April 26, 2011
-- AICSYS, Inc., has released a 1U chassis RCK103BR that are not only cost effective but also extremely flexible. Ideally designed for rugged industrial type applications, this chassis support a PICMG SBCs through PICMG 1.0 or 1.3 butterfly backplane. The flexibility for this RCK103BR has positioned the 1U product line to appeal to both consumer based solutions as well as the typical industrial solution. With that in mind, our customer, a medical educational company has implemented the RCK-103BR into their network as the Multimedia Server & Primary Server for their Video On Demand (VOD)/E-Learning program. Faced with the daunting task the network specialist found what he was looking for at AICSYS. The challenge was to provide the maximum storage possible as well as CPU horsepower from the servers as possible, yet use as small a form factor as possible in doing so. The VOD system needed to be accessible not only from the same facility but also remotely using TCP/IP protocol, so even if the classroom on site was full, physicians could attend a "Web-Inar" from virtually anywhere in the world.
The role of the RCK103BR as the Primary Server requires not only large storage capacity but also high-speed access. The RCK103BR 1U Chassis fits that bill perfectly; the chassis comes standard with an removable HDD Tray, which can support up to two Hot-Swappable SATA drives. The Primary Server is crucial to this VOD application, responsible for executing program management, user management, system monitoring, and information recording, the RCK-103BR needed to be extremely reliable. The RCK103BR controls Airflow with three fans.
The RCK-103BR is expandable through PICMG 1.0 or 1.3 backplane, allowing the network administrator to enhance either the graphic controller on the SBC or even add a Gigabit LAN card if need be. The RCK-103BR also comes standard with a 250W or 300W ATX PSU and has added features to ensure proper airflow and temperature monitoring.
Today customers no longer invests valuable funds in sending corporate trainers worldwide to deliver new techniques to its subscribing physicians. Now users are able to log in from their own medial office, university, and hospital or even a home office, and still have all the advantages of being in the classroom or attending a seminar with the click of a mouse. The 1U chassis RCK103BR demonstrate the diversity of the AICSYS product line.
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AICSYS has been manufacturing Industrial Chassis and Specialized Single Board Computers for more than seventeen years and has been a major supplier of OEM/ODM IPC Products to many of the leading IPC companies in Europe, Asia, and North America.