'FBCB2' stands for 'Force 21 Battle Command, Brigade and Below', and is the key link in the 'Digital Battlefield' representing modern 21st Century warfare as deployed in wheeled vehicles, command posts, watercraft and aircraft.
These computer systems are now as much a part of the average military HMMWV (Humvee/ Hummer) as the steering wheel, and are changing the way warfare is conducted - allowing display of friendly and enemy units, text messaging, imaging, satellite and terrestrial transmission of countless forms of data and intelligence - and give commanders and field assets real-time command, control, communications, surveillance and intelligence capabilities previously undreamt of (the official military acronym rounding up those varied abilities is 'C4SI'.)
The computer system itself has both a touch screen and keyboard interface with a daylight-readable extreme duty LCD computer monitor. The entire system features either embedded GPS or external GPS (as shown here with the AN/PSN-11 PLGR), and interface to SINCGARS VHF radios and/or EPLRS and/or the MT-2011 satellite transceiver for the BFT variant, and/or interface to the AN/PSC-5 Spitfire/ Shadowfire along with a few other variants.
IMS has the system as shown for rent as mounted in any of our available HMMWVs/ Humvees, which are themselves available in any colour or any configuration. Our system is a prototype model utilizing a working touchscreen which can be driven by
the 12VDC Windows XP CPU that comes with the system, or by any other PC-based laptop with a standard DB-15 external monitor output socket (i.e. Panasonic Toughbook series.) Four simulated displays taken from actual FBCB2 screen grabs currently operate in a 'slideshow' format as configured in case you just need something non-specific to play in the background. (NO RESTRICTED OR EXPORT CONTROLLED TECHNOLOGY IS PRESENT IN THIS SYSTEM.)