Primagraphics has unveiled its Cobra video windows processor which is available as a single-slot 6U VME card or as a standalone 2U box-level product.
Cobra is a multi-input, video windows processor that can accept up to 12 video inputs and then simultaneously display up to four as windows on a digital flat panel or analogue display.
A selected video source can be scaled to any position on the screen, or can be zoomed to full-screen. Other display configurations include quad-video, picture-in-picture, side-by-side and overlapping windows. Video inputs can be TV, RS170, RS343, STANAG Class A or high-resolution computer video up to 1600 x 1200.
In addition to video inputs, a high-resolution graphics signal may be inputto the card as a separate digital video interface (DVI) or analogue RGB video to provide an overlay, or background to the windows.
A unique feature of Cobra is the capability to capture the video and graphics data for transfer to a remote host for printing or occasional recording. The Cobra processor can faithfully capture the full-screen or an individual window with no loss of detail.
Cobra requires only power from the VME connector, and may be completely controlled over a TCP/IP, RS232 or VME connection.
Three versions of Cobra are available. Cobra 400 supports up to four independently scaled and positioned video windows. Cobra 200 supports two windows and Cobra 100 supports a single video window.
Cobra is designed for sophisticated display applications where there is a requirement for multiple video and graphics signals to be displayed simultaneously, such as in command and control systems, training and simulation, and a wide range of surveillance, reconnaissance and homeland security applications.