U.S. Army to expand its One Stop Systems collaboration with new video concentrator order

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U.S. Army to expand its One Stop Systems collaboration with new video concentrator order

The U.S. Army has placed a new purchase order with One Stop Systems (OSS) for the design and manufacture of a video concentrator, intended for integration into a rugged 360-degree visualization compute system for military land vehicles.

The purchase order represents an expansion of OSS’s involvement in the visualization system project initially announced in February 2023. The system, tailored for vehicles like the Stryker, Bradley, and Abrams, utilizes OSS’s PCIe Gen 4 switch fabric technology along with ARM CPU and GPU platforms. The comprehensive solution covers everything from sensor compute to crew compute and high-resolution display workloads.

The newly commissioned video concentrator is set to enhance the system’s capabilities by efficiently handling large volumes of video data, including Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL2) or High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265) compressed camera data. This data will then be distributed throughout the vehicle to crew computers via PCI Express, promising improved speed and lower latency compared to traditional Ethernet networking.

While initially deployed for the U.S. Army’s 360-degree visualization system, the video concentrator holds potential for a range of other AI applications, including threat detection, friend/foe identification, and crew assistance through natural language processing.

CEO of OSS, Mike Knowles, emphasizes the significance of this order from the U.S. Army, highlighting it as validation of OSS’s proficiency in designing and manufacturing high-performance compute technology for AI and sensor fusion applications. He also notes the ongoing revenue opportunities in government vehicle projects and the broader potential for various AI and sensor fusion applications.

According to the company, the solution will adhere to the MIL-STD 810H standard to ensure resilience in harsh environmental conditions, whether mounted internally or externally on the vehicle near the sensors. OSS will also provide software support for different camera protocols and optimize the data path for the system.

Prototypes of the new system are expected to be delivered over the coming months, with OSS collaborating closely with the U.S. Army throughout the process.

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