|[September 02, 2014]
GE Intelligent Platforms Receives $1.5m Order from Spain's Sainsel to Enable New Equipment for Mission Systems
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --(Business Wire)--
GE Intelligent Platforms (News - Alert) (NYSE:GE) today announced that it has received
orders from Sainsel Sistemas Navales of Madrid, Spain for a range of
GE's rugged embedded computing systems that will be deployed as part of
Sainsel's aeronautics program. GE's boards will be used in new equipment
developed by Sainsel as part of a mission system. Initial value of the
order is $1.5 million; long term value is expected to be $7 million.
Sainsel's expertise lies in developing sophisticated solutions for
defense, surveillance and security applications; the company has
installed more than 400 systems in a range of ships, aircraft and
control centers for both Spanish and international customers.
GE's solution included the 3U VPX SBC346 high performance single board
computer; the ICS-8580 video capture, compression, streaming and
archiving XMC; the ICS-7006a video capture XMC; the PEX431 multi-fabric
switch and XMC carrier card; the GRA112 3U VPX high performance graphics
processor; and the GBX410 3U VPX IPv6-capable fully managed layer 2/3
Gigabit Ethernet switch.
"This is a strategically significant program for Sansel, which meant
that it was very important to minimize risk in terms of potential
incompatibilities, cost overrun and time to market," said Chris Lever,
General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products,�GE Intelligent
Platforms. "GE's ability to cost-effectively provide all the key
computing elements meant that interoperability was maximized, and that
any problems could be quickly and effectively solved. Beyond this,
Sainsel placed high value on the importance of long term support -
something that GE is also able to deliver."
About GE Intelligent Platforms
GE Intelligent Platforms is a General Electric company, headquartered in
Charlottesville, VA and part of GE Energy Management. The company's work
in the military/aerospace segment, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, and
Towcester, England, provides one of the industry's broadest ranges of
high performance, rugged, SWaP-optimized embedded computing platforms.
Backed by programs that provide responsive customer support and minimize
long term cost of ownership for multi-year programs, GE's solutions are
designed to help customers minimize program risk and cost, and to speed
time-to-market. For more information, visit defense.ge-ip.com.
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