|[December 05, 2013]
Exelis Selects Cambridge Pixel for Norwegian Coastguard Radar/Video C2 Upgrade
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom --(Business Wire)--
Cambridge Pixel (www.cambridgepixel.com),
a developer of sensor processing and display solutions, has won a
contract with Exelis (www.exelisinc.com),
a top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company,
to supply its SPx radar and video distribution and display software to
upgrade ships of the Norwegian coastguard.
Exelis in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA wanted to replace a legacy radar and
video display sub system with a modern, scalable and efficient
software-based solution, and, at the same time, offer enhanced
capabilities and improved reliability.
The system selected for the Norwegian coastguard needed to interface to
three radar signals and deliver the real-time data to a couple of
triple-screen multi-function consoles, where it would be displayed with
scan converted radar, overlay maps and tracks on board a coastguard ship.
In addition, data from three video cameras would be distributed on the
same Ethernet network to the consoles, where it would be presented on a
multi-head display with the radar. A screen recordig capability was
also required to capture the contents of the two displays for incident
Steve Hill, senior program manager, Exelis Radar, Reconnaissance and
Acoustic Systems, commented: "Cambridge Pixel's software-based solution
met all our requirements and has enabled us to reduce the specialised
hardware content in the new command & control (C2) upgrade, thereby
delivering improved reliability and ease-of-maintenance for our
David Johnson, managing director, Cambridge Pixel, said: "This upgrade
program has taken standard servers and library software from our SPx
product range and allowed Exelis to replace their legacy radar and video
display sub-system with a modern, scalable and efficient solution.
"Our SPx solution uses standard PC processing hardware on the client
displays to simplify the system architecture by using multi-core
processors and GPU processing to accelerate the real-time data display,"
added David Johnson. "A key feature of our SPx software is the
intelligent division of tasks to the CPU and the GPU which is then able
to carefully manage the flow of data to ensure that the real-time radar
and video is displayed in real-time."
Cambridge Pixel's world-leading SPx suite of software libraries and
applications provide highly flexible, ready-to-run software products or
'modules-of-expertise' for radar scan conversion, visualisation, radar
video distribution, plot extraction, clutter processing, target tracking
and track fusion.
Cambridge Pixel's engineering team has decades of experience of
developing complex radar processing and display systems for naval, air
traffic control, vessel traffic, Electronic Chart Display and
Information Systems (ECDIS), security and airborne radar applications.
Cambridge Pixel's technology has been implemented in mission critical
applications with companies such as BAE Systems, Barco Defense, Blighter
Surveillance Systems, DRS, Exelis, Kelvin Hughes (News - Alert), Lockheed Martin,
Navtech Radar, Raytheon, Samsung Thales, Tellumat and Toshiba.
For more information on Cambridge Pixel's SPx software libraries and
applications, please visit www.cambridgepixel.com
or call: +44 (0) 1763 852749 or email: email@example.com.
To accompany this news release, a high resolution photograph of a
Norwegian coastguard ship - the KV Svalbard icebreaker and offshore
patrol vessel - is available at:
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