KEP Marine Introduces Marine-Grade Computer Series

press release
Monday, October 03, 2011
KEP marine-grade mini-rack computer

Innovative Electronics Company Debuts Line of Powerful Marine-Grade Computers with Space-Saving Design for Convenient and Flexible Installation.

Kessler-Ellis Products (KEP) Marine, the manufacturer of industry-leading marine sunlight readable displays, and high-quality marine hardware and software products, announced today its new line of powerful marine-grade mini-rack computers, the Barracuda series. Built from the ground up to provide high performance computing in a small footprint, the Barracuda systems fit KEP Marine’s new proprietary space-saving 12-inch rack. The robust framework offers easy stowaway of computers on all size vessels and where space is limited. The marinized Barracuda computer series and rack mount system feature the quality, durability and marine-customized performance signature to KEP Marine solutions.

Engineered for impeccable on-the-water operation, low power consumption and secured thermal management, the space-saving KEP Marine Barracuda line offers multiple configurations and power options to suit all mariners’ needs including navigation, communication, camera and security, vessel PC and media storage, vessel monitoring and systems backup needs. Featuring an upgradeable AMD Athlon II Dual Core Central Processing Unit (CPU), the new computers deliver high-quality video processing for complex charting, and VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs for connection to a wide variety of displays. Additional features include 6-channel HD audio, 1000/100/10 Gigabit LAN and 7 USB inputs (1 front and 6 rear accessible). Barracuda computers are customizable and can run Windows 7, Windows XP and Linux OS, and are compatible with multiple switching devices for easy source selection and RS-232 remote control systems.

“KEP Marine’s new Barracuda series is a powerful enhancement to our proven computer line, providing boaters with the most advanced and reliable performance on the market,” said Keith Cariani, sales manager, KEP Marine. “Its rugged, perfected design ensures operation in all sea conditions, and its compact size, easy installation and extensive configuration make it the ideal solution for any size vessel.”

Consisting of three computers with a total of nine model options and several customizable specifications, the Barracuda series offers the power of full size computers in a rugged chassis that is less than 3.5-inches tall. Barracuda 100 series models feature 2 or 4 GB of RAM, a 64 GB solid-state storage drive (SSD), 500 GB hard drive options, and can be upgraded to a quad core CPU. Barracuda 200 series models feature a slot-loading CD-RW/DVD drive, 4 GB of RAM, a 64 GB SSD for optimum system performance and are available with 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive storage options. Complete with the same features as the Barracuda 200, the Barracuda 300 series consists of four models with a wide selection of drive capabilities and types, and features 4 GB of RAM, up to two 64 GB SSDs and, for maximum storage, a choice of two high-capacity 2 TB hard drives. For convenience and security, KEP Marine offers a choice of built-in or removable hard drives.

KEP Marine Barracuda mini-rack computers are housed in ultra-rugged, marine-grade aluminum or stainless steel chassis and come in optional brushed, polished, painted or powder coat finishes. The units measure 10-inches wide and 10.75-inches deep, and have a height of 1.75-inches, 2.5-inches and 3.5-inches for the Barracuda 100, 200 and 300 series computers, respectively. The systems’ compact rack mounts are available in 2U-10U sizes, or larger upon request. The system takes up less than one square foot of space and includes a surface bulkhead mount bracket for non-rack mount installations. Designed and constructed with an airflow gap for optimized cooling, the Barracuda has an operating temperature range of 32° to 122° Fahrenheit (0° to 50° Celsius). The computers operate on AC current and a range of 6-30 VDC power. All KEP Marine Barracuda models are protected by a one-year, worldwide, advanced replacement warranty.

KEP Marine Barracuda series computers have suggested retail prices starting at $2,998.00 US, and can be purchased from authorized KEP Marine dealers and distributors worldwide. For more information on the new Barracuda series or the entire line of KEP marine electronics, contact 800-631-2165 (toll-free) in the USA or visit www.kepmarine.com.
 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Hornbeck Offshore Ride High on Q2 2014 Results

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.  Following are highlights for this period and excerpts

BAE Systems Awarded Two Navy Contract Modifications

The US Department of Defense informs it has awarded separate contracts to BAE Systems in Jacksonville and in Norfolk for ship repairs and modifications as follows: 1.

DW to Present at Upcoming Floating LNG 2014, Houston

Douglas-Westwood (DW) says that its manager in Houston, Andrew B. Meyers will be joining the speakers on the platform at the upcoming 27th-30th October 2014 'Floating

Technology

There’s Still Time for SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries

Entry submissions for the first SHIPPINGInsight Award are due Friday, Aug. 1, but organizers said they will continue to accept nominations through following week to provide some extra time.

Joint Project Studies Condition-based Engine Monitoring

Classification society ClassNK announced that it will participate in a joint project together with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and MES Technoservice Co.

Resolve Maritime Academy's New Wet Trainer Facility

Resolve Maritime Academy informed it has started building a new, two-story wet trainer, larger and more expansive than its original, the L/V Gray Manatee. “We

New Products

First Panels Installed at Australia’s Biggest Solar Plant

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today celebrated a major milestone with the installation of the first solar panels at AGL’s large-scale solar plant in Nyngan, NSW.

New AVEVA ISM Bridges the Gap

AVEVA launches a new application for governing asset information using a standards-based methodology. AVEVA announced the launch of AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM),

XtendFRESH Now Available from Carrier Transicold

The XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, which preserves quality and extends shipping distances for perishables shipped in refrigerated containers, is now available from Carrier Transicold.

Marine Electronics

VSAT Connectivity by Globecomm for Malaysia's PBJV Group

Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, has been awarded a contract to provide VSAT connectivity to PBJV Group's barge Kota Laksamana 101.

New AVEVA ISM Bridges the Gap

AVEVA launches a new application for governing asset information using a standards-based methodology. AVEVA announced the launch of AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM),

Globecomm to Provide VSAT for PBJV Barge

Purpose-built accommodation and pipe-lay barge on charter to Petronas equipped with VSAT and L-Band services. Globecomm Maritime has been awarded a contract

Marine Equipment

Total E&P is First to Use FROG-XT4

Total E&P is the first to use Reflex Marine’s newly developed FROG-XT4 on the Odudu field in Nigeria. The French operator purchased the crew transfer device

Joint Project Studies Condition-based Engine Monitoring

Classification society ClassNK announced that it will participate in a joint project together with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and MES Technoservice Co.

DNV Type Approved Anchor Winch for the Arctic Prowler

JK Fabrication has landed DNV certification for its 40-30-3000-DNV series Anchor Winch. Culminating a two-year process, JK’s C-series winch was at last awarded

Software Solutions

New AVEVA ISM Bridges the Gap

AVEVA launches a new application for governing asset information using a standards-based methodology. AVEVA announced the launch of AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM),

ISS's Innovative Series of New Travel Apps for Cruise Industry

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) the world’s leading maritime services provider, has launched an innovative series of travel apps for the cruise industry in Greece,

HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.8699 sec (1 req/sec)