SOURCE: Quantum3D, Inc.

February 15, 2006 16:07 ET

Quantum3D Announces Conduction-Cooled Model of Sentiris PMC Embedded Graphics Subsystem

New Conduction-Cooled Sentiris 4110 CD PMC Model Extends Deployment Range for Industry Leading Embedded Visual Computing Subsystem Family

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2006 -- Quantum3D®, Inc., a leading provider of open architecture, realtime 3D visual computing solutions for the Visual and Sensor Simulation Training (VSST) and Embedded Visual Computing (EVC) markets, today at the Association of U.S. Army (AUSA) Winter Symposium announced the availability of the Quantum3D Sentiris® 4110 CD PMC Conduction-Cooled embedded graphics subsystem. The Sentiris 4110 CD PMC and Sentiris Development System are on display along with THERMITE® Tactical Visual Computer, ExpeditionC4ISR™, and IData™ EVC products in the Quantum3D Booth No. 1335 and in select partner booths.

The new Sentiris 4110 CD model offers the same industry-leading graphics and video performance, open architecture compatibility, image quality and value as the Sentiris 4110 CV Convection Cooled models in a VITA-20 compliant, conduction-cooled PMC that is also designed to operate in the harsh environments defined by MIL-Std-810F and comply with the stringent EMI/EMC requirements of MIL-Std-461E. Similar to Sentiris convection-cooled models, the Sentiris 4110 CD features the same low power consumption, multiple high-resolution display support, and video I/O capabilities as the Sentiris CV models, all while operating in temperatures from -40 degrees to +85 degrees C.

Optimized for avionics, vetronics, C4ISR and embedded training applications, the Sentiris 4110 CD is based on the NVIDIA® Quadro4Go embedded graphics processing unit, which supports 32-bit, 33 or 66 MHz PCI busses and features a 128-bit wide memory bus with 64MB of dedicated graphics/video memory that provides 7.0 GB/second graphics memory bandwidth and 400 million pixels per second trilinear filtered fill rate. With its on-chip transformation and lighting engine, Sentiris delivers OpenGL-based 3D graphics performance of up to 5.4 million independent triangles per second and 4.8 million anti-aliased lines per second (based on Real World Benchmarks 2.3.3), which is between five to ten times the performance of competitive PMCs including the SBS Technologies G2 and the DY-4 PMC-704.

"Sentiris continues to set the pace for 2D, 3D and video performance, image quality and value in COTS graphics PMCs," said Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D president and co-founder. "With its outstanding track record of proven success on numerous video and graphics intensive programs significantly, coupled with better performance over competitive products and watershed pricing, Sentiris CD will set a new benchmark by which conductive cooled embedded graphics subsystems are measured."

About the Sentiris PMC Family

Designed for open architecture applications and compliant with the IEEE 1386.1 PCI Mezzanine Card standard and the VITA-20 guidelines for conduction cooled designs, the Sentiris 4110 CD and CV PMCs are compatible with VME, CompactPCI, ComExpress and other embedded form factor single board computers equipped with either 33 MHz or 66 MHz PMC slots (3.3 or 5V), which makes the Sentiris 4110 PMC family perfect for P3I and technology insertion applications. Sentiris supports Microsoft® Windows®2000, WindowsXP, and WindowsXP Embedded Operating Environments under OpenGL® 1.4 (or Earlier) and DirectX® 9.0 on Intel® IA32™ Architecture Systems. Sentiris also supports OpenGL® 1.2 under LynuxWorks® Blue Cat™ Linux and popular Real Time Operating Systems, including WindRiver® VxWorks® on both IA32 and PowerPC™ architecture systems. With its hardware and software compatibility, new applications and existing applications alike can take advantage of Sentiris' performance and image quality without requiring a major software porting effort. Sentiris combines high-performance, high-resolution multi-channel 2D and 3D graphics and advanced video input/output with low-power consumption and support for operations in extended environments to meet the demanding requirements of realtime visualization for diverse, deployed applications including SAAB Avionics' digital map and situational awareness for the HK-14, Titan Systems' heads-down display for high-speed, fully-amphibious assault hovercraft navigation, L-3's Landing Signal Officer (LSO) workstation for aircraft recovery on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, and both the airborne radar units and ground control stations for General Atomics' Predator UAV.

Pricing and Availability

The Sentiris 4110 CD Conduction Cooled PMC features an international, single unit list price of under $5,000 USD, depending on options including conformal coating. Volume pricing is available, consult Quantum3D or a Quantum3D authorized manufacturer's representative or distributor for details. Sentiris 4110 CD delivery is typically 60 days ARO beginning in March, 2006.

About Quantum3D

Quantum3D develops and markets realtime, open architecture IG solutions, embedded visual computing systems, subsystems, development software and support services for the VSST and EVC markets and is the exclusive supplier of NVIDIA® graphics technology for the military and commercial avionics embedded visual computing market. Quantum3D is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California, with development centers located in Phoenix, AZ, Huntsville, AL, and Orlando, FL. For more information about Quantum3D and the Quantum3D family of open architecture visual computing solutions, please see www.quantum3d.com.

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