The Connected Battlefield Blog

Abaco Systems helps military and aerospace organizations minimize program risk and bring programs in on time and on budget. Our integrated, rugged systems solutions are based on a product range that includes single board computers, high performance embedded computing (HPEC), digital signal processing, GPGPU, image processing, sensor processing and avionics. We ally to those products our understanding of applications including ISR, EW, SIGINT, radar, sonar and 360 degree situational awareness. Our customers know that Abaco System brings industry-leading expertise and experience, together with broad and deep customer support.



Taking legacy products into the future

In 2010, high-definition televisions were becoming quite prominent. With them came the high-definition media input, or HDMI cable, providing better audio and video quality. New technology makes it tempting to ignore the legacy technology and say “Out with the old, in with the new!” – but it’s not a great idea. The market needs time to adjust and convert from the legacy to the new, and manufacturers must build that bridge to allow that adjustment...



There’s not always a right answer

A little over two weeks ago I was out of the office attending the first induction week of my Executive MBA at Warwick University. After two days of shaking hands (and washing them) while making introductions with other members of the course cohort and some of our lecturers, it was time for four days of lectures, debates and working on a group presentation. This first module was about how organizations, teams and individuals’ coordinate and are...


Coronavirus update

Amidst the current state of uncertainty related to the Coronavirus (COVID19), please be assured that Abaco is ready to meet your needs. We have implemented steps to ensure continued business operations and protect the safety of our customers, employees, and their families, as well as, any visitors to our office. Our commitment to our customers We remain devoted to providing the superior service and support that you have come to expect of our...


A silver lining?

Current guidelines around the world in response to the Corona virus suggest we work from home if possible. Will that mean that many more of us never go into the office again?


Abaco’s SBC3511 is awarded Best in Show by Military Embedded Systems

Not only did we have some valuable meetings at the show - we also picked up an award.


Abaco Systems opens new headquarters at Redstone Gateway

On March 18, we officially open our new HQ. It's a good time to look forward - and a good time to look back over how far we've come.


A profound but quiet software revolution

When Michael discovered deep learning in 2016, he realized the most amazing software revolution of his life was starting.


In Tel Aviv for the Military and Aviation Exhibition

Our worldwide network of partners is an invaluable asset to us. This week, we've been with AVDOR in Israel.


Benchmark demonstrates remarkable reduction in glass-to-glass latency using GPUDirect / RDMA

Latency is the enemy of fast response in electronic warfare applications. In this benchmark, we describe how it can be substantially reduced.


GTRI: a great response to our CMOSS efforts

It's no overstatement to say that the recent event at GTRI was a huge success for us, as we were able to provide a real, live demonstration to the Army of what our CMOSS-aligned SBC3511 can do.


Bringing the past into the future

Once again, product manager Stuart Heptonstall finds inspiration from the music of his youth to ponder how far we've come - and what that means for what our customers need from us.


A universal truth?

A quarter of a century ago, the military embedded computing landscape changed forever. 25 years later, the same questions are still being asked in a range of situations – and they still get the same answer.


Never assume

In the latest of his posts on sales technique, Ian McMurray recalls a lesson he learned many years ago about how wide-eyed innocence can stand a salesperson in good stead.


Improving glass-to-glass latency

Reducing the latency between capturing an image and delivering it to the user is critical in battlefield applications. Here, we suggest an approach to how it can be minimized.


2019: six of the best

​Here are six of the past 12 months' blog posts you shouldn't have missed. The Connected Battlefield will be back online in early January. In the meantime: Happy Holidays!