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Abaco Systems Acquires MMS Product Line from Technobox Inc.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— November 17, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced that it had acquired the MMS – Micro Mezzanine System – product line from Technobox® Inc. of West Berlin, NJ. The acquisition of this new capability further strengthens Abaco’s ability to serve customers with mission ready systems based on best-in-class open architecture platforms that lead to lower risk solutions that can be deployed faster. The MMS range is unique in the...

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Abaco Systems Honored with Two Gold Awards by Military & Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards Program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— November 14, 2016 Abaco Systems announced today that its compact, rugged RES3000 Ethernet switch and AXIS Advanced Integrated Software Environment were both recognized with Gold Awards by the judges of the annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of a panel of senior third-party expert professionals. The RES3000 family of fully managed Layer2/3+ VICTORY switch-compliant...

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Abaco Systems Expands Manufacturing Capability at UK Site

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— November 3, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced that the ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion of its UK headquarters took place earlier this week. The expansion will see Abaco’s existing manufacturing facility relocate from Milton Keynes to the Towcester, Northamptonshire site - a distance of some 12 miles - bringing with it almost 100 employees. The new facility will complement the manufacturing capability already present...

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Army procurement and COTS

For this month’s McHale Report , Military Embedded Systems editor John McHale talked to Larry Schaffer, Director, Business Development, Ground Systems at Abaco Systems, about the technology and market trends he observed in the U.S. Army sector at AUSA in Washington. The discussion covers Army unmanned system trends, the service’s approach to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) procurement and market performance, among other topics. For more about...

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Find every error, layer by layer

In this article for Global SMT & Packaging (page 22), Mattias Müller, public relations manager at Göpel Electronics in Jena, Germany, describes how Abaco has deployed his company’s in-line 3D X-ray inspection system to ensure the quality of complex assemblies in which rugged reliability is a customer requirement – such as those developed by Abaco for our military/aerospace customers.

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Abaco previously supported Wind River at Aviation Avionics in Munich, Germany
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Abaco supports Wind River at HIS 2016

On November 1, Abaco will be supporting our partner Wind River Systems at HIS 2016. The High Integrity Software Conference takes place in Bristol, UK. Wind River is demonstrating its VxWorks 653 Certifiable ARINC 653 operating system using Abaco’s mission ready DO-254 FACE-compliant platform, the FORCE2 rugged mission and display computer. The demonstration shows a complete, self-contained, integrated and deployable solution for mission critical...

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New Single Board Computer Confirms Abaco Systems Commitment to Minimizing Long Term Cost of Ownership

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— October 18, 2016 Continuing to demonstrate its unswerving commitment to maximizing the long term value of customer investments, Abaco Systems today announced the PowerXtreme PPC11A 6U VME rugged single board computer. Based on Power Architecture™, it is form-, fit- and function compatible with its predecessors (PowerXtreme PPC4A, PPC7A, PPC9A and PPC10A) stretching back well over a decade, providing a straightforward, low risk...

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Abaco team to present at Engineering Design Show

At the Engineering Design Show (19th - 20th October 2016 - Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK) Abaco’s Ian McCormick, Design Services Manager; Jim Rose, PCB Layout Engineer; and Mike Tapp, PCB Layout Engineer will give a presentation that will give insight into the complexities and challenges of designing powerful embedded computers. The team will look at the mix of skills needed by the layout engineer and the various stages of the design process, and...

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Managing COTS obsolescence for military systems

Managing obsolescence is a recurring challenge for military programs in which the use of COTS products and technologies is often at odds with deployments measured in decades. Here , Abaco’s Richard Kirk talks to Sally Cole, Senior Editor, Military Embedded Systems, about strategies and tactics for mitigating its impact.

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Abaco Systems Welcomes Open Group Launch of FACE™ Conformance Program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— October 5, 2016 Abaco Systems today welcomed the launch by The Open Group of the FACE™ (Future Airborne Capability Environment) Conformance Program. The FACE Conformance Program defines the processes to verify, certify, and provide formal recognition that registered software conforms to the FACE Technical Standard. It provides a number of benefits for buyers as well as suppliers of avionics systems. Abaco has long been an...

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Abaco Systems to Propose New Generation of NVIDIA-based Solutions at GTC Europe

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— September 28, 2016 Abaco Systems is at GTC Europe (28-29 September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) to demonstrate how the company is creating a new generation of products, based on NVIDIA® technology, that are smaller, lighter, consume less power and are more affordable. These will take Abaco into new markets that value the rugged, robust reliability that the company currently brings to the demanding defense and aerospace embedded...

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Obsolescence insurance

In the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) era, electronics obsolescence is a fact of life. In this article for Military Embedded Systems, Charlotte Adams reviews the options available to organizations who expect their programs to be deployed over periods of years – or even decades.

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Abaco Systems Announces Upgrade to AXIS Embedded Application Development Environment

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— September 14, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced the release of version 7.0 of AXIS, the company’s innovative, powerful, intuitive software environment for the development of sophisticated, high performance embedded computing applications such as radar, sonar, signals intelligence and image processing. AXIS 7.0 includes: a substantially enhanced EventView, a performance analysis tool which allows developers to demystify...

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Software Challenges When Developing Applications for Multiprocessor Embedded Systems

Developing software for complex, multiprocessor embedded systems such as found in military, aerospace, and industrial applications is often a challenge due to the multitasking and multithreading employed to get the maximum performance from the CPUs. In this article for Embedded Systems Engineering, Extension Media technology editor Dave Bursky looks at the questions that need to be asked by developers – and reviews some possible answers.

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Beating the heat in high-performance embedded computing

Managing heat in an embedded system is vital for two reasons. The first is to maximize reliability. The second is to enable the system to run at maximum speed. In either case, the minimal size of many of today’s military platforms increase the challenges – as do the increasing functionality and performance of latest generation processors. In this article by John Keller at Military & Aerospace Electronics, Abaco principal mechanical engineer...

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