Pleora’s RuggedCONNECT Smart Video Switcher Takes Top Honors in 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards 

Pleora Technologies, a leading supplier of video interfaces and sensor networking for real-time imaging applications, announced today that its RuggedCONNECT Smart Video Switcher took top honors in the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Pleora as a Platinum honoree.

Global manufacturers are designing Pleora’s GVA, NGVA and VICTORY-ready RuggedCONNECT Smart Video Switcher into local situational awareness (LSA), command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR), remote controlled weapon stations (RCWS), driver vision enhancement (DVE), and panoramic surveillance applications. For more on Pleora’s RuggedCONNECT Smart Video Switcher visit

“We’re seeing growing demand for our RuggedCONNECT Smart Video Switcher and plug-in machine learning AI solutions as military system integrators seek ways to cost-effectively integrate advanced capabilities that help reduce cognitive burden and heighten battlefield intelligence,” said John Butler, VP of Sales & Marketing, Pleora Technologies. “This industry recognition highlights the performance, design, and cost benefits that Pleora brings to the military imaging market.”

Pleora’s RuggedCONNECT is a highly integrated standalone device that acquires, processes, and displays real-time video sensor data for vehicle-based LSA and DVE applications. With all sensors, cameras, and devices connected to a common infrastructure, vehicle crew can view information they need on a single display and know immediately if something has changed in their environment – ultimately increasing intelligence, awareness, and safety, while reducing cognitive burden.  

Combining the high-performance networking of RuggedCONNECT with the powerful GPU resources of the NVIDIA Jetson TX2i, designers can easily add decision-support capabilities to further increase mission effectiveness.  Advanced situational awareness software, available as solution plug-ins for RuggedCONNECT, includes automatic threat detection, region of interest, and rollover warning capabilities to improve battlefield intelligence.

“On behalf of the Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards, I would like to congratulate Pleora Technologies on their Platinum-level honoree status,” said Military & Aerospace Electronics Editor in Chief John Keller. “This competitive program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products impacting the aerospace and defense community this year.”

About Military & Aerospace Electronics 
Military & Aerospace Electronics is the leading media resource serving program and project managers, engineering managers, and engineers involved in electronic and electro-optic design for military, space, and aviation applications. Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine delivers time-sensitive news, in-depth analyses, case studies, and real-world applications of new products, industry opinion, and the latest trends in the use of mil-spec, rugged and commercial off-the-shelf components, subsystems, and systems. 

About Pleora Technologies
Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of sensor data over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in interfaces for USB 3.0. With this spirit of innovation, Pleora engineers reliable sensor interfaces and embedded vision gateways for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. Pleora provides end-to-end solutions that shorten time-to-market, reduce risk, and lower costs. We partner with our customers and tailor products to meet their individual needs. Find out more at

For more information, contact: 
Pleora Technologies Inc.
Ed Goffin, Marketing Manager
Tel: +1-613-270-0625, ext. 164
Twitter: @Pleora