APRIL 20--SKY Computers Inc. (Chelmsford, MA;www.skycomputers.com) and VMETRO (Houston, TX) have completed a project integrating SKY's Thunderbolt product family and VMETRO's high-speed data recorders. This new integrated and validated solution is suited for applications requiring high-speed data processing and storage such as those found in surveillance, signal intelligence, and semiconductor and medical imaging.
This integrated system is comprised of a SENTECH STC405 camera connected to an image-processing system via a front-panel data port (FPDP) interconnect. Data moves from the camera across the interconnect to a Thunderbolt-based DSP subsystem from SKY, where filtering and image processing is performed on the received data. As the data are processed, they are then passed over a second FPDP interface to a VMETRO MDR-522 data recorder, which records the data in real time. The system is also configured to allow the data flows to be reversed, providing playback of stored data in the same manner in which the information was received.