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Presagis team captures a Wolf

June 21, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

June 21, 2011, Montreal -  Presagis and WOLF Industrial Systems today announced that they are partnering to deliver a pre-integrated, COTS graphics board and OpenGL driver solution for use in the development of next-generation embedded graphics applications for helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and military vehicles.

As graphics processing plays an increasingly vital role in many of today’s ruggedized applications in Aerospace and Defense, the demand for reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) is growing to support advanced 2D/3D graphic capabilities and the complex handling of live video and sensor streaming.  Developers are therefore seeking solutions that offer a new generation of platform support and flexibility to address these needs.
“Demand for graphics-intensive applications that can effectively perform in challenging environments is a growing requirement among our customers,” said Robert Kopersiewich, Vice President of Embedded Graphics and Mission Critical Solutions, Presagis. “Through delivery of a pre-integrated graphics board and driver solution with WOLF, our shared users will be able to leverage off-the-shelf technology to accelerate their time to market and to focus valuable resources on their core competencies to gain a competitive edge.”
“WOLF and Presagis customers are looking for performance, flexibility, and cost efficiencies in the development of their graphics solutions,” said Craig McLaren, President, WOLF Industrial Systems Inc.  “Pre-integrating WOLF’s XMC-2300ET-MV-XTCC with Presagis SeaWind OpenGL drivers will mean our customers, using either PowerPC or Intel architectures, will be able to significantly reduce their development and integration burdens with off-the-shelf support for these key computing architectures and human machine interface tools.”
With the goal to offer a full graphics stack ability to rapidly develop embedded graphics applications, the solution will also support VAPS XT, the Presagis tool for creation of dynamic, interactive, real-time human-machine-interfaces.  In addition, users will also benefit from decreased costs and time associated with certifying their safety-critical embedded graphics applications based on this solution because it offers a clear path toward certification and compliance with DO-254,  DO-178B and the upcoming DO-178C.
Available in the summer of 2011, the combined Presagis SeaWind OpenGL driver and WOLF XMC-2300ET-MV-XTCC board solution, based on S3Graphics 2300E-T GPU, will support PowerPC or Intel architectures and will run on industry leading RTOS’ such as Wind River’s VxWorks or Green Hills Software’s Integrity.


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