Enhancing mission effectiveness [CS19D2]

30 May 2019

Pleora Technologies (Booths 1730 and 3044), a supplier of high-performance video interfaces, has introduced a ruggedised sensor networking platform that helps manufacturers and system integrators to reduce the cognitive burden and increase mission-effectiveness for end-users while meeting interoperability and scalability demands in size, weight, power and cost-sensitive real-time military imaging applications.

“RuggedCONNECT leverages our low-latency networking expertise and user-focused design approach to help increase intelligence, awareness and safety while reducing the cognitive burden for vehicle crew members,” said Harry Page, president of Pleora Technologies. “Manufacturers can design standards-compliant vehicle platforms that are rapidly deployable, mission configurable and cost-effective. Our fully scalable platform allows easy implementation of future capabilities that increase mission effectiveness with minimum integration effort.”

The RuggedCONNECT network video processing unit converts sensor data from multiple sources into a standardised feed that is transmitted over a low-latency, multicast Gigabit Ethernet network to endpoints.

Combining the high-performance video networking capabilities of RuggedCONNECT with the powerful graphics processing unit resources of the Nvidia Jetson TX2i, designers can easily add application-specific image processing and graphics overlay decision-support capabilities.

Options range from image fusion, 360° stitching, map/terrain overlay and image enhancement to more demanding capabilities such as convolutional neural network-based threat detection and classification.

The company’s networked sensor switching expertise has been designed into local situational awareness, C4ISR, remote-controlled weapon stations, driver vision enhancer, and panoramic surveillance applications, and is also being evaluated for emergency service vehicles and railway systems.

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