ADLINK Technology rolls out Extreme Rugged System
ADLINK Technology is first off the blocks to release the first Extreme Rugged system in the world which is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor as well as a GME965 chipset. Better known as the Ampro ADLINK RuffSystem 840, inside you will find integrated components that are kept protected by the harsh external environments so that you will be able to get your work done even in the most uncomfortable of situations, including working near a volcano or in a harsh environment that requires you to sweat it out (or shiver, depending on which occupational role you’re currently playing).
The RuffSystem 840 is not only able to handle extreme environments with ease, it also provides the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership (TCO) while improving time-to-market by merging rugged designed boards and validating the complete system saving customer efforts in trial and error integration and validation on their own wasting time and money. Perfect for these economically challenging times where everyone wants to look for ways to help save cost without compromising on quality. The RuffSystem 840 will be powered by an Intel Core2 Duo L7500 1.66GHz 45nm processor with support for 4MB of on-chip L2 cache, a 800 MHz FSB (front side bus), a couple of SODIMM sockets that lets you store up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM. You won’t get any standalone video cards since this is not meant to be a gaming machine, so you’ll have to make do with Intel’s GMA950 with 224MB of 64-bit video RAM which is more than enough to work with a range of CRT and LCD monitors or even wide screen digital TVs at a maximum resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. Other features include an onboard video encoder for TV-out capability, Component, and S-Video.
There is no word on pricing, but the RuffSystem 840 can operate in a temperature range of -40 to +75 degrees C and will come with a wide choice of operating systems including a full Linux distribution (derived from Ubuntu), Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE 6.0, and VxWorks 6.x.