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RVP is a flexible family of COTS-based solutions for primary radar video distribution, plot extraction and target tracking

Designed for air traffic control, aircraft ground movement, coastal surveillance and naval tracking systems

Base configurations are: RVP Video Distribution, RVP Plot Extractor and RVP Tracker

Each system configuration is available in either industrial or ruggedised naval packaging or as an OEM board level solution

CAMBRIDGE, UK, January 14, 2003 - Primagraphics, the command & control,
video and graphics specialist has launched its RVP
(Radar Video Processor) family, a new generation of high performance radar
acquisition, tracking and distribution servers in PCI and VME form factors.

The RVP family is designed to provide a flexible, modular, cost-effective,
commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution to a number of demanding
applications including specialist air traffic control, aircraft ground
movement, coastal surveillance and naval tracking systems.

Based on field-proven solutions for radar acquisition and processing, RVP
builds on Primagraphics' experience in offering integrated and OEM-level
solutions. Modular software design and open-systems hardware allows a rich
set of capabilities to be provided in a compact and cost-effective
form-factor built on standard COTS hardware platforms.

RVP has at its core a set of integrated software modules, which work on
industry-standard operating systems and computing platforms to ensure that
systems can be upgraded and maintained over their operating life. These
modules provide radar video acquisition, clutter processing, cell averaging
CFAR (constant false alarm rate) detection, radar video distribution on a
local area network (LAN), radar video recording on a local disk, plot
extraction, automatic target acquisition, target tracking, radar video plan
position indicator display engineering and control interface, and network

Three baseline RVP system configurations are available at the time of the
launch - RVP Video Server, RVP Plot Extractor and RVP Tracker. For each
configuration, options exist for both packaging and functional enhancements
to provide additional capabilities for radar video recording and display.

RVP servers are designed to work both with Primagraphics' extensive range of
radar client solutions and in standalone configurations. Three packaging
options are available for the baseline configurations - industrial (4U 19
inch rack mount system); Naval (ruggedised naval quality enclosure); or OEM
card supply (6U single-slot VME card).

Primagraphics is a recognised leader in the development of processing and
display systems for military and civil applications. Its systems, for VME,
PCI and PMC formats, are in use throughout the world for airborne and
shipborne command and control consoles, vessel tracking, air traffic control
and air defence systems. Details of Primagraphics' range of cards and
systems solutions are given on Primagraphics' web site at

For more information please

telephone +44 (0) 1763 852222

or email

About Primagraphics

Primagraphics, a specialist supplier of graphics and video display systems
for VME, PCI and PMC formats, is a recognised leader in the radar and
command and control markets. Its expertise encompasses radar scan conversion
and tracking solutions, as well as compression, decompression and
distribution of data (radar and TV video) across wide and local area
networks. As well as providing a range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)
products, Primagraphics designs and manufactures high performance systems to
meet specific customer requirements. Founded in 1982, Primagraphics'
European headquarters is located at Litlington, near Cambridge, UK. It also
has offices in the USA and a network of dealers and distributors worldwide.
Primagraphics is a member of the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA).

Media contacts:

Martin Brooke

Martin Brooke Associates

+44 (0) 1223 264050

John Hunter


+44 (0) 1763 852222

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