VUDT Dismount Kit - Bowman Radio
Fine Group was commissioned to design a case to fit the instrument and all its accessories – including tablet computer, keyboard, cables and aerial. The result had to be easily transportable by one person, and offer a high level of environmental protection from weather, dirt and other potentially harmful factors.
The brief also required the equipment to be quick and easy to set up and to be usable without needing to be removed from the case. Other considerations were to protect the screen from sun glare and also prevent light leakage from the screen during operation for night-time and covert use. The case was to be made in military-approved materials.
When our UK-based design team field tested the prototype, it soon became clear that maintaining the required operating temperature and preventing overheating during long periods of use was going to be a challenge. We therefore undertook further design enhancements.
With the brief answered and the operating temperature requirements solved, the resulting case is in approved military materials and folds down into itself for easy storage and transportation. It can be opened quickly for use with the already-attached keyboard. The combined sun and privacy screen is proven and fully to specification.
The contract quantities have been manufactured and supplied from the UK, and are in operational use around the world.
Updated: 10/8/2009 16:03