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Sweden Records Missile Tests Using JPEG2000 Technology

Alameda, CA - The Swedish Armed Forces deploys a sophisticated, medium-range ground-to-air defense missile system, called RBS 23 BAMSE, manufactured by Swedish company Saab Bofors Dynamics (SBD). The BAMSE system is optimized to combat small targets such as air-to-ground missiles as well as cruise missiles and is highly effective against a diverse range of threats including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, unmanned aircraft and guided bombs, with a target range exceeding 10 miles and coverage to an altitude up to 50,000 feet.

The BAMSE battery, as a default, includes three Missile Control Centers (MCC) and a Surveillance Coordination Center (SCC). The mobile, truck transported system can be deployed and prepared for firing in less than ten minutes. The SCC automatically selects the optimum missile control center to engage the target and disseminates the target data. One SCC can coordinate up to six MCCs up to 10 miles away.

Saab Bofors Dynamics continuously tests and evaluates the BAMSE system to optimize the performance and efficacy of the system. To facilitate the test system, SBD utilizes RGB Spectrum's advanced DGy™ ultra high resolution recording systems. The DGy recorders were selected based upon their superior ability to record and reproduce the most intricate details using advanced JPEG2000 compression. Previously, SBD used scan converters and conventional VCRs which rendered "soft" imagery with difficult to discern text and graphics. The DGy recorders preserve the system's complex symbologies and provide sharp graphics and alpha-numerics for after-action-review.

Test system operators can directly record sophisticated imagery at 1280 x 1024 resolution at a real time rate of 30 frames per second. Two DGy units record the imagery displayed on the operator console screens. The complex imagery i ncludes fire control systems, radar, weather sensors, maps, threat identifiers, and a thermal imager.

Operators control the DGy codecs from a PC using an embedded web-based graphical user interface. They can place event marks at key points in the test to allow fast random access during after-action-reviews, and transfer recordings over the facility's network to other PCs for remote analysis.

RGB Spectrum's DGy recording and streaming technology has become the de facto standard in numerous mission critical applications such as simulation, command-and-control, emergency operations centers, missile testing, security, and telemetry. High profile installations include the F-35 Lightning III Joint Strike Fighter simulator program, the U.S. Army Future Combat Systems program, the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, the U.S. Army Operational Test Command, and deployments on the U.S. Navy destroyer fleet, the Canada Navy frigate fleet, and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

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 Linx™ DVI Matrix Switchers, the DGy™ digital recording system, Quadra® DVI universal scaler and synchronizer, SynchroMaster® keyers and overlayers and 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.

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