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TTS-9800-2 MULTIMODE TRANSMITTER SUPPORTS L-BAND, S-BAND, AND C-BAND, EXCEEDS NEW IRIG 106-17 STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL TELEMETERING CONFERENCE (ITC), GLENDALE, Ariz. (Booth #101) – November 6, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Aerospace Instrumentation (AI) business unit, a proven, trusted leading supplier of flight test instrumentation (FTI) system solutions, is now shipping its new TTS-9800-2 programmable Tri-Band Multimode Transmitter. The TTS-9800-2 delivers the highest RF power efficiency available in the industry today. User programmable multimode transmitters speed and simplify RF band selection in the field for flight test applications. Their use reduces time and cost, lowers program risk, and cuts inventory complexity, all benefits for costly flight test programs where any potential downtime needs to be avoided.

“We are pleased to announce that our TTS-9800-2 Tri-Band Multimode Transmitter is now shipping, providing flight test ranges with performance that surpasses the latest IRIG 106-17 standards,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “This fully compatible transmitter lowers cost, time and risk for our customer’s flight test programs with support for L/S/C bands in a single, field programmable device.”[Continue reading →]

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AXN/ADC/408 MODULE IS FIRST TO SUPPORT ISO 12384 DATA RATES INTERNATIONAL TELEMETERING CONFERENCE (ITC), GLENDALE, Ariz. (Booth #101) – November 6, 2018 – – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Aerospace Instrumentation (AI) business unit has introduced its latest Axon™ data acquisition unit (DAU) module, the AXN/ADC/408 3-phase power monitor module. As aircraft design shifts from constant to variable frequency electrical power requirements, Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) engineers increasingly need a power monitoring solution able to collect data from generators that output power at up to 1 kHz. What’s more, variable frequency data acquisition needs to be able to capture unexpected fluctuations in power frequency (voltage and current transients for RMS max./min. voltage, current, frequency). With data transfer rates up to 800 mbps over its backplane, the Axon DAU uniquely enables previously unattainable performance.

The rugged AXN/ADC/408 is the first FTI module designed to monitor transients while supporting high enough data capture rates to support the ISO 12384 standard. The module detects the presence of power transients based on pre-set voltage, current, and frequency threshold parameters. After a transient is detected, the module can output the raw data at speeds high enough to enable the plotting of any detected transients. To support this intensive throughput requirement, the AXN/ADC/408 module transmits Ethernet packet streams over each of its 6 input channels, with raw data sampled at 450ksps. Input signals are captured at data bandwidths rated up to 120 KHz. The raw captured data can be packetized into any standard format, including iNET-X, IENA, TmNS, Ch10, and DARv3. The module also enables data bandwidth to be down-filtered, using a built-in digital filter, prior to processing by the math engine.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Demonstrates Fully Integrated Next Generation Flight Test System Solutions Featuring Axon(tm) DAU INTERNATIONAL TELEMETERING CONFERENCE (ITC), GLENDALE, Ariz. (Booth #101) – November 6, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Aerospace Instrumentation (AI) business unit will present a live demonstration of a fully integrated next generation system-level flight test instrumentation (FTI) solution using current data acquisition technology in their booth (#101) at the 2018 ITC Conference. The “Networked from Ground to Air” demo features Curtiss-Wright’s industry-leading airborne data acquisition system (DAS), one of the most extensive, flexible, and widely installed FTI product families in the world. Supporting emerging new standards with a Chapter 7 and iNET components, the high-speed Ethernet-based architecture enables line-of-sight communications to enable flight test engineers to reconfigure test articles during mission. For example, the data recorder, camera sources, parameters and image downlink bit-rates can be modified remotely. The demo showcases Curtiss-Wright’s latest hardware, including high speed DAUs, switches and recorders, and rugged IP cameras and multi-mode transceivers.

The demonstration also highlights Curtiss-Wright’s ability to serve as a one-stop FTI system solution provider, with its ability to provide customers with the full range of interoperable DAS system products. The demo shows how Curtiss-Wright’s Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) approach to FTI system integration is ideal for meeting the design challenges unique to flight test programs, easing the adoption of modern Ethernet networks, remote nodes and wireless topologies that make system installation simpler and quicker. For flight test engineers, one of the most daunting challenges is defining an FTI system that can be developed and installed quickly, can collect data reliably on every single test flight, and also provides the level of modularity and flexibility needed to easily adapt to evolving requirements, both during and after the development cycle. This COTS FTI approach speeds the integration of test applications while lowering program costs and schedule risks.[Continue reading →]

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SUPPORT FOR GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE'S INTEGRITY(r)-178 TUMP(tm) RTOS AND COREAVI'S GRAPHICS DRIVERS ON CURTISS-WRIGHT RUGGED MODULES SPEEDS THE INTEGRATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE AVIONICS SYSTEMS[Continue reading →]

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NEW XILINX(r) ULTRASCALE+(tm) BASED VPX3-535 (AND ULTRASCALE(tm) BASED VPX3-534 CONDUCTION COOLED VARIANT) FEATURE FPGAS TO DELIVER 2X THE PERFORMANCE FOR C4ISR APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – January 26, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced its highest performance 3U OpenVPX™ FPGA-based transceiver cards, with 2x or greater performance compared to Curtiss-Wright's previous generation product (VPX3-530). Leveraging Curtiss-Wright’s industry leading expertise in ruggedization and thermal management, the new VPX3-535 features a user programmable Xilinx Virtex™ VU9 UltraScale+ FPGA to process dual 6Gsps 12b ADC/DAC channels on a single slot module solution with 6GHz bandwidth. Such performance supports wideband direct RF applications. The VPX3-535, Curtiss-Wright’s first publicly announced module to feature full compliance to the VITA 48.8 Air-Flow-Through (AFT) cooling standard, ensures optimal performance in the harshest conditions.

For today’s COTS 3U and 6U VPX modules that dissipate ~150W+, VITA 48.8 provides a low-cost, effective means to cool the latest generation of high power components. In addition, the VPX3-535 supports an option for VITA 67 backplane RF I/O, which eliminates the need to manage front panel cables.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright\'s Axon(tm) Next Generation Compact Flight Test Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) is Now Shipping ASHBURN, Va. – January 15, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the general availability of production units of the next-generation compact Axon Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) for flight test applications. Axon combines unprecedented flexibility and scalability with high speed and outstanding reliability for demanding flight test applications. The innovative modular Axon DAU builds on Curtiss-Wright’s heritage as a leading supplier of rugged reliable data acquisition. Optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP), Axon works with Curtiss-Wright’s widely used Acra KAM-500 and TTC DAUs, while reducing volume by 55% and weight by 41% compared to a standard KAM-500 chassis. Axon is ideal for use in aircraft flight test instrumentation, airborne telemetry, flight data monitoring and space data handling applications.

“We are very excited to announce that our innovative new Axon data acquisition platform is now shipping,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “Axon uniquely enables flight fest instrumentation engineers to lower the weight of equipment and wiring, gather more data faster, and meet demanding time schedules without compromising data integrity. Axon’s miniature size and unprecedented flexible installation options make it possible to place data acquisition in remote locations never previously possible.”[Continue reading →]

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Acra KAM-500 compact, low-power, modular Digital Acquisition Unit (DAU) ETTC 2015, TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division and LORD Corporation have agreed to collaborate on the development of a wireless sensing solution for data acquisition in Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) applications. Under the agreement, Defense Solutions’ Avionics & Electronics business will integrate LORD MicroStrain’s Lossless Extended Range Synchronized (LXRS®) gateway technology onto a hardware module for use in Curtiss-Wright’s COTS-based Acra KAM-500 Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) subsystem.

The new module will make the Acra KAM-500 compatible with the wireless sensor nodes supported by LORD and provide Curtiss-Wright’s FTI customers with a single solution for both wireless and wired data acquisition. It will also enable system designers to configure their wireless and wired networks using the same software, analyze the resulting data with the same playback software, and transmit their wireless FTI data in the same format as that used for wired data.[Continue reading →]

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Verified Support for IData(r) Tool Suite and IData(r) Map Plug-in on Curtiss-Wright's XMC-715 Graphics Controller and VME-186 Single Board Computer provided under Curtiss-Wright's new System Ready Application Initiative[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced that its Avionics business unit, based in Christchurch, Dorset, UK, has been awarded Silver accreditation by the UK's Investors in People Standard, demonstrating the Company's commitment to high performance through good people management.[Continue reading →]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RECORDER 40 GBE DATA RECORDER CAPTURES >6 GB/S OF STREAMING DATA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) 2018, TAMPA, Fla. (Booth #1919) – May 21, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the industry’s first two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) digital data recorder designed to address the extremely high bandwidth data capture requirements of today’s most demanding ISR applications. The new High Speed Recorder 40 GbE (HSR40) is a SWaP-optimized digital data recorder that can capture UDP or TCP/IP data from two 40 GbE interfaces at sustained rates of over 6 GB/s. The challenge of capturing wire-rate data from today’s compute intensive ISR sensor platforms puts new meaning to the old metaphor “drinking from a firehose.” Some platforms have hundreds of cameras and other sensors generating data that needs to be captured and stored. What’s more, these critical sensor systems can’t be throttled in order for the recording system to catch up with the flow of data.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to bringing the most advanced, rugged digital data recorder solutions to our Military and Aerospace customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are proud to announce the industry’s highest performance two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet data recorder, the new HSR40, which delivers unprecedented data capture capability to deployed ISR applications. It breaks through data bottlenecks to record vast amounts of critical data at full wirespeed.”[Continue reading →]

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LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT RVG-SD1 PROVIDES 8-PORTS OF HIGHLY CONFIGURABLE SD/HD/3G-SDI VIDEO I/O EUROSATORY 2016 (Booth #HALL 5A, Stand J761), PARIS, FRANCE – June 13-17, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division introduces the newest member of the Rugged Video Gateway (RVG) family of video management solutions, for size, weight and power (SWaP)-constrained ground and airborne platforms. The 8-port, multi-format, RVG-SDI Crossbar Video Switch speeds and simplifies the routing of 3G, HD and SD-SDI video sources, such as distributing video camera data to multiple displays. The RVG-SDI functions as a non-blocking crossbar switch and features eight (8) external miniBNC connectors, each of which can be configured as either a video input or output. The unit’s unique level of configuration flexibility enables any input to be routed to any or all of the 7 remaining I/O ports. Additionally, the RVG-SD1 can be configured on-the-fly via its external RS-422 and CAN control interfaces or statically to support a specific mission.

The RVG-SDI supports a wide variety of switch configurations, for example, it can be configured as a 1:7 repeater, 7:1 switcher, 2:6 repeater, or a 6:2 switcher, without the seven (7) dedicated inputs and seven dedicated outputs typically required for such flexibility. The result is a smaller (49 x 160 x 185 mm) and lighter (2 kg) video switch that is ideal for use in space and weight constrained manned and unmanned platforms used in military and aerospace applications. Designed to perform optimally in harsh conditions, the conduction-cooled RVG-SDI requires no active cooling and supports a -40 to +70ºC operating temperature range. It has been certified to stringent MIL-STD-810G environmental standards and is DO-160 qualified.[Continue reading →]

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New family of pre-integrated systems speeds the development, and reduces the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. ASHBURN, Va. – July 6, 2017 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced a new family of pre-integrated rugged mission management systems designed to lower the cost, speed the development, and reduce the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. Through the use of fully integrated and tested industry-leading COTS modules, these base systems are architected, pre-qualified and pre-verified to address the needs of specific mission requirements. By providing a proven pre-configured base solution, these systems deliver a significant “headstart” that significantly reduces the integrator’s development cycle and costs. Using one of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated hardware solution sets as their starting point, a system integrator can easily and quickly customize the base system by with application-specific software and/or expanding the base system with additional components to meet their application’s unique requirements. The first member of this innovative new family of pre-integrated solutions is designed for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. It will be followed by announcements for additional application-specific pre-integrated base systems designed for applications such as Radar, EO/IR, and Video/Display.

“More and more frequently, our customers are asking us to help them jumpstart their application specific system designs with cost-effective pre-integrated system architectures that quickly get them most of the way to completion of their development by using proven COTS elements,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Our new family of application-specific mission management systems hits the sweet spot for these designers, with ‘pre-rolled’ systems targeted for applications such as Software Defined Radio and Electronic Warfare. These high-TRL systems provide our customers with an easy to customize base system that delivers a head-start for faster deployment while lowering risk to program schedule and budget.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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HARRIS FLITESCENE DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE/BOARD-SETS ARE PRE-VALIDATED FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Systems, has introduced the new FliteScene® Digital Mapping Solution, its latest pre-validated, pre-tested System Ready Application (SRA). The new SRA combines Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software with a range of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated rugged single board computer (SBC) and high performance GPU-based display graphics controller board sets. The resulting SRAs, which are marketed and supported by Curtiss-Wright, provide avionics system integrators with an open architecture COTS-based digital moving map solution for embedded avionics systems that significantly reduces their design risk and time to deployment. The pre-validation and integration, provided by Curtiss-Wright, comes at no additional cost to the customer. Using the FliteScene SRA eases and speeds the integration of situational awareness and high performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

The FliteScene SRA is proven and field qualified. Already deployed on several demanding rotary wing aircraft applications, this pre-integrated digital moving map solution has successfully demonstrated the ease of integration and high reliability of the combined Harris software & Curtiss-Wright hardware solution. [Continue reading →]

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New 23-Port Parvus DuraMAR 5915 3X Series increases GbE Port Count, adds advanced network management and security features, and reduces power consumption 25% AUSA 2014, WASHINGTON, D.C. (BOOTH #7809) – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, has introduced the Parvus DuraMAR 5915 3X Series, an enhanced version of its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP Router subsystem. The new rugged subsystem combines an integrated Cisco® 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) with a high bandwidth, low-power Vitesse® Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch in a single compact and lightweight Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) that delivers a total of 23 Ethernet ports. The SWaP-optimized DuraMAR 5915 3X delivers 25% more GbE ports and adds additional advanced network management and security features while reducing system power consumption by 25%, compared to Curtiss-Wright’s legacy “1X Series” solution.

The DuraMAR 5915 3X speeds and simplifies the integration of networking routing and switching functionality in deployed military and commercial aerospace applications such as tactical ground vehicles and rotary and fixed wing aircraft. It enables system integrators to easily deploy Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, including data, video and voice services, virtually anywhere LAN or WAN connectivity may be required, especially in mobile, airborne, ground, sensor and manned/unmanned vehicle applications.[Continue reading →]

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New 23-Port Parvus DuraMAR 5915 2X Series reduces power consumption while delivering expanded port count and Cisco IOS management ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, has introduced an enhanced version of its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP Router subsystem that features an integrated Cisco® ESS 2020 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch. The 23-port (2x Routed, 21x Switched) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 (2X Series) reduces power consumption while delivering expanded port count by combining a Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router and a Cisco ESS 2020 Ethernet switch in a single line replaceable unit (LRU). Thanks to its industry standard Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS)-based managed switching and routing architecture, the DuraMAR 5915 can also significantly reduce user training requirements. Designed to deliver optimal performance in harsh conditions, the rugged, compact unit is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G, MIl-STD-461F, MIL-STD-1275, MIL-STD-704F, and RTCA/DO-160G standards. The DuraMAR 5915 speeds and simplifies the integration of networking routing and switching functionality in deployed military and commercial aerospace applications such as tactical ground vehicles and rotary and fixed wing aircraft. It enables system integrators to deploy Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, including data, video, and voice services, virtually anywhere LAN or WAN connectivity may be required, especially in mobile, airborne, ground, manned or unmanned vehicle and sensor applications.

“The Parvus DuraMAR 5915 2X is the most rugged implementation and combination of a Cisco 5915 router and Cisco ESS 2020 switch available in the market today and enables system integrators to extend the Cisco Systems Enterprise Networking Infrastructure beyond the reach of traditional fixed-networks into mobile and embedded networking applications at the extreme edge of the network,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “Leveraging Cisco’s IOS, Curtiss-Wright customers are able to deploy unified communications and secure mobile IP networks in the battlefield. Helping to meet today’s growing concern about Cyber Warfare terrorism, critical systems like the DuraMAR 5915 2X are used to triangulate threats before an attack.”[Continue reading →]

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ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation to supply its COTS-based rugged Ethernet Switch and Router technology for use aboard Pilatus PC-12 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) equipped aircraft under the Knight Ryder program. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide Sierra Nevada Corporation with its Parvus DuraMAR® 5915 router and Parvus DuraNET® 3000 switch products. The initial contract is valued at approximately $530,000. Under the agreement, shipments began in July 2013 and are scheduled to continue until early 2014.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Sierra Nevada Corporation to provide our cost-effective, proven Cisco-based Ethernet Switch and Router technology for use in the important Knight Ryder program,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “The selection of our SWaP-optimized rugged subsystems will help deliver standardized ISR hardware configuration and operating software aboard small, payload-limited aircraft such as the Pilatus PC-12.” [Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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New Parvus DuraWORX 80-41 delivers 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor and Cisco 5915 router in a rugged and fanless SWaP-optimized LRU DSEI 2015, LONDON, UK (Stand S9-231) – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, will introduce its newest Parvus® DuraWORX® “all-in-one” mission computer and Cisco® IOS network router at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition, DSEI 2015 (Stand S9-231). The new quad-core 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 (Haswell)-based DuraWORX 80-41 is housed in a fanless and waterproof IP67 chassis. It boosts the multi-core processing and high definition graphics capabilities over the original 2nd gen Intel Core i7-based DuraWORX 10-10, while reducing weight and size by about 15%. The DuraWORX 80-41’s multi-function design not only lowers SWaP-C, but also eliminates the need for individual processing, switching, and network router subsystems, as well as the multiple power cables and power supplies those line replaceable units (LRU) require.

The DuraWORX 80-41 is one of the embedded COTS market’s first single unit subsystem solutions to combine high performance 4th gen Core i7- processing with a managed secure Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) in a single compact subsystem. This modular and scalable LRU is designed to deliver optimal performance in extended temperature, dust, water, humidity and high shock & vibration environments, as well as extreme EMI/EMC conditions. It is expected to meet or exceed qualification testing conditions under MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, DO-160G, MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-1275D, CE Mark, and other compliance standards. With a robust design and multi-function utility, the DuraWORX 80-41 can speed and simplify the integration of high performance tactical computing, IP networking (Layer 3 routing/Layer 2 switching), and situational awareness application capabilities for civil and aerospace/defense platforms - whether at sea, in the air or on the ground. [Continue reading →]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RECORDER 40 GBE DATA RECORDER CAPTURES >6 GB/S OF STREAMING DATA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) 2018, TAMPA, Fla. (Booth #1919) – May 21, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the industry’s first two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) digital data recorder designed to address the extremely high bandwidth data capture requirements of today’s most demanding ISR applications. The new High Speed Recorder 40 GbE (HSR40) is a SWaP-optimized digital data recorder that can capture UDP or TCP/IP data from two 40 GbE interfaces at sustained rates of over 6 GB/s. The challenge of capturing wire-rate data from today’s compute intensive ISR sensor platforms puts new meaning to the old metaphor “drinking from a firehose.” Some platforms have hundreds of cameras and other sensors generating data that needs to be captured and stored. What’s more, these critical sensor systems can’t be throttled in order for the recording system to catch up with the flow of data.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to bringing the most advanced, rugged digital data recorder solutions to our Military and Aerospace customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are proud to announce the industry’s highest performance two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet data recorder, the new HSR40, which delivers unprecedented data capture capability to deployed ISR applications. It breaks through data bottlenecks to record vast amounts of critical data at full wirespeed.”[Continue reading →]

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DEMOS FEATURE FACE-CONFORMANT FLITESCENE® DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE AND PRE-VALIDATED DO-254 SAFETY-CERTIFIABLE BOARD SETS FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, Nashville, Tenn. (Booth #1407) – April 25, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Corporation and Green Hills Software, will present two demonstrations of COTS-based, Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE)-conformant Airborne Digital Mapping Solutions at the 2018 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit. The demos will include both Intel® and Power Architecture® based rugged embedded solutions. These Digital Moving Map solutions simplify and speed the integration of situational awareness and high-performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

Both demonstrations, hosted at Curtiss-Wright’s booth (#1407), will feature Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software and Green Hills Software’s industry-leading INTEGRITY®-178 Time-Variant Unified Multi-Processing (tuMP™) real-time multicore operating system. One of the demos will run on Curtiss-Wright’s Power Architecture VPX3-152, a DO-254 DAL A safety-certifiable single board computer (SBC).[Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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New family of pre-integrated systems speeds the development, and reduces the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. ASHBURN, Va. – July 6, 2017 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced a new family of pre-integrated rugged mission management systems designed to lower the cost, speed the development, and reduce the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. Through the use of fully integrated and tested industry-leading COTS modules, these base systems are architected, pre-qualified and pre-verified to address the needs of specific mission requirements. By providing a proven pre-configured base solution, these systems deliver a significant “headstart” that significantly reduces the integrator’s development cycle and costs. Using one of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated hardware solution sets as their starting point, a system integrator can easily and quickly customize the base system by with application-specific software and/or expanding the base system with additional components to meet their application’s unique requirements. The first member of this innovative new family of pre-integrated solutions is designed for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. It will be followed by announcements for additional application-specific pre-integrated base systems designed for applications such as Radar, EO/IR, and Video/Display.

“More and more frequently, our customers are asking us to help them jumpstart their application specific system designs with cost-effective pre-integrated system architectures that quickly get them most of the way to completion of their development by using proven COTS elements,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Our new family of application-specific mission management systems hits the sweet spot for these designers, with ‘pre-rolled’ systems targeted for applications such as Software Defined Radio and Electronic Warfare. These high-TRL systems provide our customers with an easy to customize base system that delivers a head-start for faster deployment while lowering risk to program schedule and budget.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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Safety Certifiable 3U VPX Graphics Modules for Avionics ASHBURN, Va. – NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it has expanded its portfolio of DO-254/DO-178C safety certifiable COTS products with the introduction of two new rugged 3U VPX high performance graphics processor modules. Based on AMD’s latest embedded Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), the Radeon™ E8860, both of these multi-head graphics cards support the long lifecycle availability required for defense and aerospace programs. Through the use of a suite of CoreAVI® software drivers and supported by the embedded industry’s longest component supply program, availability for VPX3-717 and VPX3-719 module hardware and software is ensured for 15+ years. Designed for use in safety certifiable applications, these size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C)-optimized modules were developed to meet DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL A certification. DO-254 and DO-178C certification artifact kits, available from Curtiss-Wright, ease platform certification, speed time to market, and significantly reduce the cost and risk of developing safety certifiable electronics subsystems for commercial and military aviation platforms.

“We are very excited to announce these new safety certifiable rugged graphics cards,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “These SWaP optimized 3U VPX graphics engines enable system designers to speed the design of DO-254/DO-178B safety certifiable avionics systems, eliminating the high cost of custom solutions. Even better, they feature unmatched 15+ year availability for hardware and software, a true boon for long lifecycle aerospace and defense programs.”[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has optimized its new 3U OpenVPX(tm) CHAMP-XD1 and 6U CHAMP-XD2 DSP modules to use the Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor D-1500 Product Family. The modules, which are available now with 8-core versions of the processor, will also be available with 12 and 16-core versions of the processor, which Intel will make available in the first quarter of 2016.[Continue reading →]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RECORDER 40 GBE DATA RECORDER CAPTURES >6 GB/S OF STREAMING DATA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) 2018, TAMPA, Fla. (Booth #1919) – May 21, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the industry’s first two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) digital data recorder designed to address the extremely high bandwidth data capture requirements of today’s most demanding ISR applications. The new High Speed Recorder 40 GbE (HSR40) is a SWaP-optimized digital data recorder that can capture UDP or TCP/IP data from two 40 GbE interfaces at sustained rates of over 6 GB/s. The challenge of capturing wire-rate data from today’s compute intensive ISR sensor platforms puts new meaning to the old metaphor “drinking from a firehose.” Some platforms have hundreds of cameras and other sensors generating data that needs to be captured and stored. What’s more, these critical sensor systems can’t be throttled in order for the recording system to catch up with the flow of data.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to bringing the most advanced, rugged digital data recorder solutions to our Military and Aerospace customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are proud to announce the industry’s highest performance two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet data recorder, the new HSR40, which delivers unprecedented data capture capability to deployed ISR applications. It breaks through data bottlenecks to record vast amounts of critical data at full wirespeed.”[Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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New family of pre-integrated systems speeds the development, and reduces the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. ASHBURN, Va. – July 6, 2017 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced a new family of pre-integrated rugged mission management systems designed to lower the cost, speed the development, and reduce the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. Through the use of fully integrated and tested industry-leading COTS modules, these base systems are architected, pre-qualified and pre-verified to address the needs of specific mission requirements. By providing a proven pre-configured base solution, these systems deliver a significant “headstart” that significantly reduces the integrator’s development cycle and costs. Using one of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated hardware solution sets as their starting point, a system integrator can easily and quickly customize the base system by with application-specific software and/or expanding the base system with additional components to meet their application’s unique requirements. The first member of this innovative new family of pre-integrated solutions is designed for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. It will be followed by announcements for additional application-specific pre-integrated base systems designed for applications such as Radar, EO/IR, and Video/Display.

“More and more frequently, our customers are asking us to help them jumpstart their application specific system designs with cost-effective pre-integrated system architectures that quickly get them most of the way to completion of their development by using proven COTS elements,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Our new family of application-specific mission management systems hits the sweet spot for these designers, with ‘pre-rolled’ systems targeted for applications such as Software Defined Radio and Electronic Warfare. These high-TRL systems provide our customers with an easy to customize base system that delivers a head-start for faster deployment while lowering risk to program schedule and budget.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has optimized its new 3U OpenVPX(tm) CHAMP-XD1 and 6U CHAMP-XD2 DSP modules to use the Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor D-1500 Product Family. The modules, which are available now with 8-core versions of the processor, will also be available with 12 and 16-core versions of the processor, which Intel will make available in the first quarter of 2016.[Continue reading →]

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HARRIS FLITESCENE DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE/BOARD-SETS ARE PRE-VALIDATED FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Systems, has introduced the new FliteScene® Digital Mapping Solution, its latest pre-validated, pre-tested System Ready Application (SRA). The new SRA combines Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software with a range of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated rugged single board computer (SBC) and high performance GPU-based display graphics controller board sets. The resulting SRAs, which are marketed and supported by Curtiss-Wright, provide avionics system integrators with an open architecture COTS-based digital moving map solution for embedded avionics systems that significantly reduces their design risk and time to deployment. The pre-validation and integration, provided by Curtiss-Wright, comes at no additional cost to the customer. Using the FliteScene SRA eases and speeds the integration of situational awareness and high performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

The FliteScene SRA is proven and field qualified. Already deployed on several demanding rotary wing aircraft applications, this pre-integrated digital moving map solution has successfully demonstrated the ease of integration and high reliability of the combined Harris software & Curtiss-Wright hardware solution. [Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Selected by Raytheon Company to Provide Electro-Mechanical Drive for M60 and Challenger 1 Upgrades EUROSATORY 2016 (Booth #HALL 5A, Stand J761), PARIS, FRANCE – June 13-17, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Drive Technology business unit, a leading supplier of rugged, high reliability modular electro-mechanical aiming and stabilization solutions, located in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, has teamed with Raytheon Company to provide its cost-effective upgrade solution for modernizing the turret drive and stabilization system on M60 and Challenger 1 main battle tanks (MBT). Curtiss-Wright’s Electric Gun Turret Drive Upgrade Kit replaces older, less accurate hydraulic and hybrid-based turret stabilization systems on the M60 and Challenger 1 with a state-of-the art full electro-mechanical drive. The system provides for a lighter and safer turret that is able to rotate faster and accurately fire while the tank is on the move. Curtiss-Wright has delivered the Electric Gun Turret Drive Upgrade Kit to Raytheon Company, and supported its integration into both the M60 and CHALLENGER 1, resulting in successful live fire testing of the upgraded tanks.

“We are very proud to team with Raytheon Company to upgrade M60 and Challenger 1 main battle tanks with a modern electro-mechanical turret drive system that provides a quick, cost-effective solution for significantly boosting the performance of these older hydraulic and hybrid turret drive systems, enabling them to competitively meet the threat posed by newer and far more costly contemporary platforms,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are working together with Raytheon Company to provide our Electric Gun Turret Drive Upgrade Kit, which can help ensure that thousands of main battle tanks, currently in use around the world, continue to be vital and effective for years to come.”[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has optimized its new 3U OpenVPX(tm) CHAMP-XD1 and 6U CHAMP-XD2 DSP modules to use the Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor D-1500 Product Family. The modules, which are available now with 8-core versions of the processor, will also be available with 12 and 16-core versions of the processor, which Intel will make available in the first quarter of 2016.[Continue reading →]

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NEW VPX3-687 3U SWITCH MODULE DELIVERS 10X FASTER ETHERNET COMPARED TO EARLIER 1 GBE DESIGNS AUSA 2015, WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 12, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the industry’s highest density, fastest throughput 3U form factor Ethernet switch module. The new VPX3-687 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch module is designed to address the increasing demand for 10 and 40 GbE data transfers in embedded systems. Earlier 3U OpenVPX™ Ethernet switch cards were typically limited to 2-4 ports of 10 GbE, and were only able to interconnect a couple of switches or modules. In comparison, with its 320 Gbps of line-rate switching, the fully managed multi-layer VPX3-687 provides support for up to 32 ports of 10 GbE (or 8 ports of 40 GbE) in a single 3U slot. This increased performance raises the level of Ethernet connectivity to that previously available only in 6U systems and results in significant Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) reduction. Validated for deployment in the harshest environments, the rugged VPX3-687 is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled formats.

“Our customers are increasingly turning to 10 Gigabit Ethernet to achieve levels of performance in 3U VPX systems previously only obtainable from larger and hotter 6U designs,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We continue to expand our family of 10/40 GbE-enabled products to provide our system designers with powerful and flexible building blocks, like our new VPX3-687 module, that enable a new level of performance in SWaP-optimized small form-factor embedded systems.”[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Launches New Era of ARM Processor-Based Computing for Defense & Aerospace AUVSI (Booth #653), ORLANDO, Fla. – May 13-15, 2014 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the first member of its new family of rugged ARM®-based COTS processing modules, the VPX3-1701, a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on a CPU that features dual 1 GHz ARM processors. This cost-effective, low-power small form factor SBC is rated at less than 15W maximum power dissipation. Curtiss-Wright’s ARM-based SBCs are the industry’s first VPX architecture processing modules to harness the affordability and low power advantages of the ARM architecture. They provide unmatched performance-per-Watt without compromising full-featured connectivity and I/O options. The VPX3-1701 delivers the benefits of ARM technology to system designers today while providing a path to technology insertion with pin compatible, higher performance Curtiss-Wright ARM SBCs to follow.

The VPX3-1701’s integral high-speed backplane and XMC connectivity enable multi-GB/s data flows from board-to-board through the backplane interface and from the backplane to its on-board XMC site to support the acquisition, processing, and distribution of sensor data for demanding C4ISR applications such as video, radar, and sonar data processing.[Continue reading →]

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VRD1 VIDEO RECORDING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM NOW ALSO FUNCTIONS AS A NETWORK FILE SERVER TO SUPPORT NETWORK ACCESS, REDUCE COST AND COMPONENT COUNT EUROSATORY 2016 (Booth #HALL 5A, Stand J761), PARIS, FRANCE – June 13-17, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its industry-leading VRD1 rugged video management system (VMS) has been enhanced with the addition of network attached storage (NAS) capability, significantly expanding its utility in demanding aerospace, defense, and law enforcement ISR applications. Designed to speed and simplify the integration of high definition (HD) video management on airborne and ground platforms, the VRD1 uniquely delivers integrated format conversion, compression, scaling, switching, recording and network distribution of many video types in a single compact rugged unit. Now also able to function as network attached storage (NAS) or as a network file server (NFS), the VRD1 spans both video-centric and network-centric systems. It enables Ethernet-based network clients to remotely access files stored on the VRD1, using standard networking protocols (such as NFS, CIFS, FTP or HTTP). With its ability to now serve boot files to any network client, this innovative VMS significantly reduces size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) by eliminating the need for additional memory storage in each network client. The VRD1 is ideal for use in demanding deployed applications, such as Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that require multiple displays and cameras, such as FLIR and Wescam turret-mounted camera systems, and deployed Ethernet-based systems whose network clients require access to NAS.

“The addition of NAS functionality to our popular VRD1 video management system further extends our leadership and commitment to providing the industry’s most innovative and high performance solutions for demanding video-centric and network-centric applications,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. ”Customers continue to seek more video functionality, yet seek to reduce SWaP. VRD1 meets these needs with a powerful networked VMS that combines multiple functions in a single unit and eliminates the need for individual storage devices across the platform.”[Continue reading →]

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