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OnLogic adds new ruggedized edge computing options, GPU capabilities for resilient industrial operations

OnLogic adds new ruggedized edge computing options, GPU capabilities for resilient industrial operations

OnLogic announced this week that its Helix Series of industrial computers is now available for users in edge computing, industrial IoT, smart city, smart factory, AI and automation applications.

The Helix Series is powered by Intel’s 10th generation processors and includes both a small form factor fanless system (HX500), as well as a unique “hybrid fanless” system (HX600) that can be configured with discrete GPUs, additional storage, and I/O or expansion cards. According to the announcement, the combination of small size, connectivity, fanless cooling and processing power offered by the Helix Series is intended to help solution providers and device manufacturers solve their most complex computing challenges.

“Edge computing has emerged as the ideal middle ground between the power of the cloud and the efficiency and accessibility of on-site data gathering and processing,” says JP Ishaq, Head of Product Management at OnLogic. “The Helix Series combines our team’s years of experience in industrial computing with Intel’s latest CPU technology, to create a pair of systems that have the power, connectivity and configurability to be the ultimate ‘single platform for everything’ in our customers’ factory, products or project.”

The global industrial and IoT computer hardware manufacturer notes that Helix is not limited to a lower wattage mobile CPU, thanks to its unique passively-cooled chassis design which allows the system to be configured with up to an Intel Core i9 processor. The Helix Series also features extended operating temperature ranges, triple independent display support, Intel vPro with AMT, Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d) and Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST), to enable RAID and protect from data loss.

The Helix 500 and 600 can also be configured with a range of Windows operating systems or Ubuntu Linux, and OnLogic plans to add imaging options for many of their software partners in the future, including Ignition by Inductive Automation, ThinManager, EdgeIQ and AWS Greengrass.

OnLogic will be hosting a live online event to highlight key features of the Helix Series and Intel’s Comet Lake processor generation on August 4th, 2020 at 11:30 AM (EDT).

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