Incorporates Kontron´s CVX-Server with Intel 1.7GHz Mobile Pentium® M 735 Processor
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - (Aug. 12, 2004) - Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (OTC BB: KMBC), today introduced the next-generation EnVoy II Mobile Data Server - an advanced, modular, mobile computing system designed specifically for installation and use in professional service vehicles such as police, fire/EMS and utility vehicles.
One of the company´s flagship products, the new EnVoy II now incorporates Kontron´s own CVX-Server. Meeting Mil-Std 810F ratings for shock, vibration and temperature, the CVX-Server features a solid, rugged, unitized aluminum construction to protect internal subsystems. It also offers impressive expansion capabilities with interfaces including IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, wireless 802.11b/g and a compact flash slot. An open mini PCI slot for integrated 802.11g and a half-length PCI slot give the user or OEM the ability to turn their MDT or in-vehicle embedded system into a Digital Video Recorder (DVR).
With its three-piece, space-saving, modular design, the EnVoy II allows the monitor and keyboard to be mounted near the operator while the server is mounted in the trunk, under the seat, in the glove box or elsewhere -- away from the passenger area.
The company plans to publicly demonstrate the EnVoy II for the first time at Fire-Rescue International 2004, an annual industry conference sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, held August 12-15 in New Orleans.
"With the EnVoy II, Kontron is proud to once again introduce the most advanced in-vehicle computing technology available," said Dale Szymborski, president. "With real-time data capture and transmission capabilities now a must for public safety and other mobile computing applications, the EnVoy II has the features that turn a vehicle into a centralized mobile command center."
Key EnVoy II specifications include:
Powerful processing. The EnVoy´s 1.7GHz Intel Mobile Pentium ® M 735 Processor is the fastest to be used to date in a Kontron Mobile Computing mobile data server.
Ample RAM and removable storage, with a 40GB, removable hard drive (expandable to 80GB), 512MB of DRAM (upgradeable to 1GB) with 64MB of video DRAM.
Display options including a 12.1-inch, 1400 nit touch screen or a 10.4-inch, 1200 nit touch screen at 800 X 600 SGVA. Kontron´s Resistive Matrix Touch Screens are designed to function even when damaged. Dual display capabilities allow the option of driving two displays at different resolutions.
A full-sized keyboard with sealed mouse and eight levels of backlit, nighttime key lighting.
Impressive connectivity with three RS-232 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port, one parallel port, one half-length PCI slot, one compact flash slot and two open PC-Card slots with Card Bus.
Field-ready ruggedness, with select components tested to meet Mil-Std 810F.
Wide operating temperature and humidity ranges, with operation from minus 15 degrees C up to 60 degrees C made possible by the EnVoy II fanless cooling system. A heated hard drive upgrade is available for expanded operating temperature specifications.
Operating system support for Windows 2000 Professional and XP Pro.
The EnVoy II may be ordered now from Kontron Mobile Computing and authorized value-added resellers. Pricing starts at $4,995 (actual pricing will vary with quantities and specifications). For information, customers can contact Kontron Mobile Computing at 888-343-5396.
About Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc.
A Minnesota corporation, Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc., has designed, manufactured and marketed rugged computers for a variety of industries and applications worldwide since 1992. It also provides product customization, integration and support services. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., with sales, service and manufacturing locations worldwide.
Kontron Mobile Computing is the mobile computing affiliate of Kontron Embedded Computers AG, Munich, Ge
rmany. For more information, visit Kontron Mobile Computing online at , or phone the company toll-free at 888-343-5396.
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