On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace

Ruggedized Computing for the Battlefield of the Future


In harsh battlefield environments, reliable computing and communication systems are critical for mission success. To meet the needs of the modern soldier, standards-based rugged computing – including SOSA, VITA, VME, VPX, and PICMG – has evolved to provide system integrators with a roadmap for seamless design. But what do these standards mean for product capabilities, and how can embedded modules and boards enhance defense applications?

This 60-minute Webinar highlights key features of leading-edge computing modules and how they can aid the development of next-generation combat systems, tactical radar, and battlefield sensor systems.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


RJ McLaren, Senior Systems Product Manager, Kontron

RJ McLaren is a Senior Systems Product Manager for Kontron, supporting the rugged embedded systems product line. With 20 years of experience in the embedded electronics industry, RJ’s primary focus is explaining technology trends and applications to help guide customers in the early stages of product development involving standards-based systems. RJ brings together customer needs and market trends to help develop Kontron’s system-level product roadmaps and technology for next-generation solutions. Previously, RJ worked as a Systems Architect, Product Manager, and Communications Segment Manager for Schroff NA. Other roles include Systems Project Engineer, Program Manager, and Application Engineering. RJ holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and an MBA from Northwest Nazarene University.


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