Esterline, a leading defence and aerospace
technology company, will showcase its new InSight HaWC and Mighty
HaWC controllers at Farnborough International Airshow after a
successful launch at Eurosatory in Paris last month.
The InSight HaWC, for line of sight use, and
Mighty HaWC, with visual display, are offered in three standard
configurations, facilitating broad functionality in a variety of
manned and unmanned ground, airborne and maritime applications.
From military, fire, police, and surveillance actions, to land,
resource and environmental management, utilities and even
recreational use, HaWCs can control device arms, cranes, weapons,
pipeline crawlers and more.
Both the InSight HaWC and Mighty HaWC allow the
operator to stand at a determined safe distance while maintaining
maximum situational awareness, full autonomy and control.
All HaWC models
include patented human machine interface (HMI) technology, are
configured with joysticks, stylized buttons, and guarded enable
switches that prevent inadvertent activation. Each HaWC supports
multiple interfaces which include Ethernet, USB, CAN and RS422,
“With these newly-evolved HaWCs, we are taking our
experience and proven success and putting everything we know in
the customer’s hands,” said David Tessier, President of Esterline
Mason. “Esterline’s heritage of being a renowned leader in
technology, along with decades of human machine interface
expertise and countless product mission hours, is proof positive
that our controllers will be reliable, valuable tools in military,
commercial or civil venues.”
HaWCs are designed to offer industry-best
HMI features and, with the Esterline HaWC advanced application
programming interface (API), provide for easy customization of the
Mighty HaWC’s superior enhanced display and graphical capabilities
for embedded systems that lack graphic engines of their own.
the API, operators can customize commands to render, manage and
manipulate objects and primitives as screen elements, have the
capability to display scalable symbology, reticles and indicators.
It will also allow text generation to display multi-language menu
systems and status display for a truly custom look and feel. Additionally, the HaWCs’ haptic motors are programmable and
provide a vibration feedback function that informs the user’s
sense of balance and movement in perceiving and manipulating
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