What is Software IV&V?

We all interact with software in our daily lives—you’re utilizing countless software programs to read this article on your phone or computer right now. Of course, software goes well beyond a computer screen. Software drives some of the most critical applications in the world, from defense systems to medical equipment, even the car you drive. […]

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NVIS Display Selection Guide

Certain operating environments for ruggedized systems call for the need to be unseen. This is where Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) come in. In simplest terms, these infrared-driven solutions allow operators to use their tactical equipment, without emitting significant light. As you could imagine, the most popular application is military. These systems are found in […]

Australian Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, test the new Mark 47 L40-2 lightweight automatic grenade launcher at Port Wakefield in South Australia on 2 September 2016.

What are the True Costs of Saving when Purchasing Ruggedized Equipment?

Ruggedized electronics are found worldwide in many markets today: military, industrial, marine, mining and others. While they are all seeking the benefits of longevity and durability, each application tends to have its own set of requirements. Sometimes these specifications come with a higher price tag when compared to off the shelf solutions that appear to […]

Improving Ruggedized System Performance with the Latest Connector Technology

Chances are, you’ve already come in contact with a USB-C connector.  You might be surprised to learn that they were originally developed in 2014, but have only recently gained substantial traction. These connectors are now used in the latest laptops, phones, and tablets, and their incredible utility continues to flourish. General Digital is proud to […]

What does “Built to Meet MIL-STD” actually mean?

You can rest assured that just because a product might not be formally certified, if you bought it from General Digital, it’s gone through a rigorous, ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management process and can withstand the harshest environments on (or off) Earth.

Minimum Order Quantity Kits, Explained

We understand that many customers cannot afford an MOQ on their finished product, whether due to a lack of budget or a lack of immediate requirement for multiple units. In order to accommodate one-piece orders, we offer something called an “MOQ Kit,” which is composed of the bill of materials that require MOQ purchases.

The Impact of MIL-DTL-901E on Shock Requirements

With mounting global tensions, and advanced weaponry readily available to most rebel factions, components used in mission-critical and safety-critical conditions must be constructed to withstand high impact shock. MIL-S-901D, an 82-page document published in 1989, detailed the shock testing requirements for shipboard machinery, equipment and systems, as they must endure constant stress while maintaining normal […]

From Hand-to-Hand to Hacking: The New Battlefield Defense

War is no longer confined to just bullets and bombs and hand-to-hand combat. Cyber warfare is now one of the largest and most complex battlefronts. To combat this ever-constant threat, everyone—from you and your family to government and military organizations—must defend against any sort of computer attack. Firewalls and highly effective security software are just […]