Concurrent’s ImaGen Visual Server family
offers fully-integrated, affordable high-performance IG solutions
for real-time simulation and modeling applications. Powered by
Concurrent’s RedHawk™ Linux®, ImaGen is the ideal
platform for truly interactive, virtual reality, landscape, architectural
and aerial, ground, and marine simulation.
The ImaGen family provides the most flexible, multichannel Linux-based
graphics platforms available today. ImaGen can be custom configured
to address a broad range of price/performance requirements from
low-end, single-channel systems to large, genlocked, multi-channel
and SLI video server solutions. ImaGen delivers the technology
needed to rapidly develop and deploy accurate, real-time 3D visual
solutions for applications such as:
ImaGen platforms are complete IG solutions. All required IG components
are fully integrated and supported by Concurrent, including COTS
imaging channels, monitors, color-matching projectors with edge-blending
and curved screen distortion correction, display screens, rackmount
chassis, mounting hardware and application software.
Systems And Graphics Boards
ImaGen Visual Servers are powered by COTS technology for affordable
simulation and modeling solutions. Offering the highest levels
of computer-generated image quality, fidelity and determinism,
ImaGen can be configured with powerful dual-monitor capable graphics
controllers, such as those available from NVIDIA.
Support for Industry Standard Applications
supports a wide range of 3D visualization software, such as Presagis
Vega Prime, OpenSceneGraph, Disti’s GL Studio,
Altia Design, OpenGL and OpenGL Performer.
The ImaGen Advantage
Concurrent’s ImaGen family of multi-channel visual servers
achieves what was once only possible on large, costly, dedicated
visual systems. Concurrent’s ImaGen servers employ COTS
technology for highly deterministic modeling display without
compromising visual quality or real-time responsiveness. ImaGen
offers powerful, expandable and easily upgradeable IG solutions
to meet the most difficult technical challenges.
An ImaGen is the imaging platform of choice for simulation applications
that require enhanced realism and the ability to process very
large amounts of input data. Concurrent ImaGen servers can be
used with Concurrent iHawk™ host multiprocessors to provide
a complete training system platform with the highest levels of
computer-generated image quality and fidelity.
Flexible Multi-Channel Rendering
Any number of ImaGen visual servers can be linked together to
produce a single, unified output image to any desired level of
photorealism. For example, the power of individual ImaGen servers
can be assigned to render specific subsets of an image in parallel.
The servers support a variety of image combining modes such as
sample division for anti-aliasing, time division, image division,
eye division and volume division for large rendering applications.
A full range of video synchronization capabilities are also
offered. Commercial and military flight, maritime and driving
simulators require multiple displays to provide photorealistic
views of an environment as seen from a cockpit, window or control
panel. ImaGen framelock features provide a seamless viewing experience
in these multiple display applications. ImaGen genlock functionality
enables synchronization with standard video signal formats or
house-sync signals providing a powerful solution for display,
video briefing and compositing.
Custom Image Generation Services
Concurrent offers a range of customized IG services including:
• Visual database creation
• Simulation model interfaces to the IG
• Avionics and instrumentation
• Physical control devices
• Custom hardware
Concurrent has a strong
legacy of developing innovative, deterministic solutions that
meet the most challenging technical requirements
of worldwide customers. Concurrent’s ImaGen family continues
this tradition by delivering high-performance, COTS-based, imaging