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VST Virtual Studio Technology (Midiware music production technology) ) and Embedded Visual Computing (EVC See VESA Enhanced Video Connector. ) markets, has announced a new embedded graphics subsystem design win with the Titan Corporation for hovercraft Hovercraft: see air-cushion vehicle. primary display systems. In this new application, Quantum3D's Sentiris 4110 PCI Mezzanine Card (hardware) PCI Mezzanine Card - (PMC) A family of low profile mezzanine cards for VMEbus, Futurebus+, desktop computers and other computer systems with logical and electrical layers based on the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification. PMC is defined in IEEE P1386. (PMC (1) See Portable Media Center.
(2) (PCI Mezzanine Card) A PCI-based mezzanine card that is widely adapted to VMEbus, CompactPCI and PCI cards. ) will be used to provide situational awareness Situation awareness or situational awareness  (SA) is the mental representation and understanding of objects, events, people, system states, interactions, environmental conditions, and other situation-specific factors affecting human performance in information for heads down heads down - [Sun] Concentrating, usually so heavily and for so long that everything outside the focus area is missed. See also hack mode and larval stage, although this mode is hardly confined to fledgling hackers. displays used for hovercraft navigation. The award is another key Sentiris PMC win with a major systems integrator and marks the first maritime deployment of the embedded graphics subsystem..
High-speed, over-the-beach, fully amphibious hovercraft on which Sentiris will be employed are capable of carrying a 60-75 ton payload of weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel. They provide the capability to launch amphibious assaults from points over the horizon, thereby decreasing risk to ships and personnel and generating greater uncertainty in the enemy's mind as to the location and timing of an assault, thereby maximizing its prospects of success.
Quantum3D's Sentiris 4110 is the first PMC that brings the power of NVIDIA Graphics Processing Unit See GPU. (GPU GPU: see secret police.
(Graphics Processing Unit) A specialized logic chip devoted to rendering 2D or 3D images. Display adapters contain one or more GPUs for fast graphics rendering. ) technology to Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) embedded visual computing applications. Sentiris' underlying NVIDIA's Quadro 4 embedded graphics technology is the most powerful embedded graphics processor ever developed, delivering higher performance and better image quality than any PMC available in the market today.
Sentiris PMC development is a result of the Farsight initiative--the agreement between Quantum3D and NVIDIA which enables Quantum3D to bring NVIDIA GPU technologies to the embedded visual computing markets. Farsight seeks to provide commercial and military aircraft, vehicles, vessels and transportable systems with NVIDIA Quadro-based graphics engines that provide realtime graphical, sensor, symbolic and imagery-based information for situational awareness and operational mission effectiveness. For more information on Sentiris and Farsight, please visit the Quantum3D website at www.quantum3d.com.
"Our efforts with Titan Corporation illustrate the growing demand for Sentiris across a range of ground, airborne, naval and now, even amphibious vehicles," said Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D co-founder and executive vice president of business development and marketing. "The hovercraft is a dramatic innovation in modern warfare technology and requires outstanding graphics capabilities. Sentiris with its NVIDIA-based Quadro4 GPU technology and unique video capabilities is a great fit for the demanding graphics and video requirements of this craft. All of us at Quantum3D look forward to working with Titan in meeting the needs of this program."
Quantum3D develops and markets realtime 2D/3D visual computing subsystems, integrated systems, software and solutions for the visual simulation and training and embedded visual computing markets. Quantum3D's Independence, AAlchemy, Obsidian obsidian (ŏbsĭd`ēən), a volcanic glass, homogeneous in texture and having a low water content, with a vitreous luster and a conchoidal fracture. and Graphite family of scaleable, open architecture image generators include mission critical features, industry leading performance, superior graphics and image quality, and unsurpassed value, which have made the products the industry standard for synthetic environment training applications. In addition, Quantum3D creates and distributes realtime development software tools and products including OpenGVS and the CG2 family of products: Mantis, VTree, ViXSen, IData and Facets--which enable developers to fully optimize their applications to benefit from the company's visual computing solutions. Quantum3D is the exclusive supplier of NVIDIA graphics technology for the embedded military and aerospace visual computing market. Quantum3D's embedded visual computing product offerings include the Farsight program for custom form factor embedded graphics applications, and the Sentiris and Ventana embedded graphics subsystems for COTS form factor embedded graphics applications. Quantum3D is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in San Jose, CA.