Who we are

Abaco Systems delivers high performance rugged embedded computing solutions, based on industry standards and open architectures, to mission-critical applications in defense, aerospace and industry around the world. Previously known as GE Intelligent Platforms, we were spun out of GE in December 2015 and now operate as a standalone company.

About Us


We aspire to be your COTS rugged embedded computing partner of choice.


To support you developing best in class solutions with minimal risk and cost.


We are responsive, flexible, innovative – and always with unyielding integrity.


We have 700 highly skilled people – and 30 years of industry experience.


Customers are at the heart of everything we do. Your success is our success.


We excel at rugged to deliver the most reliable, durable solutions you can get.

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We have the broadest range of COTS rugged embedded computing products in the industry – from data capture to information delivery – enabling our customers to create entire systems from a single source.



Graphics & Video


I/O & Storage


Network Communications


Sensor & Image Processing


Rugged Systems & Solutions


Single Board



All of our products share three characteristics.


We have long been a pioneer in creating rugged systems capable of withstanding extremes of shock, vibration, temperature and moisture/contaminant ingress. No other company has more extensive expertise or experience in designing solutions for the most challenging environments.

Open standards

Abaco Systems has offered solutions based on industry standards and technologies for decades – often adapted from those found in the world’s largest commercial data centers. They deliver to our customers uncompromising price/performance, flexibility, interoperability and cost of ownership.

Minimal SWaP

Our customers continually need to do more with less: more processing capability, but in smaller, lighter weight packages that consume less power (SWaP). We’ve responded with innovative technologies and solutions that can deliver GigaFLOPS of performance in the most constrained environments.

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Service & Support

We bring 30+ years of experience to the flexible, responsive support of our customers, backed by robust, repeatable processes. Through every day of your program, our focus is on ensuring your success.

Initial Engagement

Our team of highly experienced application engineers (AEs) are experts in their field, and work with you to identify the optimum solution. AEs, and our customers, in turn are supported by our two centers of excellence – for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) and networking.


Through the life a program, regular technology refreshes/system upgrades are commonplace. In response, we have always featured designed-in ease of upgrade, providing a highly cost-effective path over the multi-year lifetime of the typical program, allowing you to add performance and functionality - at minimum cost.


Rapidly changing technology means that, at some point, products will become end of life. To help you mitigate the impact of obsolescence, our industry-leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) program provides flexible strategies to ensure that products are available as long as you need them.

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We deliver mission-critical rugged embedded computing systems to defense, aerospace and industrial applications when failure is not an option.


Where the going gets tough – and then tougher.


On the surface and below the waves.


Fixed and rotary wing, manned and unmanned, military and commercial.


The ultimate test of our experience in rugged.


Transportation, energy exploration – and much more.

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Abaco Systems Careers

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Latest News

Recent Connected Battlefield Posts

August 24, 2016
Relocating our HPEC Innovation Center was a big challenge, but thankfully someone with years of experience helped us through it—which is just what we do every day for our customers.
August 17, 2016
Given the lifetime of most programs and reliance on commercial technology, obsolescence is inevitable in our industry—but we have the experience to overcome it.
August 10, 2016
Being a start-up with 30 years' experience in our industry is quite the balancing act—but as Abaco CEO Bernie Anger reminds us, it's a great position to be in.
August 3, 2016
Everyone in corporate life, at some point, has to make a presentation. And the most important thing to remember when building PowerPoint slides is that simpler is better. Find out why your sales presentation motto should be "short, sweet and simple."
July 27, 2016
Today, the military adopts commercial technology at a quicker pace than ever—and we're making sure we stay ahead of the game in the embedded computing space.
July 20, 2016
We were honored to present the Silverstone UTC Ambassador for Young Women in Engineering Award—and we're encouraged to see more and more young women interested in the profession.
July 12, 2016
Even though the Farnborough International Airshow got off to a stormy start, it's clear the industry is flourishing. Abaco Systems was proudly in attendance at the FIA to show how we're pushing the limits of avionics technology.
July 6, 2016
You may be surprised by how often sales qualification is done inadequately. Here's why—and what you can do about it.
June 29, 2016
We're taking on new recruits at our Networking Center of Excellence! Engineers will learn how Ethernet switches are used in the military and aerospace market and come up with solutions to give us a competitive advantage.
June 22, 2016
Adding visualization to embedded applications has been difficult for decades—but we've made it easy. Michael Both describes how DataView, part of our AXIS development tool suite, breaks down traditional barriers of GUI packages and adds visualization to embedded applications faster than ever.
June 15, 2016
Bernie Anger reflects on the first 6 months of Abaco Systems.
June 8, 2016
Customers regularly ask me why aircraft still use MIL-STD-1553 for their communications infrastructure, rather than a significantly more modern technology...
June 1, 2016
We were having a conversation the other day about the nature of Abaco’s business. We realized that, over the past...
May 26, 2016
Yesterday and today, we’ve been at CANSEC—Canada’s global defense and security trade show—which has been taking place in Ottawa. This...
May 25, 2016
Quick question: What weighed 30 tons, was 100 feet long, consumed 150 KW of power and cost $500,000? Answer: The...
May 18, 2016
If you’re a regular visitor to our web site, you may have noticed an important change. We now have a...
May 11, 2016
Here at the Westin Hotel, Huntsville, Alabama—close by our US headquarters—we’re into day two of the first ever Abaco Systems...
May 4, 2016
Duct tape, a vacuum, zip ties, business cards and drapes — necessary tools of the trade. If you’ve ever exhibited...
April 27, 2016
When designing a complex signal or image processing system, the choice of math libraries is probably pretty low on the...
April 25, 2016
Last week, the design team for the SBC347D single board computer received their award from Mentor Graphics ( originally announced...

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