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Quantum3D Thermite TVC3.0 1100

High performance Rugged Tactical Visual Computer
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

Quantum3D, located in San Jose, Calif., specializes in open-architecture, realtime computing solutions for industry-specific applications. They do that by packaging industry-standard components with their own image generator technologies, software, and services. Their Thermite TVC (TVC stands for "Tactical Visual Computing") product line includes a variety of fanless, ruggedized, sealed, mil-spec COTS computers that support advanced 2D/3D, I/O, video capture capabilities, and can run either Windows XP or a variety of Linux distros.

The Thermite TVC3 (shown above) measures 9.6 x 6.3 x 3.2 inches and weighs about 9 pounds. It's designed for vehicle applications and runs on 10 to 36VDC.

The TVC3 was designed as a tactical visual computer for applications that require high-performance computing, advanced graphics, shader-based rendering, and GPGPU processing in ground vehicles, aircraft, maritime, or other vehicles. The Model 1100 GPU uses NVIDIA CUDA, a general purpose parallel computing architecture that leverages the NVIDIA parallel computing architecture for maximum graphics performance. This allows the Model 1100 to solve complex tasks such as real-time ray tracing, video encoding and interactive volume rendering in the most demanding environments.

Below is a matrix that shows Quantum3D's Thermite models and where they fit in in terms of size and performance.

Specifications
Added/updated Added 01/2011
Form-factor Embedded rugged computing module
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo with 4MB L2 cache
CPU Speed 1.6GHz
Graphics NVIDIA Quadro FX770 CUDA parallel computing processor with 32-core GPU module, 256MB DDR2 DRAM, PCIe x16 interface
OS Windows XP
Memory 4GB dual-channel DDR2
Storage 80GB ruggedized HDD or 32 to 128GB SSD
Card slots unknown
Display type VGA and Eidetix PCIe video capture connections
Display size/res External
Digitizer/pens NA
Keyboard/keys External
Navigation External
Housing Conduction cooled sealed alloy
Operating Temp -25 - 144F (-32 to 62C) with SSD
Sealing IP67 (immersion up to 30 minutes at 3.3 feet)
Shock up to 40G
Vibration Up to 12G RMS
Altitude -200 to 40,000 feet
Humidity 5-90% non-condensing
Size (WxHxD) 9.6 x 6.3 x 3.2 inches
Weight 8.8 lbs.
Power Designed for vehicle power 28VDC (10.5 to 20V)
Interface 2 USB 2.0, 2 RS232, RS422 Async, RS422 Sync, audio, gigabit LAN,
Wireless Optional GPS, MIL-STD 1553 A/B dual redundant bus
List price Inquire
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