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Big Performance, Little Footprint: Rugged System Beats ATR-Short
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A fast, powerful, rugged computer system packs features and options into a small, easily mounted package that is one-quarter the size and weight of a ½ ATR-Short package. With a Core2 Duo processor running at up to 2.256 GHz and 8 Gbytes of main memory, the Golden Eye II from General Microsystems is a super lightweight, rugged system that brings high performance in harsh environments together with advanced graphics processing capabilities, making it suitable for vehicular and avionic programs. Golden Eye II is available in several standard configurations: S802-R with one removable Solid State Drive (SSD) offering up to 500 Gbytes of storage, and S802-R4, which has four removable SSDs for a total of 2 Tbytes of storage. S802-R4 units are available with a combination of drive bays for removable SSD and PCMCIA slots to accommodate Army legacy systems.
Golden Eye II in its S802-R configuration measures only 5.25”x5.25”x2”, and weighs just 2.5 pounds. The unit literally can replace four 6U cards offering equivalent or better performance, and its peak drain on the system’s power bus never exceeds 25 watts. GMS’s patent-pending cooling design enables its systems to easily operate in environments from -40° to +85°C. Because of its small footprint, about one-quarter the size of a standard ½ Air Transport Rack (ATR)-Short, it is well suited for UAVs and vetronics applications. Golden Eye II was designed for rugged, military applications and is compliant to MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-704E and MIL-STD-461E. Completely validated and certified, it also uses GPS for time stamping every data packet within the stringent Army requirements of less than one micro second.
With dual pipe support for high-performance RGB video (2048x1536 at 32-bit color), DVI-D and NTSC/PAL composite video, Golden Eye II offers a broad range of video output options.
Four-channel video capture, two Dual Redundant 1553 channels, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth give the unit a huge range of options for communications and interface. Software support includes Windows XP/XPE/7, Linux and VxWorks and Network Attached Storage (NAS). It can replace four servers with one Trusted Platform Module (TPM) virtual machine running up to four different operating systems. Single unit price (S802-R) starts under $10,000.
General Microsystems, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. (909) 980-4863. [www.gms4sbc.com].