Kontron Releases New Long-Term Industrial Server

Eching, Germany – Kontron’s new KISS4U KTQ45 long-term available industrial server offers highest-level data processing for industrial applications thanks to its attractive Intel Core2 Quad processor Q9400 performance and a wide range of management features.

Equipped with Intel AMT 5.0 for remote maintenance, Kontron PC condition monitoring (PCCM) for remote monitoring and an Intel trusted platform module for the highest level of data security, the high-end industrial server is the ideal virtualisation platform, with long-term availability for the most demanding industrial applications.

Kontron’s latest high-performance industrial server is based on Kontron’s own embedded KTQ45/ATXE ATX motherboard, which has an Intel 82Q45 graphics and memory controller hub along with an Intel ICH10DO I/O controller hub 10. With a front-side bus of up to 1.333MHz and up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, the Kontron KISS 4U KTQ45 accelerates the computing for intensive embedded applications such as test and measurement, image processing, process control, and video surveillance for the energy, medical, automation and transportation market segments.

Thanks to its remote access functionality via Intel AMT 5.0, the Kontron KISS 4U KTQ45 enables simplified remote maintenance for higher system availability while keeping total costs down. The Intel trusted platform module (TPM 1.2) offers secure hardware encryption of all transferred data, and with Kontron’s PC condition monitoring solution (Kontron PCCM) preventive servicing can take place on an on-demand basis. The KISS server is typically equipped with an 80+ class 500W power supply unit, which can also be implemented as a redundant PSU.

The Kontron KISS 4U KTQ45 paves the way for a wide range of extensions, thanks to one PCI Express x16 (PEG), one PCI Express x4 and four PCI. Additionally, there are two gigabit Ethernet, ten USB 2.0 (two on the front) and two COM (RS232) ports. Data media can be hooked up via four SATA connections with onboard RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality.

Three 5.25in slots which can be accessed externally and two 3.5in slots plus a slimbay slot offer enough space for shockproof stored hard disks, CD/DVD drives or the optional Kontron KISS Stor hard disk subsystem with RAID 1 or 0/5. In addition there is also a 3.5in slot available.

Graphic intensive applications profit from the serial digital video interface for DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort via the PCI Express x16 Slot. The VGA connection supports resolutions of up to QXGA (2048px x 1536px). 7.1 HD audio and separate PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard round off the interface feature set.

The Kontron KISS 4U KTQ45 which has been designed for non-stop operation (MTBF 50,000hr) is CE-certified and is UL-qualified. It supports Linux and the complete Windows desktop and server range, including the new Windows 7. It is available direct from the warehouse as a standard configurable system or can be customised as needed and delivered as a tested and independently certified solution. The new Kontron KISS 4U KTQ45 is available in EMEA now and it will be available in North America and APAC late this year.

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