STRONGARM Redefines Industrial Computing with new D7 Series PC
PC based on global manufacturer’s platform is now
for the plantfloor
2008 – (Horsham, PA) STRONGARM Designs (“STRONGARM”), the
leader in plant floor operator stations, today announced its new D7 line of
industrially hardened computers. Manufactured exclusively for STRONGARM, the
D7 provides the manufacturing, industrial, defense, and transportation markets
with a computing system based on the award-winning Dell™ Optiplex™ platform
that is designed for higher temperature environments. This simplifies extending
IT standards into uncontrolled environments delivering unmatched reliability,
technology and supportability.
“The STRONGARM D7 redefines what customers can expect from industrial
computers,” said Tom Holden, President and Chief Executive Officer of STRONGARM. “By
leveraging an industry standard platform and applying STRONGARM’s industrialization
expertise, the D7 delivers measurable benefits to our customers including superior
quality, reliability, and next-generation performance, all in an industrially
hardened computing system.”
Working with the largest global computer suppliers, STRONGARM identified a standard
PC platform that could be enhanced to increase its operating temperature range
to be suitable for the industrial computing market. The higher temperature specifications
allow the D7 to be used in uncontrolled environments with minimal or no cooling,
while still maintaining the reliability, performance and maintainability customers
expect from a global computer supplier. Additionally, when coupled with STRONGARM’s
comprehensive line of operator interface stations, companies can deploy a new
level of quality and computing performance in any environment.
Key features of the D7 include:
Operator Station Line: The D7 is ideal for use
in STRONGARM’s market-leading line of operator
interface systems, reducing costs and ensuring the
right solution for any harsh area application including:
NEMA 12, 4 and 4X as well as systems designed specifically
for aggressive wash down areas and hazardous locations.
||Cost Effective: The lowest total
cost of any computer having this combination of processing
power and industrial survivability.
||Higher Temperature Operation:
The D7 operates in higher ambient temperatures
(up to 46 DegC) allowing it to be used in uncontrolled
environments such as warehouses, loading docks, and
factories, without additional cooling.
||Reduced Operating Costs: The D7
can tolerate significantly higher ambient temperatures,
therefore eliminating or reducing the energy required
for cooling devices and the ongoing maintenance they
||Common Platform: The D7 features
the Dell™ Optiplex™ 775SFF software image
(bios, OS, drivers, utilities) and system management.
Customers already using this platform now have a
fully-compatible, fully-rugged system from STRONGARM
which provides a single support model; reducing complexity
and maintenance costs for IT managers.
||Latest Intel Processors: Intel® Core™ 2
Duo architecture – Dual Core technology with
up to 3.0 GHz, 6M cache, VT, 1333 MHz FSB providing
unmatched performance for today’s power hungry
||World Class Quality, Reliability
and Support: The D7 offers the best quality, reliability
and support in the industrial market, with a 3 year
on-site warranty standard.
The D7 is available for immediate delivery from STRONGARM or one of its authorized
business partners. STRONGARM also offers its complete operator station line preconfigured
with the D7.
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