Every Military Monitor Must Have These 3 Basic Design Specs

A military-grade monitor needs to be more than just rugged and durable in design. It must also have other essential features, like display readability, portability and wide temperature range operability to be considered viable for military deployment.

This article explains why display readability, portability and wide temperature range operability are so essential to the design of a functional military monitor.

Display readability

A military-grade monitor must offer optimum display readability in all conditions.

Think of the difficulty you havewhen you try to view your cell phone in direct sunlight. Now, imagine having the same problem on the field while using a military monitor. You can miss critical information about an evolving situation or respond too late to a danger. In either case, the consequences can be deadly.

This equally applies to a military-grade monitor used in dark or at night, where the use of night vision goggles can potentially distort the readability of graphics.

By designing a military monitor with optimum display readability, you can ensure that soldiers on the battlefield or staff on a battleship can avoid any such situation or inconvenience.

There are a variety of design solutions that you can employ to improve the display readability of a military-grade monitor, including:

  • Anti-glare coating
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Adjustable backlight panel configured for NVG compatibility


Portability is another crucial military monitor design consideration that you must keep in check, especially if you’re designing a military monitor for mobile units.

Your monitor should be lightweight and at the same time be rugged enough to withstand shock and vibration produced by choppy Humvee rides and rogue battlefield movements.


As a suggestion, you should look at aluminum enclosures for the design of your military monitor. If you want, you can reinforce the enclosure with steel to make the monitor more robust and durable.

Wide temperature range operability

Every military grade monitor must have wide temperature range operability to handle extreme temperatures. You cannot afford to design a military monitor that has a limited temperature range operability.

Make no mistake, military monitors are used in the harshest of environments. From the baking temperatures of the desert,to the freezing temperatures of the arctic, they are deployed everywhere. Such conditions can easily reduce the internal electronics of a military monitor to shambles if not accounted for during the design process.


The standard design guidelines for military grade monitors specific to temperature range operability, require monitors to have an operating temperature range of at least -15°C to +55°C and a storage temperature range of -55°C to +85°C.

Are you designing a military-grade LCD monitor? Get in touch with REVO to discuss your military LCD design needs; REVO will be happy to assist you in your project.

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