Abaco Systems Announces ImageFlex to Reduce Time and Cost of
Developing Advanced Image Processing Applications
• Unique software toolset helps harness enormous
capability of NVIDIA, AMD, Intel GPUs
• Strengthens Abaco range
of mission ready systems, graphics computers
reduces GPU solution development costs and timelines
At Quad-A (The 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit – Nashville,
TN) Abaco Systems announced ImageFlex, an innovative software
tool designed to allow engineers to harness the full potential
AMD and Intel® GPUs
for application such as real-time image processing and image visualization.
greatly simplifies application creation by delivering a powerful
set of high-level application programming interfaces (APIs)
that exploit the full capabilities of the underlying GPUs while
complex details associated with each implementation. Applications
built using the ImageFlex framework are easier to develop, test,
debug and maintain, while
speeding time to deployment by up to five times.
The ImageFlex framework API is a user-friendly interface that provides an abstraction
layer on top of OpenGL™ to allow developers with no OpenGL experience
to rapidly create high performance image processing and graphics applications.
It includes optimized, high quality image fusion, stabilization and distortion
correction algorithms, as well as a reference implementation of “Skybox”,
an application that performs real-time 360° spherical stitching. The API
facilitates full ‘spherical’ situational awareness by facilitating
the use of ‘cube maps’ displaying equi-rectangular images. The
reference implementation, along with a configuration utility, can enable users
to integrate their own camera array and processing very quickly.
for ImageFlex include Degraded Visual Environment (DVE),
360° situational awareness, helmet mounted sight processing, and target
identification and tracking.
ImageFlex complements Abaco’s growing range of mission
ready systems by enabling applications to be developed and deployed in even
less time. It also
complements Abaco’s extensive range of graphics hardware solutions
based on GPU technology from NVIDIA, AMD and Intel, such as the FORCE2 and MAGIC1 rugged
display computers as well as the soon-to-be-announced Project Elroy. Portable
across operating systems, ImageFlex is potentially safety-certifiable.
“ImageFlex is yet another example of how Abaco is combining
hardware and software to drive down our customers’ development cost while accelerating
their time to deployment,” said Mrinal Iyengar, Vice President, Product
Management at Abaco Systems. “Like our other powerful software tools in
the AXIS suite, ImageFlex provides customers with added schedule and performance
confidence. It also further demonstrates Abaco’s commitment to delivering
to our customers not just hardware, but a complete solution development framework.”
features OpenCL ™and CUDA™ interoperability layers
to simplify the problem of using the GPU for compute and display in harmony.
high quality implementations of GPU accelerated adaptive image fusion, lens
distortion correction and image stabilization, all supported by a rich set
of demos and
reference examples oriented towards minimizing learning curves.