Amaro (UD), Italy, 16th June, 2010
- The ANTARES ICE 1U is a 1U high, 19” rack mount computer intended for use as an industrial PC or embedded (diskless) platform. Based upon Eurotech’s ANTARES single board computer
, the ANTARES ICE is ideal for applications such as multi-media infotainment, machine control, digital signage, communications control and asset monitoring.
The ANTARES ICE
offers new levels of performance using Intel® Core™ i7 processors, providing advanced features such as virtualisation, hyperthreading, remote system management via Intel’s AMT feature (available even if the operating system has crashed), and disk encryption capability using Intel’s AT-d technology. These features are coupled with a rugged chassis system and the longevity of supply associated with all Eurotech products.
Following the format set by the popular APOLLO ICE 1U, standard PC peripherals are broken out via the rear panel, together with the power connector for the universal AC or optional DC PSU, and an expansion card bay offering two PCI-E slots.
The front panel provides 2 USB ports, a recessed RESET button and a 256x64 pixel monochrome LCD display, together with access to the DVD and optional removable hard drives. Hard drive arrangements (SATA) are extremely flexible, with the ability to fit a single 3.5” internal drive and up to two 2.5” drives fitted into a removable caddy which sits behind an access cover in the front panel. Alternatively a second 3.5” internal drive can be fitted in place of the 2.5” caddy. Options also exist to run embedded operating systems from Flash memory directly on the ANTARES embedded SBC, allowing critical data such as the operating system and application to be accessed without the need for rotating hard drives. Flash memory is provided via an SD card slot on the ANTARES which is accessible from the rear panel of the ICE unit via a retaining access cover.
Further expansion capability exists via two PCI Express MiniCard sockets (with SIM support) located on the ANTARES embedded PC and accessed via panels on the unit. These are ideally suited to the addition of wireless communication modules such as 3G modems or Wi-Fi cards, and mounting points exist on the rear panel for the fitting of SMA antenna connectors for this purpose.
– ANTARES ICE is available to pre-order now for July delivery.
The ANTARES ICE is just one of the industrial platforms that Eurotech design and manufacture as part of our systems offering for the industrial, transportation and defence markets.