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Real-Time Marine Vessel Image Acquisition through Server-grade Computer-on-Modules

2017/09/18

Introduction 

Marine vessel image acquisition can impact ship detection and tracking such as recognition of suspicious behavior/potential threats or detailed information on ship characteristics. The capabilities of data transmission can be vital in every aspect. This project provided a marine image acquisition server for military purposes, which required the use of high-speed display cards and 10GbE interface.   

Application Requirements

The customer needed a fast project turnaround and a customized design to fit a compact mechanical space. They needed a server-grade level processor for high processing of acquired imagery data and near-real-time information delivery. It had to support 10 GbE Ethernet interface, the newest PCIex16 GTX 1180 display solution, and have a water-preventive chassis with good heat dissipation properties.    

Project Implementation

The modularized features of COM Express satisfied the customer’s fast-to-market demand and the flexibility for updating to the latest CPU platforms. Advantech’s SOM-5992 incorporates an Intel Xeon processor which met all processing and imaging needs. SOM-5992 provides a PCIe x16 slot for high-speed display card expansion, as well as 2 x 10 GbE Ethernet interface. It is also a highly efficient thermal solution.   

Advantech Advantages

As a leading global provider in embedded computing platforms and embedded solutions, Advantech is dedicated to the vision of enabling an intelligent planet. The recent release of SOM-5992 COM Express® Basic Module Type 7 pin-out uses an Intel Xeon processor, providing high performance processing power that satisfied the customers’ application needs for 10 GbE data interface and BMC (Block Multiplexer Channel) applications. 

1.     SOM-5992 is the world’s first COMe product able to provide up to 64GB DDR4 storage, dual 10GbE interface and 32x PCIe slot. 

2.     With rich experience in product development, Advantech is able to help shorten product R&D time. 

3.     With a global service network, Advantech is able to provide technology support with localized languages, and dedicated sales team and AE/FAE teams responding to customer’s various demands swiftly. 

4.     Dedicated BIOS, thermal and RD teams provide customers with dedicated services.   

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