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Nexcom – Tough fanless computer system purpose built for marine applicationsJan 11 2012 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
The Nexcom nTUF 600 is tough fanless computer system which is purpose built for marine applications – the mechanical and electrical design of the computer conforms to IEC60945, IACS-E10 and DNV 2.4 standards.
Both the DC input and NMEA ports have isolation protection which ensures steady power delivery and that the signal transmission is free from noise interference. Powered by Intel Atom™ dual core processor D525, nTUF 600 delivers optimal computing performance with top notch graphics capability. nTUF 600 will therefore be deployed in a wide variety of computing applications within all types of marine vehicles including pleasure craft and commercial boats and ships.
The nTUF 600 is designed to withstand the rigours of marine applications, it has exceptional resistance against shock and vibration which enables the system to operate even when sea conditions are torrid. In addition, nTUF 600 with fanless design, has top-notch resistance to humidity and dust ingress, and can optionally be conformally coated to give the nTUF 600 better protection from salt corrosion. It can operate at temperatures ranging form -15C to 55C will therefore be deployed in a wide variety of computing applications within all types of marine vehicles including pleasure craft and commercial boats and ships.
Marine-Specific NMEA – nTUF 600 features NMEA interfaces to establish convenient connections for data transmission to assorted on-board devices such as Automatic Identification System (AIS), weather station, GPS system, gyroscope, radar, and echo sounder sonar. Moreover, the 2KV optical-isolated protection on NMEA ports guarantees stable signal transmission by making nTUF 600 resistant to EMI disturbance. The isolation mechanism can also be seen on DC input, on which 1.5KV galvanic isolation protection is implemented. As a result, fanless nTUF 600 is beefed up with both reliability and durability.
Keeping Maintenance Simple – The SSD trays and CFast card sockets are located at the front of the computer offer easy storage access. This enables crew staff to replace storage units without dissembling the entire computer. The fanless design also improves reliability and thus reduces maintenance.
The nTUF 600 has a multitude of I/O options including 4xUSB, 2xPS/2, 2xIntel GbE M2 LAN, 1xVGA and 2x RS232 with DB9 and 24V DC, all of which come with locks to ensure cables are securely fastened. To simplify system deployment, nTUF 600 is equipped with a 2G DDR2 memory module and Windows Embedded OS can also be pre-installed, says the company.More news from Nexcom