The smart investment of rugged electronics

Utilizing rugged electronics can positively affect the bottom line of a business. Because businesses need reliable and cost-effective results where intermittent service is not an option, rugged electronics are a smart purchase. Check out a few of the reasons why your business should consider investing in rugged electronics.

Rugged devices have longer life cycles than standard devices.

The average life span of a standard device is about three years, while most rugged devices can last more than six years.…

Ruggedized reptile pays a visit to Aydin Displays

On a Friday when many employees were anxious to leave the Aydin Displays building, this male Eastern Box Turtle was seemingly trying to enter. With the temperature in the mid-80s with 67% humidity, this little guy found some respite in the shade and even made a few friends in our employees. One engineer joked, “Everything at Aydin is ruggedized, even our reptile visitors.”…

MIL-Spec Cheat Sheet

Military standards, or MIL-STDs, are more than just alphabet soup.  They are used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Here are some commonly used MIL-STDs and what they mean:

MIL-S-901D
What is it:
U.S. Navy defense standard that states that a piece of equipment mounted on a Navy ship will survive after a shock event, such as being hit by a missile or torpedo. We utilize the MIL-S-901D Lightweight Shock Machine Test, also known as the Hammer Test, to qualify our products to the MIL-STD Standard.…

Allan Beckstead Celebrates 25 Years at Stealth

(Allan Beckstead pictured Left with Louis Houde Right)

We are proud to announce that Allan Beckstead our Business Development Manager is celebrating his 25th Year here at Stealth, now part of Sparton Rugged Electronics. Allan has worked very hard for this accomplishment and his dedication over the years is second to none.

Many of you may have gotten to know him by communicating over the years regarding Stealth products and your industrial computing needs but here some things you may not know about Allan:

  • He is an Avid Montreal Canadiens fan
  • He is a Hand Model – Many of our Stealth LittlePC photos with a hand shot is actually Allan’s hand – example
  • He is the Voice of Stealth – If you call us, 1-888-783-2584, that’s Allan’s voice
  • Makes all of his Staff drive Honda’s (just a coincidence)
  • Extremely Dedicated & Caring person, never ever gets mad
  • He is an Elvis Music fan

Allan is always happy to hear from you, he can be reached by email or by phone at 905-264-9000 x222.…

It’s Hammer (Test) Time!

De Leon Springs, Fla. — LeBron James isn’t the only one who regularly throws the hammer down. Technicians at DLS, a part of the ECP segment (Engineered Components & Products) of Sparton Corp., routinely perform the MIL-S-901D Lightweight Shock Machine Test, which is more commonly known as the Hammer Test.

During the Hammer Test, 400 pounds of steel is released from five feet above the center line of the unit being tested. In the above video, the technician is testing the Aydin Displays model 8819-9U, a 19″ Ruggedized Military COTS LCD Display.…

Aydin Displays Earns AS9100D Certification

BIRDSBORO, Penn. — Aydin Displays, a leading brand of Sparton Rugged Electronics, is proud to report that the company’s Quality Management System has upgraded to the AS9100 Revision D (AS9100D) standard.

The AS9100D Certification is an internationally recognized series of standards for quality management systems within the aviation, defense and space industries.

The audit was performed by U.S.-based DEKRA Certification, Inc. in February, 2018, and the company received zero non-conformance reports.

The AS9100D certification and compliance is an important achievement in Aydin’s business as it is a requirement for working with most major aerospace OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and suppliers worldwide.…