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Company Overview of Z Microsystems, Inc.

Company Overview

Z Microsystems, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and services field-ready deployable computing solutions for the U.S. military and defense system integrators. The company offers commercial off-the-shelf equipment, such as modular rugged flat panel displays, computers, light-weight rack mountable workstations, and servers and CPUs tailored to military standard specifications; and engineered for high performance needs in harsh environments. It also provides mass data storage systems; video capturing and editing toolsets for intelligence community and tactical DoD deployments; real time image enhancement and routing systems for full motion video; and rugged folding desk systems. The compa...

9820 Summers Ridge Road

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 1987





Key Executives for Z Microsystems, Inc.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 50
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Product Marketing and Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Z Microsystems, Inc. Key Developments

Northrop Grumman Awards Contract to Z Microsystems

Z Microsystems announced the contract receipt from Northrop Grumman to deliver rugged military displays in support of the U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle infantry fighting vehicle. The full term contract includes seven displays per vehicle. Under terms of the contract, Z Microsystems began shipping units to BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman in mid 2013 to support ongoing development of the Ground Combat Vehicle program. Z Microsystems' mission display utilizes engineering methods and components to deliver the ideal ruggedized viewing solution for extreme deployed vehicle environments. The widescreen panel will feature intuitive touch-activated controls for maximized viewing space in a low profile footprint. The physical chassis design is specialized to promote optimal thermal management, in a fully sealed display that is resistant to moisture, dust and debris.

Z Microsystems, Inc. Receives AWACS Block 40/45 Rugged Displays Order

Z Microsystems, Inc. announced its has received a contract from Boeing Defense, Space and Security for its Gen3 Orion Universal Display Platform (UDP) for installation on the U.S. and French Air Forces' Advanced Warning and Control System (AWACS). The value of the combined contracts is approximately $1.2 million. The Gen3 Orion UDP was selected for the AWACS Block 40/45 upgrade. The Block 40/45 upgrade dramatically enhances the system's potential for using network-enabled operations and increases the AWACS mission execution capability, effectiveness and reliability while lowering life-cycle costs through a number of improved features. The Block 40/45 upgrade includes enhancements to the primary AWACS display, which increases situational awareness through its intuitive mission displays and detailed map database. Z Microsystems will deliver customized Gen3 Orion UDP's for installation in the AWACS fleet under this contract through 2014. The Gen3 Orion UDP boasts a new ultra-high performance modular video processor that supports Picture-in-Picture (PIP), Dual-View, Quadview, and Real Time Enhanced Video (RTEV) options. The UDP's resistive touch technology offers operators the most advanced options in control and customization. Z Microsystems' new third generation electronics feature high-performance FPGA-based graphics cards, designed to be smaller and more powerful, delivering cutting edge display solutions in a new lower-profile Orion design. The models to be delivered under the Block 40/45 upgrade contract have passed stringent environmental qualification testing, including Mil-Std-810 and Mil-Std-461 standards.

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