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Demand for complete function-specific system-level solutions is on the upswing in today’s military. Feeding that need, GE Intelligent Platforms offers a complete, self-contained, ready-to-run platform that enables 360° local situational awareness and is capable of being easily integrated into a broad range of existing and new military vehicles. The rugged IPS5100 is specifically designed to have minimal impact in terms of size, weight and power (SWaP) on a vehicle, enabling it to be deployed in environments that are highly space-constrained.

The IPS5100 is capable of handling the input from 4 to 20 cameras depending on the color depth and resolution (via video streaming over Ethernet), and delivering video to up to four operator screens in its basic form. Scalable to more than twice those numbers, the capabilities of the IPS5100 include real-time panning and stitching, slew-to-cue pointing, motion detection and archive recording.

The high performance of the IPS5100 delivers a typical latency below 80 ms, making it possible to drive a vehicle by using the real-time video images delivered by the IPS5100 system. IPS5100 hardware is a rugged 5-slot 3U OpenVPX chassis and enclosure that integrates GE’s Intel Core i7-based SBC324 single board computer, the GFG500 Gigabit Ethernet Video Processor for the ingest of multiple GbE HD+ sensors, two GRA111 Graphics Processors, and the GE SDD910 solid state disk for up to 256 Gbytes of data storage. The IPS5100 measures just 8.5 x 7.0 x 8.9 inches, and weighs only about 20 lbs.

GE Intelligent Platforms, Charlottesville, VA. (800) 368-2738. [www.ge-ip.com].

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