Ginsbury Electronics and display manufacturer Industrial Electronics Engineers (IEE) are using Eurosatory (Hall 5, Stand H73) to debut a 12.1in smart-touch control and display unit (CDU) designed with next-generation ground vehicle architectures in mind.
Combining the flexibility of networked infrastructure and time-critical video processing, the IEE CDU has been designed to meet the demanding needs of ground vehicle systems. Based on a COTS open architecture, the display unit is capable of being selectively configured to meet the input/output and processing requirements of each specific application.
A key feature is low latency video processing. The use of distributed video in today’s ground vehicles requires low latency ‘glass to glass’ solutions to minimise processing time from the sensor to the display.
This is critical in applications such as targeting or driver’s vision enhancements. The IEE CDU’s hardware-intensive video processing provides low-latency display of any of seven inputs, spanning a wide range of formats.
Graphics/symbology overlay, image manipulation and genlock synchronisation are functions of the integral video processor.
Networked processing is also an important feature, according to IEE. The CDU’s gigabit Ethernet connections enable networked distribution of digital video data among Vetronics displays and line replaceable units. Use of networked open architecture standards is key to meeting the objectives of interoperability and optimisation of size, weight, power and cost.