IVD2015 & IVD2010 - Military Embedded Systems Editor's Choice October 2012

"Vetronics displays help with incremental upgrade path" by John McHale and Sharon Hess, Military Embedded Systems

IVD2015 & IVD2010 - Military Embedded Systems Editor's Choice October 2012

GE Intelligent Platforms IVD2010 and IVD2015 intelligent vehicle display products were chosen for an Editor's Choice award by Military Embedded Systems magazine for October 2012.

Sometimes taking a huge leap forward in military technologies isn’t reality – technologically or budget-wise – whereas incremental upgrades are often the name of the game. Case(s) in point: GE’s IVD2010 and IVD2015 rugged intelligent displays, which provide an incremental, low-risk upgrade avenue for vetronics platforms. Designed for the tough environments that ground combat vehicles such as tanks occupy, these rugged displays are suited to gunner and commander display consoles, terrain visualization, 360-degree situational awareness, and embedded training. Boasting a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL), the displays are self-contained and COTS based, to minimize program risks and yield shorter time to deployment.

IVD2015 has a 15" screen, while the IVD2010 has a 10.4" screen, both at 1024x768 resolution. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2.26 GHz and an NVIDIA GT 240 GPU (96 cores), the displays provide symbology and picture-in-picture overlay, meshing several videos into one panorama. Other notables are the displays’ sunlight readability via LED illumination, also making the displays compatible with MIL-STD-3009 Night Vision Imaging System NVIS requirements. Toughened glass lends its high quality, and a multitouch resistive touchscreen makes the displays user friendly. Options include MIL-STD-1553 or CANbus/MilCAN interfaces.

Military Embedded Systems magazine. Copyright OpenSystems Media, 2012. All rights reserved; used with permission.