Montreal-based ENSCO Avionics Canada has won its first land vehicle modernization contract.

The deal, with an undisclosed company in southern Ontario, involved developing a digital driver console and will provide “ENSCO an opportunity to showcase our embedded environment capabilities and to expand into vertical markets,” the company said in a news release.

ENSCO said it designed the driver interface with its IData Tool Suite and developed the software interface between the vehicle systems and the cockpit systems.

According to the release, “two ruggedized touchscreen tablets were used to provide a ‘Dashboard/Driver Interface’ and ‘Vehicle Status Interface.’ The implemented technology allows the user to graphically view the readings from the engine/vehicle sensors, receive maintenance indications, and observe the outside surroundings without the need to use the driver turret by pulling in multiple camera feeds.”

IData Tool Suite is software development toolkit for creating and deploying human machine interface applications, has been successfully used in a range of applications from DO-178C certified cockpit displays, to unmanned aircraft systems control systems and ground stations, and UAS training and simulation solutions.