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GD New SD8010 Smart Display for Rugged Vehicles Provides Increased Capability in Less Space

  • The new SD8010 securely handles classified and unclassified information on a single display, eliminating the need for separate processor units and improving overall access to information when and where it's needed.

General Dynamics Canada’s new SD8010 Smart Display is a flexible and rugged platform that can run classified and unclassified information on a single display, eliminating the need for multiple control and display units within space-constrained ground combat vehicles.

“Military vehicles typically require separate computing assets for classified and unclassified information systems, creating a drain on both space and power,” explains David Ibbetson, general manager, General Dynamics Canada. “Our new Smart Displays provide our customers with a solution for information access across different security domains simultaneously, without compromising security, reliability or data and eliminating the need for separate information systems.”

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The SD8010Smart Display features Multiple Independent Levels of Security/Safety (MILS), a high-assurance security architecture for controlled information. Using the General Dynamics-developed Trusted Embedded Environment (TEE), the SD8010 can interface and process information at multiple security levels. TEE is designed specifically for tactical environments and is to be deployed on a number of General Dynamics’ high-assurance products designed for military and homeland security application.

The SD8010 Smart Display is naturally convection-cooled to meet rigorous military standards. Additional key features include touch screen, multiple video and audio input channels, streaming and snapshot video capture, multiple vehicle-bus interfaces, wireless communications, VoIP capabilities, embedded Ground-Based GPS Receiver Application Module (GB-GRAM), multiple I/O ports and a solid-state hard drive. Developed for ground combat vehicles in harsh military environments, these enhanced product features provide a flexible platform that adapts to the changing dynamics of missions while supporting interoperability and future technology enhancements. 

General Dynamics’ family of rugged Smart Displays are onboard a variety U.S. Army ground combat vehicle platforms including the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP), Stryker and Bradley vehicles. With a significant savings in weight, space and power over conventional architectures, General Dynamics’ smart displays provide increased affordability and easy integration into vehicle C4I sub-systems.

Source : General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)

Published on ASDNews: May 30, 2012


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