FS: FieldStation Specifications Man-Portable IP67 Protected Computer

15″ screen size

FieldStation panel computers built with VarTech’s All-Weather solid-state design and IP67 protection.

VarTech’s FieldStation is a rugged all-in-one computer system designed to support mission-critical field and ground-mobile applications. This man-portable panel computer system is intended specifically for use in rugged military and blue light environments.

Constructed to IP67 specifications, the FieldStation can be deployed to support mission operations including access to satellite communication systems, field surveillance, enhanced situational awareness, and target acquisition radar.RoHS Compliant

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FieldStation Specifications

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FieldStation Specifications:

Standard features:

  • Milled aluminum enclosure
  • Black powder-coat finish or optional colors available
  • High luminance LED backlights
  • Proprietary film stack
  • Optical bonding (VBOND): adhering a cover glass, protective overlay, or touchscreen to the front surface of the LCD using an optical-grade silicone to increase solar reflectivity and ruggedness.
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Brightness level 1500 nits
  • Advanced wide range dimming ratio – from 100% to true black
  • Vibration resistant low-profile video controller board or motherboard
  • Low profile cable assemblies/connections
  • Potted components where applicable
  • Vibration dampening standoffs
  • MIL-DTL 38999 I/O connectors
  • Up to three 1 × 6 function keypad switches embedded around the display perimeter


  • Maximum of 18 programmable key switches
  • The membrane contact switch converts to a standard HID keyboard code
  • Rear kickstand, with front-hinged hood and 1 × top handle
  • Available touchscreens: PCAP and ArmorTouch
  • Power input: 9-36 VDC internal power supply
  • Operating temperature: -20° to 70° C (Extreme Temperature Package available)
  • Relative humidity: ≤ 0% to ≤ 100%
  • Altitude: 10,000 ft MSL
  • Embedded or removable computer
  • Solid-state components
  • Operating systems: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit (standard)
  • Dual removable storage drives in lieu of removable computer
  • 2-year warranty

Mechanical drawings:

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15″All mounting designs

Available LCD size and specification chart:

Size DimensionsBrightnessResolutionTouchscreen*Viewing AngleContrastAspect RatioPower Consumption**Aproximate Weight
Panel Mount†
I/O Ports Avail.
Incl. Power
15” 18.4 × 12.8 × 2.59 1500 nits XGA 1024 × 768PCAP/AT 80°/80°/60°/80° 800:14:3 ≈ 47 W≈ 16.8 Lbs8

 Sunlight readable LCD
* PCAP – projective capacitive touch, and AT – ArmorTouch glass-on-film resistive touch
** Calculated at 12 V DC
† Weight may differ based on overall configuration

Available options:

  • Private labeling: company logo or corporate identity for OEM/VAR applications
  • Coatings: custom powder-coats, conformal coatings, paint, and chemical resistant finishes, CARC paint
  • Avionic bond: high altitude 40,000 ft MSL
  • Video out
  • Optional manual dimming knob, push-button dimmer, or auto-dimming
  • Wireless connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, integrated router/WiFi repeater


  • Expansions: PCIe, mPCIe, M.2, SIM card slot
  • Storage: HDD, SSD, removable drives, various capacities, multiple drives
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Professional – 32 & 64-bit, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 7 – 32 & 64-bit, CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu (supported)
  • 1 × VGA, 1 × HDMI, 1 × DisplayPort, RS-232/422/485, Fiber Optic LAN
  • Additional and/or alternate I/O ports available: Please contact your sales representative

Environmental Functional Upgrade Packages available. See below.

DoD Win 10 SHB compliance:

  • Trusted platform module (TPM)
  • Credential guard
  • UEFI secure boot

Supported when equipped with Removable Computer


Standard motherboard specifications:

OptionProcessorMemoryStorage DeviceOperating SystemAvailable I/O Ports
AIntel Atom E3845Up to 8 GB1 × SATA-300
Win 7: 32/64-bit,
Win 10: 32/64-bit
2 × USB 2.0
2 × LAN
Bi5-7300Ui7-7600UUp to 16 GB1 × SATA
6 G/s with 5 V SATA power connector
Win 10: 64-bit 4 × USB 3.1
2 × LAN

Non-standard motherboards and processors are available depending on panel size. Please inquire.
Motherboard selection may affect the operational temperature

Removeable computer specification:

OptionProcessorMemoryStorage DriveOperating SystemAvailable I/O Ports
CIntel Atom E38458 GB128 GB SSD Win 10: 64-bit4 × USB 2.0
1 × USB 3.0
1 × LAN
Di7-8650U16 GB512 GB SSD Win 10: 64-bit4 × USB 2.0
1 × USB 3.0
1 × LAN

Standard I/O connectors: rear exit connectors

MIL-DTL 38999: military standard, sealed, vibration and shock-resistant quick-coupling circular locking connectors

38999 Connectors

Available ruggedized I/O connectors:

M8/M12/M23: industrial automation, vibration and shock-resistant

M12 Connectors

IP67 push/pull locking style: standard connector for All-Weather series

LEMO Connectors

Integrated accessories:

FieldStation Mouse Pad
Laptop-style mouse pad
FieldStation Mouse Pad Close Up
FieldStation Kickstand
Kickstand – collapsible & removable
FieldStation Kickstand Close Up
FieldStation Removable Computer or Storage Drive
Removable computer or storage drive
FieldStation Removable Computer or Storage Drive Close Up
FieldStation Cover
Detachable cover
FieldStation Cover Close Up
FieldStation Handle
Rugged carrying handle
FieldStation Handle Close Up

Environmental Functional Upgrade Packages:

VarTech’s Environmental Functional Upgrade Packages allow for custom COTS solutions using standard feature sets.

Extreme Temperature Package (-40° C to 70° C)

  • Integrated heater and thermostat
  • Uninterrupted wide temperature dual PSU system
  • Wide temperature LCD panel
  • Harsh duty video controller board or motherboard/SSD/RAM
  • Optional heat-reflective white powder-coat

EMI/EMC 461 AS Package

  • All-surface ingress protection coupled with an all-surface Faraday cage design
  • Protective window or touchscreen equipped with: 8 Ohm ITO for surface ships limits/100 OPI SS mesh for Army ground limits/160 copper printed mesh for Army ground
  • Chromated metal and EMI copper conductive tape to assure conductivity of conductive window/busbar and enclosure
  • Enhanced EMI conductive gaskets for MIL-STD 461 protection while maintaining seal up to IP67
  • MIL-DTL 38999 connectors with backshell assembly
  • Cable braiding, ferrites, and in-line bandpass filters where applicable
  • CE101, CE102, CS101, CS106, CS114, CS115, CS116, RE101, RE102, RS101, RS103 (Designed to Meet based on similar VarTech Systems Designs)
  • Optional Mil-STD 1275

NVIS Dual Mode Compatibility Package

  • NVIS MIL-STD 3009 class B green (night mode)
  • 4 nit brightness (night mode)
  • Toggle between day/night mode via the one-touch tactile button
  • Optional backlight kill switch
  • ITAR restrictions apply

Vandal/Impact Resistant Package

  • 6 mm impact-resistant protective overlay glass
  • 8H abrasion-resistant surface
  • Chemical stain resistant
  • Optional optically bonded PCAP touchscreen



FieldStation core model number breakdown:

The model number will be followed by an engineering configuration number and will be issued based on selected options and specifications. Please Inquire.

FieldStation Core Model Number Breakdown