Kontron has announced the availability of the KISS 4U Short Q67Flex, the latest addition to the Kontron industrial silent server (KISS) family in the 4U short 19in rack format.

The industrial rackmount server boasts long-term availability as well as outstanding speed and graphics performance with the 2nd generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors. Compared to its predecessors, this 4U industrial rackmount server offers improved features which deliver a new level of robustness and more convenience. The server’s scope of application is extended into demanding areas such as in-vehicle systems in the transportation segment or military applications.

In addition to the high processor and graphics performance, other new features of the optimised server design are a temperature range of 0°C to 55°C (60°C at 10% POH per month), improved shock and vibration resistance as well as hot-swappable chassis fans, which are positioned at the front of the system to make swapping more convenient and thus reduce maintenance effort. Not only is the standard version with IP20 protection available but a version with IP52 which protects against dust and dripping water penetration.

The power supplies are now also equipped for higher performance and compliant with the 80 PLUS standard, which certifies improved energy efficiency. Furthermore the main supply has been extended to cater for industrial voltage ranges and optionally supports 24VDC or 48VDC.

Thanks to the integrated Intel HD graphics with DirectX10.1 and OpenGL 3.0 support, the Kontron industrial rackmount server KISS 4U Short Q67Flex delivers 2D and 3D graphic performance on the same level as dedicated graphic cards. Even multi-screen applications, which require the simultaneous display of two different HD video streams, or innovative 3D applications, are possible without the need for additional components. With 2x DisplayPort, 1 x VGA and optional LVDS, the new Kontron KISS 4U Short Q67Flex boasts all industry-relevant monitor standards natively or with low-cost adapters for DVI or HDMI.

The robust and low-maintenance industrial rackmount server is ideally suited for demanding applications such as industrial automation and process control in transportation or building automation. With a noise level of just 35dBA, the industrial rackmount server is ideal for noise sensitive environments such as control rooms, A/V equipment rooms or CAD/QS/surveillance systems. With the integrated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX) applications also benefit from faster floating point operations and vectorial calculations at a lower rate of energy consumption which also make the Kontron KISS 4U Short Q67Flex a fit for imaging processing in medical, radar and sonar systems.