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OPENSIGHT-mc real-time augmented reality engine developed by FlySight now integrated into the MANTIS Mission Computer

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February 26, 2024

OPENSIGHT-mc real-time augmented reality engine developed by FlySight now integrated into the MANTIS Mission Computer
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PENSACOLA, Fla. OPENSIGHT-mc, the real-time augmented reality engine developed by FlySight, is now integrated into the MANTIS Mission Computer, manufactured by Viewpoint Systems, LLC. 

This integration enhances the human cognitive capacity of the operator, ensuring customizable and extensible integration tailored to specific applications in various scenarios. It provides a significant boost to airborne ISR, search and rescue activities, marine missions. Benefit from this new integration and bring your operation to the next level: with its Open Code approach the OPENSIGHT-mc is ready to unravel new opportunities for your missions.


The MANTIS Mission Computer is a highly integrated, rugged surveillance computer that sets a new standard for reliability, performance, and versatility in mission-critical applications. The MANTIS was specifically designed to run mission management software, such as OPENSIGHT-mc, and can be custom-configured with a single-channel or 4-channel [internal] ultra-low latency encoder, as well as a secondary PC that is capable of running its own Operating System and supporting an additional workstation.

With a wide range of connectivity options, including Ethernet, USB, and serial interfaces, the MANTIS seamlessly integrates with a variety of sensors, peripherals, and communication systems.


• Latest multi-core processors designed to handle complex computing tasks and demanding video workflows

• Internal Haivision H.264 or H.265 video encoder with HD-SDI inputs for up to 1080p60 video encoding

• Integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch with 5 external Gigabit ports

• Large quantity of common I/O interface (RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485)

• User removable solid-state drives for mapping and sensitive data

• Optional internally networked second client PC allowing two independent operators to work from one LRU.

• MIL-SPEC connectors with signals grouped for ease of wiring and installation

• Ruggedized design that can withstand extreme temperatures, high levels of vibration, shock, and other challenging conditions commonly encountered in defense applications



OPENSIGHT Mission Console is specifically designed to support payload operators in airborne scenarios, with the aim to conduct the mission more smoothly and efficiently.

An Augmented Reality engine, capable of handling multiple high resolution video flows, improves the geospatial situational awareness of the operator by the superposition of multiple synthetic information layers.

No need to switch to the moving map anymore: all the information is displayed directly over the video for a better mission effectiveness.


• Video processing algorithms for image enhancement (equalization, expansion, saturation, dehazing, fog suppression, super resolution)

• Augmented Reality engine for real-time vector overlay superimposition (works with custom user data)

• 3D Moving map with multiple layers support and real-time video-over-map projection

• Geodatabase functionality for direct and inverse geocoding

• Full touchscreen HMI for quick and effective interaction with the operator

• Automatic target detection and classification (Artificial Intelligence networks specialized for maritime and airborne threats)

Taking integration to the next level, the OPENSIGHT Mission Console is exceptionally agile and quick to integrate into any mission system. This is made possible through the Open Code provided to OPENSIGHT Software Development Kit (OPENSIGHT-sdk) users. The Open Code, a unique template crafted by FlySight developers, optimizes the implementation of OPENSIGHT-mc. It not only enhances usability but also unlocks the full potential of OPENSIGHT for the entire user community. Users can effortlessly build upon the established solution, customizing, updating, and enhancing capabilities with ease and speed.

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