Laxton’s rugged biometric identity systems meet stringent military standards

Laxton’s innovative range of Chameleon multi-modal biometric handhelds and tablets are put through a number of standardised tests to ensure their effectiveness in the field. Several of our devices have achieved a MIL-STD-810G rating, guaranteeing they meet the most stringent performance criteria.

MIL-STD-810G proves durability and reliability in brutal environments

The standard covers several environmental factors and a particular testing method for evaluating and assessing equipment’s ruggedness in these conditions. These include temperature extremes, humidity, vibration, shock, and more. The United States Department of Defence (DoD) demands that military equipment can operate effectively in the unforgiving situations encountered during military operations.

The “MIL” in the designation stands for “Military,” and “STD” stands for “Standard.” The “810G” denotes the revision number, with “G” being the seventh revision.

Chameleon devices declared combat ready

The MIL-STD-810G means certain Chameleon handhelds and tablets have been tested for their resilience against shock, vibration, heat, cold, humidity, and more. In principle, a MIL-STD-810G device should be field-ready or even “combat-ready”.

While MIL-STD-810G is a widely recognised standard within the US military, it is not exclusive to the DoD. Other organisations may also adopt it for testing and validating equipment performance in challenging environments. Police officers in difficult circumstances and border personnel dealing with refugees crossing into their countries have successfully used the Chameleon 8 to ensure national security.

What makes our Chameleon handhelds and tablets ready for combat?

Our Chameleon devices have been designed for use in harsh and high-pressure conditions. A MIL-STD-810G rating was sought to show that the devices can withstand even the most rigorous testing standards, such as that of the US Military. This is important for several reasons:

Environmental resilience: Military operations often occur in demanding environments, including extreme temperatures, high humidity, vibration, shock, etc. Equipment with a MIL-STD-810G rating is designed and tested to withstand these environmental stressors, ensuring its reliability and performance in the field.

Equipment durability: Military equipment needs to endure rough handling, transportation, and potential exposure to hazardous substances. A MIL-STD-810G rating ensures that the equipment has undergone rigorous testing to assess its durability and resistance to physical damage, ensuring it can withstand the rigours of military operations.

Mission success: The reliability and functionality of electronic equipment can directly impact the success of military missions. Equipment failures or malfunctions in critical situations can lead to mission delays, compromised operations, and even potential harm to personnel. By adhering to MIL-STD-810G, Laxton aims to deliver dependable equipment that performs consistently under various environmental conditions, minimising the risk of mission failure.

Cost reduction: Using MIL-STD-810G-rated equipment can help reduce overall costs for the military. Investing in durable and ruggedised equipment upfront can significantly reduce the frequency of equipment repairs, replacements, and maintenance. This leads to cost savings over the equipment’s lifespan and ensures a longer operational life in the field.

Safety and personnel protection: The safety and well-being of military personnel are of utmost importance. MIL-STD-810G-rated equipment is designed to withstand shock and vibration, reducing the risk of damage or malfunction that could harm operators or users. Additionally, equipment tested for extreme temperature variations helps it operate safely in diverse climates without endangering personnel.

The resilience and reliability of the Chameleon range guarantee fast and reliable ID registration and verification on the go. Engineered with a rugged and durable design, these devices are the ultimate tools for law enforcement, border control, or any field necessitating quick and reliable on-the-spot identity solutions.