Other potential uses include embedded computing for commercial vehicle control, monitoring and entertainment centers, mapping, utility vehicles, and other applications that call for a rugged mobile computer for communications, data management, command and control, and similar applications.
The vehicle-optimized 250-Watt rugged server operates from 9 to 30 volts DC. The VRS-100 draws less than 1.5 milliamp on standby, so its stays on continuously.
Controlled by the ignition switch or a main system switch, the PSU provides intelligent shutdown, crank protection, and battery deep discharge prevention to protect the system from transients and voltage brownouts, and the battery from premature damage.
The unit is based on an industrial grade motherboard, running third- or fourth-generation Intel Mobile i7/i5/i3 processors addressing as much as 16 gigabytes of DDR3 SDRAM.
Gigabit LAN, SATA II and III mass storage, and as many as two PCI Express or mini-PCI Express expansion slots make the unit configurable and scalable, allowing additional functionality.
An internal 2.5-hard disk drive bay is fitted with either a SATA hard drive or a solid-state drive to user specification. The industrial grade rack mount aluminum enclosure is EMI shielded to protect the unit from external interference.
For more information contact BVM online at www.bvm-mobile.com.