Kontron premieres medical motherboards in series production

10 DECEMBER 2013

With the launch of the KTQ67/Flex-MED motherboard at the Medica 2013 (hall 15, stand C20) Kontron is – for the first time – introducing a standard Flex-ATX board with two EN60601-1 compliant isolated Ethernet ports. The Kontron KTQ67/Flex-MED offers a long-term availability of 7 years and in addition to the isolated LANs, it includes 2 DVI interfaces to drive medical imaging tasks on two HD monitors. The performance is scalable across the complete range of the powerful dual core and quad core desktop CPUs from IntelĀ“s 3rd generation Core processors, making it easy to tailor the motherboard to a broad range of individual performance needs.
With the availability of these medical motherboards in volume production, sourcing and configuration for System Integrators and Hospital IT departments become an even easier and more convenient task. To deploy a medical PC, customers only have to choose an appropriate standard housing to finalize their individual system configuration. There is no longer any need to add an extra add-on card or to cover the cost of a customized board design in order to obtain galvanic isolated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and EN13485-compliant manufacturing documentation. Customers can now benefit from a reduced total cost of ownership through the reduced bill of materials and an optimized supply chain management.
Kontron’s first medical motherboard targets graphics and/or processing intensive medical applications found in nearly all healthcare environments ranging from diagnostic work stations through to computers in operating theatres, at nursing stations and in consulting rooms, right up to bedside applications.
Such systems are often connected to PACS or other hospital information systems (HIS). In OEM equipment this motherboard will be deployed as a back-end processing block and as a GUI controller for a variety of medical devices including stationary and semi-mobile ultrasound scanners, MRI and CT.


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