Harsh Environment

Harsh Environment Computers

Embedded computing solutions designed to withstand harsh environments

Harsh environments include those that feature extreme temperatures, water, humidity, particulates, electromagnetic discharge, electromagnetic interference, vibrations, physical impact, corrosive agents and/or various gases.

When developing embedded computing solutions for rugged environments, you need technology that is reliable and stress-resistant. Consideration must be given to every aspect of the build to eliminate costly equipment failure and downtime.

Our rugged line of embedded systems and boards are sealed against dust and debris and can stand up to shock, vibration and extreme temperatures.

We know how important it is to find the right computing solutions for each client. Please contact us for a one-on-one consultation.

We’ll work with you to outline the specifications of your project and craft a solution that will stand up to harsh conditions. We put each of our builds through a rigorous stress test before delivering them to you to ensure that the product meets performance expectations.

We also create a Process Control Document (PCD) for every build and share it with you. If any aspect of the build changes after go-live, we’ll update the PCD and send you the latest version.

Rugged embedded computing systems that are smartly built and rigorously tested to stand up to the demands of harsh environments. That’s the Global American way.

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  1. Robust Box PC with 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® Processor Platform

    Key Features
    •Fanless Design
    •Wide Range DC Power Input (9 ~36V)
    •iAMT supported
    •Various Video Interfaces (DVI-I + DVI-D) supported
    •Optional Wi-Fi or HSUPA Wireless Connectivity supported
    •Rugged Design for Shock/Vibration Protection
    •Memory support up to 16GB (DDR3)
    •RAID 0,1 supported
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    SKU: 1708241C

    Dimensions:225 x 120 x 267 mm
    CPU:3rdGeneration Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 or Celeron® processors in rPGA988 socket
    BIOS::rPGA988 Socket
    Memory:2 x 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets, supporting 1333/1600MHz SDRAM up to 16GB
    Expansion:11 x Mini-card socket interconnected with SIM card socket for optional Wi-Fi or HSUPA module 1 x SIM socket/1 x CFast socket (outside accessible) 2 x PCI
    Storage Controller:2 x Serial ATA ports with 600MB/s HDD transfer rate 2 x eSATA
    Video:1 x DVI-I female connector for Digital/ analog video output 1 x DVI-D female connector for digital video output
    USB:6 x USB 2.0 ports, 4 x USB 3.0/ 2.0 ports 2 x internal USB dongle for software license key (optional)
    Serial Ports:4 x RS-232 ports via one DB-44 female connector. (COM3 and COM4 are RS-232/422/485 configurable, w/ isolated protection.)
    LAN:3 x RJ-45 ports for GbE
    Power::DC 9~36V input w/ 4-pin terminal block

  2. 8-CH PoE Mobile NVR Fanless System

    Main Features
    •Modular Vehicle Computer System
    •Modular design for flexible I/O expansion
    •Three SIM cards + dual WWAN modules support
    •8 x 10/100/1000 Mbps 802.3af PoE ports
    •Built-in u-blox NEO-M8N module, optional dead reckoning support
    •Intel® Core™ dual core i7-6600U/i3-6100U
    •Dual removable SATA 3.0 2.5” SSD/HDD
    •iButton for driver ID identification
    •Built-in CAN 2.0B. Optional OBDII function (SAE J1939)
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    SKU: 1708193

    Dimensions:260mm (W) x 196mm (D) x 91mm (H) (10.24” x 7.72” x 3.58”)
    CPU:6th generation Intel® Core™ dual core i7-6600U, 2.6GHz/i3-6100U,2.3GHz
    Memory:2-Channel 204-pin DDR3L SO-DIMM socket support 1600MHz up to16GB, default 2GB industrial grade memory
    Expansion:1 x Full size mini-PCIe socket (USB 2.0)
    1 x Full size mini-PCIe socket (USB 2.0 + PCIe)
    1 x Half size mini-PCIe socket (USB 2.0 + PCIe)
    Storage Controller:2 x 2.5” SATA 3.0 removable HDD/SSD trays, 1 x CFast
    Video:DB-15 VGA, resolution up to 2560 x 1600 @60Hz,1 x HDMI port, resolution up to 2560 x 1600 @60Hz
    USB:4 x USB type A USB 3.0 port
    Serial Ports:2 x DB-9 RS-232, 1 x DB-9 RS-232/422/485 (RI/5V/12V selectable)
    LAN:8 x RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE ports with LED, 2 x RJ45 10/100/1000 Intel® Fast Ethernet with LED
    Power::1 x 9~36VDC input with ignition and 40W typical power consumption

  3. MS-9A89 - Compact-Size Box PC with Intel® KBL-U or APL-I Series Processor for Ultra Low-Power Fanless Solution

    Key Features:
    • Ultra low power with fanless design
    • Supports DDR3L 1866/1600MHz SO-DIMM Memory up to 8GB(For APL-I Series)
    • Supports 3 independent displays with HDMI, DP and LVDS/DVI-I(Optional)
    • Supports DDR4 2133MHz SO-DIMM Memory up to 16GB(For KBL-U Series)
    • Dual Mini-PCIe slots for expansion
    • Supports DC-in 12V~24V
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    SKU: 1708194

    Dimensions: 215 x 155 x 55mm
    CPU:Intel KBL-U Core i3-7100U
    Intel Atom x7 Processor E3950
    Intel® Atom x5 Processor E3940
    Chipsets:Integrated in SoC Process
    Memory:(1 x 260-pin SODIMM) DDR4 2133Mhz for Core i3-7100U
    (1 x 204 pin SO-DIMM) DDR3L 1866/1600 MHZ for Intel Atom Processors
    Expansion:2 x Full-size
    (Mini-PCIe1 Slot w/ NANO SIM-Holder)
    (Mini-PCIe2 Slot w/ mSATA)
    Storage Controller:1 x 2.5" HDD/SSD Bay
    mSATA 4
    Video:Intel® HD Graphics
    USB:USB (Intel i3Processor)4 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0
    (Intel Atom Processor)4 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
    Serial Ports:6 x COM ports
    COM1: RS-232/422/485, 0V/5V/12V
    COM2~6: RS-232, 0V/5V/12V
    TV-Out:1 x VGA up to 1920 x 1080 1 x HDMI up to 1920 x 1080 1x LVDS up to 1920 x 1200 (optional)
    LAN:(1 x Intel® I210-AT GbE LAN 1 x Intel® I219-LM GbE LAN PHY with i3 Processor) (2 x Intel® I210-IT GbE LAN with Atom Processor)
    Power:DC-in 12V~24V

  4. Nuvo-5026E - Intel® 6th Gen Core™ i7/ i5/ i3 Fanless Controller with Dual PCIe Slot Expansion Cassette, 6x GbE and MezIO™ Interface

    Nuvo-5026E - Intel® 6th Gen Core™ i7/ i5/ i3 Fanless Controller with Dual PCIe Slot Expansion Cassette, 6x GbE and MezIO™ Interface Learn More
    SKU: 1708187

    Dimensions:240 mm (W) x 225 mm (D) x 111 mm (H)
    CPU:Intel® 6th-Gen Core™ i7/ i5/ i3
    BIOS::LGA 1151
    Memory:Up to 32 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM by two SODIMM sockets
    Expansion:2x PCIe x8 slot @ Gen3, 4-lanes PCIe signals in expansion Cassette, 1x internal mini PCI Express socket with front-accessible SIM socket, 1x internal mini PCI Express socket with internal SIM socket(mux with mSATA),1x MezIO™ expansion port for MezIO™ modules
    Storage Controller:2x internal SATA port for 2.5” HDD/ SSD installation, supporting RAID 0/ 1, 1x full-size mSATA port (mux with mini-PCIe)
    Video:Integrated Intel® HD graphics 530 or 510 (CPU dependent)
    USB:4x USB 3.0 ports via native xHCI controller, 4x USB 2.0 ports
    Serial Ports:Port 2x software-programmable RS-232/422/485 port (COM1 & COM3), 1x RS-232 port (COM2)
    TV-Out:2 x Display port
    LAN:6x Gigabit Ethernet ports by Intel® I219 and 5x I210
    Power::1x 3-pin pluggable terminal block for 8~35VDC DC input

  5. Nuvo-5501- Intel® 6th-Gen Core™ i7/ i5/ i3 compact fanless embedded controller with 3x GbE

    Nuvo-5501 - Intel® 6th-Gen Core™ i7/ i5/ i3 Compact Fanless Embedded Controller with 3x GbE Learn More
    SKU: 1708186

    Dimensions:(221 x 173 x 76 mm)
    CPU:Intel® 6th-Gen Core™ i7/ i5/ i3
    BIOS::LGA 1151
    Memory:Up to 16GB DDR4-2133 (single SO-DIMM)
    Expansion: 1x full-size mini PCI Express socket, 1x M.2 B key socket for 3G/4G options with SIM socket
    Storage Controller:1x internal SATA port for 3.5" HDD or 2.5" HDD/ SSD
    Video:Integrated Intel® HD 530/510 controller
    USB:4x USB3.0 ports, 2x USB2.0 ports
    Serial Ports:2x software-programmable RS-232/ 422/ 485 ports, 2x RS-232 ports
    LAN:1x Gigabit Ethernet port (via Intel I219-LM), 2x Gigabit Ethernet port (via Intel I210-IT)
    Power::1x 3-pin pluggable terminal block for 8~35 VDC power input

  6. EC70B-SU - POE capable fanless system with Intel 6th Generation Core i3, i5 or i7 Processor

    Wide temperature fanless system with POE and rich I/O supporting 6th Generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 Processors Learn More
    SKU: 1708174

    Dimensions:W: 7.24" x D: 4.66"  x H: 8.58" (184 mm x 82 mm x 118.4 mm)
    CPU:Intel 6th Generation Core i3-6100U, i5-6300U or i7-6600U processor
    Memory:4GB or 8GB onboard 2133MHz DDR4
    Expansion:1 x Full-size Mini PCIe, 1 x Half-size Mini PCIe (supports mSATA)
    Storage Controller:1 x M.2 (2280 B Key) / (CFast available upon request), 1 x mSATA
    Video:Intel HD Graphics GT Series
    USB:2 x USB 3.0 (front I/O), 4 x USB 3.0 (rear I/O)
    Serial Ports:3 x RS-232/422/485 (one supports 8-bit DIO), 2 x RS-232 (front I/O), 1 x RS-232/422/485 (rear I/O)
    TV-Out:1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA / DP (DisplayPort available upon request)
    LAN:2 x Intel I210IT (supports 802.3af) (for POE), 1 x Intel I219LM with iAMT11.0 (only Core i5/i7 supports iAMT), 1 x Intel I210AT
    Power:DC input 15-36V power jack

  7. BluStar FS-8111 - Fanless Embedded System for industrial applications with Intel QM77 Express chipset supporting 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 mobile processors

    Fanless Embedded System for industrial applications with Intel QM77 Express chipset supporting 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 mobile processors Learn More
    SKU: 1708111

    Dimensions:W: 13.4" (340.5 mm) x H: 5.53" (140.5 mm) x D: 8.78" (223 mm)
    CPU / Socket:Intel 2nd and 3rd Generation Core i3 / Core i5 / Core i7 mobile processors / Socket G2 (rPGA 988B)
    Memory:2 x 204-pin SO-DIMM DDR3/DDR3L 1066/1333/1600 MHz
    Chipsets:Intel QM77 Express Chipset
    Video:Intel HD graphics (dependant on processor chosen) -  1 x VGA, 1 x DVI
    LAN:2 x Gigabit Ethernet Controllers (1 x Intel 82579LM with iAMT 7.0, 1 x Intel I210)
    Expansion:1 x PCI Express Mini-Card Socket - supports WiFi module or mSATA, 1 x PCI, 1 x PCIe x16
    Bays:1 x 2.5" HDD bay
    Storage Controller:2 x SATA, 1 x mSATA (via Mini-PCIe slot), 1 x CF
    Front I/O:4 x USB 2.0, 1 x Power Button with indicator, 1 x Reset button, 1 x HDD LED,1 x Alert LED,  2 x WiFI Antenna hole Punchouts
    Rear I/O: 1 x Speaker out, 1 x Reset button, 2 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x 8-bit GPIO 9-pole terminal bock, 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI, 6 x DB-9 (RS232/422/485) COM ports, 1 x 9~36V DC-IN 3-pole terminal block, 1 x Power LED, 1 x HDD LED, 1 x Alert LED
    Construction:Aluminum & SGCC
    Power:1 x DC-IN 3-pole Terminal Block connection (supports 9 ~ 36V DC)

  8. Commell LE-375 3.5" Fanless Embedded Controller with the Intel Atom Z510P/Z510PT or Intel Z520PT processor and US15WP Chipset


    3.5" Fanless Embedded Controller with the Intel Atom Z510P/Z510PT or Intel Z520PT processor and US15WP Chipset WIDE TEMPERATURE OPTIONS AVAILABLE Learn More
    SKU: 3308545
    Dimensions:L: 5.75" x W: 3.98" (146 mm x 101 mm)
    FSB:400/533 MHz
    CPU:Intel Atom Z510P Processor (512K Cache, 1.10 GHz, 400 MHz FSB) - Options A through C, Intel Atom Z510PT (512K Cache, 1.10 GHz, 400 MHz FSB) - Options D through F, Intel Intel Atom Processor Z520PT (512K Cache, 1.33 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) - Options G through I
    BIOS:Embedded / Phoenix-Award v6.00PG 8Mb SPI flash BIOS
    Chipsets:Intel System Controller Hub US15WP Chipset
    Memory:1 x 200-pin SO-DIMM DDR2 400/533 MHz up to 2 GB
    Expansion:1 x PCI Express Mini-Card Socket
    Storage Controller:1 x 44-pin UltraDMA33 IDE channel, 1 x Compact Flash Type I/II, 1 x SD 1.1 Socket
    Video:Intel GMA 500 - 1 x VGA (options A, D and G), 1 x LVDS (Option A, B, D, E, G and H), 1 x optional secondary LVDS (option C, F, and I) or DVI interface via HDMI (option B, E, and H)
    USB:6 x USB 2.0
    Serial Ports:1 x RS-232, 1 x RS-232/422/485
    TV-Out:Not Available
    LAN:1 x Intel 82574L 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Power:1 x Single Prong DC power jack (internal 4-pin connector - supports 9v ~ 24v)