Keywords: COTS Solution, FBCB2, COTS, Technology Readiness, Gunner Display Consoles, Symbology Overlay, Touchscreen.
GE Intelligent Platforms announced the IVD2010 and IVD2015 Rugged Intelligent Vehicle Displays. They are designed for deployment in harsh environments, such as tanks and other ground combat vehicles for applications including embedded training, 360° situational awareness, terrain visualization and FBCB2 (Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below) as well as commander and gunner display consoles.
Both of these new displays integrate processing capabilities to deliver a self-contained, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) display solution with a high TRL (Technology Readiness Level) that enables prime contractors and OEMs to shorten their delivery time, minimize project risk and more easily add value. The IVD2010 and IVD2015 also include the thermal management capabilities necessary for deployment in confined spaces.
The 10.4" screen IVD2010 and 15" screen IVD2015 XGA (1,024 x 768) resolution smart displays both incorporate an Intel Core2 Duo processor operating at 2.26GHz as well as a 96-core NVIDIA GT 240 GPU (graphics processing unit). Together with 4GBytes of SDRAM3 memory and four simultaneous video inputs, these displays are equipped to handle demanding graphics applications, such as picture-in-picture and symbology overlay, stitching multiple videos into a single panorama and allowing high performance GPGPU applications to be deployed directly on the display unit.
Both the IVD2010 and IVD2015 also include display features designed to deliver maximum screen visibility and usability, thereby enhancing user effectiveness. These features include LED illumination for sunlight readability and MIL-STD-3009 NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) compatibility; a multitouch resistive touchscreen; and an optical stack-up with hardened glass.
Optionally available for each Intelligent Vehicle Display are a 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface, allowing them to integrate directly into the backbone networks of future vehicles, and encrypted solid state disk storage modules (up to 256GBytes) with purge capability for enhanced security. Additional options include CANbus/MilCAN and MIL-STD-1553 interfaces.
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