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.

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At Purple Nectar 2017

Ross Newman was with our partner in the Netherlands, Arcobel, at Purple Rain 2017, to hear about the latest developments in C4I interoperability and situational awareness.

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Continuing Resolutions

Larry Schaffer discusses the impasse that regularly afflicts setting the US defense budget - but sees reasons to be hopeful.

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Demonstrations: the lost art

In the seventh of his occasional series on sales skills, Ian McMurray bemoans what seems to be the passing of the killer demo - the one that brings it all together, and makes the order inevitable.

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Bandwidth: the firehose problem

When you're being given more information than you can deal with, it's said to be like drinking from a fire hose. In this post. Haydn Nelson describes how that can be no less of a problem for bandwidth-intensive applications - and how the challenge can be addressed.

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Autonomous vehicles: coming soon to a road in the UK

The quest for autonomous vehicles is one shared by both the military and the commercial sector. Recently, Ross Newman checked out the latest developments in the UK, and found that the two industries have much in common.

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I/O: Diversity is the New Standard

Creating computing solutions that are easy to upgrade in a rapidly-changing application and technology environment sees us increasingly turn to making them modular, as Haydn Nelson explains.

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Notes from GTC Europe

GTC Europe is a must-attend event for anyone involved with NVIDIA technology, artificial intelligence and deep learning. This year, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang didn't disappoint a packed house as he outlined his company's vision of what the future might hold.

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Notes from a parallel universe II

In the second part of his post on what's going on in the world of processors, Peter Thompson brings us up to speed with the most recent news from Intel and looks at the growing popularity of the ARM architecture.

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AUTOTESTCON: Showing off our new toy

Trade shows provide a great opportunity to show what you can do - and when that includes a newly-announced product, they're even more valuable, as Bill Tilman explains.

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Not just innovation: efficient innovation!

As we announce the first two systems based on Abaco's uniquely innovative Lightning platform - the MCS1000 and GVC2000 - Phillip Henson muses on the parallels between his quest to balance the needs of his MBA studies on the one hand and being product manager for the Lightning platform on the other.

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DSEI: Abaco to the fore

At a major trade show, it's always very rewarding to see your own systems being demonstrated on other stands - especially in state of the art platforms - as Ross Newman reports from London.

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Give us your what – and we’ll show you our how

As a child I was a bit obstinate at times, and often resented the fact my parents would tell me how I was to do a task. I didn’t mind, let’s say, washing the car - but I wanted the flexibility to figure exactly how best to do that on my own. Historically, those of our customers looking to develop advanced systems for mission critical applications faced a flexibility compromise. They could take advantage of pre-built, pre-qualified systems from a...

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Further Thoughts on Functional Design

In this follow-on post, Larry Schaffer muses further on the implications of functional design, drawing inspiration from engineer and mathematician Claude Shannon and acoustical physicist Manfred Schroeder.

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Notes From a Parallel Universe

When it comes to computing, it tends to be - rightly or wrongly - processors that get all the glory. In this first of two posts, Peter Thompson looks at what's going on in the Intel world - and its implications for developers looking to maximize performance.

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Abaco 2.0: A New Way of Working

It's 18 months since we became an independent, standalone company - and we've recently severed our last operational tie with GE. We're about to embark on the second stage of our transformative journey. Welcome to Abaco 2.0!

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