voxeljet uses Kontron's KISS Rackmounts for its industrial 3D printers.
3D printing systems have revolutionized many industrial sectors. The automotive industry, aircraft manufacturers, their suppliers, architects, artists and numerous other industries are profiting from 3D printing.
In all applications, bandwidth requirements for data transmission and processing are constantly rising. Existing PCI infrastructure should continue to be used here as much as possible. At least in the cases where it technically makes sense, since this amortizes investment costs and reduces costs for recertification
Maximizing uptime, performance and reliability of networked systems is a mandate for server technology. Additional requirements challenge OEMs and equipment providers to find server solutions for installations in space-constrained environments
Industrial PCs (IPCs) are all about performance and reliability, expected to handle their assigned tasks efficiently and without fail. Performance demands are ever increasing and quad-core systems enabled by Intel's 45nm process technology are readily delivering greater and greater levels of processing and network throughput. Today's industrial PCs are, in fact, handling massive computing and visualization workloads in faster, cooler and quieter performing systems.
High-Speed Ethernet allows simplifying the structure of computer systems in a significant way. 10G is available in advanced CPUs and Ethernet MACs for processing and storage subsystems.
M2M is a hot new trend in the electronics industry. Machine-to-machine connected computing solutions are rolling out worldwide and across all industries. Many OEMs will want to launch M2M services, either for their own use or the use of their customers. Kontron is working with the leaders in the M2M ecosystem to break down the complexity of the M2M value chain. Kontron's purpose is to make it easier for OEMs to launch smart services that take advantage of cloud computing enabling them to better serve their customers with innovative solutions.
Kontron's new Smart Services Developer Kit for M2M development and deployments was designed in collaboration with Intel, and is a plug and play hardware and OS/middleware software platform that is ready for smart services development.
One new microarchitecture for all mid-range to high-end embedded applications The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors serve the embedded computing space with a new microarchitecture which Kontron will implement on a broad range of embedded computing platforms. Based on the 22 nm Intel® 3D processor technology already used in the predecessor generation, the processors, formerly codenamed ‘Haswell’, have experienced a performance increase which will doubtlessly benefi t applications. Beside a 15 % increased CPU performance especially the graphics has improved by its doubled performance in comparison to solutions based on the previous generation processors. At the same time, the thermal footprint has remained practically the same or has even shrunk. These improvements and the high scalability from cost-optimized Celeron® versions up to high-end Intel® Core™ i7 and Xeon® processors make the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture a perfect match for nearly each and every mid-range to high-end embedded applications. In a fi rst step Kontron has implemented the new microarchitecture on COM Express®, Mini-ITX, 6U CompactPCI®, and the Kontron SYMKLOUD Media cloud platforms with further platforms to follow. So, in what way can embedded appliances benefi t from these improvements?