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Rubin Dhillon

Rubin has spent over 20 years in the embedded computing world, in roles ranging from support to sales to product management and even garbage collector. He experienced the huge growth (and crash) of the telecom industry, and he's spent time dabbling in medical, industrial, transportation and military applications. Rubin figured he has so many stories to tell, he should get into marketing and so he is now our VP of Marketing. Connect with Rubin on LinkedIn and he'll explain the "garbage collector" story…

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Cześć z Warszawy w Polsce (or "Hello from Warsaw, Poland")

Today finds us at Electronic Warfare 2018 in Warsaw, Poland where military, government agencies and industry organizations are meeting to discuss the future of battlefield technology.

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Supporting Our Warfighters

We’re committed to keeping our warfighters safe and effective with our embedded computing systems—and our ongoing support of the Blue Angels Foundation.

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Abaco Systems

Building an Abaco to Be Proud Of

It’s been just over a year since Abaco Systems entered the marketplace. We’re proud of the value we’ve generated for our customers so far—and we’re looking forward to even greater advancements on the horizon.

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Birthday

It's Our First Birthday!

Abaco was born one year ago with a mission to innovate and enable our customers to succeed…and we're not slowing down anytime soon.

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Innovation

Innovation? Sure—But What Does It Really Mean?

For us, innovation isn't just defined by the products we create—it's defined by the benefits we provide for our customers, and the significantly improved outcomes they achieve.

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Warfighters

Supporting Our Warfighters

We were having a conversation the other day about the nature of Abaco’s business. We realized that, over the past few months, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about what we do. We’ve spent a similar amount of time talking about how we do it. But: had we worked out why we do what we do? It turned out that, implicitly, we had done that. We just hadn’t articulated it. We’re in the business of supporting our warfighters. Which made it a natural for...

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Electronic Board

We Can Make It for You

If you’re a regular visitor to our web site, you may have noticed an important change. We now have a whole section dedicated to Abaco Manufacturing Services (AMS). But just because it’s just appeared doesn’t mean that this is a new venture for us. You won’t be surprised to hear that, given the nature of our business and the markets/customers we serve, we’ve developed world class manufacturing capabilities—particularly when it comes to the...

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Innovation, Leadership and Change: A Busy Start for Abaco Systems

2016: And we're off! As most of our readers probably know, GE closed the deal to sell off its embedded business toward the end of November 2015—and so began Abaco Systems. Being the end of the year, with the holidays looming, we had to jump through a few hoops to get us ready for 2016...and now we are here. It has been a busy start for our new company. I thought I'd share a summary of what we have been up to so far… The marketing team is working...

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Hiring

Come and Join Us!

By now, you’re hopefully aware that Abaco Systems (the business formed when GE spun out its embedded computing organization) was successfully launched last month—and we’ve hit the ground running. You can almost touch the excitement around the place as we make our plans. Hopefully also, you’ll have seen how we characterize our business—that our commitment to innovation in our products and to delivering on our promises will see our customers...

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Towcester Abaco Systems

Day 1: Our People Who Put Your People First

Monday, December 7, was Day 1 for us here at Abaco Systems and we couldn’t have been more excited. Bernie Anger, our CEO, flew into the UK to talk to the team in Towcester (pictured above), and our worldwide team—from Bangalore, India to Goleta, California; from Edinburgh, Scotland to Huntsville, Alabama; and from Towcester and Milton Keynes in England to Billerica, Massachusetts—celebrated our first day each in their own way. At Foundation...

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Going Forward

Going Forward

You’ve almost certainly heard by now that Veritas Capital is to acquire GE’s embedded computing business—and you’ve almost certainly wondered why we haven’t addressed that particular elephant in the room on the Connected Battlefield. There are two reasons for that. First: the fat lady hasn’t yet sung. While we have every expectation that the acquisition will complete, until such time as it does, we are still part of GE. And the second? The...

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Blue Angels Air Show

Supporting Our Veterans...and the Culture of Excellence

I wrote a post earlier this year about GE’s support for military veterans. We view the veteran population as a highly skilled and disciplined talent pool of natural leaders, and our GE Veterans network works with this community seeking to employ new business leaders for our company. In addition to recruitment, GE is a proud sponsor of various causes that support the men and women of our armed forces. For example, during the week of May 18—...

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Lunar Lander

GE Rugged and COTS: It's a Win-Win

I recently participated in an Open Systems Media e-cast entitled "Where is COTS technology today?" hosted by John McHale. If you missed it, you can check out the recording here . It touched on the questions we often hear from customers: Has COTS really delivered... Lower costs? Reduced deployment times? Simplified testing? Easier integration? Increases in innovation? Reliability and quality? And, perhaps most importantly: ...lower costs? There...

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Welcome to IDEF 2015 in Istanbul

…or Constantinople, as I keep wanting to call it. I’ve learned so much and read so much about this place, but never visited. Istanbul, as many know, is a unique city as it straddles two continents—both Asia and Europe—and that’s what’s made it such a hot spot for trade. And, since the city for many years represented the gateway for people of two major religions—Christianity and Islam—it has a storied military past. It’s perhaps fitting, then,...

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GTC15: Bangs and Deep Learning

The GPU Technology Conference has begun with a BANG—a "Big Bang," as NVIDIA's cofounder Jen-Hsun Huang told a packed audience at the opening day keynote. And this year's theme is all about using NVIDIA's GPU silicon for what they call "deep learning"—something I knew very little about until today. It turns out that deep learning is pretty cool and is all about teaching computers to see and think, enabling everything from image recognition (think...

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Brilliant Machine

Brains Meet Brawn: Embedded Strength in Brilliant Machines

Since his recent peek into the industrial sector, which left him pleasantly surprised, regular Connected Battlefield contributor Rubin Dhillon has been drawing connections between several burgeoning areas in the era of the Industrial Internet. Here he shares yet more insight from his unique perspective. Have you seen GE’s series of “Brilliant Machines” commercials that ran a little while back? You know the ones that feature KITT (Knight Rider),...

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Supporting Our Veterans: It’s Personal

GE is respected worldwide for the quality of its business leaders. In fact, Aon Hewitt, the global human resources and consulting company, ranked GE first on its annual Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders list . We are a little obsessed with this whole leadership thing. It’s ingrained in the very DNA of the company: we seek to find the best talent, to nurture and develop the world’s best leaders. There is another “organization” out there...

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Blue Angels

Supporting Our Veterans: It's Personal

GE is respected worldwide for the quality of its business leaders. In fact, Aon Hewitt, the global human resources and consulting company, ranked GE first on its annual Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders list . We are a little obsessed with this whole leadership thing. It’s ingrained in the very DNA of the company: we seek to find the best talent, to nurture and develop the world’s best leaders. There is another “organization” out there...

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The Industrial Sector: Not So Boring Anymore

One of the best things about working for GE is the opportunity not only for career advancement, but for complete career change. GE does so many things, you could literally spend a lifetime hopping around the business taking on a variety of roles and working in a range of industries. I've spent my GE career working on embedded technologies in our Intelligent Platforms business. Over the years, I've had a number of opportunities to work on our...

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The Little Robot That Could

Our friends from Military & Aerospace Electronics recently visited our resident robot-geek Dustin Franklin at our AUSA booth to talk about how GE is using gaming technology in military applications. Contrary to the rumors floating around at the show (probably started by Dustin himself) GE's Intelligent Platforms business is not in the robot business and we did have to disappoint some potential customers who wanted to buy one as a Christmas...

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