Primagraphics Unveils Bobcat 6U VME Dual Channel Graphics Overlay Generator

6/24/2004 - Primagraphics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtiss Wright Controls, Inc., and a leading supplier of radar video and graphics display systems for military and civil applications, has launched Bobcat, a powerful, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), single-slot, 6U VME dual channel video/graphics overlay generator.

Bobcat provides two independent channels to allow incoming video sources to be overlaid with high resolution computer graphics generated directly from Bobcat. The card accepts interlaced or non-interlaced monochrome or RGB video signals including the STANAG 3350 format. For each input channel, the video is digitally overlaid with an internally generated graphics picture at resolutions up to 1024 x 768. The digital video keying supports a number of video mixing modes to support anti-aliased graphics and alpha blending.

Bobcat maintains two independent graphics frame stores, one for each channel, with X Windows or Primalib graphics libraries supporting the graphics programming interface. With considerable flexibility in the programming of the video formats, Bobcat is a highly configurable graphics and video solution for video overlay applications. Bobcat is an air-cooled module with all video input and output through the P2 connector. A companion product, Bulldog, offers the same capabilities in a ruggedised, conduction-cooled form factor. Long term support for the Bobcat is provided through Primagraphics' comprehensive COTS+ maintenance contracts, field proven on a number of major military programmes.

Primagraphics is a recognised leader in the development of processing and display systems for military and civil applications. Its systems, for VME, PCI, CompactPCI and PMC formats, are in use throughout the world for airborne and shipborne command and control consoles, vessel tracking, air traffic control and air defence systems.

For more information please contact Primagraphics, New Cambridge House, Litlington, Royston, Herts SG8 0SS, United Kingdom, telephone +44 (0) 1763 852222 or email

About Primagraphics
Primagraphics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright Controls, is a leading supplier of radar, video and graphics display systems for military and civil applications. Founded in 1982, Primagraphics' European headquarters is located at Litlington, near Cambridge, UK. It also has offices in the USA and a network of dealers and distributors worldwide. Primagraphics is a member of the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA). For more information, visit

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Gastonia, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, embedded computers, subsystems and services internationally. For more information, visit

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW; CW.B) is a diversified company headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey. The Company designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 4,900 people worldwide. The company will celebrate its 75th anniversary in August 2004. For more information, visit

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