DSM Computer’s modular NanoServer® family is now complete

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With the NanoServer® E6-A, the DSM Computer GmbH has now completed its new embedded product line that consists of the three housing variants E8, E6 and E4. The compact industrial systems available in various performance classes are differentiated by the number of free slots. In addition to the NanoServer® E8 without slot that is just 58-mm high, the NanoServer® E4 provides a PCI or PCI Express™ slot. The NanoServer® models E6 provide two PCI slots or one PCI and one PCI Express™ slot.

The robust NanoServer® E8-A, E6-A and E4-A based on the energy-saving Intel® Atom™ N270 processor with the Intel® 82945GSE/ICH7M chipset are designed for energy-efficient applications. The NanoServer® E8-GM45 and E4-GM45 are predestined when more processor and graphical performance is required. The high-end computers integrate an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and the Intel® GM45/ICH9M chipset with high-performance Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 4500MHD. Thanks to its video decoder capability, the graphical controller can decode high-resolution HD videos in AVC/VC2/MPEG2 format and so remove significant load from the processor.
The optimized housing of the NanoServer® has an easy to maintain screwed-on base cover that allows access to the internal Compact Flash socket, the memory expansions and the hard disk. Depending on the variant, the embedded systems are equipped with a wide range of standard interfaces. The E8-GM45 offers, for example, not only two GBit Ethernet ports, but also eight USB 2.0 (four external and four internal), four serial ports, audio, VGA, DVI (optional), IDE and serial ATA for SATA II 300 devices. The housing provides space for a 2.5-inch hard disk / SSD; the E4 and E6 models even offer two installation bays for HDD/SSD devices.
Thanks to their identical footprint of just 204 x 226 mm and standardized fastening points, all NanoServer® models based on an industrial motherboard can be replaced when necessary. If DSM’s standard products do not satisfy the customer’s requirements, the embedded systems can be customized for the associated application, even for small unit counts. Because the processor modules and chipsets used in the NanoServer® family belong to Intel®’s Embedded Roadmap, DSM can guarantee the long availability of at least four years for their systems. CE-conform design, burn-in and a two-year warranty are features of all NanoServer® models.

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