Custom Solutions

Specify. Design. Build. Test.

DSE is a design-build manufacturer. At the heart of our company, we design new products and quite often, those are originally specified by customers looking for a specific set of features. By leveraging years of experience in areas such as mechanical and electrical design, software programming, system level validation, environmental testing, and full rate manufacturing, DSE is positioned to bring the customer’s concept to production under a stringent AS9100 Quality Management System.

Throughout the design process, DSE partners with the customer to assist in the following areas; product specification, statement of work, ICDs, drawings, program scheduling, design reviews, validation, qualification testing and final integration.

With a deep product line and subassemblies, the DSE engineering team is positioned to quickly design and deliver custom solutions. The ability to leverage proven components not only reduces lead times but also technical risk.

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Custom Product Design and Manufacturing

The standard product line that DSE currently offers is the result of many years of engineering development mainly driven by requirements from OEM customers for custom products. All of the products that DSE offers are fully designed and manufactured by DSE in the USA. This fact allows us to control the product life cycle and quickly achieve changes, modifications, additions and new combinations of existing components to quickly and cost-effectively respond to custom product requirements. We take great care whenever engineering a new capability or component to make it modular in design and compatible with existing DSE components.

The decision to develop a new product typically starts with a technical requirement that is significantly different than what is available in the market. Some of the areas that we typically address are;


I/O Configuration

DSE offers products with all of the most common inputs and outputs but in many cases, a specific application will require a combination.


User Interface

DSE offers multiple options for user interface such as programmable buttons, switches, knobs, joysticks and touchscreens.


Physical Requirement

In many cases a product designed specifically for an OEM will require specified enclosure dimensions, materials and even color.


Environmental Requirements

DSE has a long and very successful history of designing custom products for extremely demanding applications


Design and Prototype Cost

DSE has been in the business of designing new and unique product based on customer defined requirement and specifications for over 25 years.


Time to Market

DSE not only draws on the experience of a well-diversified engineering staff, but we also have a vast array of existing component and proven designs that allow users to minimize program risk


Supply Chain Management

DSE offers OEM clients the lowest possible production cost by leveraging volume discounts and long term commitments


AS9100 Registered Quality System

DSE has had an annually audited, registered aerospace level quality system which has been in place since 2007.

DSE Retrofit

Ever-improving technology invariably calls for equipment that is up-to-date and can handle the load, so replacement costs can be daunting. Fortunately, DSE offers retrofit services, which allow clients to utilize older, but still viable, equipment. Backward compatibility translates to big savings on money AND time. All DSE products are designed or can be modified, to be compatible with preexisting equipment, including consoles, legacy systems, cabling, etc.

DSE Keeps Fleet ‘Veterans’ in Fighting Shape by:

  • Designing a product to utilize the existing cable set.
  • Offering versatility, ensuring compatibility with new computers, cameras and software as well as old systems
  • Replacing outdated, bulky and inefficient CRT displays and CCFL back lit displays with state of the-art, rugged, high bright LED back lit LCD displays
  • Adding premium features supported by new technology, such as touch screens, NVIS capabilities, and programmable keys
  • Establishing higher signal quality and precise imagery using digital video inputs.
  • Offering a wide range of the most durable, dependable COTS and custom products available

COTS Monitors and Displays

Our broad-based, top-grade commercial off-the-shelf product lines have been designed for and field-proven for use in:

Military Operations (Land, Naval, Aerospace)

Exceptional technology, modularly constructed and resistant to shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, humidity, and direct sunlight

Marine Conditions

Waterproof and sunlight readable with salt water resistant aluminum housing/screen and perfect for navigation, equipment monitoring and surveillance


Rugged, sunlight readable, NVG compatible airborne mission displays offer maximum functionality with HD inputs, HD-SDI, multiple analog and digital video inputs, internal digital video recording and toggle multi-view functions


Tough, reliable surveillance video and rack mount LCD monitors for fixed or mobile installations offering advanced programmable button interfaces, internal digital video recording, advanced image processing and onscreen graphics overlays

Custom OEM Monitors and Displays

DSE’s team of expert engineers are always at the ready to collaborate with clients whose needs are more specific

Industrial Applications

Waterproof and sunlight readable with salt water resistant aluminum housing/screen and perfect for navigation, equipment monitoring and surveillance

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