Video Router and Image Processor (VRIP)

Low Latency, High Definition Video Router and Image Processor

The Video Router and Image Processor (VRIP) unit provides low- latency, low-cost video routing and processing and streaming capabilities suitable for the most demanding in-vehicle high definition video distribution applications such as Situational Awareness Systems.

  • Video Routing/Encoding/Decoding
  • Image Enhancement
  • Operator Aids
  • Image Controls
  • Sensor Fusion

The VRIP unit is an open standard 3U VPX chassis containing a GDMS-C VP1-1 Video Processor, a Graphics Processing Module, and power supply.

The VRIP supports the following I/Os:

  • Video inputs:
    • 4x SD def CVBS/RS-170A (NTSC/PAL)
    • 4x 3G SDI up to 1920x1080 resolution
    • 1x HD SDI up to 1920x1080 resolution
    • 2x DVI up to 1920x1080 resolution
    • 1x RGsB or VESA VGA analog component up to 1280x1024 resolution
    • 1 x H.264 SD Decoded video streams
    • 1x H.264 HD Decoded video streams
  • Video outputs:
    • 4 x 3G SDI Outputs up to 1080p60 resolution
    • 1 x DVI up to 1920x1080 resolution
    • 4 x SD H.264 Encoded video
    • 1 x SXGA H.264 Encoded video

 The control API is accessed via a dedicated Ethernet port.

 Features

  • Image Enhancement:
    • Mirroring: used for Rear facing cameras;
    • Histogram: used for low contrast scene enhancement in fog, smoke, overcast snow or sand, etc.;
    • Image Sharpening: used to enhance brightness and edges;
    • Local Equalization: used for local contrast enhancement;
    • Horizon Compensation: used to automatic adjustment contrast in bright sky or low sun angle situations.
  • Operator Aids:
    • Change Detection: automatic detection of transient flashes such as gun firing and windscreen glint;
    • Automatic Target Detection: provides a video overlay of possible targets based on contrast, size & co-location;
    • Target Tracking: Tracking of designated object.
  • Image Controls:
    • Stitching: used to combine video streams with adjacent horizontal boundaries and output a single stitched image; and
    • Stabilization: scene based stabilization to remove vibration artefacts.
  • Sensor Fusion: used to combine two video streams by combining corresponding pixels from two video cameras into a single output pixel representative of information from both sources.
  • Video Routing: Any to any routing available with customizable firmware. Base routing available today.
  • Video Encoding/decoding: STANAG 4609.
  • Multi-view outputs: Picture in Picture (PIP) and multi view displays.
  • Customizable graphics overlay on all video outputs.
  • Real Time Video Processing: scaling, layering, positioning, and routing as well as the blending of any input or output video.
  • Dual-core A9 Cortex Processor: used to host applications .

Specifications

User Application CPU:  Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 (1.05 GHz)
Network:
3x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
USB:
2x USB 2.0
Serial:
1x RS422/RS232
Audio:
1x Mono Input
1x Mono Outputs
Video Input Interfaces:
4x CVBS/RS-170A (NTSC/PAL)
4x 3G SDI up to 1920x1080 resolution
1x HD SDI up to 1920x1080 resolution
2x DVI up to 1920x1080 resolution
1x RGsB or up to 1280x1024 resolution
Video Output Interfaces:
4 x 3G SDI Outputs up to 1920x1080 resolution
1x DVI up to 1920x1080 resolution
Video Latency:
As low as 1 frame
Power Input:
MIL STD 1275D
Video-Over-Ethernet:
STANAG 4609. H.264 SD and HD Video
Decode
STANAG 4609. H.264 SD and SXGA Video
Encoding
*Optional low bandwidth (1Mbps) secondary stream per encode
1x Mono encoding
(AAC @ 128/192/256/320Kbps)
Support for KLV metadata
On-Screen-Display:
Multiple independent OSDs supported
(OSD Overlays)
Operating Systems:
Linux
Size:
11.35”d x 6.79”w x 5.75”h
Weight:
15 lbs
Connectors:
MIL-C-38999
Operating Temperature:
-40C to +49C
Storage Temperature:
-51C to +71C
Vibration:
MIL-STD-810G Method 514.5 Procedure I
Composite Tracked and Wheeled Vehicle
Shock:
MIL-STD-810G
Operational: Method 516.5, Procedure I
Bench Handling: Method 516.5, Procedure VI
Crash Hazard: Method 516.5, Procedure V
EMI/EMC:
MIL-STD-461F

 

  • Features

    The VRIP unit is an open standard 3U VPX chassis containing a GDMS-C VP1-1 Video Processor, a Graphics Processing Module, and power supply.

    The VRIP supports the following I/Os:

    • Video inputs:
      • 4x SD def CVBS/RS-170A (NTSC/PAL)
      • 4x 3G SDI up to 1920x1080 resolution
      • 1x HD SDI up to 1920x1080 resolution
      • 2x DVI up to 1920x1080 resolution
      • 1x RGsB or VESA VGA analog component up to 1280x1024 resolution
      • 1 x H.264 SD Decoded video streams
      • 1x H.264 HD Decoded video streams
    • Video outputs:
      • 4 x 3G SDI Outputs up to 1080p60 resolution
      • 1 x DVI up to 1920x1080 resolution
      • 4 x SD H.264 Encoded video
      • 1 x SXGA H.264 Encoded video

     The control API is accessed via a dedicated Ethernet port.

     Features

    • Image Enhancement:
      • Mirroring: used for Rear facing cameras;
      • Histogram: used for low contrast scene enhancement in fog, smoke, overcast snow or sand, etc.;
      • Image Sharpening: used to enhance brightness and edges;
      • Local Equalization: used for local contrast enhancement;
      • Horizon Compensation: used to automatic adjustment contrast in bright sky or low sun angle situations.
    • Operator Aids:
      • Change Detection: automatic detection of transient flashes such as gun firing and windscreen glint;
      • Automatic Target Detection: provides a video overlay of possible targets based on contrast, size & co-location;
      • Target Tracking: Tracking of designated object.
    • Image Controls:
      • Stitching: used to combine video streams with adjacent horizontal boundaries and output a single stitched image; and
      • Stabilization: scene based stabilization to remove vibration artefacts.
    • Sensor Fusion: used to combine two video streams by combining corresponding pixels from two video cameras into a single output pixel representative of information from both sources.
    • Video Routing: Any to any routing available with customizable firmware. Base routing available today.
    • Video Encoding/decoding: STANAG 4609.
    • Multi-view outputs: Picture in Picture (PIP) and multi view displays.
    • Customizable graphics overlay on all video outputs.
    • Real Time Video Processing: scaling, layering, positioning, and routing as well as the blending of any input or output video.
    • Dual-core A9 Cortex Processor: used to host applications .
  • Specifications

    Specifications

    User Application CPU:  Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 (1.05 GHz)
    Network:
    3x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    USB:
    2x USB 2.0
    Serial:
    1x RS422/RS232
    Audio:
    1x Mono Input
    1x Mono Outputs
    Video Input Interfaces:
    4x CVBS/RS-170A (NTSC/PAL)
    4x 3G SDI up to 1920x1080 resolution
    1x HD SDI up to 1920x1080 resolution
    2x DVI up to 1920x1080 resolution
    1x RGsB or up to 1280x1024 resolution
    Video Output Interfaces:
    4 x 3G SDI Outputs up to 1920x1080 resolution
    1x DVI up to 1920x1080 resolution
    Video Latency:
    As low as 1 frame
    Power Input:
    MIL STD 1275D
    Video-Over-Ethernet:
    STANAG 4609. H.264 SD and HD Video
    Decode
    STANAG 4609. H.264 SD and SXGA Video
    Encoding
    *Optional low bandwidth (1Mbps) secondary stream per encode
    1x Mono encoding
    (AAC @ 128/192/256/320Kbps)
    Support for KLV metadata
    On-Screen-Display:
    Multiple independent OSDs supported
    (OSD Overlays)
    Operating Systems:
    Linux
    Size:
    11.35”d x 6.79”w x 5.75”h
    Weight:
    15 lbs
    Connectors:
    MIL-C-38999
    Operating Temperature:
    -40C to +49C
    Storage Temperature:
    -51C to +71C
    Vibration:
    MIL-STD-810G Method 514.5 Procedure I
    Composite Tracked and Wheeled Vehicle
    Shock:
    MIL-STD-810G
    Operational: Method 516.5, Procedure I
    Bench Handling: Method 516.5, Procedure VI
    Crash Hazard: Method 516.5, Procedure V
    EMI/EMC:
    MIL-STD-461F

     

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