Thunderbolt™ 4 Display

Ultra-compact, Fully-rugged High Definition Display with

Resistive Touch and "Boot-Kick" Screen


SD, HD, UHD (4K)
Up to 3840x2160
16.7 million colors


Full daylight viewable up
to 800 nits


2x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports w/ 100W power each, 2x USB3


Optional NVIS


  • Ultra-small, lightweight and 2.4-inch thin dimensions
  • Intended for portable/mobile (dismounted), or avionics, vehicle and shipboard (mounted),
  • Mounting is nearly flush, surface, or VESA (standard)
  • Ultra-rugged 12”/17”/24”/36” diagonal screen
  • SD: 1280x800 on 12” and HD: 1920x1080 on 17”
  • UHD: 3840x2160 on 24” and 36”, optional on 17”
  • Fully daylight viewable screen of 800 nits (typ.)
  • 16.7 million display colors
  • Greater than 150˚ viewing angle
  • Color gamut 50%, NTSC; Contrast 500:1,
    Luminance 20:1
  • Optional Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatible to MIL-STD-3009
  • COV (cover) feature instantly dims display/backlights
  • Optional ultra-rugged “boot kick” glass for a virtually
    unbreakable screen
  • Anti-glare (AG) and anti-reflective (AR) coatings for crisp display in any light
  • Optional polarizer and water rejection coatings


  • Fully sealed, submersible and conduction cooled, including removable storage drive
  • Resistive touchscreen with glove and/or stylus operation with full EMI shielding
  • Optional multi-point projected capacitive (PCAP) or resistive or infrared touch
  • Optional stylus, attached via cable
  • Front-/rear-facing cameras with security shutters
  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 ports provide intelligent features:

- PCIe Gen 3 connectivity to Host for add-in I/O

- Removable local storage (2280 M.2, up to 8 TB)

- M.2 3042 add-in I/O for Wi-Fi, BT, GPS/APNT, more

- Dual USB3.2 for external appliances

- 100W power from/to Host and downstream devices

- Daisy chain for up to 4x downstream displays

  • 3.5mm audio jack with onboard L+R and mic CODEC
  • Ten (10) standard bezel buttons, GMS-customizable
  • Six (6) control buttons, including NVIS and Zero
  • Ultra-small, fully rugged “Smart” 100 W power connector with ultra-low EMI (pat. pending)
  • Connectors for dual 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 4 and dual USB 3.2
  • Optional connectors for antennae and add-in I/O
  • SecureDNA™ sanitizes system, programmable to Host
  • Single +20VDC power operation; optional MIL-STD-1275 power
  • Shock, Temperature and Tamper sensors
  • Self-retaining dust caps for each I/O connector


  • Mounting plate
  • Fan assembly (increases depth, weight)
  • Cooling fins integral to bezel, case
  • Low cost COTS/civilian connectors
  • Copper/Fiber cables
  • Rugged Levels 1-5


The X9 Rugged Display is a compact, mobile-intended touchscreen display monitor that provides a crisp 12”, 17”, 24” or 36” diagonal LCD in the thinnest and most rugged display chassis on the market today. It is designed to provide the highest level of performance possible in a fully ruggedized, conduction-cooled, completely sealed system with an ultra-bright LCD and optional Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS). The X9 Rugged Display is targeted for applications where a robust display is needed to deliver the best possible monitor, convenient I/O, and removable storage while utilizing rugged or commercial interconnects to provide a fully sealed system that is less than 2.5 inches thick.

Additionally, the X9 Rugged Display is offered with several screen options in 16:9 format and UHD (4K) resolution, with or without touchscreen and bezel keys. The standard touch screen is resistive, which is the most common type of touchscreen for rugged environments due to its reliability and ability to work with gloves. However, X9 Rugged Displays can be optionally equipped with multi-touch projected capacitive, resistive or infrared touchscreen panels, depending on the intended application environment.

The X9 Rugged Display screen is protected with the most robust glass available in the market, which can withstand a direct “boot kick” without damaging the display or the touch screen. The D12 (12”) supports 1280 x 800 resolution, the D17 supports High Definition (HD) at 1920 x 1080 resolution (3840 x 2160 UHD 4K optional) and is sunlight readable with 800 nits (cd/m2, typ.) of brightness. Both the D24 and D36 displays sport 3840 x 2160 UHD 4K resolution, with optional lower resolution HD available.

All X9 Rugged Display products also support optional display coatings to maximize the screen readability and clarity in wet, bright or multi-light source environments. Coatings include: anti-reflective (AR), anti-glare (AG), polarizer and water-rejection options. The X9 Rugged Display also optionally supports NVIS MIL-STD-3009, which reduces eye strain in applications where night vision glasses are used. A unique “COV” (Cover) button instantly lowers the LCD and keys backlights to a pre-programmed, ultra-low level for surveillance environments. All displays may also optionally be purchased with less robust glass to meet specific requirements and price points. The family is modular and very customizable, and GMS modifications are handled with ease.

The X9 Rugged Display provides two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, for daisy chain of up to 4 displays, and dual USB 3. The X9 Rugged Display is connected to the Host computer via a Thunderbolt™ 4, which can provide power plus 40 Gbps of data, including PCIe Gen 3, DisplayPort video, 10 Gbps Thunderbolt™ networking, and USB. The display may be powered directly from the Host up to 50 meters away or powered with external +20 VDC power via Smart Power™ (patent pending) connector for safe, ultra low EMI and IP67 waterproof operation. An optional MIL-STD-1275 power supply is available, with optional 50ms hold-up.

Thunderbolt™ 4 brings unique capabilities to the X9 Rugged Display and other devices connected via Thunderbolt™ 4. When connected locally to external power, the X9 Rugged Display is capable of powering X9 Host computers or other X9 modules within the system while providing data throughput at 40 Gbps. Since PCIe Gen 3 is brought from a Host into the X9 Rugged Display, local removable storage and local I/O device(s) operate as if they were resident elsewhere in the Host. This allows a removable M.2 2280 storage drive to be used in the display, suitable for mission planning, tactical maps, data recorder applications, or simply to declassify the entire X9 Distributed Computing Architecture (DCA) system including the Host. Add-in I/O on a separate M.2 3042 module brings local functions such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, APNT, and more. I/O connectors (such as for antennae) can be accommodated into the Display chassis. With X9 Rugged Display’s lightness, the 12” version is ideal for dismounted soldier/Marines applications.

Onboard sensors for temperature, plus 3-axis accelerometers write to registers, where data can be moved to removable storage or queried by the Host. This data is useful for system health monitoring. As well, the 3-axis position data can be used for dead reckoning, and with Host programming, data can be used as a rudimentary position/navigation indicator should GPS data become unavailable, denied, or spoofed. The panel Zero button can be connected to the Host to execute SecureDNA™, GMS’ bespoke cybersecurity suite which erases storage media and can also erase a BIOS image for complete system sanitization. An optional Tamper sensor can notify Host of an intruder, or it can initialize SecureDNA™. These thoughtful features showcase GMS’ understanding of the mission as well as rugged system architectures.


  • SWaP-E:

    World’s most rugged High Definition display

  • Size:

    12", 17", 24"

  • Weight:

    As low as 8.1 lbs.

  • Power:

    Configurable to 100W or less “no Power Delivery”
    110/220 VAC (60 Hz) option available

  • MIL-STD:

    MIL-STD: MIL-STD-810, MIL-S-901, MIL-STD-461, 
    DO-160, optional MIL-STD-704

  • Temperature:

    Operates over extended temp -40°C to +85°C


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