General Dynamics UK selects more Barco technology for Specialist Vehicle program
Kortrijk, Belgium, 21 February 2012. Visualization pioneer Barco is proud to announce that General Dynamics UK, the prime contractor for the British Army's Scout Specialist Vehicle (Scout SV), has selected Barco's 8” rugged extreme displays in triple head configuration and Video Processing Unit for the program.
Scout SV is one of the British Army's most important vehicle programs. In addition to a previous statement, where General Dynamics UK selected Barco's 13” extreme rugged displays, Barco now announces that it has also been selected to provide both the video processing unit (VPU) and triple head driver display for the program.
For the driver display, General Dynamics UK chose the TX-321S, an 8” triple head display based on Barco's existing offer of TX rugged extreme displays. The Video Processing Unit, VPU-101S, provides each SV vehicle with networked video and graphics. The combination of the displays with Barco's networked video processing results in improved situational awareness, more efficient collaboration and faster decision making.
“We are honored to have signed this new contract with General Dynamics UK,” comments Reggy Mortier, Barco's Director Key Account Management. “General Dynamics is an important key account for us and we want to thank them for their continued support and trust. We now supply three main visualization components to the SV platform. This new contract is a validation of the efforts we have put in developing our technologies to withstand the most demanding environments.”
The Video Processing Unit (VPU) is a networked video processing and distribution system for the ground vehicle market. In line with Barco's corporate strategy to invest in high-performance networked visualization technologies, the Barco defense networked products will continue to further evolve with the technologies from the recently acquired networked visualization solutions specialist IP Video Systems.
People can get more information regarding the technologies provided for General Dynamics UK during the International Armoured Vehicles show, taking place from 20 to 21 February at the FIVE, Farnborough, UK (Booth E38).
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.041 million euro in 2011.
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