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CUSTOM COMPUTER DESIGN OPTIONS


Our production-ready industrial computers have been designed to cover a wide array of requirements. To save on cost and time, we always start the requirements gathering process in these steps:

  • Production-Ready Computers
  • Modified Production Computers
  • Custom Computer Hardware Designs

Analysis of our project experience reveals that the majority of customer requirements can be covered with our production-ready computer designs.

Production (Off-the-Shelf) Computers - 78%

Modified Production Computers - 14%

Fully Custom Designed Solutions - 8%

BUDGET, TIME AND DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS


Our custom hardware solutions frequently use our production-ready motherboards, which can save considerable time and cost.


OPTION 1: PRODUCTION-READY DESIGNS

With time and cost-savings in mind, Rugged Science will determine if a production-ready industrial computer can meet your requirements. Designed with configurability to a wide array of specifications, they come with a variety of I/O options.

  • Full size PCI or PCIe x4, x8, x16 Expansion Ports
  • Mini-PCIe, m.2, and SUMIT Expansion ports
  • Multiple 10/100/1000/2.5G/10G Ethernet Communications
  • RS-232/422/485 Ports and Isolated DIO options
  • Copper or Fiber Optic Cable via SFP fiber ports

Our highly-trained sales engineers can assist in determining if one of our production-ready designs would be the quickest and most cost-effective solution for your needs.

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OPTION 2: MODIFIED AND EXPANDED DESIGNS

Rugged Science industrial computers have been designed with a variety of expansion ports that extend the computer's capabilities.

Rugged Science Expansion Card Technologies

Rugged Science-designed expansion cards include:

  • Full size PCI or PCIe x4, x8, x16 Expansion Cards
  • Mini-PCIe or m.2 Expansion Cards
  • SUMIT Expansion Cards

Rugged Science can also develop custom designed expansion cards to meet requirements. Additionally, a large universe of 3rd party expansion cards may also be a viable option. By extending baseline capabilities with an expansion card, Rugged Science can save you the additional cost, time, and complexity of designing a completely custom motherboard.

Rugged Science Custom Faceplate, Connector, Silk Screen & Cable Assembly Design

Rugged Science’s fully integrated machine shop allows us to quickly customize faceplates, backplates, and cable assemblies to meet your requirements. Our highly modular computer architecture allows us to quickly make expansion card changes, design the appropriate cable assembly, and make/remove the I/O cutouts for both industrial and military connectors. Our in-house painting, powder coating, and silk screening capabilities allows us to customize your material finishes, colors, port labeling, and logo to your requirements.

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OPTION 3: CUSTOM HARDWARE DESIGNS

Needs Analysis & Consultative Design Reviews

Our product development team always takes a consultative approach that focuses first on your application, it’s compute needs, and its environment. These critical first steps will drive processor, GPU, platform, and mechanical design. The end result is a cost-effective, ultra-reliable embedded computer platform that meets your business needs. Some successful Rugged Science custom project include:

  • Dual Socket Intel Scalable Xeon CPUs with NVIDIA GPU and HD Display in a shock approved compact enclosure
  • Portable Dual Xeon-Class Server Cluster with vSAN and 24-port Switch
  • Compact HMI Workstation with Xeon Class CPU, integrated keyboard/mouse, and 24in NIGHT VISION NVIS HD Display
  • Fanless 16-Core ruggedized Xeon Server with 8x 10G ports and IPMI
  • IP68 Submersible Embedded Computer With Self-Destruct Function
  • Portable 3-Display Xeon-class Server in Pelican Case
  • Dual Display Network Management Station with Time Server and Parallel Redundancy Protocol Modules

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