Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Marine Computers provide remote monitoring and control.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 27, 2012 - Available in six 2U or 4U rackmount models with single and dual Intel® Core(TM) i7/i5/i3 CPUs at speeds up to 3 GHz, KEPM-PC Series integrates GPS, AIS, satellite weather, UPS, and both NMEA 2000 and NMEA0183 interfaces. Units are factory-installed with Windows 7 Pro and provide 6 USB ports, CD/DVD RW optical drive, and VGA, DVI, and HDMI outputs. When equipped with solid-state hard drive, computers feature no moving parts and can withstand tremendous stress of marine environment.

Kessler-Ellis Products (KEP) - Eatontown, NJ

Original Press Release

KEP Marine Introduces KEPM-PC Marine Computer Series

Press release date: Jul 19, 2012

Innovative Electronics Company Debuts Revolutionary Marine-Grade Computer Line With Remote Monitoring and Control as well as Built-In AIS, UPS and NMEA Interfaces

Eatontown, N.J. - Kessler-Ellis Products (KEP) Marine, the manufacturer of industry-leading marine sunlight-readable displays, and high-quality marine hardware and software products, announced today its new line of groundbreaking marine-grade computers, the KEPM-PC series. The world's first marine computer to integrate GPS, AIS, satellite weather, an Uninterruptable Power System (UPS), and NMEA 2000 and NMEA0183 interfaces, the KEPM-PC provides full monitoring and control of onboard systems and the ability to locate a vessel in the event of a total power failure. The cutting-edge marine-grade computer series works in conjunction with traditional navigation and vessel monitoring systems, and includes built-in custom marine features that revolutionize safety and performance at sea.

Designed for maximum reliability and high-performance, the KEP Marine KEPM-PC series replaces multiple solutions with a fully customizable standalone system that saves on cost, space and reduces potential points of failure. When equipped with a solid-state hard drive, the computer features no moving parts and can withstand the tremendous stress of the marine environment. In addition, the single wire system further reduces complexity, noise produced and potential need for repair and replacement. The system's built-in on-board power management system provides uninterrupted function in the event of a total power failure due to loss of engines, batteries or generators, and eliminates hard crashes when transferring from vessel to shore power. Exceeding Department of Defense Mil-specifications for moisture, vibration, temperature and particle matter, the KEPM-PC also features isolated ground power to increase protection from lightning strikes.

"Our new KEP Marine KEPM-PC series offers revolutionary marine-centric functions including built-in monitoring, control and communications for the ultimate safety and peace of mind at sea," said Keith Cariani, sales manager, KEP Marine. "Providing boaters with the most advanced and reliable performance on the market, its rugged, perfected design and customizable specifications will exceed all mariners' navigation, communication, surveillance and entertainment needs."

The KEP Marine KEPM-PC computer line consists of six models with extensive performance, power and storage options. All systems are factory-installed with the Windows 7 Pro operating system and equipped with six USB ports; a CD/DVD RW optical drive; VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs for connection to a wide variety of displays; and are compatible with multiple switching devices for easy source selection and RS-232 remote control systems. Standard and optional features include single and dual Intel® Core(TM) i7/i5/i3 Central Processing Units (CPUs) with speeds up to 3 GHz, 110/240 AC or 9-42 VDC power, 4 to 32 GB of RAM, 500GB to two 2TB hard drive storage options, an additional internal 64 GB solid-state storage drive (SSD) and ultra-rugged, marine-grade aluminum compact 2U or 4U rack mount server choices. In addition, the systems have minimal energy requirements and can be powered by an optional solar powered power supply. All KEP Marine KEPM-PC computer models are protected by a one-year, worldwide, advanced replacement warranty.

KEP Marine KEPM-PC series computers have suggested retail prices starting at US $2,795, and can be purchased from authorized KEP Marine dealers and distributors worldwide. For more information on the new KEPM-PC computer series or the entire line of KEP marine electronics, contact 800-631-2165 (toll-free) in the USA or visit

About KEP Marine:
KEP has designed and manufactured high-quality industrial hardware and software products for over fifty years. Entering the marine market ten years ago with innovative vessel monitoring systems, the company now offers industry-leading marine sunlight readable displays, glass bridge displays, monitor management interfaces, marine computers, multimedia systems, and video recording and security systems. Known for providing top-of-the-line, highly reliable products and integrated solutions, as well as unparalleled support and warranty protection, KEP works with over one hundred distributors and representatives worldwide.