Advanced Imaging


Advanced Imaging Magazine

Updated: January 12th, 2011 10:01 AM CDT

Managing High-Speed Graphics

From capture to processing, display and storage, it takes a special system
A defense simulation briefing
© Images courtesy Electrosonic Inc.
A defense simulation briefing, using Electrosonic network.
system flowchart
© Images courtesy Electrosonic Inc.
The entire system is networked, making it highly flexible and scalable. A master unit manages the state of all units and an external training or control system can be used to manage the entire system.

By Barry Hochfelder

Multiple users can simultaneously capture, process and share large media files between work stations, servers, back-up and archival systems. It also eliminates the need to maintain local file copies, doing away with file synchronization and sharing issues.

There are, of course, challenges in storing and displaying such high-end graphics as required by military simulations.

"The primary challenge in storing and displaying high-end graphics is bandwidth," says Electrosonic's Johnson. "Computer graphic inputs such as UXGA (ultra extended graphics array) would require data connections with over two gigabits per second captured uncompressed. VN-MATRIX compresses computer graphic imagery allowing high-res imagery to be distributed across LAN and WAN connections ranging from 10Mbps to 1Gbps."

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