What is ImaGen?
Concurrent Real-Time’s ImaGen™ visual server family offers fully integrated, affordable high-performance image generation (IG) solutions for real-time simulation and modeling applications. An ImaGen solution running Concurrent’s RedHawk™ Linux® is the ideal platform for truly interactive, virtual reality, landscape, architectural and aerial, ground and marine simulation.
The ImaGen family provides the most flexible, multichannel Linux-based graphics platforms available today. ImaGen can be custom configured to address a broad range of price/performance requirements from low-end, singlechannel systems to large, genlocked, multi-channel video server solutions. ImaGen delivers the technology needed to rapidly develop and deploy accurate, real-time 3D visual solutions for industry applications.
ImaGen platforms are complete IG solutions. All required IG components are fully integrated and supported by Concurrent, including COTS imaging channels, monitors, color-matching projectors with edge-blending and curved screen distortion correction, display screens, rackmount chassis, mounting hardware and application software.
- RedHawk Linux optimized for real-time image generation
- PCI-Express graphics boards: The latest PCIe x16 graphic cards from NVIDIA
- Up to eight graphics cards per visual server
- Genlock and framelock
- Convenient upgrade to new technology
- Configurable 1U/3U/4U rugged rackmount chassis
- Single and dual-socket multi-core Intel Xeon™ CPUs
- Removable SATA or SAS disk drives for easy visual database management
- 14U to 43U cabinets supporting from 4 to 13 ImaGen servers
- Integrated Gigabit and I0 Gbit Ethernet switches
- 1U rackmount monitor drawer with 8 or 16-port KVM switches
- Multi 110 volt power source or single 220 volt with 30
Support for Industry Standard Rendering Software
ImaGen supports a wide range of 3D visualization software, such as Diamond Visionics™ GenesisIG, Presagis® Vega Prime™, OpenSceneGraph, OpenGL® and OpenGL Performer™. ImaGen solutions running GenesisIG are specially designed and fully optimized for multi-channel applications.
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Systems and Graphics
ImaGen visual servers are powered by COTS technology for affordable simulation and modeling solutions. Offering the highest levels of computer-generated image quality, fidelity and determinism, ImaGen are configured with the latest powerful, multi-monitor capable NVIDIA® Quadro graphics cards.
Flexible Multi-Channel Rendering
Any number of ImaGen visual servers can be linked together to produce a single, unified output image to any desired level of photorealism. For example, the power of individual ImaGen servers can be assigned to render specific subsets of an image in parallel. The servers support a variety of image combining modes such as sample division for antialiasing, time division, image division, eye division and volume division for large rendering applications.
A full range of video synchronization capabilities are also offered. Commercial and military flight, maritime and driving simulators require multiple displays to provide photorealistic views of an environment as seen from a cockpit, window or control panel. ImaGen framelock features provide a seamless viewing experience in these multiple display applications. ImaGen genlock functionality enables synchronization with standard video signal formats or housesync signals providing a powerful solution for display, video briefing and compositing.
Custom Image Generation Services
Concurrent offers a range of customized IG services including:
- Visual database creation
- Simulation model interfaces to the IG
- Avionics and instrumentation
- Physical control devices
- Custom hardware
ImaGen Powered by GenesisIG
ImaGen servers feature GenesisIG visualization software from Diamond Visionics. GenesisIG is a family of on-the-fly 3D data assembly products that leverage modern GPU architectures and multi-core processors to provide highfidelity real-time CIGI-compliant visualization. GenesisIG and shape files to build a complete 3D scene on-screen in real time. Visualization is immediate and can be modified on-the-fly.
GenesisIG provides 60Hz whole earth day/night/sensor multi-channel visualization for flight, maritime, and ground simulation. GenesisIG includes APIs and source code examples to allow integration of its rendering engine into a custom application along with customized extensions and assemblers. Users can create image generation, synthetic visualization, Semi-Automated Forces (SAF), and mission planning applications with complex, dynamic 3D scenes. Advanced physics-based FLIR, NVG and E/O sensor simulation is optionally available.
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