Infrared Camera Cores suit process monitoring applications
Infrared Camera Cores suit process monitoring applications.

April 29, 2003 07:36 - SCC500? Series camera cores are based on common electronics and mechanical interfaces for resolutions of 160 x 120 (SCC500L) and 320 x 240 (SCC500H). Architecture combines IR-Specific video processing hardware with upgradeable, general-purpose control processor, running commercial Real Time Operating System. Products are designed for OEMs that are developing systems to serve surveillance, unattended sensors, machine vision, and thermography markets.

BAE SYSTEMS Launches SCC500 Series Infrared Camera Cores

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2003--BAE SYSTEMS, a leading supplier of microbolometer sensors and systems, is launching the SCC500(TM) Series of infrared (IR) camera cores.

The SCC500(TM) Series, developed by BAE SYSTEMS' IR Imaging Systems (IRIS) business area, is the first family of IR camera cores based on common electronics and mechanical interfaces for different resolutions, 160 x 120 (SCC500L) and 320 x 240 (SCC500H), simplifying design and integration for system level Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

The new architecture of the SCC500 deliberately departs from the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) trend by combining custom, high-efficiency, IR-Specific video processing hardware with an upgradeable, general-purpose control processor, running a commercial Real Time Operating System (RTOS). "This new product series is the first step down a new path to deliver reconfigurable, interchangeable camera cores with variable performance and image resolutions," said Roy Rumbaugh, IRIS SCC500 Series Program Manager.

Tom Breen, IRIS Commercial Accounts Manager, said, "The SCC500 Series of products will extend the high standards established by IRIS' SCC205 product line. All of the MicroIR(TM) premium performance and image quality standards, established in the marketplace by BAE SYSTEMS four years ago and continually enhanced since then, have been incorporated into the new SCC500(TM) Series of products."

The SCC500 Series is designed for OEMs that are developing systems to serve the fire fighting, surveillance, unattended sensors, unmanned vehicles, machine vision, robotics, process monitoring, and thermography markets.

The IRIS facility, located in Lexington, Mass., is part of BAE SYSTEMS Information & Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS) unit, headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire.

BAE SYSTEMS is a systems company, innovating for a safer world. BAE SYSTEMS employs nearly 100,000 people including joint ventures, and has annual sales of around $18 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills. BAE SYSTEMS designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products. BAE SYSTEMS is dedicated to making the intelligent connections needed to deliver innovative solutions.

BAE SYSTEMS North America is a high-technology U.S. company with more than 25,000 employees who live and work in some 30 states, the District of Columbia and the United Kingdom. The company is dedicated to solving its customers' needs with both highly innovative and leading-edge solutions across the defense electronics, systems, information technology and services arenas.

BAE SYSTEMS Information & Electronic Warfare Systems employs 5,400 people at nine major facilities in seven states. The business unit is a major producer of aircraft self-protection systems and tactical surveillance and intelligence systems for all branches of the armed forces. Other major business areas include microwave, mission and space electronics; infrared imaging; and automated mission planning systems.

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