Crystal Group Inc. has launched a new range of rugged embedded computers
designed for use in environments with restrictions on moving parts and physical
Featuring a compact fanless design with no moving parts, the new RE0814 rugged
embedded computer has an exceptional operating temperature of 85¡C, incorporates
a new powerful Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, and is packaged into a small
rugged 1U short chassis measuring 27.9 x 35.5cm.
The RE0814’s billet construction is made from machined strain hardened
6061T651 structural aircraft aluminium. Weighing only 3.4kg, the compact build includes
four SATA 6.35cm solid state drives and five USB ports including four on the
back and one on the front. The unit is also available with up to four Ethernet
ports and a VGA or DVI-I port.
Finding application in the power distribution market, the new RE0814 rugged
embedded computers present an attractive solution for programs with Size,
Weight, and Power (SWAP) criteria. The computers can be rack mounted or bolted
to a wall or cabinet door, allowing for space-optimised installation in any
environment. The RE0814 is tested to IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850-3 standards.
Key features and benefits of the new RE0814 rugged embedded computers
include all-aluminium chassis footprint; optimised for remote applications
requiring powerful processing on a tight power budget; next generation rugged and
reliable computing technology providing enhanced computer power in harsh
environments; innovative packaging and attention to important details making
the product run cooler and perform at wider temperature extremes; and design
approach limiting deflection and extending circuit board solder joint life to
provide superior processing power in a rugged package.
Crystal Group is represented in Australia and
New Zealand by Metromatics.