Abaco Partners with FlySight to Demonstrate Innovative Surveillance and Reconnaissance Solution

Abaco Systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— June 3, 2021 Abaco Systems announced today a partnership with FlySight, and a demonstration of the company’s OpenSight™ software. The partnership addresses the need for enhanced situational awareness in a 3U VPX package and provides a new approach in intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance applications.

Deployed on Abaco’s MAGIC1A system, OpenSight is a multi-platform PED (Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination) system developed with STANAG guidelines, integrating a geo-exploitation toolbox. OpenSight exploits real information in a synthetic environment for Geospatial Situational Awareness and provides a new approach to the definition of Decision Support Systems as a component of the TMC (Tactical Mission Command) or as a tool for real-time mission analysis, enabling real-time collaboration in a COP (Common Operating Picture) of the scenarios. This product is a modular cost-effective system both for the on-ground and on-board segments.

The MAGIC1A is a rugged line replaceable unit (LRU) suitable for high-performance parallel processing and math-intensive computing in the harshest of environments. The combination of CPU and GPGPU processors in a low SWaP-C3 package ensures it can be used across a wide range of commercial and military applications. Utilizing an Intel Xeon E3 v6 CPU and NVIDIA Quadro P2000 GPU connected by Gen 3 PCI Express, it is capable of up to 2.3 TFLOPS performance with CUDA™ and OpenCL™ support. With extensive I/O capabilities, the MAGIC1A also contains Ethernet, USB, ANSI TIA/EIA serial communications, DisplayPort and DVI video output, meeting MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 avionics protocols.

According to Ing. Andrea Masini, FlySight CTO, “OpenSight is based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches, exploiting the latest cognitive signal processing and adaptive data fusion algorithms. We adopt deep learning methodologies together with Augmented Reality technologies to provide customers with disruptive systems, thus achieving the goal of designing and implementing innovative solutions tailored for any specific Defence & Security application. We are delighted to partner with Abaco and we look forward to supporting their customers with our cutting-edge technology”. “Situational Awareness, surveillance and reconnaissance applications are a key focus for some of our large customers at Abaco, and this partnership with FlySight allows us to show a complete, integrated hardware and software solution that is rugged and ready to deploy,” said Peter Thompson, Vice President, Product Management at Abaco Systems. “We are actively seeking partnerships with software vendors like FlySight that align with Abaco’s technology initiatives and provide new and technically diverse solutions to complex customer issues.”

More Information:
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About Abaco Systems:
Abaco Systems is a global leader in commercial open architecture computing and rugged embedded electronics. With more than 30 years of experience in aerospace & defense, industrial, energy, medical, communications and other critical sectors, Abaco’s innovative solutions align with open standards to accelerate customer success. Abaco Systems is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2020 sales of more than $4.5 billion.www.abaco.com

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