GE Intelligent Platforms introduces the Daq8580 rugged streaming network appliance, standalone application-ready solutions that are designed for the growing need for unmanned vehicles to capture, process and transmit quantities of video information at high resolutions.
The Daq8580 are part of GE Intelligent Platform’s growing range of COTS Rugged Systems (CRS), which provide ready-to-run solutions to minimise both Non Recurring Engineering (NRE) expense and time to market.
The Daq8580 features the ability to acquire two parallel streams of HD at 30 frames/second or up to four channels of standard definition video. The video systems can support DVI or VGA modes of up to 2048 x 2048 pixels, and then process the video information using an Altera Arria II GX FPGA, combined with Texas Instruments media processors. The video streams are encoded t oH.264 industry standard to ensure a balance between high resolution and required bandwidth.
The Daq8580, available from GE Intelligent Platforms, are ideal for environments with constrained size, weight and power, such as unmanned aerial vehicles in which increased weight would mean increased fuel consumption and reduced mission durations. The rugged system features makes the Daq8580 high resistant to shock, vibration and other hostilities commonly found in the deployment of unmanned vehicles.