San Jose, CA, November 25, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Quantum3D®, Inc., a leading provider of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, realtime visual computing hardware and software products, today announced the availability of two new models within the Sentiris® 4110 PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) family. Originally announced in 2001, the Sentiris family provides high-performance 2D/3D graphics video capture and display capabilities for embedded visual computing applications deployed in both extended and extreme environments. Over the past six years of production, the Sentiris installed base has grown to several thousand units and is widely deployed in ground-vehicle, fixed-wing, rotorcraft-airborne, unmanned-vehicle and naval applications, including C2, C4ISR, UV operator control unit, video surveillance, sensor processing and embedded training. The new Sentiris Models CD13 (conduction cooled) and CV10 (convection cooled) are based on an updated implementation that addresses component obsolescence issues, thereby resetting the life cycle clock that enables the new models to provide sustained product availability and support for both current and new Sentiris customers with mission-critical applications.
"As the first high-performance, COTS graphics/video PMC, Sentiris was a watershed product when we first introduced it in 2001—and the product continues to gain new design wins because it remains an industry leader in terms of performance, low power consumption and value,” said Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D President and Co-Founder. “Because of the continuing demand for Sentiris, we’ve incorporated the most frequently requested features in these refreshed models so that we can provide new levels of long life-cycle support and a more attractive price point for volume applications.”
Open-Architecture Software Support and Key Industry and Mil Standards Compliance
The new Sentiris models employ NVIDIA® Quadro® Mobile GPU technology, which ensures binary software compatibility with currently available models. The new models support Microsoft® Windows®, OpenGL® 1.2 and DirectX® 8.0 on Intel® IA32TM platforms and OpenGL® 1.2 under Linux® and popular Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), including WindRiver® VxWorks® on both IA32 and PowerPC® platforms.
Compliant with IEEE 1386.1, Mil-Std-810F and Mil-Std-461E, the new Sentiris Models are designed to operate in extended shock, vibration and temperature environments. The conduction-cooled, conformally-coated Model CD13 is also compliant with ANSI/VITA 20 and is designed for deployment in extreme operating environments. The Sentiris family is compatible with VME, VPX, CompactPCI, PC-104+ and other form-factor embedded single-board computers equipped with either 33 MHz or 66 MHz PMC slots (3.3 or 5V).
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