Developing Products for Military Applications

Creating products for military use can be a challenging process.  Sometimes the products that military personnel use are not all that different from the ones that civilians use.  In most instances, however, very specific criteria must be met in order to ensure that military products will not be damaged in hostile conditions while still being…

Creating products for military use can be a challenging process.  Sometimes the products that military personnel use are not all that different from the ones that civilians use.  In most instances, however, very specific criteria must be met in order to ensure that military products will not be damaged in hostile conditions while still being usable in a variety of different circumstances.  To ensure that, there must be several issues that must be taken into consideration.

  • Durability – As one might expect, military personnel are often in less than desirable conditions. Severe weather, poor terrain, or frequent transportation may lead to damage to equipment.  As a result, most products for military use must be designed with durability in mind.
  • Interactivity – Many military personnel must do their jobs while wearing armor or some kind of protection. Touch screens may look sleek, but a soldier with gloves on is going to have a really hard time using it.  Furthermore, display screens need to be functional and easy to read in a variety of different settings.
  • Versatility – The more uses that a product has, the more valuable it will be to the people who use it. For instance, StudioRed worked with Trimble to create a GPS product that can operate at an elevation of 20,000 feet above sea level.  It can also function two fathoms below sea level as well.  That means that it can be used on a mountain or even underwater.  it’s waterproof case and rubber grips ensure that even scuba divers can handle it without difficulty.
  • Security – Products must be able to meet security requirements, so ensuring that data can be safely stored and transferred is of primary importance.

Fortunately, StudioRed has significant experience and great success in designing products for military use.  Our ability to manage all of these issues is demonstrated through dozens of different products that are in use around the world today.

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