Rugged Human-Machine Interfaces

Several of the world's prime military contractors regard Jayco as the "go to" company for custom rugged keyboards, control panels, and human-machine interfaces. When products requiring operator interaction are required for battlefield or other harsh and hostile environments, Jayco is called in to develop those applications.

Whether your application is in military communications, aircraft cockpits, armoured vehicles, ships and submarines, soldier man-packs, mobile devices, or any other mission critical application, we have the expertise to produce dependable products that reduce size, weight, power and cost. With over 31 years of experience, we can meet any challenge.

Our portfolio of experience and technology is your shortest path from design to deployment. We use 3D solid modelling technology to develop meticulously engineered virtual prototypes that preview the finished product, and how it fits in your system. Our proven process results in fast product development with flexibility to make rapid changes if the need arises. Once you approve the design, parts are quickly manufactured for field testing prior to full manufacturing. We manage the entire process from design to production, and beyond.

From simple but critical keypads to complex control and display systems incorporating various switches, rotors, electronic displays, NVIS compatibility, interface electronics, EMI/RFI shielding, environmental seals, enclosures, etc., we have the expertise to develop products for any application and with any complexity. Our designs meet and exceed MIL-STD-810 and other MIL standards as appropriate.

Rugged Military Keyboards and Control Panels

For battlefield operations, commercial keyboards and control panels just don't measure up. Jayco designed rugged military keyboards and control panels perform in the most hostile and demanding environments. Our awards winning designs employ the latest technologies and actually improve reliability and durability while significantly reducing size, weight, power, and cost. By integrating several functions in our panels we reduce the parts count and complexity, resulting in enhanced reliability, at lower cost.

Our military keyboards are uniquely designed to perform flawlessly in harsh conditions including:
  • Extreme Temperatures Humidity
  • Shock and vibration Thermal Shock 
  • Water and dust seal Impact resistance 
  • Salt fog Explosive decompression
  • Rapid Acceleration High Altitude 
  • Chemical resistance Blowing Sand 
  • EMI/RFI Shielding

Rugged Mobile Devices

Jayco supplies the world leading manufacturers of rugged mobile devices: military radios, PDAs, and GPS devices with rugged keypads that meet MIL-STD-810 conditions without weighing down the soldier. Our military specification keyboards are designed for modern warfare and provide soldiers with lightweight and compact equipment, without sacrificing reliability or durability.

Our bespoke designs, despite their scaled down size, are strong, durable, and rugged to levels that repel the rigor of long-term action in the battlefield. We ensure that our rugged keypads are responsive and provide effective tactile and audio feedback for users, including LED backlighting, speakers, and embedded microphones for clear communications.


Weapon Mounted Interface

With new optical and electronic technologies being applied to hand weapons comes a need to develop practical and effective interface solutions to enable the modern soldier to use these technologies instinctively and instantly. A moment's hesitation can mean the difference between life and death, or between a successful and a failed mission. But, mounting keypads or interfaces on an automatic weapon poses unique challenges and redefines the requirements for rugged and reliable devices.

Our solution is yet another addition to our rugged interface options. Designed to be used with military automatic weapons, this interface allows a solider to rapidly switch between alternative optical functions and advanced targeting and imaging modes.

We designed the interface with "Rapid Engagement" in mind, providing soldiers with instant access to their optics under the most challenging conditions. Functioning at all altitudes, our device withstands MFF from 40,000 feet and works instantly after being submerged in water to a depth of 12 feet.

What's your project?

Whatever your project, call Jayco to help develop your interface. We'll propose the right technologies for you, and design and manufacture your interface device on time, and in budget.

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1351 Pico Street
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