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New Rugged XMC Module ideal for video streaming from Unmanned Vehicles

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GE Intelligent Platforms has recently announced the ICS-8580 Rugged Video Streaming XMC, a powerful, compact, easy to use and flexible answer to the problem of capturing, compressing and delivering video. The ICS-8580 Video Streaming XMC responds to the rapid growth in unmanned vehicles and their requirement to deliver high quality mission video over links that are often bandwidth-constrained. It is designed to be a simple, plug and play solution that requires minimal integration or software development.

The ICS-8580’s Video Streaming XMC form factor means that it is small, lightweight at 100 grams/3.5 ounces and consumes little power-typically, 10 – 15 watts. These features, in conjunction with its rugged design, mean that it can be deployed in a wide range of demanding military & aerospace environments. Its flexibility is further enhanced by its ability to support numerous video formats with either two channels of high definition video or four channels of standard definition video. The ICS-8580 Video Streaming XMC features the ultra efficient, industry standard H.264 video compression codec, but is software-reconfigurable to enable it to support alternatives such as JPEG2000.

The ICS-8580 Video Streaming XMC has taken a task that was previously difficult, time consuming and often costly and made it simple, quick and inexpensive. For prime contractors, systems integrators and OEMs, the ICS-8580 delivers a sustainable competitive advantage through its use of innovative technologies, increasing customer productivity while minimizing program cost and risk and speeding time to market.
The ICS-8580 Video Streaming XMC provides input support for HD/ED/SD analog input signals, analog RGB formats from VGA to UXGA, as well as digital input formats such as 3G-SDI, DVI, and HDMI up to a maximum resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 or 1,600 x 1,200 pixels. An Altera Arria II GX FPGA combined with TI DSP signal processing provides exceptional compute power in a video XMC platform.

GE Intelligent Platforms is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics .

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