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Boeing Deploys DGy High Resolution Recorder for Future Combat System Program
|RGB Spectrum's DGy™ digital recording systems record and replay battlefield simulations developed for the U.S. Army's Future Combat System program. (Photo courtesy of The Boeing Company)|
May 15, 2006, Alameda, CA - The U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) program will create a lightweight, rapidly deployable force able to respond to conflicts anywhere in the world. Overseeing the effort is an FCS technology integration team consisting of Lead System Integrator partners Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Boeing and SAIC together function like a general contractor in overseeing and ensuring all program development and objectives are achieved.
Boeing IDS has constructed a 300-seat presentation room in Huntington Beach, CA, to communicate to military commanders, dignitaries and program participants on strategy, development and progress. Prototype integrated communications and command and control systems can also be demonstrated. In support of this effort, RGB Spectrum supplied its Dgy high resolution recording system.
According to Jerry Jones, Applications and Data Systems Analyst for Boeing IDS, "One of the key functions of the presentation room is to review tactical warfighting scenarios. We needed a recording solution that would preserve the original image quality of the complex computer-generated simulations while providing the flexibility to randomly access recordings at any point, and replay them at variable speeds and frame-by-frame. Boeing selected RGB Spectrum's state-of-the-art DGy™ digital recording system to fill this demanding recording requirement."
The presentation room is equipped with two DGy digital recording units that record battlefield simulations in real time at 1600 x 1200 resolution. Content includes high resolution computer-generated battlefield renderings and vehicle wireframes, satellite images, detailed regional maps, computer-generated graphics depicting movement of friendly and enemy troops, weapons, aircraft, vehicles, and vessels, and ordnance data.
The recorded simulations are replayed on ceiling-mounted projectors for presentations and after-action-reviews. Jones commented, "The DGy playback flexibility is ideal. We can pace the presentations, easily access any point in the recording, and replay any portion of the recording at any desired speed. The frame-by-frame display capability greatly facilitates discussion and allows us to focus on specific elements of the simulations. With the event marking feature, we can identify any point in the simulation during recording or replay, which we can quickly access."
Jones concluded, "The DGy delivers the ideal combination of exceptional image reproduction, immediate random access, versatile playback capabilities, and ample recording storage capacity in one simple, fully integrated system".
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems combines weapons and aircraft capabilities, intelligence and surveillance systems, communications architectures and extensive large-scale integration expertise. Boeing IDS is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with a west coast facility in Huntington Beach, California. For more information, call 314-232-0232 (Missouri) or 562-797-2020 (California), or visit http://www.boeing.com/ids/.
RGB Spectrum® is a leading designer and manufacturer of videographic and multimedia hardware subsystems. Products include the View™ family of video windowing systems, the RGB/Videolink® line of scan converters, the DGy™ digital recording system, Quadra® universal scaler and synchronizer, SynchroMaster® keyers and overlayers and SuperWall™, ComputerWall® and MediaWall® multi-screen display controllers. RGB Spectrum is based in Alameda, California, and can be reached at 510-814-7000 and on the internet at http://www.rgb.com.