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18 Feb 14. ADLINK Technology, Inc. announced the cPCI-6530, a 6U CompactPCI processor blade with enhanced graphics, computing performance, power efficiency, system manageability and data security brought by the state-of-the-art quad-core 22nm 4th Gen Intel® Core processor. The cPCI-6530 is an excellent Intelligent Application Platform for mission-critical defense, aviation, railway and other transportation applications. The ADLINK cPCI-6530 is a robust blade designed for the MIL-STD-810G standard; provides an optimal balance of CPU/graphics performance, I/O and TDP; and features two PMC/XMC sites for expansion capability. The cPCI-6530 is also equipped with an onboard mSATA slot or optional 2.5” SSD/CFast slot for onboard storage requirements and provides system scalability and flexibility. Designed for rugged and high-reliability designs, the cPCI-6530 supports an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C with forced-air cooling. The cPCI-6530 also employs the Intel’s configurable thermal design power (cTDP) to flexibly manage _the TDP on the cPCI-6530 for temperature-critical applications. With enhanced floating-point arithmetic supported by Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX 2.0), the cPCI-6530 is ideal for intense arithmetic-focused and image-processing applications such as radar, sonar and video transcoding systems in avionics, military and data analysis applications. The cPCI-6530 supports PICMG 2.9 IPMI system management and Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT 9.0) to enable remote configuration, restart and shutdown with improved KVM redirection. In addition, the cPCI-6530 offers a higher standard of security control with Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instruction (Intel® AES-NI) and an optional Atmel Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
20 Feb 14. Accurate tracking of munitions and other assets in harsh and/or sensitive environments is now possible through a wireless automatic identity technology introduced by Lockheed Martin.
Working with Visible Assets, Inc., Lockheed Martin co-developed sensitive item tracking capabilities that use magnetic fields to track assets in locations where traditional radio frequency technologies (RFID) encounter challenges.
“Historically, tracking sensitive items has been a very manual process demanding hundreds of man hours in sometimes volatile explosive environments,” said Dr. Robert Smith, vice president of C4ISR for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions. “This unique system not only tags and tracks sensitive items and fused munitions at zero separation, it also incorporates advanced sensors that can be used for predictive maintenance of weapons.”
Based on the international wireless protocol standard (IEEE 1902.1), this electromagnetic tagging and tracking solution, called RuBee®, can be used to identify and track a variety of sensitive items including fused ordnances, firearms, night vision goggles and flak jackets. Each item is outfitted with a wireless visibility tag, which can be read and located anytime from the RuBee network. One example of this application is the Lockheed Martin Armory, which allows all tagged items be networked and housed on “smart racks.” The smart rack allows users to physically audit all items several times each day without any human help or intervention. Because RuBee tags operate on electromagnetic, rather than radio frequency wavelengths, solutions based on this technology offer extremely high levels of security. Data passed through these channels operate more like secure peer-to-peer networks, and are less prone to outsider attempts to access information. RuBee visibility solutions are currently used in many high security U.S. government and international facilities. Independent tests carried out by the U.S. Navy concluded that RuBee tags, readers and base stations