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Software Enables Faster, More Cost-Effective Development of Sophisticated Multiprocessor HPEC Applications

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—FEBRUARY 18, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced an upgrade to its AXIS – Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment. AXIS 6.0 provides support for the latest fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 (“Haswell”) processors as well as for the most recent multicore processors from Freescale™ and NVIDIA®. AXISPro also now supports Open MPI, providing developers with the opportunity to run MPI and AXISFlow...

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Budget Cuts Spur Use of COTS Rugged Systems

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems - January 2014 Issue As the U.S. defense budget shrinks, the military's appetite for rugged Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products will continue to grow. The services can no longer afford the protracted development schedules and massive cost overruns often associated with new programs. This makes COTS components - from chips to boards to subsystems...

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GE Expands Operations in Huntsville, Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JANUARY 23, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the expansion of its facility in Huntsville, Alabama with the formal opening of a new building. Huntsville is a key location for GE Intelligent Platforms, serving the defense and aerospace industries as well as multiple industrial markets. In attendance were Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, Huntsville Mayor Tommy...

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GE Intelligent Platforms - MAGIC1

GEOSPATIAL WORLD - January 2014 Issue Geospatial intelligence relies on the timely processing of large volumes of sensor data. For many applications, this means that the data can be acquired, stored, collated and delivered for processing on large workstations or even super computers far removed from the data source. However, there is a set of applications which require real-time (or near real-time) processing on mobile, often airborne, platforms...

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New Multi-Protocol Avionics Module from GE Saves Power, Space, Weight and Cost

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JANUARY 21, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the RAR15-XMC-FIO High Density MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 XMC Front I/O Module. A multi-protocol embeddable avionics module featuring front I/O, it is designed to save valuable space, weight and power, as well as deliver greater cost-effectiveness and higher reliability, as it delivers functionality that would previously have required the use of two XMCs. The...

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GE Receives Order from AFRL for 20 Teraflop Rugged Computer System

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JANUARY 7, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has received an order from the High Performance Systems Branch (RITB) of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate (RI) for a HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing) system that will enable the development and deployment of advanced neuromorphic architectures and algorithms for adaptive learning, large-scale...

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GE Reinforces Commitment to Reducing Risk, Cost and Time-to-Market with Additions to COTS Rugged Systems Family

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—NOVEMBER 13, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced two further additions to its rapidly expanding family of COTS Rugged Systems (CRS) that are designed to minimize program risk, cost and time to market. Available as pre-configured, ready-to-run systems, and bringing the total number of standard CRS solutions offered by GE to ten, they are available on very short lead times for customers looking to...

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GE Single Board Computers now Address Mission-Critical Avionics Applications with Availability of Wind River® VxWorks® 653

HUNTSVILLE, AL —OCTOBER 29, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced availability of the Wind River® VxWorks® 653 Platform in two of its rugged single board computer products: the SBC625 6U OpenVPX based on the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and the SBC312 3U OpenVPX, which features the 8-core QorIQ™ P4080 processor from Freescale™. This allows GE’s hardware to be used by military and...

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GE Announces Portable ARINC 429 USB Adapter to Speed Monitoring, Test and Debugging of Avionics Systems

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—OCTOBER 23, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced the intelligent, high density RAR-USB ARINC 429 USB Adapter. Designed for users to test ARINC systems and for debugging, monitoring and analyzing bus traffic and data recording, it is bundled with the BusTools ARINC GUI to deliver a powerful, flexible tool. The RAR-USB takes advantage of the ubiquitous USB interface, meaning that it can be used in...

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New Quad Core HPEC Platform from GE Doubles Performance in Mission-Critical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Applications

WALTHAM, MA —SEPTEMBER 10, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced the DSP281 at the IEEE HPEC Conference (Waltham, MA: 10-12 September). A rugged dual node quad core 6U OpenVPX High Performance Embedded Computing ( HPEC ) deployed server platform, the DSP281 is the third in a new family of products from GE to harness the increased performance of 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 (‘Haswell’) chip...

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Miniature Automatic Video Tracking and Image Stabilization Solution Reduces Program Risk, Cost, Time-to-Market

WASHINGTON, DC —AUGUST 12, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced the ADEPT3100 rugged miniature automatic video tracking and image stabilization solution at AUVSI (12 – 15 August, Washington D.C. – Booth 3153). By providing a proven, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution, the ADEPT3100 can help reduce program risk and cost and minimize time-to-market. Designed specifically for environments in which...

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GE Adds 6U VME Single Board Computer Featuring 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 architecture

HUNTSVILLE, AL —AUGUST 8, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today increased the number of products it offers based on the quad-core 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 architecture (‘Haswell’) with the announcement of the XVR16 6U VME rugged single board computer. The improved capabilities of the XVR16 will allow it not only to address existing command/control applications, but also to be deployed in more...

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Capturing, Processing, and Transmitting Video: Opportunities and Challenges

By: Chris Jobling, Product Manager, Applied Image Processing, GE Intelligent Platforms Military Embedded Systems July 2013 Issue The proliferation of unmanned vehicle platforms - in the air, on the ground, and in the water - has provided an unparalleled opportunity to expand intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations. Choosing the optimal blend of functionality, performance, reliability, and cost is the key challenge in optimizing...

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New Software from GE Allows Customers to Gain Maximum Benefit from 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

HUNTSVILLE, AL —July 18, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced a significant upgrade to its AXISLib integrated software development environment that will speed the development of High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) applications. AXISLib-AVX release 2 enables users of GE’s recently-announced SBC326 rugged OpenVPX single board computer , as well as GE’s entire family of soon-to-be-announced...

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GE Works With Georgia Tech Research Institute to Understand Neurological Injuries of Wounded Soldiers

HUNTSVILLE, AL —JULY 16, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has been working closely with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to help improve the understanding of neurological injuries that can sometimes result for soldiers wounded by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). At the heart of the solution are GE’s commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Rugged Systems, which are designed to reduce cost,...

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