Tech Source Adds Wind River VxWorks Support to H.264 XMC Video Card to
Target Safety Critical Markets
*With Support for the Industry’s Leading RTOS, Tech Source Will Target
Condor VC100x Card towards Mission and Safety Critical Applications Such
as Unmanned Systems
*Tech Source to Demonstrate VC100x at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems, Washington
DC, August 12-15, 2013
Unmanned Systems 2013
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- August 6, 2013
Tech Source, Inc. (www.techsource.com) an independent supplier of high
performance embedded video, graphics and high end computing solutions, has
successfully added driver support for Wind River® VxWorks® real-time operating
system (RTOS) to its low power Condor VC100x H.264 video capture and
By adding support for the leading RTOS – VxWorks is used in over a billion
embedded systems around the world - Tech Source will be able to target those
developing mission and safety critical video streaming applications for
aerospace and defense customers, such as unmanned aerial vehicles.
Selwyn L. Henriques, president and CEO of Tech Source Inc., said: “Most
mission and safety critical applications use a real-time operating system, so
our support for VxWorks will enable us to target the safety critical market
and applications that require capture and encoding of video data with lower
“Our Condor VC100x card has been designed for use in UAVs that require low
power and yet high profile H.264 compression in a compact, lightweight form
factor,” continues Mr. Henriques. “VxWorks provides UAVs real-time capability
while keeping size, weight and power (SWaP) demands to a minimum.”
“The Condor VC100x enables a rapid upgrade to legacy systems, and, when
combined with open standards like OpenGL, POSIX, Linux, FACE, and ARINC 653,
can rapidly deploy enhanced video across a wide range of aerospace systems,”
states Chip Downing, senior director of aerospace and defense at Wind River.
“The combination of Condor and VxWorks enables Tech Source and Wind River
customers to leverage the broad range of powerful capabilities built into both
Tech Source’s XMC form factor module - featuring an H.264 video encoder with
baseline, main and high profile support up to Level 4.1 - supports up to 4
composite video inputs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) or up to 2 SDI inputs (SD-SDI/HD-SDI),
all of which are selectable through the provided API. The VC100x also has 2
stereo or 4 mono audio inputs.
The Condor VC100x card performs H.264 encoding in hardware to minimize CPU
usage. Video data is captured and stored in files and made available to
customer applications for processing, analysis or display on a local graphics
Condor VC100x is available in various ruggedized levels and has conduction or
convection cooled variants. While Windows, Linux, and VxWorks drivers are
available by default, other real time operating systems (RTOS) such as
Integrity and LynxOS may be optionally supported on both X86 and PowerPC
Tech Source will demonstrate the Condor VC100x – and other products – on Booth
1513 at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems (www.auvsishow.org), DC Convention Center,
Washington, DC, 12-15 August 2013 and also on Booth S3-337 at DSEI Defense
Exhibition (www.dsei.co.uk) 10-13 September 2013, London, UK.
Tech Source has been developing graphics solutions for air traffic control,
military and embedded applications for over 25 years. The ISO9001:2008
certified company offers a range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products,
including graphics processors - targeted at general purpose graphics
processing unit (GPGPU) applications, input solutions, video compression and
streaming boards, imaging cards, recording solutions and software libraries.
Key markets include airborne, shipboard, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and
ground based systems.
For more information on the Condor VC100x card or any other product from Tech
Source, please visit www.techsource.com, email email@example.com
or call +1 (407) 262 7100.
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