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The ICS-8580 is a standalone video capture, compression, streaming and archiving solution in an XMC format making it an ideal solution for video streaming demands that are found in military and aerospace applications. The ICS-8580 responds to the rapid growth in unmanned vehicles and their requirement to deliver high quality mission video over links that are often bandwidth-constrained. It is designed to be a simple, plug-and-play solution that requires minimal integration or software development. The XMC form factor means that it is small, lightweight and consumes little power and with these features, in conjunction with its rugged design, mean that it can be deployed in a wide range of demanding environments. Its flexibility is further enhanced by its ability to support numerous video formats with either two channels of high definition video or four channels of standard definition video. The ICS-8580 features the ultra-efficient, industry standard H.264 video compression codec, but is reconfigurable to enable it to support alternatives such as JPEG2000.

  • Real-time multi-channel encoding and decoding for transmission of video over IP data link
  • ITU-T H.264 AVC Codec (MPEG-4 Part 10) Main Profile with configurable codec parameters
  • MPEG2 TS multiplexing with audio and metadata encapsulation
  • Data rates from 512kbps to 20 Mbps
    <60ms Latency
  • 1 to 2 channels of HD encoded video up to 1600 x 1200 @30fps
  • 1 to 4 channels of Standard Definition
  • Input sources supported:
    - HD/SD SDI (SMPTE259M/292M), NTSC/PAL, HDTV (1080p/720p), CVBS, S-Video, Component
  • Support for Base Cameralink input devices
  • Stereo Audio I/O with synchronization to video
  • Metadata Ingest through Ethernet and PCIe
  • Output video formats supported:
    -HD/SD SDI, SDTV, HDTV, CVBS, S-Video, Component
  • PCIe Gen1 x4 Data link for Raw/Compressed Video Transport, Metadata and H/W configuration
  • Configuration control through Ethernet/PCIe Webserver or programmable API
  • Support for direct record/playback from NAS data storage
  • Video compression SDK/API for fast integration into enterprise applications
  • Multiple OS support for API and device drivers
  • ICS-8580 Press Release
  • Ruggedization Levels

Sensor Processing Resource Center

  Type Title
Datasheet ICS-8580 Product Data Sheet
Requires Authorization User Manual ICS-8580 User Interface Guide
Brochures 2011 Military and Aerospace Product Selection Guide
68-page Product Selection Guide
Brochures Applied Image Processing
12-page brochure highlighting our applied image processing capabilities
Brochures Radio and Radar
8-page Radio and Radar Brochure
Brochures Sensor Processing
12-page Sensor Processing brochure
Brochures Unmanned Aerial Systems
Learn how GE’s full line of products specifically designed for unmanned aerial systems can speed time-to-market while reducing development risks.
White Papers Automated Target Tracking
Closing the Gap Between the Predictable and the Unpredictable
White Papers Beyond DVE: Options for Improving Situational Awareness
This paper explores options for closing the gap between natural vision and indirect vision in all conditions.
White Papers Effective Video Handling on Unmanned Vehicles
White Papers Embedded Computing Technologies for Unmanned Vehicles
White Papers GPUDirect™ RDMA
White Papers Recent Focus on 10Gbps Ethernet Driven by Heavy Demand for Video
Video camera & sensor arrays causing a rapid switch from 1GbE to 10GbE in Mil/Aero platforms communications networks.
White Papers TS-MPEG4 Video Compression Application Concepts
GE Intelligent Platforms offers a flexible and scalable video compression solution with dual inputs to a single PMC card using MPEG-4 or H.264 Baseline profile.
White Papers Video Electronics Designed with the Unmanned Vehicle in Mind
Video Streaming in a Rugged Unmanned Vehicle Environment
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual ICS-7005 Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual ICS-7006 Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual ICS-8580 Embedded Development Kit User's Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual ICS-8580 Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual ICS-8580A-RTM Operating Manual
Requires Authorization Software Reference ICS-8580 Software Development Kit User's Manual
Requires Authorization Tech Notes ICS-8580 Tech Note
Customer support contact info for this product is listed below by global region. All related documentation and software for this product are listed under the "Downloads" tab of this product page.

Primary Support

Huntsville, AL
12090 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35803-3308

Support Phone: 1-800-433-2682
Support E-mail: support.embeddedsystems.ip@ge.com
RMA E-mail: repairs.huntsville.ip@ge.com

Europe, Middle East, Africa Support

Augsburg, Germany
Memminger Str. 14 D-86159

Support Phone: +49 821 5034-170
Hour: Monday - Thursday, excluding holidays from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM GMT+1; Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Support E-mail: support.augsburg.ip@ge.com

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