CompactPCI Boards (3U/6U) foster storage and RAID setup.

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Tested to railway standards for shock and vibration (EN50155), Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT enables OEMs and system integrators to setup storage and RAID solutions in various applications. Integrated backplane facilitates integration in existing cPCI installations, and design allows installation in any 19 in. enclosure. Kontron CP-HDD-S carrier boards consist of aluminum frame with mounted carrier PCB that can host one 2.5 in. HDD/SSD. SATA II-compliant solution operates from -40 to +85°C.

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Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT: One Flexible and High-Speed Storage Solution for Both, 3U and 6U CompactPCI

High-Performance Serial ATA storage for CompactPCI

Eching, Germany - Today Kontron announced a high-speed storage solution for 3U and 6U CompactPCI systems, the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT, which enables OEMS and system integrators to setup powerful and robust storage and RAID solutions in a number of applications such as video surveillance, image processing and infotainment. Thanks to the integrated backplane, the Kontron storage solution can be easily integrated in existing CompactPCI installations, reducing development efforts and time to market.

Designed to meet high reliability and ruggedization requirements of harsh environments, the Kontron storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT was tested to railway standards for shock and vibration (EN50155) and offers an extended operating temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C. The Kontron CP-HDD-S carrier boards consist of an aluminum frame with a mounted carrier PCB which can host one 2.5" HDD or SSD drive of which the latter is also available for the full extended temperature. For mechanical stability, two (optionally available) metal guide pins can be installed in the backplane to secure the carrier board for additional shock and vibration resistance.

The SATA II compliant Kontron storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT is a 3U CompactPCI carrier solution for 2.5" HDDs and SSDs. It consists of one or two carrier boards plus an easy to integrate backplane. Its design allows the robust and versatile Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT to be easily installed in all 19" enclosures, regardless of whether 3U or 6U CompactPCI. This flexibility makes the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT a perfect fit for various applications in transportation, military, aerospace and industrial automation environments. "The CompactPCI storage solution is designed to meet the growing demand for flexible high-speed data storage in many fields CompactPCI is in use", says Sandra Korsinek, Product Manager for 3U CompactPCI at Kontron. "To fulfill this demand most efficiently the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT is available both directly off the shelf or configured customer-specific and delivered as a fully tested application ready solution".

The Kontron storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT carrier boards provide LEDs for activity and error indication. Furthermore the carrier boards are fully hot pluggable, ensuring fast maintenance without the need to shutdown the running system. For high-speed read and write access, SATA II is supported on the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT as well.

Samples of the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT are available now. Full production is scheduled for Q4, 2010.

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Kontron, the global leader of embedded computing technology, designs and manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and custom solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron's diverse product portfolio includes: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs & displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel Embedded Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards 5 years running. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit:

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