CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 1 July 2011.Military displays
specialist Brimar Ltd. in Manchester, England, needed embedded computing
for an intelligent display driver that will provide situational awareness
information to crews of the British Army Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV). They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va. GE will provide the company's CR12 6U CompactPCIsingle board computers
to Brimar for an intelligent display driver that will provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) system that moves video information from Foxhound vehicle-mounted cameras to the crew of the light armored vehicle, GE officials say. The video system is part of the Foxhound electronic architecture, which is provided by the Thales Group of Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Brimar is manufacturing 200 Foxhound vehicles for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to meet an urgent need for patrol vehicles in Afghanistan. The vehicle is 7.5-ton armored combat vehicle based on the Ocelot vehicle, and is being developed by Force Protection Europe Ltd. in Leamington Spa, England, and Ricardo plc in Shoreham-by-Sea, England.
The GE CR12 single-board computer is a rugged 6U CompactPCI single board computer has the Intel Core i7-610E processor operating as fast as 2.53 GHz. The embedded computing board product has as much as 8 gigabytes of soldered DDR3 SDRAM with ECC, and supports two PCI Express PMCs or two x8 PCI Express XMCs. The board also has two front Gigabit Ethernet ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA, five USB ports, two DVI ports, three SATA ports, and two COM ports.
For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com, Brimar Ltd. at www.brimar-ltd.com, Thales Group at www.thalesgroup.com, Force Protection Europe at www.forceprotection.net, or Ricardo at www.ricardo.com/defence.