Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Barco Federal Systems announced a collaboration to design and develop a forward-deployable system for counter and human intelligence (HUMINT). Mercury and Barco have completed initial concepts in conjunction with the Battle Command Battle Lab at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
The system will include a Mercury module based on the Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor and the Mercury MultiCore Plus(TM) SDK (Software Development Kit), with visually rendered displays and a sensor acquisition subsystem from Barco. Designed to use algorithms involving human intelligence, modeling, and computer gaming features, including a high-performance physics engine, the concept system provides real-time intelligence for predictive analysis and decision support.
“We’re pleased to join forces with Mercury to develop a forward-deployed solution for this critical application,” said Mike Forde, Vice President of Product Marketing and Sales, Barco Federal Systems. “Barco’s sensor acquisition systems minimize bottlenecks, which will allow seamless sensor interfacing to the Cell BE processor for rapid transfer of data for image processing, fusion, exploitation and display rendering.”
Mercury’s Cell BE processor-based products are optimized in size, weight, and power (up to 205 GFLOPS) to enable the war fighter to execute algorithms in a deployable platform that previously could not have been executed. Mercury’s Cell BE processor-based solutions provide a marked increase in processing power over traditional fielded computer systems.
“We believe the combination of our technology and expertise with Barco’s will enable the power, performance, and reliability required by today’s military forces for safe and accurate military actions,” said Joel Radford, Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Alliances at Mercury Computer Systems.
About Barco Federal Systems
Barco Federal Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barco nv, a global technology company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium. Barco Federal Systems is designed and operated as a separate entity from Barco nv. and based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Company is dedicated and focused on the development of leading-edge visualization products, systems and services for mission-critical applications used by the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Barco designs and develops visualization products for a variety of professional markets. Barco has it own facilities for Sales, Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions. Mercury’s solutions play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the Company’s systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury’s systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also provides radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications. Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors.
Cell Broadband Engine is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. MultiCore Plus is a trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.