High-performance rugged mission computer

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Rugged DARC VX208 computer has been certified for use in harsh military environments

Kontron has released the the DARC VX208 high-performance, rugged and secure SWaP-constrained mission computer system.

The DARC VX208 is suitable for deployment in a wide range of harsh military and aerospace environments, such as mission computing, command/control and electronic warfare.

Ideal for radars and other high definition video processing applications requiring high bandwidth to transmit large data volumes, the DARC VX208 combines two Optical 10 GbE ports with server-class processing and MIL-DTL38999 I/O performance. Its powerful graphics capabilities, with support for optional NVIDIA or AMD GPU modules, enable networked video streaming and processing including image fusion for real-time situational awareness. For added convenience and security, the external SSD can be removed in less than 30 seconds and the multiple expansion slots allow easy customisation of the platform interfaces.

Alain Spors, General Manager Kontron France, says: “The DARC VX208 system’s rugged, compact design and modular open architecture makes it ideal as a flexible and powerful compute solution for integrators looking to deploy high-performance GPU-based technologies on-board SWaP-constrained vehicle and aircraft platforms. Furthermore, designed and technically supported in France means it is free of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions.”

Based on the low power Intel Core i7-1185GRE quad-core processor, the fanless system’s fully sealed enclosure weighs under 7 kg and is capable of operation over extended temperature ranges. It is certified to MIL-STD-1275E for its 28 VDC power supply, MIL-STD 810G for shock and vibration resistance and MIL-STD-461 F for electromagnetic compatibility.

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