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End of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble for Some

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system. Associated Press

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Embedded Technologies Tackle Video Processing Challenges

By: Jeff Childs, Editor-in-Chief, COTS Journal With video now a critical centerpiece of situational awareness, embedded computing solutions are tasked for processing, distributing and displaying growing amounts of captured video information. A new crop of board- and box-levels solutions are feeding those needs. READ FULL ARTICLE and how Jeff talks about GE's ADEPT3100 rugged miniature automatic video tracking and image stablization solution.

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Improving Food Safety with Industrial Internet-Enabled Technologies

Imagine this scenario: You go to the market for a gallon of milk. You pick up a carton in the dairy aisle, and then log on to the Internet from your Smartphone to see which farm that gallon came from earlier that day. You see that this particular gallon came from Dolly’s Milk Farm, and you were just at Dolly’s last week with your kids for ice cream and it was delicious. So you buy that gallon of milk with full confidence that it, too...

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Windows XP: Old Platforms Die Hard, Security Risks Live On

Microsoft Corp. will stop providing updates to its Windows XP operating system after April 8, leaving holes in some computers running industrial systems as well as PCs at many government agencies. Despite the publicity generated by this deadline, more than 10% of computers used in government and corporations world-wide will still use the 12-year-old operating system. Wall Street Journal

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GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer Chosen by Agusta Westland to Enable Safer Search and Rescue Helicopter Missions

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—APRIL 1, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it had received orders from Agusta Westland of Italy for GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer. The MAGIC1 will be part of Agusta Westland’s OPLS (Obstacle Proximity LIDAR system) which the company will offer on helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR) deployment. Helicopters operating in SAR operations are often required to fly...

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VME and OpenVPX Stake Out Territory along the Continuum of Choices

COTS Journal - March 2014 Issue By: Michael Stern, Product Manager, GE Intelligent Platforms As OpenVPX strengthens its grip on new program designs, VME's legacy continues to hold a key position as a means for smooth technology upgrades of legacy systems. READ FULL ARTICLE

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GE Intelligent Platforms to Develop Solutions on NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor

GE Intelligent Platforms is to develop and manufacture rugged high performance embedded computing (HPEC) and graphics solutions based on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor. GE will be NVIDIA’s preferred provider of the new technology to serve applications in harsh environments, most notably to customers in the military/aerospace market. This is because the mobile processor features reductions in heat dissipation and weight. On Windows

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GE Brings Supercomputing Performance to Harsh Environments

HUNTSVILLE, AL—MARCH 26, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the CRS 48.5 High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Rugged Subsystem. A complete, integrated, pre-tested, ready-to-run subsystem enabling faster development/deployment at lower cost and risk, it uses the most advanced VITA 48.5 compliant air-flow through-cooling to allow the integration of up to eight quad core Intel® Core™ i7 processing nodes. This...

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GE Works with NVIDIA on Tegra K1-based, High Performance Embedded Computing Solution

SAN JOSE, CA.—GTC —MARCH 25, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) that it has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to bring products based on the NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 mobile processor to the embedded computing market. GE Intelligent Platforms will develop and manufacture rugged high performance embedded computing (HPEC) and graphics solutions based on Tegra...

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Future cooling concepts for HPEC programs

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems - March 2014 Issue In High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) data centers, more powerful processors - with their greater heat output - are routinely accommodated by simply turning the air conditioning up a notch. However, high performance computing has now moved out of a data center and into the embedded world where cooling is not such a simple...

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HMIs as Troubleshooting Tools

Imagine using video as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot one of your assembly lines. Here’s how it would work: A vision system would begin recording whenever an error occurs or a production process approaches a control limit. This scenario is not some far-off possibility. Manufacturers are already using it. Automation World...

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Statoil Selects GE Solution for Upstream Software and Services

GE Intelligent Platforms announces that Statoil has chosen GE’s Proficy® SmartSignal predictive-diagnostic software and services from GE’s Industrial Performance & Reliability Centre (Industrial-PRC) to improve the uptime and increase the reliability of heavy rotating equipment such as gas turbines, generators and compressors. Energy Global...

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Statoil Selects GE's Predictive-Diagnostic Software for Offshore Fleet

Norwegian oil and gas operator Statoil has chosen GE's Proficy SmartSignal predictive-diagnostic software and services in a bid to improve the uptime and reliability of heavy rotating equipment such as gas turbines, generators and compressors. Offshore Technology

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Software Enables Faster, More Cost-Effective Development of Sophisticated Multiprocessor HPEC Applications

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—FEBRUARY 18, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced an upgrade to its AXIS – Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment. AXIS 6.0 provides support for the latest fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 (“Haswell”) processors as well as for the most recent multicore processors from Freescale™ and NVIDIA®. AXISPro also now supports Open MPI, providing...

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Manufacturing Software Optimizes Quality and Responsiveness

Largest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf embraces predictive analytics for condition monitoring of heavy rotating equipment; comprehensive solution provides early warning of impending failure, and deep insight into overall equipment health. Automation World

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