Surveillance and monitoring applications can be overwhelmed by the many cameras and video sensors used to track an adversary. Fortunately, the latest video gateway from Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division provides the performance capabilities and ease of operation needed to manage multiple video sensors and video outputs and provide effect, real-time monitoring. The model RVC-MS1 video gateway and multiplexer is the latest member of the Rugged Video Gateway (RVG) family of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) video management solutions developed for high-performance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems that can include difference types of visible and infrared (IR) cameras, thermal imaging subsystems, and laser target designators.
The RVC-MS1 is optimized for applications requiring challenging size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements. It is designed for harsh military and aerospace environments and is qualified to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1257E, and MIL-STD-461F standards.
The gateway/multiplexer provides a generous number of inputs (4 analog, 20 3G-SDI, and 1 HDMI) and an almost equal number of outputs (16 3G-SDI, 2 video analog, and 2 H.264) along with CANbus, RS-485, RS-422, and RS-232 control interfaces for operating flexibility with a large number of sensors and different control/monitoring systems. Despite the many inputs and outputs, a straightforward graphical user interface (GUI) makes the gateway easy to use even when monitoring multiple sensors with picture-in-picture (PiP) and video streaming capabilities. The unit can function as an Ethernet gateway for mobile and portable use in vehicle-based systems.
“Curtiss-Wright’s rugged COTS-based video management solutions are designed to increase warfighter effectiveness and help drive mission success,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice-president and general manager for defense and power. “Our newest RVG video management gateway, the RVG-MS1, is ideal for managing multiple advanced sensors, with low latency and maximum flexibility to optimize and ease the operator’s experience.”