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New ruggedised computer caters for extreme environments

23rd October 2021 - 12:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira


Sidewinder-Byte works from -40C to +75C (photo – Flavia Camargos Pereira)

Sidewinder-Byte has a ruggedised modular/open architecture design compliant with MOSA standards and an unlimited deployment capability.

US-based Systel introduced a new rugged computing solution for extreme environments during the recent AUSA 2021 exhibition in Washington DC.

Sidewinder-Byte is an ultra-ruggedised and compact general computing device featuring extreme SWaP and cost optimisation.

It functions in temperatures ranging from -40C to +75C and features an unlimited deployment capability. This solution can be added to a large range of defence systems including ground, air and naval manned and unmanned platforms.

Michael Ponder, programme manager for Systel, explained to Shephard that Sidewinder-Byte has an open architecture design compliant with Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) standards that allows the addition of modules as well …

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