– Computer manufacturer provides advanced video exploitation solution to ISR applications –
SAN DIEGO – July 31, 2013 – Z Microsystems, a leading developer and manufacturer of MISSION-READY computing and display solutions, announced today that is has released a new computing system that delivers advanced video capture, compression and encoding/decoding capabilities. The New ZX2-VCES (Video Capture and Encoding Solution) is specially designed for high performance video exploitation in harsh deployed conditions.
Z Microsystems’ ZX2-VCES utilizes multiple GE® Intelligent Platforms XMC form factor video capture cards, each capable of capturing and encoding up to 4 high definition channels simultaneously, or up to 8 standard definition channels. Built on Z Microsystems longstanding commitment to providing rugged and reliable leading-edge technologies, the ZX2-VCES is engineered and tested to MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461 for temperature, shock, vibration, and EMI/EMC. This fully ruggedized and MISSION-READY video capture and encoding solution offers high-bandwidth encoding & decoding technology in a fully MIL-Spec computing platform to provide unique capabilities to ISR applications.
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Programs face unique challenges when deploying high-end video management and compression systems in harsh environments. Using state-of-the-art COTS technology available in the industry requires intensive amounts of processing power that conflicts with the limitations of ISR environments where size, weight and power (SWaP) are critical and constantly evaluated. “The ZX2-VCES solves a complex problem for the ISR community by providing a lightweight and fully rugged deployable system with performance PCI express cards,” says Jason Wade, the COO of Z Microsystems. “Our team has integrated the GE® ICS-8580 video capture cards in a fully MIL-qualified and efficient computing system; providing ISR Programs unparalleled video exploitation capabilities in a compact 2U footprint.”
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About Z Microsystems
For more than 27 years, Z Microsystems has been committed to supplying superior computing and display technology to the US military and defense system integrators. Today, Z Microsystems designs and manufactures mission-ready solutions for military, industrial, law enforcement and medical applications. The company’s ruggedized commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products include rugged flat panel displays, high-performance mission computers, robust storage systems, imaging systems and video management solutions.