For many today, “video surveillance” calls to mind antics caught on video doorbells. It’s super easy to look for food deliveries, watch animals or make sure any late-night online purchases aren’t taken.
If you haven’t seen the commercials on TV, search for them on YouTube. It is a great way to kill a few brain cells.
On a more serious side, video surveillance has come a long way in helping detect the bad guy. Whether at home, at the office or in public, video surveillance is a key technology for crime deterrence.
Video Surveillance in Mission-Critical Applications
Video doorbells have lowered the barrier of entry to video surveillance for homeowners and retail consumers. However, their latency and resolution are not applicable for all situations.
Mission-critical applications – mil/aero, industrial, transportation, oil and gas and others – demand low latency and high resolution. This typically requires higher performance electronics than a typical video doorbell.
Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) are ideally suited for these type of video/graphics applications. While typically used in gaming platforms, GPUs are making their way into mission-critical video surveillance solutions.
Abaco Systems recently released their NVP2012A Graphics XMC. It leverages low-latency and high resolution performances of GPUs. The NVP2012A also supports a number of legacy video interfaces.
Enhanced capabilities such as image analysis, image enhancement, 360-degree video stitching, sensor fusion, target detection and others are now available in a rugged, embedded computing form factor.
Leveraging XMC Technology
Rugged, embedded computing comes in many form factors. VPX systems are standard solutions in mission-critical applications. VPX systems accept XMC form-factor cards to offer flexibility in system design.
VITA 42 XMC is a widely deployed mezzanine Standard used in high-reliability computers implementing switched-fabric architectures. XMC combines PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) with serial fabric technology on proven mezzanine form-factors.
In 2017, VITA updated XMC’s base specification to recommend solder ball connectors. Original parts employed Paste-On-Pad attachment, while recommended parts utilize modern solder ball technology.
Samtec’s SamArray® connectors and associated JSOM ejector standoffs are the foundation of XMC interconnect. Please visit www.samtec.com/xmc or email Samtec’s technical experts at XMC@samtec.com for more information.