Product Overview

The RuggedCONNECT™ Smart Video Switcher is a highly integrated standalone device that acquires, processes, and displays real-time video sensor data for vehicle-based local situational awareness (LSA) and driver vision enhancer (DVE) applications.

The RuggedCONNECT Smart Video Switcher includes eight analog composite inputs supporting RS-170/NTSC/PAL or 2 HD-SDI video inputs and two independent HD-SDI single link displays. Support for GigE Vision and Def Stan 00-082 streaming protocols on dual 1 Gbps Ethernet channels make it the perfect solution to implement networked, open standard, interoperable video management systems as demanded by GVA, NGVA, and VICTORY standards.

A diagram of the RuggedCONNECT Smart Video Switcher


Scalable, distributed video

The RuggedCONNECT leverages Pleora’s distributed video architecture to allow multiple units to be networked together to create larger scale video switching systems with different video input/output combinations.

Powerful processing

Combining the high-performance networking capabilities of RuggedCONNECT with the power of an NVIDIA GPU, designers can easily add AI image processing and graphics overlay decision-support capabilities to reduce cognitive burden and increase mission effectiveness.

The compute power of the NVIDIA GPU supports applications such as AI/Machine Learning, image fusion, 360 degree stitching, map/ terrain overlay, and image enhancement to more demanding convolutional-neural network based threat detection and classification.

Customization options

The highly configurable RuggedCONNECT architecture enables fast development of products to address various sensor and display interfaces, such as HD-SDI, VGA, or custom sensor/display requirements. This same architecture enables Pleora to add more interfaces, support a different mix of interfaces, additional network interfaces, and general communications ports.