The FINANCIAL -- GE Intelligent Platforms announced an addition to its rapidly-expanding range of COTS
Designed to reduce program risk, cost and time-to market, GE’s CRS family now comprises eight packaged, pre-validated, ready-to-run rugged data/processing control computer systems for a broad range of military and commercial applications.
According to the General Electric Company, typical use examples include civilian and military unmanned vehicles, manned commercial and military aircraft, helicopters, over- and underwater research vessels, ground vehicles, locomotives and oil and gas applications.
The application-ready CRS-C2I-3VB1 includes a single board computer featuring a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor housed in a rugged, base-plate cooled 2-slot 3U VPX chassis featuring MIL-DTL-38999 connectors. Solid state storage is optionally available.
I/O capabilities include Ethernet, serial, USB, MIL-STD-153, CANbus and VGA. Provision of these extensive I/O capabilities delivers significant flexibility in an off-the-shelf system, while high performance is assured by the combination of a powerful Intel Core i7 processor and VPX technology. The system can be used for both application development and application deployment.
“In a tough economic environment, our customers are focusing more than ever on how to reduce cost, risk and lead-time,” said Rod Rice, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products at GE Intelligent Platforms. “GE’s range of COTS Rugged Systems helps them by eliminating costly NRE investment, the arduous task of selecting, integrating and testing off-the-shelf boards and the complexities of dealing with multiple points of support. That adds up to a solution that is not only less costly, but also that carries minimal risk and that can be delivered more quickly, shortening the time to revenue.”