SBS Rolls Out Rugged Operation Computer (ROC) Vehicle Computer

10/5/2005 - At the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, SBS Technologies continued its role as an embedded defense market leader by introducing a versatile Rugged Operation Computer (ROC) that defines a new standard for deployable lightweight, compact vehicle computers.

The ruggedized ROC vehicle computer is a powerful and compact PMC computing system. Weighing less than six pounds and measuring less than 100 cubic inches, the ROC fits well into the tight spaces usually found in military vehicle applications. The ROC can be configured with an Intel® or PowerPC® processor PMC and is the first in a new line of general purpose vehicle computers, giving a true off-the-shelf solution to the challenge of providing low-cost, high density computing and I/O capabilities within an integrated avionics, navtronics and vetronics application.

"The versatility of the PMC-based ROC provides high-performance computing power in a small package, making it a tailored fit for many military applications," said Dave Wessing, Vice President and General Manager of SBS Technologies Government Group. "The small ROC is highly configurable and adaptable to many military applications, making it a perfect choice for UAVs and ground combat vehicles as well as troop field use. Inside the box we can draw from our vast selection of PMC modules to configure a custom product from COTS components, reducing design costs and development time," continued Wessing.

The ROC chassis has a modular stacked PMC architecture, an integrated 100 W power supply and EMI filter, and a solid state fast Compact Flash disk with up to 128 GBytes of memory mounted on a PMC carrier module. A wide variety of optional PMC processor modules and discrete and analog I/O PMC modules provide flexible user control and in-circuit programmability. Other control interfaces and I/O options, including any standard SBS or 3rd party conduction-cooled PMCs, are available upon request.

The ROC supports many embedded operating systems including VxWorks®, INTEGRITY®, Windows® XP and Linux®.

Price and Availability
Available now, pricing for one ROC System Enclosure, which includes one system chassis, one power supply, and one single board computer, starts at US$19, 750. A two ROC System Enclosure, which includes two system chassis, one power supply, one single board computer, one 8 channel high-speed serial PMC, and one dual redundant MIL-STD 1553 PMC, starts at US$44, 500.

About SBS Technologies®
SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) founded in 1986, designs and builds a wide range of standard and customized embedded computer products. Our products include processor boards, input/output modules, networking devices, and complete computer systems. Our products are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales and support offices in six countries.

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