Eurotech Flexibility with Industrial Compact Enclosure Solutions

10th December 2012
Posted By : ES Admin
Eurotech Flexibility with Industrial Compact Enclosure Solutions
Eurotech’s ISIS ICE has proved to be a popular solution for a wide range of customer applications, particularly in industry and transportation. This modular system offers exceptional flexibility, performance and reliability with a diskless, fanless, low power operation.
Eurotech has many years experience in developing a range of Industrial Compact Enclosure solutions: robust and reliable packages of technology that offer extended functionality and meet the demands of challenging applications in Industry, Defence, Transportation, Surveillance, Healthcare and other sectors. These systems satisfy a wide range of needs, ranging from the ZEUS ICE, a rugged system for remote telematic and wireless data acquisition and routing applications to the ANTARES ICE, a rack mount industrial computer offering advanced features such as virtualisation and remote system management.

ANTARES ICE, ISIS ICE and ZEUS ICE rugged systems

The ISIS ICE is another good example of the benefits that Eurotech’s ICE products bring to the marketplace. This rugged system combines the great power/performance advantage of the Intel Atom processor with a wide range of communications and I/O interfaces. With a proven track record of successful installations, the ISIS ICE is a highly reliable and flexible subsystem.

Flexible, Connected, Certified

The ISIS ICE comes in three height options; depending on the height, it provides up to three expansion bays where an optional hard disk and up to three PC/104 or PC/104+ expansion boards can be fitted. The front and back panels that provide access to the internal features supply standard connectors, including DB25 connectors that can be configured to bring out the expansion card feature set. Optionally, the ISIS ICE offers GPS, GPRS and WiFi while still leaving all the expansion bays available.

Measuring a length and breadth of 160mm x 128mm and with height measurements of 56mm, 82mm or 108mm, the ISIS ICE can be used across a wide range of applications where a small computer enclosure is required.

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ISIS ICE three height options

Added benefits for transportation applications are the E-mark certification and a wide range, 9 to 36VDC power supply with ignition and automotive filtering.

Accelerating Time To Market

The ISIS ICE is much more than great hardware: it is designed to accelerate time to market by simplifying the development of sophisticated applications, from supporting many operating systems to being enabled for Eurotech’s portable software framework and innovative Cloud platform.

The ISIS ICE supports Eurotech’s Everyware Software Framework, an application framework that encapsulates the complexity of the underlying hardware, exposing it thorough a clean, high-level set of Java Application Programming Interfaces for all the hardware interfaces present in the system. ESF brings many other advantages, data acquisition protocol support, optimum M2M connectivity support, Eclipse based development tools and, finally, portability of the customer application code across the ESF compatible platforms, that leads to faster coding and debugging, improved maintainability and protection over hardware obsolescence.

Since the ISIS ICE runs ESF, it natively connects with the Everyware Cloud. Everyware Cloud is an M2M Integration Platform that allows embedded devices in the field to be connected to, and managed by, enterprise applications. Just a simple client, provided by Eurotech free of charge, installed on the embedded device allows the creation of a secure channel with the platform to send and receive data in an M2M optimized way leveraging an open protocol called MQTT. As soon as the data is in the platform the customer gets data storage, real-time data analysis and data access as well as device management. Everyware Cloud offers high scalability, allowing hundreds of thousands of simultaneously connected devices; data-streams are recorded in redundant databases that can be accessed both by Cloud based services and legacy applications. For many customers, the combination of the ISIS ICE, ESF and EC has already improved time to market from years down to weeks.

Ready For A Range Of Tasks

As a rugged, application ready platform, Eurotech’s ISIS ICE is designed to operate in a wide variety of tasks while offering reliable performance under extreme working conditions. Being so compact, the system is ideal for on vehicle applications, delivering a range of features from Internet access to vehicle management support.

Applications as a communications gateway and data logger bring the system into other transport areas such as rail and underground trackside controls and the management of remote display devices such as variable message traffic and passenger information signs. In industrial applications, the potential for the ISIS ICE is equally wide and varied, including access and machine control, remote asset monitoring, process control and energy management. The list goes on and is being continually extended as new applications are found through customer experience.

As with other Eurotech products, users of the ISIS ICE system benefit from a high level of expert advice and support from the Eurotech technical team. Customers can also use the Eurotech ISIS ICE development kit as a fast track method for application development, also benefitting from comprehensive guidance and technical support from Eurotech.

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