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GRIP Epsilon
General-purpose Rugged Integrated Processor

The GRIP Epsilon is a true commercial off the shelf (COTS) high performance rugged computer system which is targeted at applications that require GPU/GPGPU processing in harsh environments with an extended operating temperature range.

The GRIP Epsilon combines the latest generation Intel Core i7 Mobile Processors with either high performance Intel HD Graphics or a range of powerful leading edge GPUs, such as the latest CUDA enabled mobile NVIDIA GPGPUs.

The GRIP chassis provides an IP67 sealed enclosure for the internal COTS hardware technology. Within the chassis a combination of convection and conduction cooling ensures minimal heat stress of the components.

Application areas of this technology include security, automotive, transportation, oil and gas, nuclear, military and aerospace sectors. The GRIP architecture integrates the four key elements of embedded design:

  • • Rugged Chassis
  • • Sealed Conduction Cooled
  • • Gripworkx™ Application Software
  • • High-Spec Components

Discription

GRIP PCs are rugged high performance computer platforms for image and video processing based on industrial PC hardware which is packaged in rugged, sealed enclosures for use in harsh environment applications. GRIPS provide almost full MILSPEC performance at a fraction of the cost of fully compliant rugged processors. GRIP rugged PCs use high performance Intel Core i7 CPUs and can also include the latest NVIDIA GPUs to support complex graphics requirements or high performance computing applications. Our rugged PCs have been installed in air, maritime, land and vehicle platforms, both manned and unmanned. Please refer to the specifications tab for GRIP Epsilon product details or contact us directly at info@vision4ce.net or call us at Tel: +1.410.384.9181 . Please also check out our other rugged GRIP and TRUPER PC products. We support customization and quantity discounts.

Specifications

Hardware:
• Latest Intel Core i7 Mobile Quad Core Processor
• MIL-DTL-38999 connectors
• Integrated Intel HD Graphics or discrete mainstream GPU with NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti
• 4-32 GB DDR3 memory, from 60GB –2TBGB SATA MLC or SLC SSD

I/O Connections:
• DVI-I, HDMI, or Display Port
• Serial –1 port, RS232 / 422 / 485 capable, DB9 –1 port, RS232 only, DB9
• USB – 4 USB 2.0 or 3.0 (option) ports
• Ethernet – 2 ports, 10/100/1000Base-T, RJ45

Cooling:
• Natural convection cooling

Environmental:
• Sealed to IP67
• Operating temperature -40°C to +71°C(Reduced CPU/GPU load for temperatures above 50°C)
• Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, Internal shock isolation
• Qualified for harsh environmental conditions, including MILSTD-810G, RTCA/DO-160G and MIL-STD-461F

Power:
• Power – DC 18V to 32V, (MIL-STD-1275D)
• Power consumption <120W (CPU/GPU dependent)

Operating Systems:
• Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (32/64 bit)
• Ubuntu or CentOS Linux (32/64 bit)

Mechanical:
• Weight 15.4lbs, 7.0kg
• Dimensions 10.83” (d) x 9.44” (w) x 4.37” (h) (275 mm x 240mm x 111mm), excluding connectors

EMC:
• EN55022 Class A, EN55024, Part 15, Class A, IEC 60533 excluding connectors

Options and applications

Video Capture
The GRIP Epsilon can be supplied with a wide range of analog and digital video capture interfaces, including

  • • RGB, PAL/NTSC
  • • HD-SDI, 3G-SDI
  • • DVI, CameraLink, Firewire, GigE Vision, USB-3.0 and others

Additional I/O

  • • Custom front panel configurations
  • • MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 interfaces
  • • Additional Serial, USB, and LAN ports
  • • GPIO, WiFi, GPS and others

Additional Storage
The GRIP Epsilon can be supplied with a wide range of analog and digital video capture interfaces, including

  • • Removable or fixed additional SSD, maximum of 500GB SLC type or 1TB MLC type
  • • External storage via front panel SATA connector

Vision4ce Software
The GRIP Epsilon is fully compatible with:

  • • DART video tracker
  • • GRIPWorkx
  • • GRIP VMS
  • • GRIPView
  • • DVR software