Leveraging MIL-STD-810 Takes More Than Meets the Eye

Published in COTS Journal, November 2016

Even though most people in the industry have heard of MIL-STD-810, understanding the details and nuances of the standard is key to its successful use.

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Rise of The Logistics Robots

Published in Industrial Embedded Systems, September 2016

Robot control systems have progressed from simple relay logic to highly sophisticated dedicated controllers. Current system algorithms for the more capable autonomous robots require the latest processor capability and often require custom computer system design. With the improved computational capabilities come additional robot capabilities, including completely autonomous operation in complex, dynamic environments.

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Cooling Methodologies—The Tail Wagging the Dog

Published in Embedded Engineering Systems, September 2016

Discovering how to maximize cooling at the lowest cost and highest efficiency.

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Moving Virtual Systems Into the Field

Moving Virtual Systems Into The Field

Published in Military Embedded Systems Magazine, July/August 2016, page 24

Implementing servers for harsh field-environment applications can be a complex task. Whether the location is a Navy ship, a desert tent, or a shelter in the Arctic, users need a ruggedized server than can function in a harsh environment.

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Big Apple Transit Apps: Q&A with Chassis Plans

Published in Embedded Engineering Systems, June 2016

Everything from brake dust to Homeland Security to packing more storage into smaller form factors comes into play for a rugged industrial systems supplier that is successfully leveraging its military background across a wide range of industrial applications.

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Jeff's Picks: Display System Blends Zero Client Virtualization and Power-over-Ethernet

Jeff’s Picks: Display System Blends Zero Client Virtualization and Power-over-Ethernet

Published in COTS Journal, May 2016

For this month’s Editor’s Pick section COTS Journal evaluated several rugged display systems based on three aspects: technology leadership, design innovation and market relevance.

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UAV Data Imaging Solutions Push Limits of Embedded Technologies

UAV Data Imaging Solutions Push Limits of Embedded Technologies

Published in COTS Journal, April 2016

The evolution of UAV-based image collection has a long mission-critical history for the U.S, military. Today’s hi res image capture technology requires 6,000 Terabyte per flight performance.

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Five Reasons Thin/Zero Is In

Published in Embedded Engineering Systems, March 2016

New thin/zero client workstations and data center servers running virtual instances of application software are replacing traditional desktop PCs in installations where security must rule, but that’s not the only reason thin is in.

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Rugged zero client server released by Chassis Plans

Rugged Zero Client Server Released by Chassis Plans

Published in Military Embedded Systems, February 2016

SAN DIEGO. Engineers at Chassis Plans released their new patent-pending rugged CPZ-156T Rugged Zero Client as part of a partnership with Dell OEM Solutions.The devices leverages a Dell PCoIP ASIC controller in a rugged enclosure designed for use in extreme environments.

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Choosing the motherboard for its long-term support requirements can ensure the best performance and lifespan for its extended industrial computer system.

Motherboard Selection for Extended Support of Industrial Computer Systems

Published in Control Engineering, November 2014

Choosing the motherboard for its long-term support requirements can ensure the best performance and lifespan for its extended industrial computer system.

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Ruggedized Servers Revamp Data-Centric Military Environments

Ruggedized Servers Revamp Data-Centric Military Environments

Published in COTS Journal, May 2014, page 20

By using ruggedized rackmount servers with extended environmental specifications, military system integrators can provide back office capability in the field.

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