By Jacob | October 6, 2009

Z Microsystems Introduces ZX 1-2-3 Series Servers for Military Applications

– Low-profile, rack mountable servers provide high performance in harsh environments –

SAN DIEGO – October 6, 2009 — Z Microsystems, a leading provider of mission-ready computing systems, today announced its new ZX 1-2-3 Series rugged computer servers for military applications. Available in three slim (1.70”, 3.45”, 5.15”) heights, the ZX 1-2-3 Series servers are compact and lightweight, saving rack space while delivering a flexible and high–performance solution for mission–ready applications.

The ZX 1-2-3 Series integrates the latest computing technology with a system architecture supporting any extended ATX form-factor motherboards with support for up to 3, 6 or 12 rugged hot–pluggable TP2 removable drives, a slim line DVD-RW dual layer, and an environmental control board to support proper thermal regulation. User-friendly features include a front accessible power switch, two front accessible USB ports for rapid connectivity, and a quick release top access cover for ease of service and hardware installation.

Optimized for rugged conditions, the ZX 1-2-3 Series servers host innovative PCI card hold–down brackets that secure cards in all three axis (X/Y/Z). In addition, the front panel provides a filtered dust door with a systems status display to quickly monitor the status of the rugged server. Dual redundant 650W power supplies insure support for all multi-core processors and high-end PCI Express graphics cards.

“Z Microsystems’ engineers are experts in the design of systems that reduce the risk, cost and failure caused by harsh environmental conditions,” said Jack Wade, CEO of Z Microsystems. “Our 20+ years of working with defense contractors designing products for the military gives us the experience and knowledge to create systems that exceed their expectations.”

The ZX 1-2-3 Series is designed to meet the most stringent levels of environmental robustness for military applications. The chassis are designed to meet MIL-STD-810G requirements for shock, vibration, humidity, and high/low temperature. Please contact Z Micro sales department for a copy of the latest test reports. Enhanced military options such as EMI filtered power supplies with Mil-Circular connectors and locking security panel are also available.

ZX 1-2-3 Series Highlights:

  • Supports latest multi-core processors (Intel/AMD Quad Core and up)
  • 650W dual redundant power supply
  • 19″ rack mountable, only 20 inches deep
  • Slim height (1U – 1.70″, 2U – 3.45″, 3U – 5.15″)
  • Up to 6 PCI expansion slots
  • Ultra–secure PCI card brackets
  • 3, 6 or 12 rugged removable SATA or SAS TranzPak2 HDDs
  • Slim DVD-RW dual layer and front accessible USB slots
  • Environmental control board with status display

For more information, visit Z Microsystems at or call at (858) 831–7054 for a demo or quote.

About Z Microsystems

For more than 20 years, Z Microsystems has been supplying superior computing technology to the US military and defense system integrators. Z Microsystems is the leading designer and manufacturer of “mission–ready” computing solutions designed to meet the rigorous requirements of military and government users. Z Microsystems’ field–ready commercial off–the–shelf (COTS) products include rugged flat panel displays, rugged computers and rugged storage systems. For more information, visit

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