Cobalt Digital Shows openGear Computer-on-a-Card Solution

Cobalt Digital’s new OG-PC-x86 modular PC card is an appliance-type package that houses all system components, including associated computers.

The Cobalt Digital OG-PC is an x86 computer on an openGear card. Takes advantage of the redundant power and cooling features of the openGear frame while also replacing bulky 1-RU PCs. 

The OG-PC-x86 card is DashBoard-compatible meaning it can be monitored and controlled alongside other openGear and DashBoard Connect-enabled products. Can be soft- or hard-rebooted remotely through the DashBoard UI via the frame controller IP connection. The passive rear I/O provides includes one HDMI 1.4 output and one DisplayPort 1.2 output, the latter capable of driving 3840 x 2160 displays at up to 60Hz. 

Data I/O is facilitated by dual USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectors along with dual 1GigE RJ-45 NICs and a DB9 RS-232 9-pin serial port. The OG-PC-x86 is offered in two preconfigured versions, one with a single drive and one version with up to three drives and RAID support.

The plug-in modules use the newer M.2 expansion card form factor, which features better performance than eSATA when using SSD drives. Customers can source their own 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB M.2-based SSD drives to host supported OS versions, or the cards are available from with installed OS. 

Currently supported OS types include Windows 7 Professional and Windows 10 IoT. An industry-standard M.2 B-Key socket is also available for a range of expansion purposes, giving the OG-PC-x86 computer card the potential to open up further opportunity for openGear-compatible equipment.

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