Rugged computer released by Barco for Army applications

WASHINGTON, 29 Oct. 2010. Barco launched their DPM-3 rugged computing solution, together with its MR series for audio and video recording at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting exhibition in Washington. Barco's DPM-3 computer and MR mission recorders are MIL-qualified rugged devices.

Oct 29th, 2010

Posted by John McHale

WASHINGTON, 29 Oct. 2010. Barco launched their DPM-3 rugged computing solution, together with its MR series for audio and video recording at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting exhibition in Washington. Barco's DPM-3 computer and MR mission recorders are MIL-qualified rugged devices.

Barco's DPM-3 computer is used for on-the-move operations and in space-constrained areas of the utility vehicle, helicopter, or ground army vehicle. The compact DPM-3 computer and the MR mission recorder series are enhancements of previous rugged solutions already usedin military applications.

The computer is based on older, larger Barco devices, says Ron Farine, vice president of sales for Barco Federal Systems in Duluth, Ga. The small form factor meets the Army's trend toward lower size, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) he adds.

The DPM-3 is designed with an open architecture to easily connect to a multiple sensors. The rugged computer features advanced video processing -- including image fusion, image warping, and motion detection -- and offers high resolution video streaming functionality for improved situational awareness.

Barco's MR-100-E for naval applications and MR-200-E for land-based and airborne applications are stand-alone recorders which offer functionality to capture, archive, retrieve, and manage various types of audio and video data.

"Recording has become essential to many critical applications and mission requirements," say Patrick Sauvaget and Johan Devos, Barco product managers. "It can be used for military mission debriefing, incident investigation, and system training."

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