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Custom Ultra rugged portable computer systemA defense contractor required a portable computer system which was very robust yet light in weight. They required it “to survive the trauma of repeated shipping to the four corners of the earth”. Systems they had previously tried were not rugged enough and were constantly failing.

Chassis Plans responded with a very rugged portable system that delivers the power of a high end desktop in a design that provides the flexibility to work anywhere. With shock mounted removable drive bays, aluminum alloy construction, I/O card retention, and a spill-proof keyboard and touchpad, the unit stands up to the bumps and bruises of a day on-the-go, including the rigors of shipping to anywhere on the planet. Included is Chassis Plans’ proprietary SysCool® system fan management board to minimize fan noise by controlling fan RPM. The SysCool board also provides for system over temperature fan and failure alarm. The system is provided with a 17-inch high resolution widescreen and the dedicated graphics on the TSB System Host Board makes it perfect for their mobile testing labs. Their particular installed card suit required the use of a BPX5 passive backplane (2 x8 and 2 x4 PCIe slots) with a TSB Sandy Bridge System Host Board providing a 3.4GHz XEON processor for blazing fast multi-core processing power.

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