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DSEI 2019: OSG showcases new-gen ScreeneX technology

17 September 2019

OSG's ScreeneX display technology, which can be emplaced between layers of armoured glass, now has touchscreen technology. Source: OSG

Israel-based transparent armour supplier OSG showcased an upgraded variant of its digital ScreeneX display technology at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019), held in London from 10 to 13 September.

ScreeneX comprises an LCD digital screen that can be integrated into the armoured windscreens and windows OSG supplies to numerous tactical ground vehicles, but its latest iteration now features touchscreen technology. The screen is capable of displaying a variety of data, such as vetronics information, feeds from electro-optical and infrared sensors, command-and-control information, maps, and other graphic overlays.

The main aim of the technology, according to Oren Yaron, marketing director for OSG, is to improve the vehicle crew's situational awareness with a heads-up display. However, he added that ScreeneX "also gets away from having to have a laptop sitting on your lap", which can be an encumbrance during a tactical engagement requiring egress from the vehicle.

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