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action-reviews. Recordings are replayed from the DGy system for debriefing and analysis using the DGy’s f lexible playback capabilities, including event marking, instant random access, variable speed and frame-by-frame jog/ shuttle. The U.S. Navy’s new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) program, the Broad Area Mari-

time Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS), is the next generation of the Defense Department’s high-altitude, long-endurance system for coverage of oceanographic and littoral areas.

Full Motion Video One of the trickier challenges for

today’s command and control systems is handling massive amounts of video data and moving it where it needs to go across the military network. One of the most comprehensive solutions aimed at that problem is Z Microsystems’ AnyImage-Anywhere system. AIA is an advanced image enhancement and routing system for full-motion video. It’s especially vital to the success of UAV and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. By enhancing video images in real time, it allows any video source to be routed to any combination of displays. AIA combines high-performance parallel processing, high-speed video switching and open architecture algorithms to enhance full motion video in real time. Offering unprecedented image clarity, AIA provides access to multiple views from a single display station and the ability to route video streams on demand. In addition, AIA has an open architecture that supports a wide variety of commercially available image processing algorithms. These image enhancement algorithms filter out visual distractions, while adjusting contrast and color to aid the eye in focusing on elements of interest. AIA processes multiple video streams at 30 frames per second in real time, with zero latency, and supports full 1080p high-definition video. It routes any video source through any number of image processing algorithms, then outputs the video stream to any monitor, network, recorder, or similar device. The technology provides the ability to route multiple sources to one monitor or to virtual screens within a monitor. It allows operators to turn image functions on or off or swap the primary and picture-in-picture (PIP) windows using the touch screen. Users can select new video streams on demand using touch sensitive areas on the display, called virtual buttons.

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