from our 37-inch Titan PanelMount to its 39-inch replacement (see December 2013 New & Noteworthy), our customer wanted additional capability; this time, in the form of a TV tuner. Complete with a 50-point multi-touch sensor overlay and accepting a wide variety of video inputs, this 39-inch Titan is more than just a large screen television set. The inclusion of the tuner marks a first for General Digital: allowing our monitor to be used to view and record live television.


19" Barracuda is Here!

Barracuda weatherproof sealed 19 inch LCD monitor now available

As promised, our upgraded outdoor 19-inch Barracuda LCD monitor product line has arrived. It recently demonstrated its capabilities by enduring the rigors of our submersion chamber, meaning it has to remain under water at a depth of 1 meter for a minimum of 30 minutes. Sporting the compact design and sleeker look of its 15-inch and 17-inch predecessors, this IP67 environmentally sealed model can support an increased variety of video signals, as well. All Barracuda models are available in rack mount, panel mount and standalone enclosures, and can be configured with sunlight readable displays.


Web Site Navigation Upgrade

General Digital Web Site Navigation Improvements
With the large variety of products and services that General Digital offers, we understand that our Web site can be somewhat overwhelming to navigate. Always seeking to produce a better customer experience, we set out to create a navigation system that promotes ease of use and maneuverability. Embracing a more intuitive approach (we hope), our customers can now navigate the menu based on a variety of factors, such as: product type, mounting type, performance type, and industry type. We also added a Capabilities and Services page, to better inform and educate visitors about General Digital’s extensive offerings from our three business units, including: engineering, design, testing, manufacturing, quality control. As always, we welcome your constructive feedback on how it works for you.


Barracuda Goes Mobile

Barracuda Standalone weatherproof sealed LCD monitor mounted on Pedicab

General Digital’s Barracuda line of waterproof and IP67 environmentally-sealed LCD monitors continue to grab attention. Oriental Express Rickshaw, a pedicab company serving Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, plans to install our 15-inch Sunlight Readable Barracuda Standalone into its pedicabs. With a bright, easy to read and completely weatherproof display, our outdoor monitors will enable local advertisers to promote their products and services while customers are shuttled from one location to another. Watch the Pedicab video.



Titan Upgrades

Titan PanelMount 39 inch multi-touch demonstrationConstantly looking for ways to upgrade our designs, General Digital found a 39-inch flat panel LCD replacement capable of occupying the same footprint as its predecessor, the 37-inch Titan PanelMount™.

Boasting a slimmer, lighter weight design, and relying on LED backlights for lower power consumption and lower heat emission, the Titan 39-inch PanelMount serves as a testament to our commitment to provide long-term support to the programs we serve.

As with the 37-inch that preceded it, the 39-inch Titan will be configured for horizontal or vertical installation as requested by the customer. However, equipped with a 20-point multi-touch sensor overlay, this model will perform in ways that the previous monitor could not.


Saber Standalone Used in Naval Training Simulator

Saber Standalone 21.5 inch widescreen LCD monitors in Coast Guard HC-144A Flight TrainerAero Simulation, Inc. (ASI) is using four General Digital 21.5 inch Saber Standalone LCD monitors in their HC-144A Operational Flight Trainer. Awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, the $22.3M program directly supports the U.S. Coast Guard's aviation training requirements for this new aircraft platform.

The Saber Standalone is the perfect complement to the Trainer, with a bright widescreen 21.5 inch display, LED backlighting, and an NVIS night vision goggle-compatible screen.

As part of the program, ASI will lead a Flight Test using a Coast Guard-provided aircraft to capture the data required to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level D simulator requirements. This data collection and model development/validation will ensure that the delivered system fully meets the Coast Guard’s defined HC-144A training requirements.


Upgraded Barracuda Line

Barracuda PanelMount - Sunlight Readable, NVIS-Compatible Waterproof IP67-Sealed Panel Mount 17 inch LCD Monitor

First introduced in 2008, our Barracuda™ line of waterproof and IP67-environmentally sealed LCD monitors is undergoing some important changes. With 15 inch and 17 inch models already available in rack mountpanel mount, and standalone configurations, a 19 inch monitor is coming soon. Eliminating the large bezel that once characterized the Barracuda, this redesign will feature a more compact enclosure. Sporting a sleeker look, the new design will prove more configurable, thereby reducing expected lead time from order placement to delivery. A more cost-effective Barracuda: yet another innovation from General Digital.

JUNE 2013

The TwoView Continues to Inspire

TwoView 2 Dual In-line LCD Monitors with Integral Keyboard and TrackballEver the innovators, General Digital continues to enhance the design of the TwoView, our flagship military-grade dual flip-up display unit equipped with an integral keyboard and trackball. Our customers are always looking for ways to maximize rack space, so we worked hard to have our newest TwoView fit in a smaller footprint. Utilizing slightly leaner construction while maintaining industrial-grade fortitude, the TwoView 2 features two hinged in-line displays, enabling both viewing areas to be on the same plane. The sleek design sacrifices no performance, though; the new TwoView 2 supports an even wider range of video signals. Whereas the original model supports VGA, DVI, and NTSC video signals, the new model will support HDMI, S-Video, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI. A primary concern with the old design was the difficult routing of the cables and the danger associated with pinching them; these are concerns that the new design resolves. Boasting a more economical price point, the new TwoView 2 continues our commitment to quality design and development. Shipping is expected to commence in October.


GenStar III Improvements

GenStar 20 inch sunlight readable LCD monitor designed for air traffic control towersThe GenStar™ line is a mountable sunlight readable LCD monitor specifically designed by General Digital for the FAA's STARS program for use in air traffic control towers. This latest iteration sees significant improvements over previous generations, such as reduced power consumption and heat generation, which results in significant direct cost savings (smaller power supply, smaller heat sinks and/or smaller fans). Another plus is the indirect cost savings customers will realize in terms of cost of ownership (utility / electric bills). Perhaps the most significant improvements, though, have to do with the LED backlighthigher brightness capability, better uniformity and increased longevity.

  GenStar I™ GenStar II™ GenStar III™
Backlight Type CCFL CCFL LED
Power Consumption 180 watts 100 watts 50 watts
Backlight MTBF 20,000 hours 50,000 hours 100,000 hours
Backlight Brightness Uniformity ~70% ~70% >90%

Also available is the GenStar III Lite™, which will be configured without components the end user would not utilize.


Custom Built Saber RackMount 901D for Netherlands Navy

19 inch Rack Mount Mil Spec LCD Monitor Front ViewDesigned specifically for use by the Royal Netherlands Navy, this Saber RackMount 901D is built to go the distance. Features include a high performance 19 inch display; a drip- and splash-proof enclosure, complete with sealed and tethered connector covers; a front bezel-mounted compact flash card reader and USB port; numerous video ports; and much more. Read more details about this military spec, ruggedized rack mount LCD monitor.



Now Supporting Fiber Optic Video

General Digital now offers support for fiber optic video signal input acceptance. With the increasing emergence of high resolution and high definition video applications for long range high-fidelity imaging usage, we are pleased to be able to provide another video input option to the many we currently offer, including DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI. We are noticing more fiber optic applications appearing on naval vessels, in air traffic control towers, and a number of high-tech building and video wall installations.


Now Supporting DisplayPort Video

DisplayPort connector

General Digital now offers support for DisplayPort video signal input acceptance. We can even support multiple DisplayPort inputs. With the increasing emergence of high resolution and high definition video applications for medical and other imaging usage, we are pleased to be able to provide another video input option to the many we currently offer, including DVI and HDMI.

JUNE 2012

As Seen at SID

From June 5–7, General Digital’s Optical Bonding Laboratories business unit exhibited at SID Display Week 2012 at the Boston Conventions and Expositions Center in Boston, MA. The SID (Society for Information Display) trade show is a great venue in which to see up close the latest display and display accessory technologies. We had several monitors on display, showcasing numerous innovations Optical Bonding Laboratories has recently developed:General Digital's booth at SID Display Week 2012 in Boston, MA


Alternative TwoView Design Nearing Completion

As an alternative to our original dual flip-up monitor/keyboard, the TwoView, this latest incarnation features two hinged inline displays. This enables both viewing areas to be on the same plane rather than one slightly in front of the other. In addition, it also enables one display to be centered over the keyboard, or they can be offset in either direction. Capable of supporting multiple video sources (VGA, DVI, NTSC, HDMI), the TwoView is available in sizes ranging from 15"-19".

MAY 2012

New SlimLine Lite II Rack Sleeve Assembly

General Digital has redesigned the 19" rack mount sleeve unit for the SlimLine Lite II™ Series of rugged flip-up LCD monitor / keyboard / trackball, including the sunlight readable models. One unit is designed for use with the 15" model, the other is for use with the 17", 19", and 20" models (the only difference being the length of the slides). The chart below highlights the major changes and advantages.

Feature Old SLII Sleeve Assembly New SLII Sleeve Assembly Benefit
Style of Enclosure Fully enclosed Open - Lighter material weight
- Less expensive
Cable Carrier
Pivoting bars Hinged channel brackets - Easier to attach cables
- Cables less likely to pinch / bind
- Lighter material weight
Mounts to sleeve with right angle bracket in a single location determined at the factory Mounts within the slide extension brackets and butts up against the slides - User adjustable
Hard mounted block Quick release pin - Simplifies removal of monitor from the sleeve
Slide Extension
Entire sleeve enclosure needs to be ordered Different lengths can be ordered to accommodate customer-specific rack depth

- Less expensive since only slide extension brackets have to be ordered to custom length, and remaining sheet metal is standard for all display sizes
- Supports 19" rack chassis from 22" depth and up for 17" / 19" / 20" models
- Supports 19" rack chassis from 20" depth and up for 15" models

Options Custom sleeve assembly required Power supply and / or 4-port KVM switch assembly - Easily mounts on top of the slide extension brackets and fastens to the outside of brackets allowing assembly to be located anywhere from behind the monitor to the back of the rack chassis
MIL-901 Kit Right angle mounting brackets - Lower cost option


Rack Sleeve Assembly in Stowed Position - for the SlimLine Lite II Series Rack Sleeve Assembly in deployed position - for SlimLine Lite II Series Rack Sleeve Assembly showing integrated SL2-15 in stowed position Rack Sleeve Assembly showing integrated SL2-15 in deployed position
Sleeve Assembly
in stowed position
Sleeve Assembly
in deployed position
Sleeve Assembly showing
SlimLine Lite II in stowed position
Sleeve Assembly showing
SlimLine Lite II in deployed position

APRIL 2012

Custom Design Now Available for the Masses!

21.5 inch Touch Interactive Quad Input NVIS Daylight Readable Mil-Spec Flip-Down LCD MonitorGeneral Digital is now accepting orders for our newest product, equipped with four video inputs. It is a mix of our rack mount (or ceiling mount) TwoView Micro and SlimLine Micro, with one 21.5 inch display that flips down for use. This rugged unit is capable of displaying four separate video sources simultaneously. It includes a MIL-STD-3009 Class B Type II LED NVIS (NVG) compatible backlight, optically bonded resistive touch screen, and a robust enclosure for military use. Note that the four video inputs capability can be integrated into many of our LCD monitors. Get all the details on our Specialized LCDs page.

MARCH 2012

Smart Card Available on Two More Monitors

SlimLine 1U with optional Smart Card reader

General Digital is now accepting orders for rack mount flip-up LCD monitor / keyboard units, and an integral CAC (Common Access Card) Smart Card Reader. Previously available with only our SlimLine Lite II, we are now offering the convenience of Smart Card technology in our SlimLine 1U and TwoView products. Mounted to the front of the unit, this small device simplifies access to sensitive data, while providing the security that data requires. Contact us for a free consultation to determine if your application will benefit from an optional integrated Smart Card Reader.


Integral DVD Drive and KVM Switch

TwoView 20 inch with optional 4-port KVM switchGeneral Digital is now accepting orders for our rugged TwoView 20 with two built-in options: a DVD drive and a 4-port KVM switch. Housed in a 3U high (5.25") rack mount enclosure, the TwoView 20 features two flip-up 20 inch LCD monitors with an integral keyboard and trackball. The large, high resolution screens (1600 x 1200) result in an expansive viewing area, which is a perfect match for the integral DVD drive. The 4-port KVM switch facilitates connecting numerous devices to the TwoView. Integrated DVD drive on the TwoView 20An integrated power supply and a host of video inputs are standard equipment. As with most of our poduct line, sunlight readable displays are available. Read more about the TwoView and TwoView Solar, or contact us for a free consultation.



TwoView 20" Now Available

TwoView 20 inch with optional 4-port KVM switchAs reported this past June, the 20-inch TwoView™ models are now available. The 3U high (5.25") rack mount, dual flip-up LCD monitors feature high resolution (1600 x 1200) screens resulting in a greater viewing area. Also of note are an integrated power supply and a host of video inputs. Though numerous options are available, one of the newest ones is a 4-port KVM switch. We haven’t forgotten those who use our monitors in bright environments—20 inch sunlight readable displays are available. Read more about the TwoView and TwoView Solar, or contact us for a free consultation.

JUNE 2011

TwoView 20" Soon to be Released

Already available in display sizes from 15 to 19 inches (diagonal), a 20-inch TwoView will soon be making its way to the production floor. While continuing to offer all the features of our other TwoView models, these 3U high rack mount, dual flip-up flat panel LCD monitors will grant even higher resolution (1600 x 1200) and greater viewing area to our customers. Other new features include an integrated power supply, a host of video inputs and an optional KVM switch. As always, sunlight readable variants are on the roster. These new models are coming soon, so keep an eye out for these latest additions to our ever-increasing line-up of industry innovations.

APRIL 2011

Taking Orders for Saber Standalone 21.5" & 24" Touch Monitors

Saber Standalone Touch 24-inch LCD MonitorGeneral Digital is pleased to announce the release of our modified Saber Standalone 24" Touch LCD monitor. With a slim profile, this widescreen 24-inch LCD monitor (with integrated power supply) features a 300 nit LED backlight to ensure consistent brightness acrosss the display face, while the SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) touch screen improves user interface. Also part of the package is standard VESA mounting capability, as well as a built-in, front-monted speaker. Additionally, a 21.5-inch model is available with identical specifications.

MARCH 2011

Taking Orders for Smart Multifunction Displays

5-inch and 10-inch Cockpit Displays Designed to Meet Several Military StandardsWe’re now taking orders for our newly-designed 5-inch and 10-inch Smart Multifunction Displays. Ideally suited to helicopter and fixed-wing applications, these rugged units are designed to meet several military standards (704D, 810F, 461E, 462, DO-160E). They feature an sunlight readable LED backlight, EMI glass, heater glass, a rugged enclosure, and PowerPC-based drive electronics. General Digital will be offering both displays with optional NVIS compatibility for use with night vision goggles. Data will be accepted on two ARINC 429 channels and the software (DO-178B, Level A) will validate and generate the display page, which, in turn, will be presented to the pilot in a graphical format. Another handy, and quite practical, feature is a built-in light sensor that can automatically adjust the display brightness, so as not to distract the pilot unnecessarily.


TwoView Undergoing Significant Upgrade

Next Generation TwoView Dual LCD Monitor with Integral Keyboard and TrackballOur TwoView, an industry-wide favorite, is undergoing some major renovations. Providing twice the viewing area in the space normally reserved for one flip-up, rack mount LCD monitor, the TwoView has been a perennial head-turner. Now, at the request of our customers, we are developing a TwoView on which both screens lay on the same plane, rather than one sliding over the other. In addition, these two displays can both slide such that one monitor is centered in the drawer and the other is overhanging the drawer to the right or the left. This new development will provide a flat viewing area with greater ease of transition from one screen to the other. In addition, it will provide greater flexibility for mounting in confined spaces.



5" Multifunction Display in Design Phase

5 inch Cockpit Display Designed to Meet Several Military StandardsDesigned to meet several military standards (704D, 810F, 461E, 462, DO-160E), General Digital’s 5" (diagonal) Smart Multifunction Display is well-suited to helicopter and fixed-wing applications. It will feature an sunlight readable LED backlight, EMI glass, heater glass, a rugged enclosure, and PowerPC-based drive electronics. Optionally available will be NVIS compatibility for use with night vision goggles. Data will be accepted on two ARINC 429 channels and the software (DO-178B, Level A) will validate and generate the display page, which, in turn, will be presented to the pilot in a graphical format. A built-in light sensor can automatically adjust the display brightness, enabling the pilot to concentrate on more important matters. In the design phase is a 10.4" model, as well.


Developing Saber Standalone 24" with Touch Screen

General Digital is in the early stages of engineering a slim profile, touch sensitive, widescreen 24" LCD monitor with integrated power supply. The 300 nit LED backlight ensures consistent brightness acrosss the display face, while the SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) touch screen improves user interface. The modified Saber Standalone also features standard VESA mounting capability, as well as a built-in, front-monted speaker. This commercial-/industrial-grade monitor is slated for release in 2011.

MAY 2010

Developing Industry’s First IP-Addressable LCD Microcontroller

Tracker Main PCB controls remote diagnostics of an LCD MonitorGeneral Digital is developing the industry’s first IP-addressable LCD microcontroller, which will forever revolutionize the way our customers manage their global distribution of LCD monitors. The Tracker 4See™ is designed specifically to provide our technicians with access to Calibration, Configuration, Control and Correction of an LCD monitor, all via a web driven interface. So long as it is connected to the Internet, our trained technicians will be able to monitor a flat panel display, make adjustments and diagnose any problem areas. This last point will save costly shipping and repair charges, as repairs can be made in the field. Stay tuned for further developments on the Tracker 4See suite. Download the PDF presentation or contact a Sales Engineer for more information.


Now Shipping SlimLine Lite II with KVM Switch

KVM Switch mounted to SlimLine Lite IIGeneral Digital just shipped our first SlimLine Lite II™ with an integrated KVM switch. A KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch is used to connect a single keyboard, monitor and mouse to multiple computers or servers. At a customer’s request, we integrated a 4-port KVM switch into our SlimLine Lite II’s optional rack adaptor and power supply assembly. The resulting product now provides a rugged human-machine interface that allows the operator to control up to four computers by simply switching from one to another.



Registered with DDTC & ITAR

General Digital is now registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR Part 122). Our Registrant Code is available upon request.


Saber Standalone Solar 19" Monitor with GD-Designed LED Backlight Now Available

Saber Standalone Solar/LS19 - Sunlight Readable LED Backlit 19 inch LCD MonitorGeneral Digital is excited to announce the introduction of our newest LED-backlit sunlight readable LCD monitor, the Saber Standalone Solar/LS19™. This rugged, high performance monitor is designed for use in industrial and military applications. The LS19 is the next incarnation of General Digital display products adopting LED backlight technology (in favor of CCFL) to power its sunlight readable LCD monitors. This advanced monitor also features two built-in speakers on the front face of the enclosure. Options for the Saber Standalone Solar/LS19 are an attached power supply, a VESA Extender Bracket and a Panel Mount Adaptor Bracket. For more information, we invite you to download the data sheet or contact a Sales Engineer.

JUNE 2009

New 2-inch Trackball Keyboard Option

Two inch trackball now availableFor those environments that require a large trackball, General Digital is now offering its 82-key and 121-key keyboards with a 2 inch trackball. This large trackball also features backlighting for improved visibility in low light environments. Both desktop and rack mount keyboard versions can be outfitted with the 2" trackball. As always, these keyboards are available with backlit keys and a NEMA12 enclosure as standard equipment, with an ActiveIdentity CAC Smart Card Reader available optionally. Please consult with a Sales Engineer for more information.

APRIL 2009

Many Monitors with GD-Designed LED Backlights Now Available

LED backlights for LCDs now availableGeneral Digital is now offering flat panel LCDs with LED backlights. For some time, we have offered flat panel LCD monitors that are backlit with LEDs. Now, for those companies that need only the display component, we can supply a “bare” LCD with LED backlighting. Suitable for many applications including digital signage, improved sunlight readability, NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) usage, LED backlights offer many advantages over the more common CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) lighting. Compared to CCFL backlights, LEDs solid-state design means they are more resistant to shock and vibration, have lower power consumption, can operate at lower temperatures and higher altitudes, reduced EMI emissions and more. Please contact a Sales Engineer to determine if an LED backlit display will suit your application.


Model Name Changes

In addition to a revised web site, General Digital is implementing a new naming structure for its RGB and Chassis Monitor line of LCD monitors. This change was instituted in an effort to simplify our many LCD product offerings. Therefore, the RGB and Chassis Monitor lines (PanelMount, RackMount, Industrial) will be merged into the Saber Series (PanelMount, RackMount, Standalone). The OEM Monitor Kit and Chassis Monitor Kit will be merged into the Impact Series. Also, the extension of Solar to any model name indicates that the monitor series is available with daylight readable and sunlight readable capability. The model number system will remain unchanged.


GenStar III™ Now Available

GenStar III Now AvailableGeneral Digital is pleased to announce that they are taking orders for the third generation of the venerable GenStar™ product line, introduced in 1998. The newest GenStar sunlight readable LCD monitor is dimensionally the same size as the GenStar II™, but features LED backlighting, which has numerous benefits compared to CCFL-type backlights:
- Lower power consumption
- Lower heat emission
- Lower operating temperature, will operate at -40° C
- Lower voltage, which allows operation at high altitudes
- Lower IR signature bodes well in NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) applications
- Longer life
- More robust for rugged environments
Also available will be the GenStar III Lite™, which will be configured without components the end user would not utilize.



More Monitors to Incorporate GD-Designed LED Backlights

General Digital is incorporating more of its rugged LCD monitors with LED backlit displays. LED backlights have several advantages over CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) backlights: they're able to withstand harsher shock and vibration environments, they can easily operate at temperatures as low as -40° C, their low voltage allows them to run at high altitudes with no risk of arcing, their low IR (infrared) signature makes them ideal for NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) applications. General Digital has designed and sold several systems with display sizes of 8.4" to 20.1". Contact a Sales Engineer today to discuss how LED backlighting can benefit your application.


Specially Designed SlimLine Monitors to Accomodate Various Peripherals

General Digital’s popular 1U high (1.75") SlimLine 1U™ flip-up LCD monitor/keyboard and SlimLine Micro™ flip-up LCD monitor will be available in 2U high (3.50") versions. Built just as rugged, the new models (unnamed as of this writing) will incorporate many peripherals in the lower layer of the enclosure, such as a CD/DVD drive, smart card reader, auxiliary USB ports, integrated AC-DC and/or DC-DC power supplies and more. Stay tuned for more info or contact a Sales Engineer.

JUNE 2008

Titan: Large Format Industrial-Grade LCD Monitor Product Line Introduced

Titan Large Format LCD MonitorGeneral Digital is now offering large format LCD displays up to 70"+ (diagonal). The Titan™ was introduced to satisfy the demand for information density. These large displays are ideal for digital signage and other environments in which large amounts of information need to be clearly conveyed. As with most General Digital monitors, the Titan Series supports a multitude of video inputs. Three configurations are now available: Titan PanelMount™, Titan RackMount™, Titan Standalone™.
Please contact a Sales Engineer for more information.

APRIL 2008

Barracuda: Waterproof Environmentally-Sealed LCD Monitor Product Line Introduced

Barracuda Sealed LCD MonitorAnswering the call for a rugged, sealed LCD monitor is General Digital’s Barracuda™ Series. Sealed to IP67 and NEMA4X standards, the Barracuda enclosures protect the LCD monitors against several contaminants: water immersion (submersion) between 15cm and 1m depth, dust, falling dirt or debris, rain, sleet, snow, splashing water, hose-directed water, and external formation of ice on the enclosure.
The Barracuda Series is most at home in excessively dusty or wet conditions, most often found in industrial and military environments such as deserts, ships, outdoor kiosks, or simply constant exposure to changing weather conditions.
Available in display sizes ranging from 6.4" to 24", the Barracuda Series of LCD monitors can be customized to fit your particular needs.
Please contact a Sales Engineer for more information.



TwoView Micro: Dual Flip-down LCD Monitors Product Line Introduced

TwoView MicroIn response to the increasing demand for more information on a display screen, General Digital has designed and built the TwoView Micro™, a low profile (2U or 3.50" high), flip-down, dual (2) display enclosure. Featuring ceiling, wall or rack mounting, this versatile and all-metal ruggedized unit is designed to meet MIL-STD-901D, MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-167B, and TEMPEST Level 2 requirements. Equipped with two 15", 17" or 19" displays, the TwoView Micro remains a compact unit when stowed. Deployed for use, the separate video feeds support separate, composite, Sync-on-Green and STANAG 3350 A, B and C S-o-G analog video. Numerous options are available including sunlight readable display enhancements, and support for NTSC, SECAM, PAL, S-Video and RS-170 live video, as well as support for DVI-A, DVI-D, DVI-I analog, HD-SDI, SD Component, and HD Component digital and integrated video. Additionally, General Digital is now offering the option of night vision (NVIS) goggle compatibility (per MIL-STD-3009) and all-LED backlights for most of its monitors. Please contact a sales engineer for more information.

JUNE 2007

SlimLine Micro: Flip-down LCD Monitor Product Line Introduced

SlimLine MicroBy removing the keyboard from our popular SlimLine 1U™, the SlimLine Micro™ has become our smallest (dimensionally) LCD monitor offering to date. Available with a display size of 15", 17" or 19", this ultra low profile (1U or 1.75") monitor features all-metal construction and continuous friction hinges, and accommodates ceiling, wall or rack mounting. All models of the SlimLine Micro support separate, composite, sync-on-green and STANAG 3350 A, B and C S-o-G analog video. Numerous options are available including sunlight readable display enhancements, and support for NTSC, SECAM, PAL, S-Video and RS-170 live video, as well as support for DVI-A, DVI-D, DVI-I analog, HD-SDI, SD Component, and HD Component digital and integrated video. Additionally, the SlimLine Micro is designed to meet TEMPEST Level 2, MIL-STD-901D, MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, and MIL-STD-167B requirements. A multitude of options are available, including sunlight readable display enhancements. Please contact a sales engineer for more information.

MARCH 2007

SlimLine Commercial: Economical Flip-up LCD Monitor/Keyboard Product Line Introduced

SlimLine CommercialAs on our other SlimLine products, the economical SlimLine Commercial™ features a high quality, flip-up LCD monitor combined with an integral keyboard and pointing device. The enclosure comprises an ultra-low profile of just 1U (1.75") for the 15", 17" and 19" models, and 2U (3.50") for the 20" model. Mounted in a 19" rack on the included slides, the SlimLine Commercial easily slides out for use and back in for storage. Many options are available including other keyboard-pointing device combinations, AC power supplies and DC-DC converters, cable management systems, and more. Please contact a Sales Engineer for more information.


NVIS Product Video Featuring 19" Monitor with LED Backlight

The video above depicts General Digital’s first sunlight readable and NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) goggle-compatible monitor featuring an all-LED backlight. The video shows the SNCMP-19W (on the right) side by side with a standard luminance monitor in ambient conditions ranging from a dark room to 10,000 foot-candles. In addition to demonstrating sunlight readability, the video also establishes that the monitor is NVIS goggle compatible when viewed through a Class B night vision monocle. Though the video is a bit unrefined at this time, it clearly demonstrates that we have a display which is invisible to the NVIS goggles, while still being usable by personnel who need access to the information.
The 19" panel mount monitor, with a luminance of 700+ nits, was recently tested by a prime contractor and found to meet MIL-STD-901D and several other military requirements, and continued to operate after sustaining blows up to 142 g! The night vision goggle compatibility meets MIL-STD-3009.



Sunlight Readable, NVIS, LED Backlit 19" Panel Mount LCD Monitor Available

Sunlight Readable COT NVIS Chassis Monitor PanelMount 19 inch LCDGeneral Digital is excited to announce the release of its latest creation: a sunlight readable, COTS, night vision goggle-compatible (NVIS), 19" LCD monitor.
To achieve sunlight readability in this panel mount monitor (SNCMP-19W-966), we incorporated a revolutionary technology: an all-LED backlight, which puts out 700+ nits of luminance, reduces power consumption and is ideal for appplications requiring mercury-free displays.
In addition to a beefy, 0.59" front bezel, the unit includes a military-grade power connector and is designed with the intent to meet MIL-STD-901D, as well as with numerous other military requirements. Also, the night vision goggle compatibility meets MIL-STD-3009.
Although we initiated production with a panel-mounted 19" display, most of our monitors can be equipped similarly.
Read the data sheet for all the details...


Taking Orders for TwoView Dual Monitor/Keyboard Product Line

TwoView Dual LCD Monitor/Keyboard/TrackballGeneral Digital is now taking orders for our latest innovative new product, the TwoView™.
Briefly, the TwoView is comprised of two high-resolution LCD monitors (15", 17" or 19"), with an enclosure that has been beefed up to handle the extra load of dual monitors.
The TwoView includes several choices of military, industrial or commercial keyboards with integral trackball or, if you prefer, optional cupholders in place of the keyboard. Other options include daylight and sunlight readable displays and a host of video inputs. Stereo speakers and a cable management guide are provided as standard equipment.
Please contact a Sales Engineer for more information or visit the TwoView page, which has all the details, including data sheet, drawings, photos and more.
If you need a smaller dual LCD monitor setup, we also have a RGB RackMount™ Dual and RGB PanelMount™ Dual, both with two 8.4" LCD monitors.

JUNE 2006

Rack Mount Hinge Available with Zippy Inverter

Zippy Piezo Ceramic InverterGeneral Digital is equipping its Rack Mount Hinge™ 20" with the high performance Zippy inverter. The numerous benefits of this piezo ceramic inverter include: no EMI; high efficiency and less heat; nonflammable; longer lamp life; high reliability; extreme working temperature range; wide range linear dimming control with no flicker; open circuit protection prevents backlight failure due to individual bulb failure. Contact a Sales Engineer for more details.

MARCH 2006

20" Rack Mount Hinge Now Available

Rack Mount Hinge- Flip-up 20General Digital’s engineers have cleverly squeezed a 20.1" flip-up LCD monitor into a 19" rack.
Though the 15", 17" and 19" Rack Mount Hinge™ models are contained in 1U (1.75") high enclosures, the thickness of the 20.1" display in the RH-20U necessitated the use of a 2U (3.50") high enclosure. The benefit of this design is that it allows a 100 watt power supply to be mounted inside the enclosure, rather than separately on the rack frame behind the unit. This simplifies installation and utilizes a minimum amount of space. Speaking of space, the RH-20U rests on slides that are only 20" deep, yet extend out another 18".
A unique feature of this model is the availability of optional speakers. Reproducing a wide frequency range, the 1.5 watt speakers can greatly enhance user interaction and feedback.
Read more and download the data sheet on the RH-20U Rack Mount Hinge page, or contact a Sales Engineer for more information, pricing and availability.


Taking Orders for Second Generation GenStar II Air Traffic Control Tower Monitor

GenStar II - FAA Tower 20 inch Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor Approved for STARS ProgramThe second generation GenStar II™ replaces the original GenStar™, a robust 20.1" sunlight readable LCD monitor designed for air traffic control use and the STARS (Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System) Program. FCC Class A and UL60950-1 certified, the GenStar II features a multitude of improvements including a faster response time, reduced ghosting, ambient light sensing (optional) and much more.
Optical performance is second to none, thanks to General Digital’s patented technologies, including the SmartBright™ backlight system, CoolBright™ cooling system, SmartLam™ optical management.
The General Digital-designed Intelligent Backlight Controller monitors and records key system performance data through the use of our “Intelligent Replace Before Fail” ICARUS™ and DAEDALUS™ software utilities. This lets maintenance crews track performance data, allowing them to predict potential failures, identify current failures, and evaluate the root cause of each failure, as well as facilitating service before a critical failure.
With a high contrast ratio and bulb brightness capability of >1200 nits (gated at 1000 nits for optimum brightness/life expectancy), and a wide 170° viewing cone, the GenStar II is well-equipped to handle a multitude of high ambient lighting situations.
Read more and download the data sheet on the Sunlight Readable RGB Industrial™ page, or contact a Sales Engineer for more information, pricing and availability.


TwoView Dual Display/Keyboard Coming Soon

TwoView Dual LCD Monitor/Keyboard/TrackballNever content to rest on our laurels here at General Digital, we are excited to announce an innovative new product, the TwoView™.
Comprised of two high-resolution LCD monitors (15", 17" or 19"), the TwoView is built upon our proven SlimLine 1U™ base platform, which has been beefed up to handle the extra load of dual monitors. The two monitors flip up from the 2U (3.50") high, 19" rack mount chassis and slide to each side, giving the user twice the informational content needed to perform their duties—though we can’t promise they’ll accomplish twice the amount of work in the same amount of time. ;-)
The TwoView includes several choices of military, industrial or commercial keyboards with integral trackball or, if you prefer, optional cupholders in place of the keyboard. Other options include daylight and sunlight readable displays and a host of video inputs. Stereo speakers and a cable management guide are provided as standard equipment.
The anticipated release date is expected before the end of the second quarter, and we are now accepting pre-orders.
Please contact a Sales Engineer for more information or download the data sheet.


Military-Grade Chassis Monitor RackMount COTS 20" Now Available

COTS Chassis Monitor RackMountIn response to increasing demand, General Digital has designed a 20", UXGA (1600 x 1200) version of our rugged Chassis Monitor RackMount™ COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf). At 9U (15.75") high and only 4.80" deep, this unit will drop in to most racks with a minimum of fuss.
As with our 19" Chassis Monitor RackMount COTS, the 20" model is compliant with MIL-STD-901B, Grade A and Class II Lightweight Shock requirements. The louvered ventilation holes on the back of the unit satisfy the 45° Drip Test. Additionally, both units are designed with the intent to meet: MIL-STD-108E, MIL-STD-167-1, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-740-1, MIL-STD-740-2, MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-901D.
A significant benefit of the CMR-19W COTS and CMR-20U COTS are their fully functional Chassis Monitor subassemblies. Purchased in advance as spares, these subassemblies benefit the end user by facilitating field service and expediting depot service.
Contact a Sales Engineer to order or download the data sheet and drawing for more information.



SlimLine 1U 15" Available with GD-Designed GenFlective Display Enhancements

SlimLine 1U with GenFlective Optical EnhancementsGeneral Digital™ is pleased to announce the release of our rugged SlimLine 1U™ 15" with GenFlective™ optical enhancements. Using only passive enhancements, the bright LCD puts out 715 nits. And utilizing a mere 4 watts of additional power, the flat screen achieves a luminance of over 1000 nits by combining active and passive enhancements. Our low profile LCD monitor package includes a full-size keyboard and 1-3/8" trackball with 3 mouse buttons.
Read more about the SlimLine 1U and GenFlective optical enhancements or contact a Sales Engineer for more information.


Economical Version of GenStar Air Traffic Control Tower Monitor Now Available

General Digital is pleased to announce an economical alternative to our venerable GenStar™ high brightness 20.1" LCD monitor. It was designed especially for those applications that require an affordable, sunlight readable solution with a large flat screen monitor. The 20.1" SXGA sunlight readable LCD display utilizes a combination of our GenFlective™ passive enhancements, and active enhancements in the form of brighter backlights, thereby achieving 600 nits of luminance. Our DHG-20W Series, DHP-20W Series and DHR-20W Series LCD monitors can easily incorporate these sunlight readable enhancements.
Contact a Sales Engineer for more information.


SlimLine Lite II 20" Now Available

SL2-20U Prototype

Just when you thought a rack mount flip-up LCD monitor couldn't get any bigger. We’ve added a 20.1" display to our popular SlimLine Lite II™ line. You can now have the world’s first of its kind 20.1" flip-up LCD monitor with keyboard and trackball that will fit nicely in your 19" rack.
The 20.1" display features a bright 250 nits of luminance, ultra high contrast ratio of 700:1 and wide viewing angle of 85° in all directions. Read more...
General Digital is now accepting orders and will start shipping in November.


General Digital Wins Its Second Technology Fast 50 Award! 

Deloitte 2005 CT Technology Fast 50 Winner

The Connecticut Technology Fast 50 program is Deloitte and Touche’s list of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the state, based on the percentage of revenue growth from 2000–2004.
General Digital has once again earned its place among the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the state of Connecticut. Vice President Tenell Rhodes stated, “We are very grateful to have grown by 44% over the past five years. Receiving this award reflects how our technological prowess and commitment to customer care gets positive results. But this is just the beginning.”


SlimLine Lite II with Built-In Smart Card Reader Just Released

SL2-17W with Built-in Smart Card ReaderGeneral Digital has successfully incorporated a Smart Card Reader into its SlimLine Lite II product line, another world’s first in its class. Devoloped for a variety of applications, including the military’s Common Access Card (CAC) Program, our popular LCD monitor/keyboard/trackball becomes even more versatile. Dimensionally the same as the standard SlimLine Lite II, the ActivIdentity® (formerly ActivCard®) Smart Card CAC (Common Access Card) Reader adds a negligible amount of weight to the 19" rack mount, 2U (3.50") high package. Also, it requires a negligible amount of additional power to operate. An added bonus with this unit is an extra front-accessible USB port, useful for pocket-sized USB storage devices or any other USB-operated device.


Next Generation of Our 8.4" Dual Rack Mount Monitor Just Released

Dual 8.4 inch RackMount LCD MonitorGeneral Digital has released the next generation of its versatile Dual Rack Mount Monitor, which incorporates two high resolution 8.4" LCD displays. Also being offered is a daylight readable option.
Housed inside a redesigned compact enclosure, with an externally-mounted power supply for increased cooling, are two XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) resolution LCDs. In their standard configuration each LCD produces a luminance of 300 nits and a 350:1 contrast ratio. Adding the cost-effective GenFlective™ brightness enhancements increases the luminance to 530 nits and a 575:1 contrast ratio.
Please contact a Sales Engineer for more information.

Six General Digital LCD Monitors and One Power Supply Tested and Passed Military Standard Requirements

Six of General Digital’s LCD monitors and our 1U Rack Mount 75 Watt Power Supply have undergone rigorous testing to establish their ability to meet military standard requirements for a variety of conditions. We’re happy to report they performed quite well. The results are listed below.

COTS Series
Power Supply
Certification Level Grade A Re-testing1 Grade B Grade B Grade B Re-testing1 Grade A

1 Passed Grade B; Re-testing for Grade A

COTS Series
Power Supply
500.4, Altitude Test Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed N/A
501.4, Proc. I & II, High Temperature Passed Passed Passed1 Passed Passed Passed N/A
502.4, Section 4.5, Proc. I & II, Low Temperature Passed Passed N/A Passed Passed Passed N/A
506.4, Blowing Rain/Rain Drip Test Passed N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
507.4, Humidity Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed N/A
514.4, Annex A, Section 2.2.2, Loose Cargo Test N/A N/A Passed Passed Passed Passed N/A
514.5, Operational Vibration Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed N/A
Table 516.5-VI, Drop Shock N/A N/A Passed Passed Passed Passed N/A

1 Not Available for Storage portion of test

COTS Series
Power Supply
Certification Level Grade A Grade B Grade B Grade B Grade B Grade B Grade A


COTS Series
Power Supply
Type I, Vibration Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed N/A


COTS Series
Power Supply
CE101, Conducted Emissions, Power Leads,
30 Hz–10kHz
Note 1 Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed
CE102, Conducted Emissions, Power Leads,
10 kHz–10MHz
Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed
CS101, Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads,
30 Hz–150 kHz
Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed
CS109, Conducted Susceptibility, Structure Current,
60 Hz–100 kHz (See Note 2)
Passed Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
CS114, Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection,
10 kHz–200 MHz
Passed Passed Passed Re-testing Passed Passed Passed
CS115, Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation Passed Passed Re-testing Re-testing Re-testing Re-testing Passed
RE101, Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field,
30 Hz–100 kHz
Note 3 Note 3 Note 3 Note 3 Note 3 Note 3 Note 3
RE102, Radiated Emissions, Electric Field,
10 kHz–18 GHz
Note 4 Passed Passed Note 4 Note 4 Note 4 Passed
RS101, Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field,
30 Hz–100 kHz
Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed Passed
RS103, Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field,
2 MHz–18 GHz
Note 5 Note 5 Passed Passed Passed Note 5 Passed

Note 1: Standard monitor configuration can be optionally modified to pass CE101 by adding a load resistor to the power supply assembly to increase current draw above 1 amp.
Note 2: This test only applies to equipment with touchscreens. No other equipment will have an electrical sensitivity of 1 uV or less.
Note 3: Standard monitor configuration can be optionally modified to include additionally magnetic shielding for the power supply transformers to satisfy RE101 requirements.
Note 4: Standard monitor configuration tested did not include any ITO overlays in front of the LCD. General Digital can provide optional filters (e.g., 5 ohm or 10 ohm) in front of the LCD that will allow the monitors to comply with RE102 requirements. Internal test data is available to support these claims.
Note 5: Some distortion noted on the LCD at certain thresholds.

JUNE 2005

Patents for Intelligent Backlight Controller Obtained and Pending

General Digital has obtained U.S. Patent Number 6,825,828 B2 for our Intelligent Backlight Controller™ (IBC), designed specifically for use in the GenStar™. The GenStar is General Digital’s backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor comprising a backlight assembly, a cooling subassembly, a rear cover assembly and a controller. The IBC monitors bulb luminance and adjusts bulb current accordingly. Also, faults are monitored and logged so that predictive repair before failure analysis may be performed.
A patent is pending for General Digital’s™ XO-Fraim™, which uses a heavy frame to isolate an LCD from the antireflective, antiglare or other protective overlays of an LCD. It prevents the transmission of mounting stresses into the active cells of the LCD.
A patent is pending for General Digital’s™ GenSeal™, the application of a desiccating gasket between an LCD and a protective overlay, which prevents moisture from penetrating into the space between the LCD and the non-optically bonded overlay.

MAY 2005

DH Series 20.1 inch UXGA Standalone LCD Monitor20" LCD Monitor with UXGA Resolution Just Released

A true 1600 x 1200 resolution 20.1" LCD display in the form of our DH Series RGB Industrial™ standalone monitor, the DHG-20U-806. Now you can have UXGA resolution without the need for scaling the image. To complement this large, high resolution screen is our new video controller, which delivers 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution at 60 Hz. In addition, it offers DVI-D (Digital Video Interface-Digital), SXGA analog video and Composite Video (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, RS-170). This video controller will be available on many of our other LCD monitors, as well.

APRIL 2005

GenStar Featured in Connecticut Life Magazine

An air traffic controller monitors thousands of aircraft every day with the GenStar   A close-up of the GenStar 20.1 inch sunlight readable LCD monitor
General Digital’s GenStar™, our sunlight readable 20.1" LCD monitor designed for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Air Traffic Control applications, was featured in the April 2005 issue of Connecticut Life. The article, “Eye in the Sky at Bradley International” by Doug Malan, detailed a Day in the Life of an air traffic controller. Central to their day, which includes the safe passage of 20,000 aircraft monthly, are the LCD monitors used to track each one of those aircraft. They utilize a sophisticated program, Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS), to track up to 1350 aircraft simultaneously, while reducing the amount and duration of air travel delays. STARS can also transmit important information to controllers, even in the event of a total hardware or software failure. Obviously, for such critical work, reliable equipment is crucial. That’s why Raytheon, the company who worked with the FAA and the Department of Defense (DoD) to design STARS, chose General Digital™ to supply the sophisticated and robust LCD monitors. Having been a customer for over 20 years, Raytheon knew General Digital™ had the technical expertise to build an efficient and reliable product to perfectly fit their needs. There are 50 airports in the U.S. expected to receive the STARS upgrade and General Digital™ expects to supply LCD monitors for each of them.
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MARCH 2005

Rack Mount Hinge 20" In Development

General Digital™ has designed a 20.1" model for our popular Rack Mount Hinge™ LCD Monitor. Remarkably, it is housed within a 2U (3.50") high, 20" deep, rack mount flip-up monitor enclosure. The LCD monitor also features multiple video inputs such as one UXGA input, two NTSC video inputs, and two S-Video inputs. Additionally, the 20.1" Rack Mount Hinge has the ability to display multiple video images in Picture-In-Picture windows. We expect to release it during the second quarter of 2005.


SlimLine 1U 19" Passes UL and FCC Testing

The 19.0" SlimLine 1U™ LCD Monitor/Keyboard/Trackball has successfully passed UL and FCC testing for use in FAA air traffic control towers and TRACONs and is now shipping. The SL1-19W-702 will serve as the official replacement model of the current model, SL1-19W-700, which is still available for a limited time.


FAA-Compatible LCD Element Available for SlimLine 1U

SL1-19W SlimLine 1U: 19 inch LCD Monitor/Keyboard/Trackball

General Digital™ announces a new LCD element for our popular 19.0" SlimLine 1U™ LCD Monitor/Keyboard/Trackball. Currently, the SL1-19W-702 is undergoing UL and FCC testing for use in FAA air traffic control towers and TRACONs. It is expected to get approval shortly. The current model of the SL1-19W-700 is still available for customers who don’t require a UL/ FCC-approved model.


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