3/31/2003 - VersaLogic Corp., a leader in embedded computer products, announced that BarcoView has selected its VSBC-8 EBX board as the onboard embedded computer in its high-performance graphics display systems.
The BarcoView DS 251 Display Station is designed for use in naval, airborne, and ground-based command and control facilities. It incorporates a rugged LCD with a Pentium III VSBC-8 and custom BarcoView daughtercard into one space-conserving standalone unit.
Important standard features of the DS-251 include network radar broadcasting, LCD display capabilities, an application-specific expansion slot (ASES), and "thin client" and "thick client" functionality. The unique radar broadcasting feature allows a signal to be sent over a network, either to other units or other computers which may viewed by technicians at any networked location. The color display capabilities increase the machineís range of applications. The ASES modular approach allows for mission-specific customization, future functionality expansion and technology upgrades. The "thin client" and "thick client" functionality means that it will work as a standalone unit, and can also connect to a network.
An optional smart card reader in the Display Station allows each person on the ship to have their own security clearance level, permitting access only to certain information. The smart card also automatically returns the user to the same screen they last viewed, even from other workstations.
"The standard PC interface and rugged, EBX-format of VersaLogicís VSBC-8 is perfect for our DS251 Display Station," said Tom Vickers, lead engineer, BarcoView Corp. "It integrated easily into our system while maintaining the compact reliability required by our primary market (military ship command centers). Furthermore, VersaLogicís outstanding customer service and product availability made it easy to get our product to market on time and will enable us to keep up with customer demand."
"I am very impressed with the display station and pleased that we were able to contribute to its reliability and ruggedness," said Tom Barnum, VersaLogicís vice president of Sales and Marketing. "The display station from BarcoView is a perfect example of how COTS technology provides the basis for developing products for customers that want to take their embedded systems to a new level."
About VersaLogic Corporation
A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded applications. Product lines include PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EBX, and STD 32 Bus. More information on VersaLogic is available at www.versalogic.com.
BarcoView provides high-performance state-of-the-art display systems and graphics controllers for demanding niche markets such as Avionics, Command & Control, Vetronics, Air / Vessel Traffic Control, and Medical Imaging. Its four AQAP-110 and ISO 9001 certified facilities in Belgium, France and the US; are equipped for in-house design, development, testing and manufacturing. More information about the DS 251 and other modular display products is available from the command control products section of the BarcoView website at http://www.barcoview.com/CommandControl.asp
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