The ETC is designed as a modular system, utilizing
common building blocks applicable to a wide range of C3 systems. These
common modules are based on COTS hardware, encased in Mil-Std-810E
ruggedized packages designed to endure harsh field conditions and
temperatures from -25° to 55°C. The system is based on a Pentium III
processor embedded in a specially designed removable electronic
module. This design enables easy maintenance and upgrading at the pace
of processor technology advances.
The system uses a 10.4" TFT display with panel
resolution of 800x600 pixels and a touch screen, supports direct
sunlight readable display. Other modules include the removable, sealed
power supply, high capacity (10 – 40 GB) removable hard disk drive,
designed to meet Mil-Standard shock, thermal and vibration specs.
ETC supports a wide range of IOs and enhancements
required for powerful applications. These could include support for
direct video link, powerful graphic cards, or 3D accelerators etc. The
ETC's upper back is fitted with all connectors, including GPS antenna,
LAN, radios, external display, power connector and connectors to
commercial peripherals. Two PCMCIA Type II or a single Type Iii are
available. Communications interfaces are supported via Elbit's
communications controller, supporting up to six networks at 64 Kb/s).
ETC has an embedded GPS receiver. ETC is compatible with Windows or
Linux operating systems.