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Archive for June, 2009
Zotac Ion-based IONITX-A-U Is the hottest thing since slice bread
June 30th, 2009

The Zotac GeForce 9300 chipset and the Intel Atom Processor.

Buy the Zotac IONITX-A-U Online. (more…)

Low Cost Intel Atom 330 System from Orbit Micro
June 27th, 2009

The AOpen BB10 is a low cost all aluminum Dual-Core Atom 330 small form factor system. The BB10 was designed for use as a nettop or for focused applications such as digital signage, kiosks, thin clients, or industrial control applications. It can be VESA mounted or mounted using the AOpen Titan 800 display mount.

AOpen BB10 Presentation

View specifications for the BB10

Next-Generation Digital Engine from AOpen featuring the Intel GM45 Chipset
June 24th, 2009

The DE45-HG is the latest addition to AOpen’s highly successful line of Digital Engine systems.  It is built on the Intel Montevina Centrino 2 platform that uses the Intel GM45 chipset, which features the Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD.  This system is equipped with an HDMI port, two VGA ports, four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, one serial port, watchdog timer and even a Kensington lock hole to keep your new toy safe from jealous friends and co-workers. (more…)

Orbit Micro’s Rugged Portable i7 System
June 23rd, 2009

Rhino i19Orbit Micro today announced the Rhino i19, an aluminum rugged portable system with a 20″ LCD, Intel Core i7 processor and up to 7 expansion slots. For military and commercial customers that want the latest in CPU technology in a portable configuration. Orbit Micro’s line of rugged portable workstations combine the most advanced processors, amazing graphics capability, and diverse I/O into rugged portable housings. (more…)

Orbit Micro’s Battery Powered Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Slim Portable System
June 22nd, 2009

Rhino M20

Orbit Micro today announced the Rhino M20, a battery powered slim rugged portable System with a 15″ LCD, Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processor and 2 expansion slots. The Rhino M20 was built for military and industrial customers that want the portability of a laptop, but the expansion of a desktop.

The Rhino M20 features the Core 2 Duo Mobile processor, codename Merom. The Merom has mostly the same features as its desktop brethren, Conroe, but with more emphasis on low power consumption to enhance battery life. The Merom based Core 2 Duo processor is also the first Intel mobile processor to feature Intel 64 architecture. (more…)

Orbit Micro’s Rugged Portable Dual Intel Xeon Nehalem EP System with three monitors
June 20th, 2009

Rhino X30 Rugged Portable Dual Intel Xeon Nehalem EP System with three monitors
Orbit Micro today announced the Rhino X30, an aluminum rugged portable system with three 17″ LCDs, Intel Dual Quad-Core Xeon 5500 series processors and up to 5 expansion slots. For military and commercial customers that want a portable command center with the latest in CPU technology. Orbit Micro’s line of rugged portable workstations combine the most advanced processors, amazing graphics capability, multiple monitors, and diverse I/O into rugged portable housings. (more…)

What are NEMA ratings?
June 19th, 2009

The National Electrical Manufacturer Association or NEMA developed what is known as NEMA ratings.  Which are standards that define the types of environments in which an electrical enclosure can be used.  NEMA ratings classify the degrees of protection from external ice, corrosive materials, oil immersion, dust, water, etc.  Please refer to the table below for specific NEMA type designations.
Please note that while it is possible to compare NEMA ratings and IP ratings, any such comparison is only related to the protection provided against dust and moisture. (more…)