kontronKontron has announced the availability of its new multi-mission rugged computer system ApexVX, which is specifically designed for the rapid deployment of a broad range of military and avionics applications.

Based on Kontron’s leading edge 3U OpenVPX computing technology and smart software, including VXFabric, VXControl and power-on built-in test (PBIT) system test solution, it integrates all components required for the early evaluation phase up to long-term deployment.

With Kontron’s time and cost-efficient two-step approach of development and deploy, the pre-qualified Kontron ApexVX provides a proven basis for OEM’s who need to develop reliable solutions within strictly limited time and cost budgets.

The Kontron ApexVX comes in a fully sealed ½ ATR-style chassis (5" w x 6" h x 13" d), suitable for harsh environments with scalable thermal solutions. This enables OEMs to directly deploy their development system, battle ready, to field trials and gain a critical time-to-market advantage.

Kontron supports customers in optimising the configuration to a comprehensive portfolio of proven and tested 3U conduction cooled OpenVPX building blocks. Kontron’s offer ranges from 3U PowerPCs and Intel Core i7 x86 SBCs to gigabit and PCI express switches, as well as PMC and XMC carriers and FPGA boards. Furthermore, the ApexVX is backed up by Kontron’s long-term supply programme, making it an ideal fit for long-term projects with 25+ year’s secured availability.

A dedicated support hotline ensures direct access to Kontron experts, to simplify and accelerate the development process even further. These features make the new Kontron ApexVX a true application-ready platform, which improves the development of an extensive range of mission-critical applications in airborne systems, mobile military vehicles, precision-guided munitions, electronic warfare, UAVs and C4ISR.