Rugged small computer
Designers at Small PC Computers developed a new iBrick rugged computer model called SC215ML that is an all-weather Intel i-series computer. The device’s compact package is only 8” x 5” x 3” and weighs less than three pounds. It has a solid aluminum chassis married with a passive cooling system for high shock and vibration environments and extreme temperatures. The iBrick is targeted at military, oil and gas, public safety, transportation, utility, and industrial automation applications. Its heat pipe assembly, combined with a set of waterproof connectors and cables, seals it from dirt, dust, and water.
Standard configurations include a 4th generation Intel Mobile Core i3 processor and HD 4400 graphics engine. Basic I/O includes a RJ45 Ethernet port, an HDMI video port, and three USB ports. Extra Ethernet and USB ports are optional. The 4th generation Intel CPU has support for standard mobile SATA hard drives as well as upgrades to USB 3.0 ports. Configuration options include memory as much as 16 GB, solid-state flash drives with as much as 512G, RS232/RS422 serial ports, Wireless LAN, and Bluetooth. The unit also supports dual video options with a second HDMI or Thunderbolt port. An optional intelligent vehicle power supply is available.
Topics covered in this article