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Rugged Embedded Computers for Defense and Aerospace

Kontron offers a comprehensive range of cutting-edge solutions born from decades of expertise in engineering rugged, high-performance, mission-critical computers.

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Gutenbergstraße 2,
85737 Ismaning,

Secure Mission Computers for the most advanced defense systems

Integrators of modern defence systems navigate the complexities of meeting the demand for an ever-increasing computation and bandwidth while budgets tighten and deployment timelines shorten.

Kontron steps in as a trusted partner, offering a comprehensive range of cutting-edge solutions born from decades of expertise in engineering rugged, high-performance, mission-critical computers.

Meeting the stringent demands of defence computing, Kontron excels in providing Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) application-ready platforms and customized systems specifically designed to accelerate time to deployment.

Kontron also plays a pivotal role in shaping industry standards like OpenVPX, SOSA™, VICTORY, and COM-HPC, which defence system integrators depend on for interoperability and ease of integration.

3U and 6U rugged VPX Plug-in cards designed to SOSA™ profile specifications
6U VPX processing blades featuring 40G and 100G Ethernet connectivity
High End 10G/40G/50G Ethernet L2/L3 Network Switches
Rugged Mission Computers for data processing, video, graphics and AI
Compact mission computers delivering application-specific I/O for established military application profiles
Compact embedded rugged Ethernet switches

Leveraging COTS Open architectures for efficient deployments

In response to budget constraints and cost-cutting imperatives, governments are increasingly embracing an Open Systems Standards approach to foster innovation, promote competition, and streamline deployment processes. The adoption of modular open systems architecture technologies enables developers to efficiently reuse components across diverse platforms and applications. This approach not only optimizes resource utilization but also empowers defence programme managers to swiftly adapt, ensuring a more responsive integration of new technologies and meeting evolving user requirements.

Kontron is deeply committed to addressing the challenges in Open Systems Architecture through an active involvement in standards initiatives like the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA™) Consortium.  Additionally, our dedication extends to the continuous development of state-of-the-art products that push the boundaries of technological innovation.

Rugged Systems and Mission Computers

Kontron designs and delivers cutting-edge rugged systems and mission computers tailored specifically for defence applications. With a proven track record, our expertise lies in providing reliable and robust solutions that withstand the harshest environments and meet the stringent requirements of defence missions. Our rugged systems are designed to excel in extreme conditions, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. Leveraging advanced technology, Kontron’s mission computers offer unparalleled processing power, connectivity, and adaptability to enhance operational efficiency and mission success.

Advance security and monitoring capabilities

In the ever-connected real-world deployments, the need for continuous monitoring, security, and maintenance is paramount to safeguard systems against potential attacks. Managing hundreds of computers in such scenarios presents a significant challenge, necessitating specialized tools to ensure security, operational efficiency, and business agility. Kontron addresses the digital security requirements of confidentiality, integrity, and availability through its SEC-Line solution. Leveraging hardware-enforced root of trust and software techniques like Secure Boot, SEC-Line provides a cyber-secure software baseline ideal for micro-cloud deployments.

Additionally, Kontron’s CMON-Line Monitoring module offers a comprehensive solution for local or remote computer health monitoring. This turnkey, extensible, and data-centric solution complements Kontron’s Power-On Built-In Test (PBIT), which detects any modifications made to the computer configuration. Both modules utilise ‘learn and compare’ techniques, eliminating the need for programming and ensuring robust monitoring capabilities.

White Papers

  • High Data Rates Over the VPX infrastructure

    The VPX VITA 46 has been one of the first modular computer open standards to define a connector and backplane infrastructure, allowing data transfers at rates in excess of one gigabit per physical channel.

Press Releases

  • Kontron Becomes a Member of GICAT

    Kontron is proud to announce its membership of the Groupement des Industries de Défense et de Sécurité Terrestres et Aéroterrestres (GICAT).

Kontron Europe GmbH (Global Headquarters)
Gutenbergstraße 2
85737 Ismaning

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Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S. (Centre of expertise for VPX and Defense rugged systems)
150 rue Marcelin Berthelot
BP 244 - ZI Toulon-Est
83078 Toulon Cedex 9

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Kontron America Inc., San Diego, CA
9477 Waples Street
San Diego, CA 92121
United States of America

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