Rugged embedded computing card cage and enclosure for 3U VPX single-board computers introduced by PCI Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 1 June 2011. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the EXOCAGE field protection rugged enclosure and card cage for the company's 3U VPX and 3U OpenVPX embedded computing systems for applications such as field radios, field network relay stations, data recorders, or multipurpose field computers. Users of the EXOCAGE alternatively can use the PCI Systems chassis with or without the protective card cage, company officials say. The rugged 3U VPX enclosure has feet, which enable users to mount the chassis to a quick-release system in ground vehicles or aircraft.

Jun 1st, 2011
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., 1 June 2011. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the EXOCAGE field protection rugged enclosure and card cage for the company's 3U VPX and 3U OpenVPX embedded computing systems for applications such as field radios, field network relay stations, data recorders, or multipurpose field computers.Users of the EXOCAGE alternatively can use the PCI Systems chassis with or without the protective card cage, company officials say. The rugged 3U VPX enclosure has feet, which enable users to mount the chassis to a quick-release system in ground vehicles or aircraft.The six-slot Slot "Desert Gecko" VPX enclosure is conduction cooled and NEMA sealed. Features include mounting in both direction; no matter where I/O is located; bump protection; guaranteed air flow to all cooling fans, even when stacked with other equipment; fast relocation with handles in the field; and feet to screw down in other equipment.

The rugged chassis is made from aluminum for ruggedness and light weight. Stainless steel screws and connections in the cage add to ruggedness. The cage can be painted to user specifications; the standard is RAL 9005 flat black.

For more information contact PCI Systems online at www.pcisystems.com.

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