Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Rugged Server is designed for oil and gas industry applications.
Press Release Summary:
August 5, 2014 - Designed to meet computing, shock, vibration, temperature, and dust needs of exploration operations, Wildcat 2U, 19 in. rackmount server is based on KTQ77/Flex motherboard that integrates 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor. Unit includes 3 removable hard drives (2.5 or 3.5 in.) as well as slim DVD +/-RW drive; can power up to 3 individual displays; and supports HD audio. For connectivity, I/O includes 4 USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Original Press Release
Kontron Wildcat 2U Answers Need for Highly Reliable, Rugged Server for Oil & Gas Applications
Press release date: July 31, 2014
Delivering maximum uptime, new Rugged Rackmount Server is based on Kontron’s proven, long life motherboard technology and backed with global technical support
Poway, California — Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), today introduced its Wildcat 2U rugged rackmount server based on Kontron motherboard computing technology. Designed specifically to meet the challenging computing needs of exploration and operations, Kontron’s new 19-inch rugged rackmount server is backed by Kontron‘s global technical support organization. Optimized for high mean time between failure (MTBF), the Kontron Wildcat 2U meets high shock and vibration as well as extreme temperature and dust requirements demanded in Oil & Gas installations. These capabilities make the Kontron 2U Wildcat an ideal computing system for rapidly expanding Oil & Gas applications including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions (SCADA), intelligent control room management and oil production and drilling.
For decades, Kontron has been known as a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced embedded computer systems, subsystems and computer boards. These proven platforms are successfully deployed in a wide range of military and industrial applications by meeting the strict requirements of operation in extreme environments and long product life. This same expertise is now available to the Oil & Gas industry that are faced with frontier acreage and challenging geographic installations that must be overcome in order to meet the ever-increasing demand from emerging and traditional markets.
“The Wildcat 2U is a unique offering in the Oil & Gas industry. Unlike competitive solutions that use third-party components and only localized engineering support, Kontron is investing its significant rugged computing knowledge combined with its established worldwide technical team to provide maximum system uptime,” explained Michael Burdick, Head of Industrial Business Unit, North America.
The Kontron Wildcat 2U in detail
Based on the Kontron KTQ77/Flex motherboard that integrates the 3rd Generation Intel Core processor, the Kontron Wildcat 2U rackmount server offers extended temperature operation through efficient cooling. The robust design features a front-accessible dust filter as well as cable tie downs, hold-down brackets for expansion cards and memory and shock-mounted drive bays to ease transport. I/Os include 4x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and 3 x Gigabit Ethernet ports. The system can power up to three individual displays and supports HD audio. The Wildcat 2U has three removable hard drives (2.5”or 3.5”) as well as a slim DVD +/-RW drive.
All Kontron systems are revision controlled for ease of in-field maintenance. Longtime availability of the motherboard and system reduces operational costs and personnel training as drill sites are expanded.
The Kontron Wildcat 2U is available now. For more information, please visit the Kontron rugged rackmount server Wildcat 2U page.
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.
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