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Argon Launches the ARD21


21.3” Diagonal, 1600x1200 Resolution, 19” Rack Mount Display with the SWaP You Need

Alpharetta, Georgia – Argon Corporation is pleased to announce the production launch of our 21.3” rugged display monitor. This new product extends our display line and brings the largest viewable area to 19” rack mount requirements on the market.

Some of the key features and benefits of this new product are:

1) Standard 19” Rack Mounting – Until now 20.1” diagonal monitors were the largest size that would fit in a standard 19” rack. Now with Argon’s innovative designs for minimizing the bezel size, while maintaining full Military Standard compliance, users can opt for 21.3” monitors with a native resolution that doesn’t require costly system software changes. In addition, the video card will auto set to nearly any input and optimize the image to fit the screen.

2) LED Backlighting System – The elimination of CCFL backlights from larger area displays means that there are no longer hazardous materials (mercury) and significantly longer life. CCFL’s tend to lose brightness over a shorter time, whereas LED’s do not. Brightness can be better controlled (eliminating the concerns about “dimming ratios”) and overall brightness is higher with significantly less power consumed than previous solutions.

3) Significantly Lower Weight – The ARD21 weighs in at 14.6lbs (6.6kg). The benefits to weight savings are well appreciated within the military market, especially for airborne applications.

4) Lower Power Consumption – The ARD21 consumes only 65W with a brightness of over 450 nits! The lower power consumption not only means a unit that is cooler to the touch and reduced power allocation needs for the monitor, but improved reliability and longer life.

5) Small Mechanical Packaging – Coming in dimensionally at 18.7”(w) x 14.2”(h) x 2.8”(d), the ARD21 has been put on a diet compared to the competition! 19” rack mounting and 8U high with a bezel protrusion of 1.3” leaving 1.5” for behind the console, means more mounting possibilities than ever for C4ISR applications.

6) Analog and Digital Inputs (Standard) – As your computing I/O evolves, there is no need to change the monitor or pay for costly updates. The ARD21 comes standard with both analog RGB and DVI inputs.

The ARD21 is truly a thin and lightweight rugged display supplied with the standard features that you need. With a versatile video card and extremely low power consumption, the ARD21 typifies what our customers mean by lower SWaP. Visit our website or contact Argon directly to learn more about the ARD21.

Mount Your Display on Hinges!

Hinged ARD20 Rugged 20" Display

It is difficult to find a compact and elegant method of hinge mounting in the market. Argon offers a system that is unmatched in the market.

Argon offers a unique hinge system for our displays and even keyboards.  Proven on shipboard and airborne applications, hinging units bring a level of maintenance convenience  that is not commonly found in the miltary market.

When performing maintenance behind the display, the user must typically dismantle the unit, disconnect the various cables and set the unit to the side. This can be a cumbersome process as you have to handle the unit, then find a place to set it during maintenance. And if the unit is needed to operate during maintenance, then this is an even bigger challenge.

With a hinge mount, this problem is solved. Simply back out the load bearing mounting bolts and swing the unit open like a refrigerator door! If the cabling is long enough, the unit can remain connected and fully functional.

Argon stands ready to help you with this and other innovative mounting systems.


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