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A Robot Race on the Moon? At Least One Company Is All In

The space exploration company Astrobotic wants to be your robot’s cheap ticket to the moon. The aerospace innovator is planning to start flying missions there in summer 2016. Its lander-in-development, called Griffin, will have enough room on board to take four robotic rovers and scientific instruments to the lunar surface. On the way, it could also drop off a satellite in the moon’s orbit. Astrobotic is competing with 17 other teams to win the...

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Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high performance embedded computing

Military & Aerospace Electronics, October 20, 2014 What can happen when system designers apply digital high-end gaming technology military embedded computing? The answer is a lot, as technologies such as general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs) - designed originally for gamers - yield space and power-efficient parallel processing capability. Military & Aerospace Electronics Chief Editor John Keller talked with Dustin Franklin of GE...

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What the Industrial Internet Means Now

Talk of Internet of Things / Industrial Internet / Connected Enterprise is growing. Consumer applications are partly to blame. Wearables for health and fitness and home automation are major consumer applications attracting attention and investment dollars. The industrial case dates from at least 1999 when the cellular carriers were looking for new markets to sell data transmission (not foreseeing the smartphone boom). There was something called...

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GE Announces First Sub-Credit Card-Sized Multi-Function High Definition (HD) Video Tracker
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GE Announces First Sub-Credit Card-Sized Multi-Function High Definition (HD) Video Tracker

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— OCTOBER 13, 2014—GE’s Intelligent Platforms business today announced at AUSA (October 13-15, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC) the rugged ADEPT4000 compact high definition digital video tracker with electronic image processing. It is the first HD digital video tracker with the capability to perform tracking, image stabilization and video compression simultaneously in a cost-effective...

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GE Receives Order from BAE Systems for 3U VPX Rugged Systems That Deliver High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Capability

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—October 13, 2014—GE’s Intelligent Platforms business (NYSE: GE) today announced at AUSA (October 13-15, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC) that it had received a $2.6 million order from BAE Systems Platforms and Services for a quantity of its latest generation 3U VPX COTS Rugged Systems that deliver an advanced HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing) capability. The COTS Rugged Systems...

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Stepping up to the ISR Challenge with PCI Express

EE Catalog - September, 2014 By: David Tetely and Simon Furlong, GE Intelligent Platforms High speed serial switched fabrics such as InfiniBand and Serial RapidIO have garnered significant attention in recent years—to the point where it’s become easy to think of PCI Express as "just for consumer PCs." In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Implemented appropriately, it delivers numerous advantages. In fact, it is now...

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What Industries are the First to Introduce Wearables at Work?

Among the first business-focussed applications to be released into the wearable marketplace was developed by Alpine Metrics in partnership with Salesforce. The free Intelligence Forecasting application alerts salespeople of trends and information to help them make better decisions in real time. “The adoption of technology like Alpine Metrics', that are really aimed at doing some kind of analytics behind the scenes--so that it's only...

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Get Connected! GE’s Equipment Insight Solution Enables New Industrial Internet Service Offering

GE Predictivity™ solution from GE’s Intelligent Platforms business makes it easy to provide Industrial Internet Services with rapid technical decision support for process equipment Actionable information, troubleshooting and support help keep controls and rotating equipment packages running smoothly with minimal downtime GE makes the Industrial Internet real with OEM solutions for improved machine performance and enhanced customer...

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Plant HMI Goes Millenial

The new automation plant is getting revamped for the emerging generation of engineers who are savvy with consumer interfaces and expect the plant to operate with 21st Century multi-touch screens. For about a decade, plants have been running on interfaces from the last century, out of touch with young engineers adept at advanced tools on their smartphones and tablets. The advanced automation plant is responding to the needs of the Millennial...

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Get Connected! FacilityConneX Provides Predictive Facilities Management in the Cloud Anytime, Anywhere

Powered by Equipment Insight from GE Predictivity TM , this Industrial Internet-enabled system features Predictive Facilities Management™ capabilities Real-time mobile access to critical data helps users monitor the health of assets to make operations more efficient and help facilities managers lower energy costs Another solution that makes the Industrial Internet real for customers CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA and PLYMOUTH, MA — SEPTEMBER 22...

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The Cutting Edge of Thermal Management

By: Brian Hoden, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Embedded Engineering at GE Intelligent Platform Military Embedded Systems, September 2014 Issue The biggest challenge for system integrators today is thermal management. With access to the latest-generation processors, GPUs, and switch fabrics, system integrators must find creative ways to remove the heat created by this vast computing power. These thermal challenges call for innovative thermal...

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GE Blends Industrial Internet with Consumer Tech for the Factory Floor

GE Intelligent Platforms’ QuickPanel operator interface (OI) for the Industrial Internet hopes to bring consumer technology to the factory floor by featuring multi-touch technology, providing the same pinch-to-zoom functionality as today’s popular consumer touchscreen devices. Multi-touch and swipe viewing are a worldwide standard in consumer digital interfaces, so viewing system-wide details even on a 7″ display is simple with the new...

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GE Adds MultiTouch to QuickPanel+ HMIs

GE Intelligent Platforms added multi-touch technology to the QuickPanel+ operator interface. Multi-touch and swipe viewing are a worldwide standard in consumer digital interfaces, so viewing system-wide details even on a 7” display is simple with the new QuickPanel+ multi-touch functionality. Double-tapping or pinching enables the interface to be enlarged to up to 400% of its original size. Navigation between interactive schematics can be...

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GE’s Operator Interface Solutions for the Industrial Internet Bring Consumer Technology to the Factory Floor

New Multi-Touch technology makes QuickPanel +™ operation easier, more intuitive with the same functionality as today’s popular consumer touchscreen devices; interface can be enlarged up to 400% of original size Integrates process control, view and an embedded data historian to allow interaction with data in industrial environments Intuitive nature empowers employees to be more effective and efficient, even with gloves on...

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GE Software Enables Cincinnati's Sewer District to Reduce Overflows

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that the City of Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District has standardized its Proficy® Software platform for optimizing its wet weather facilities, equipment, and operations. Proficy solutions will assist the city’s management in bringing together disparate pieces of information about their wastewater system from remote locations to provide a system-wide view of what’s really...

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