Scottsdale Ariz., (July 21, 2021)— Digital Systems Engineering (DSE) today announced the release of the VH4, the manufacturer’s new high-definition SDI video switch for rugged defense applications. This latest next generation video hub delivers powerful processing capabilities, user programmable settings and a miniature footprint ideal for the defense industry.
As HD technology has developed and the demand for video clarity, distance and resolution has increased, the ever-pressing need to manage multiple sensors has become increasingly difficult. The VH4 simplifies this challenge by broadcasting sensor video and allowing users to designate where in the vehicle each sensor is routed. Situational awareness on the battlefield during surveillance operations and reconnaissance missions is a key tactical advantage for any fleet and the VH4 not only distributes all video data to the crew but also allows for the simple selection of how the data is shared. Crew members can view four simultaneous video inputs, Picture-in-Picture or a single processed signal depending on their mission task. Command of the network-centric VH4 processor is straightforward with commonly adopted protocols, such as dual CANBus and RS-422.
“DSE is thrilled to announce the addition of the VH4 to our portfolio of rugged electronics,” said Ross Hudman, DSE Sales and Marketing Manager, “The VH4 was developed by leveraging decades of experience designing and building rugged products for defense applications. Its release reinforces DSE’s full system approach to developing displays, mission computers, DVRs and smart displays that work together with the purpose of delivering performance and reliability on the battlefield.”
The VH4 video processing hub allows system integrators to easily incorporate multiple sensors and reduce costs and complexity by eliminating unnecessary cables, connectors and converters. Weighing less than one pound and with a footprint of 5” x 5” x 1”, the VH4 accommodates flexible installations.
- Video Inputs/Outputs: 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI
- Protocols: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-274M, SMPTE-296M
- Resolutions: VGA (640 x 480) up to FHD (1920 x 1080)
- Picture Modes: Picture-in-Picture, Picture-by-Picture, Quad View
- Communications: Dual CANBus, RS-422, USB
- Enclosure: IP67 Sealed Milled Aluminum
- Designed to meet MIL-STDs: 810, 461, 1275
About Digital Systems Engineering (DSE)
Founded in 1995, Digital Systems Engineering, Inc. (DSE) is a leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of rugged military displays and industrial grade computers. DSE’s expert team of electrical, mechanical and software engineers provide customized design and manufacturing services to military forces, prime contractors and commercial sectors worldwide. DSE is an ISO9001/AS9100 registered company and qualifies as a US-owned, small business. Learn more by visiting DSE at: https://www.digitalsys.com