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Day two of AUVSI is under our belts. What trends have we seen? Well, everyone is talking about sequestration. Specifically, the conversation surrounds two questions, if these drastic cuts will happen and how they will impact defense contractors? No one knows for sure what the future holds for defense budgets, but the defense contractors are starting to act differently.
As an embedded technology supplier, we are seeing more traffic at our booth from equipment manufacturers who are specifically requesting information on how they can use COTS technologies in their projects. Furthermore, many of the folks at our booth are also looking to purchase at higher levels of integration. Instead of buying VME or ATCA blades and tackling the integration themselves, many are looking for a supplier, like Radisys, to provide a complete platform.
Why? In short, this will help defense contractors reduce development costs and decrease their time to market. This level of efficiency will be critical in the face of potential sequestration.
This movement has bigger implications as well for our industry. You’ll see a continued trend (Radisys has been at the forefront of this type of collaboration) in the embedded industry toward close partnerships between technology providers, resulting in high levels of integration and platforms-as-building-blocks solutions.
It’s been amazing to see the impact that potential sequestration has had on the A&D industry. I’m pleased that Radisys and its technology partners are well-positioned to provide efficient, scalable and high-performing solutions to the defense industry in the face of this potential monumental shift in policy.
The Unmanned Systems Interoperability Conference is a premier event completely dedicated to the interoperability and integration of unmanned systems across space, air, ground, sea and undersea. Our 2012 event will expand upon previous conferences with the theme of “Interoperability through Innovation” and will include an outstanding line-up of speakers and representatives from governments, civil, commercial, industry and academia.
Keate Despain, Vice President and General Manager, Radisys Platforms Business Unit
Ray Adensamer, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Radisys Software & Solutions Business Unit
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Today’s warfighters need more situational awareness on the battlefield and better communications back to the command center. Find out how and why modular, ruggedized computers combined with a customizable carrier board provide COTS-based hardware platforms that are ideal for ultra-portable battlefield communications. Learn too, that with addition of small cell software solutions unparalleled communications can be realized right where it’s needed most, without extra weight or bulk. All of this with high-performance 3rd generation Core processors from Intel.
Todd Mersch is director product line management for Software and Solutions at Radisys. In this capacity, Mr. Mersch is responsible for strategic direction and product management for the Trillium software product line as well as the comprehensive Radisys services business. Prior to Radisys, he was with Continuous Computing Corporation for over five years, primarily focused on product line management resposibilities for the Trillium protocol software product line. Previously, he was senior systems architect for Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he managed requirements definition, system design, and verification of large scale defense and civil government communications systems. His expertise of communications systems ranges from the end-to-end network architecture to protocol software layer details, with a primary focus in 3G and LTE wireless technologies.
The use of medical imaging is expanding, driven particularly by the need for patient-centric service at the point of care. A patient-centric approach to healthcare drives the need for segmentation across use-cases, including general diagnostic imaging, critical care, cardiology, vascular, emergency care, intervention and women’s healthcare. This trend is decreasing the time to diagnosis, improving diagnostic accuracy, and making state-of-the-art imaging technologies more affordable and widely-used.
This diversity of platforms creates significant challenges for medical equipment designers, particularly those who must employ different system architectures in order to maximize performance for the high-end and minimize product cost for the low-end. A dual-platform approach typically increases development effort and delays time-to-market compared to using a single processor architectures across all product SKUs.
The release of COM Express Type 6 modules allows system developers to satisfy both worlds with a common platform based on a carrier board and a family of Radisys COM Express modules. At the high-end, modules with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors with quad-core technology meet the most demanding medical imaging requirements. For the low-end, there is a value module featuring a dual-core Intel Atom processor.
Jennifer Zickel has worked in the semiconductor and embedded board business at Texas Instruments, Lattice Semiconductor, Intel and Radisys. Understanding the full spectrum of components to boards and systems, she brings a unique perspective of the embedded market. Jennifer has a B.S.E.E from New Mexico State University.
At MAE 2012, Radisys’ Harry Jensen discussed the necessary components to develop ultra-portable cellular networks that squeeze the entire system, from base station to the core, into a small, ruggedized platform that can be picked up and moved, or even carried in a soldier’s pack, and is specifically developed to support defense applications in extreme field conditions.
Harry Jensen has served as a senior US military officer, with over 35 years of professional experience, including a total of over 10 years in the Pentagon as a Senior Defense Analyst in the Office of Secretary of Defense in Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), in Program Assessment and Evaluation (PA&E), on the staff of the J-8 Directorate of The Joint Staff supporting the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC), and at US Marine Corps Headquarters as a Branch head in Programs, Plans & Operations. He was selected for military command in combat and in peacetime at all ranks from Second Lieutenant through Colonel. His university education is in mathematics and he is a distinguished graduate of several military schools to include the top-level school, The National War College. Since leaving active duty in the Marine Corps, he has worked for General Dynamics as the Director of an Advanced Programs engineering team developing new capabilities for the US Warfighter in various functional areas such as electro-optic sensor systems and laser weapon platforms. Harry joined Radisys Corporation one year ago to lead the expansion of Radisys into the Aerospace & Defense market by introducing the defense prime contractor community to the advantages of proven, technologically mature, commercial off-the-shelf embedded wireless infrastructure for network-centric warfare initiatives.