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Leveraging AIS Rugged Military COTS Technology with High Availability, Reliability, Scalability, and Low-cost Platforms to Improve Federal Procurement Process Efficiency
[November 12, 2012]

Leveraging AIS Rugged Military COTS Technology with High Availability, Reliability, Scalability, and Low-cost Platforms to Improve Federal Procurement Process Efficiency

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), is an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) accredited supplier and manufacturer of cost-effective Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) rugged embedded computing for government, aerospace, and defense entities. In reference to FASA and FARA studies, AIS exerts every effort in making the Federal procurement process more commercial-like, and to simplify the Federal procurement process. This is with the expectation that a simpler and more commercial-like process would increase government access to private sector technology, as well as the growing private sector development of technology-related services.

The reforms of the mid-1990s adopted some commercial practices in government procurement and encouraged the purchase of commercial products and services rather than acquisitions tailored to unique government specifications in the belief that this approach would give the government access to commercial solutions, reduce the cost of major systems, improve the overall quality of contractor performance, and shorten the time it takes to purchase goods and services that support agency missions. Those reforms have expanded the definition of commercial items to encompass not only goods, but virtually all types of services. AIS pre-validated control and communications rugged displays are available in a range of military and aerospace proven form factors and offer a choice of configurations and ruggedization levels designed to meet a wide range of performance and environmental requirements.

Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2000-305, Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Items:

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have agreed on afinal rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 4203 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (41 U.S.C. 431) (the Act) with respect to the inapplicability of certain laws to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of COTS items.

To Leverage the Advances of AIS Rugged COTS Technology for Multiple Defense Applications

The pre-designed COTS and MOTS-based rugged embedded computers and displays provide a cost effective control interface which is easily integrated to new and existing installations, reducing time to market and increasing competitiveness in a market where service, availability, reliability, and technology are significant importance.

  • Military Standard MIL-STD-810: Tested to the MIL-STD-810 standard methodology for a range of extreme conditions including drops, shocks, vibration, humidity, altitude, rain, dust and sand-resistance, temperature extremes and thermal shock
  • Military Standard MIL-STD-461: Tested to the MIL-STD-461 standard methodology for EMI and EMC (News - Alert)
  • Maritime Environment Standard: Tested to the DNV standard methodology for a range of extreme conditions including temperature, humidity, vibration, EMC compatibility and enclosures
  • Environmental ratings for enclosures based on NEMA 4, 4X, IP65, IP67 Type designations: To provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, hose-directed water, and corrosion

Government Qualifications

  • ISO 9001:2008 Certification Registration: 74-300-3371
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registered: Registrant Code: M30909
  • Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number: DUNS #: 783650208
  • Contractor and Government Entity Code (CAGE): CAGE Code: 52HW8
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) NAICS Code: 334419
  • Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Registered
  • Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) Registered
  • Small Business Designation
  • AIS IS NOT A Labor Surplus Area Concern
  • AIS IS NOT Listed On The EPA List Of Violating Facilities

About American Industrial Systems, Inc.

AIS is a leading global designer and manufacturer of specialty Military Embedded Computing, Industrial Panel PC And Industrial Display solutions for customers in the Government, Aerospace, and Defense, Building Automation, Chemical and Petrochemical, Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, Pulp and Paper, Solar Power, Utilities, Water and Waste Water, Wind Power markets. AIS specialize in designing and manufacturing cost-effective LCD and embedded computing products for the industrial market, as well as ODM/OEM applications worldwide. Whether your vision involves off-the-shelf displays or highly customized embedded computing solutions, AIS can supply the experience, technology, and resources needed in building it right and getting you to market first. For additional information on AIS products and services, please call AIS toll-free at (888) 485-6688 or visit:

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