SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

February 23, 2011 08:00 ET

Rugged Soldier Wearable Computer Unveiled at AUSA Winter Expo Delivering Full PC Performance in Power Efficient, Small Form Factor

BR2000 Targets Civil / Military Man-Wearable and Vehicle Computing Apps for Where Size, Weight, Power, Price and Function Rein Paramount

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) -  (AUSA Winter Symposium/Expo Booth #1313) -- Eurotech subsidiary Parvus introduces the Zypad® BR2000, a rugged, small-form factor wearable computer and vehicle server designed to be the highest performance, most versatile, rugged computing subsystem in its class for a host of civil and military applications. Leveraging the low-power architecture of the Intel Atom processor together with high-speed wired and wireless network and device I/O interfaces, the BR2000 serves as an ideal soldier / worker wearable computer or vehicle-mount subsystem ready for Linux and Windows applications.

As a man-wearable computer, the BR2000 is designed to be worn on a tactical vest, utility belt, pocket or backpack and interface with a wrist-worn, vest-mounted or hand-held display, and/or helmet monocle. Weighing in at less than 1.8 lbs (~0.8 kg) when fully integrated with its rechargeable / removable battery, the BR2000 delivers excellent processing and communications capabilities under battery operation while maintaining a very small and lightweight mechanical package, similar in size to a portable cassette tape player.

Designed for extreme temperatures, vibration, shock, and sealed against exposure to the elements, the BR2000 is also an ideal computing solution for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constrained vehicle and aircraft platforms, delivering full PC functionality for Command and Control (C2) applications. Without the battery, the unit weighs a mere 1.4 lb (~0.6 kg) and can be hard mounted inside small nooks and crannies. Standard I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232/422, Audio, and 2D/3D Video Output.

The product can be flexibly configured to meet different application requirements, including mix and match preferences for wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS), internal/removable Flash storage (Onboard Flash, CompactFlash) in standard/secure erase versions, and disposable / rechargeable battery packs or external DC power (i.e. from regulated vehicle power / military battery packs).

KEY FEATURES

  • Dual-Use Wearable / Vehicle Rugged Computing Ready:
    • Military: Soldier Systems, Manned / Unmanned Vehicles & Aircraft
    • Civil: Medical, First Responder, Mining, Warehousing, Industrial, Homeland Defense
  • Compact & Lightweight
    • Small Enough to Wear on Tactical Vest / Utility Belt / Backpack
    •  Installable Inside Space-Constrained Vehicles / Aircraft
    • Only 1.4 lb (~0.6 kg) in Weight (1.8 lbs / ~0.8 kg with Battery)
  • Rugged
    • Submersible Metal Enclosure Protected from Water / Dust
    • MIL-performance, Push-Pull Single-Grip Blind-Mate Connectors
    • Extended Temperature Range Operable (-40ºC to +71ºC / -40ºF to +160ºF)
    • Designed to MIL-STD-810G / IP67 Environmental Standards
  • Low-Power / Superior Battery Life
    • Power-Efficient Intel Atom E660T Processor
    • ~4-6 Hours Battery Time, Typical Use Case
    • Compatible w/External DC Power and Military Batteries
  • Wireless Radios, GPS
    • Integrated 802.11 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Radios, 50-Chnl GPS
  • PC Functionality
    • Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232, Audio, Video (VGA/LVDS/Composite)
    • x86 Operating Systems Support (Linux, Windows Embedded)
  • Secure
    • Removable Media (CF); Secure Erase Support
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Compatible

AVAILABILITY
Limited quantities of the BR2000 will become available by early Q2 2011 with general availability by early Q3 2011. Contact sales@parvus.com for pricing and updated availability information. For additional specs or to download a product datasheet, visit http://parvus.com/product/overview.aspx?prod=BR2000.

ABOUT PARVUS
Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers, Ethernet switches and embedded board-level products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group (ETH.MI), a world leader in small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.parvus.com.

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