Crystal Group’s Rugged Embedded Computer Selected for Rapid Imaging’s LandForm+ Mission Management System
LandForm+ Mission Management System
Rapid Imaging Software, Inc. (RIS) designed the LandForm+ mission management system for flight officers and sensor operators conducting a variety of operations. LandForm+ improves situational awareness and mission effectiveness for the following: law enforcement, search and rescue, border patrol, wild land fire management, disaster relief, and more.
Rapid Imaging private labeled the Crystal Group RE0412 Rugged Embedded Computer for the LandForm+ mission management system.
The LandForm+ is designed so the tactical flight operator can conduct an entire action without looking away from the screen. LandForm+ is a complete solution for aerial surveillance, plus five essential functions for improved sensor operator performance with clear, detailed info relayed to teams in the field.
- Moving map – with topographic relief, roads and points of interest
- Sensor control – slew-to-cue from live video, moving map or target list
- Target manager – locations of interest are listed and maybe added before or during a mission
- Digital video playback with archiving – view video before, during or after a mission
- Augmented reality mapping – roads, streets and points of interest show in the video, includes address estimation display
LandForm+ improves all-around situational awareness for tactical flight operators and easily allows the operator to switch between EO and IR (Electro-Optical/Infrared), to zoom in and out, and to geo-point the camera. For the LandForm+, the Crystal RE0412 was chosen and is delivered pre-loaded with image software and map data to Rapid Imaging.
Landform+ shown with icons and moving map.
Crystal Group Solution
The LandForm+ system is designed for use in aircraft; space and weight were big considerations for Rapid Imaging Software.
During development, the engineering team selected the Crystal RE0412 Rugged Embedded Computer as the best option to deliver required performance.
Our customers operate in challenging airborne conditions, we needed hardware that would integrate easily and operate reliably and Crystal had the solution.
-David Geisler, Vice President of Operations, Rapid Imaging
Crystal loads the software image and map data on the RE0412 and the hardware integrates seamlessly with new or existing surveillance systems.
- Easy hardware integration
- Reliable hardware performance
- The “On” button starts the software
- Easy to use interface
- Enhanced situational awareness
About Crystal Group
Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, designs and manufactures installation-ready, rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, and storage devices that fit mission critical and industrial applications. Crystal Group’s industrial servers are powerful solutions ready for future expansion whether it’s for a more versatile software application, harsh environment, or demanding performance standard.