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Z Microsystems Provides Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Processing System to Global Aircraft Integrator
[February 20, 2013]

Z Microsystems Provides Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Processing System to Global Aircraft Integrator

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

Z Microsystems, a leading provider of mission-ready computing systems, today announced that it is providing a customized Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) processing system to a global aircraft integrator. The system will be installed into aircraft to provide intelligence support for the end user. The total size of the multi-year order exceeded $6 million.

Under the agreement, Z Microsystems' ISR solution will provide an integrated system of hardware and software. The hardware, which is designed by Z Microsystems, uses the COMx MPU to host mission specific software, IDS displays for operator analysis, ZX3 Servers for video ingestion, and a new fiber optic transmission system to extend video, USB and audio to remote operators. The software is based on Z Microsystems ZViDEO capture software and integrates with partner technology to control an optical sensor with EO and IR video feeds. The software provides the capability to analyze, tag (News - Alert) and distribute video in real-time.

"Z Microsystems was selected for this program based on our long-standing reputation for product quality and our ability to meet the customer needs with an integrated package," said Bob Kopas, VP of Military Programs at Z Microsystems. "This solution is applicable to any airborne, ground-based or maritime application which processes ISR data."

The COMx MPU is a line of ultra-compact and lightweight computer processing units with flexible configuration options in durable sealed aluminum chassis. Based on a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) open architecture platform, the COMx MPU design offers seamless processor upgrades and long operational life in harsh environments. The conduction cooled sealed chassis can house up to seven fully independent hot swappable processing modules.

The Z Microsystems IDS displays for this application are designed and certified for an airborne environment, although they are also deployable on the ground or shipboard. With built-in real-time video enhancement (RTEV) capability, the displays permit the operators, at a push of a button on the display, to significantly improve the streaming video when the picture is degraded by environmental effects such as fog, sand, haze and battlefield smoke.

For more information on the COMx MPU, IDS Displays or customized solutions, visit Z Microsystems at

About Z Microsystems

For more than 25 years, Z Microsystems has been supplying superior computing technology to the US military and defense system integrators. Today, Z Microsystems designs and manufacturers mission-ready computing solutions for military, medical, industrial and law enforcement applications. The company's commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products include rugged flat panel displays, high-performance computers, flexible storage systems and imaging systems. For more information, visit

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