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    • 1.What Is an Industrial Computer?

      An industrial computer is a specific type of computing system engineered to manage a variety of factory and industrial workloads for machine automation, manufacturing equipment and new-age autonomous robotics.

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    • 2.What Are The Major Benefits for Industrial Computers?

      • Workload Consolidation: Industrial computers have the processing capacity to accomplish several tasks simultaneously, reducing hardware footprint
      • IoT Connectivity: Rich wired I/O and wireless connection technologies incorporate legacy and leading-edge equipment, and data transmissions from remote and mobile environments.
      • Reliability: Intelligent design and rugged features fortify industrial computers against the severe and challenging physical factors encountered in a variety of industrial environments
      • Scalability: Industrial computers boast modular design allowing for interchangeable expansion options.
      • Security: Trusted platform modules with TPM 2.0 standards enable hardware boot security, encryption and cybersecurity protections.

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    • 3.What Is a Machine Vision Computers?

      Machine Vision (MV) is the integration of hardware and software used to assist computers in making decisions by analyzing videos and images. All MV computers are comprised of two key components: a hardware platform and vision software. The hardware platform is the computer working in conjunction with various devices such as cameras, capture cards, and data acquisition modules to enable it to capture videos or images. As a results, MV has expanded its applications in high-end surveillance/security, biomedical imaging, and even vision guided robotics/vehicles. With advancements in vision technology, machines are increasingly capable of greater functions to meet strategic goals of industry. 

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    • 4.What Is an Industrial GPU Computer?

      An industrial GPU computer is a rugged, edge computing solution that utilizes a dedicated GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) card for computationally intensive applications requiring advanced image processing and machine vision/intelligence. In addition, our industrial GPU computers have been tested and validated to comply with high shock/vibration standards, wide operating temperatures, and over-voltage/reverse polarity protections.  

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    • 5.What Market Segments or Business Applications Do Industrial GPU Computers Fit Into?

      Computer / Machine Vision 

      Production line inspection 
      Medical Imaging 
      Metrology Imaging 
      Facial Recognition


      Autonomous Vehicle 


      Autonomous Vehicle 

      Artificial Intelligence

      Deep Learning 
      Machine Learning
    • 6.What Are 5 Key Characteristics of a Rugged Edge Computer?

      • Wireless Connectivity: Access to wireless communications in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular 4G LTE, and future technologies enable rugged edge computers to integrate into modern infrastructure as the number of wireless sensors and devices grows exponentially.   
      • Mobility and Remote Deployment: rugged edge computers are designed with small form factors and rugged qualities for mobile and remote integration, where applications often have space-fitting constraints and harsh operating conditions.  
      • Performance Accelerators: increased compute capabilities are a major driving force for rugged edge computing. Performance accelerators in the form of more powerful microchips (CPU, GPU, VPU) and faster storage drives empower IoT applications with real-time processing through an edge computing solution.
      • Variety of I/O Ports and Expandability: the flexibility of rugged edge computers to interconnect with a wide variety of legacy and modern devices, controllers, or machinery allow the computers to capture valuable data insights for actionable results.   
      • Ruggedness and Hardware Security: our rugged edge computers are known for their durability to operate in harsh environments with 24/7 mission-critical reliability. Purpose-built for rugged deployments mean a true fanless design, wide operating temperatures, wide voltage inputs, and shock and vibration resistance. In addition to strengthened rugged qualities, cryptographic security is essential to protect digital data communications between devices from external attacks.   

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    • 7.What Is an In-Vehicle Computer?

      An in-vehicle fanless computer is an industrial edge-computer designed to sustain the rigors of vehicular environments while monitoring, analyzing, and processing data from various sensors and devices required for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications. With added GPS and wireless data capabilities, in-vehicle computers are able to integrate IoT devices for advanced telematics and machine-to-machine communications.  

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    • 8.What Is E-Mark Certification and Why Is It Important for In-Vehicle Computers?

      E-Mark is an European mark required for all vehicles and electronic subassemblies. Products that are E-mark certified indicate they comply with local European laws and regulaions for in-vehicle usage. Therefore, our in-vehicle computers are E-mark certified ensuring all the external ports are EMC certified for in-vehicle usage and the system as whole will not cause any type of electromagnetic inference (EMI) with other Electronic Sub Assembly (ESA) installed. 

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    • 9.What Specific Technology Is Built Into In-Vehicle Computers?

      Power ignition control:  

      A fundamental design feature for in-vehicle computers links the power supply to the engine ignition system. It allows users to control the on/off delay time setting to ensure proper startup and prevent the risk of losing data from sudden shutdowns.   

      Power Protection 

      Power protection features undervoltage, overvoltage, reverse polarity, and overcurrent protections. These features provide extra protection to prevent circuit malfunction or damaged electrical components. 

      Rugged, Fanless, And Wide Temperature Design  

      Vibrations are one of the most common causes of computer system failures. Heavy oscillations can potentially cause a loose cable or damage sensitive electrical components, which is why C&T features a cableless and fanless solid state design to improve rigidity. C&T in-vehicle computers have been tested and validated to sustain 50G shock and 5Grms vibrations. Wide operating temperature ranging from -25°C to 70°C to ensure continuous operation under adverse conditions.   
    • 10.What Is The EN50155 Railway Certification and Why Is It Important for Rolling Stock Trains?

      EN50155 is an international certification covering computers used on rolling stock for railway applications. Designing computers for railway poses some unique challenges due to the harsh and constant vibrational environment with limited space availability. The four critical elements include shock and vibration resistance, electromagnetic compatibility rating, operational temperature rating, and power protection ratings.