Mix-and-Match Computing Solutions Provide Compatibility and Flexibility on the Battlefield

General Dynamics Canada’s PE8000 embedded computers and SD8000 smart displays allow armed forces to equip vehicles with fully compatible computing solutions regardless of display requirements, saving space, weight and power over conventional architectures.

“Differing vehicle requirements and user functions often translate into mismatched and incompatible computers and displays aboard fleets of combat vehicles on the battlefield,” explains David Ibbetson, vice president, General Dynamics C4 Systems – International. “Customers gain flexibility by choosing General Dynamics’ fully compatible product family with a common core solution, which reduces cross-platform integration, support and obsolescence requirements and provides for future growth and configuration options.”

The PE and SD8000 family of embedded computing and smart displays equipped with quad-core 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors are naturally convection-cooled to meet rigorous military standards. Additional key features include multiple video and audio input channels, streaming and snapshot video capture, multiple vehicle-bus interfaces, wireless communications, VoIP capabilities, embedded Ground-based GPS Receiver Application Module (GB-GRAM), multiple I/O ports and a solid-state hard drive. General Dynamics has also integrated Intel® virtualization technology to enable the use of Multiple Independent Levels of Security/Safety (MILS), a high-assurance security architecture for controlled information.

The PE8000 embedded computers and SD8000 smart displays were developed for ground combat vehicles used in harsh military environments. Their enhanced product features provide a flexible platform that adapts to changing mission dynamics while supporting interoperability and future technology enhancements.

General Dynamics’ family of rugged computing and smart displays are installed on a variety U.S. Army ground combat platforms including the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP), Stryker and Bradley vehicles. With a significant savings in weight, space and power over conventional architectures, General Dynamics’ computing solutions provide increased affordability and easy integration into vehicle command, control, communications, computing and intelligence (C4I) sub-systems.

Source: General Dynamics Corporation


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