– ZX series of low-profile, rack mountable servers selected for on-board computing systems –
SAN DIEGO – March 23, 2010 — Z Microsystems, a leading provider of mission-ready computing systems, today announced its has partnered exclusively with Eurolink Systems, an Italy-based defense systems integrator, to provide its ZX series of rugged computer servers to the Italian navy. Eurolink Systems will supply the ZX1, ZX2 and ZX3 servers to a global communication supplier for integration into on-board computing systems used in the FREMM European multi-mission frigate program.
The FREMM European multi-mission frigate is a joint program between France and Italy that originally included plans for a total of 27 FREMM frigates to be built: 17 for the French Navy and ten for the Italian Navy. The frigate is a ship designed to operate in anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, with the capability of carrying out deep strikes against land targets.
“We are happy to working with Z Microsystems to integrate their rugged servers for this very important program,” said Pietro Lapiana, CEO of Eurolink Systems. “Partnering with Z Microsystems allows us to deliver a complete turn-key offering of products, services and applications in the defense and aerospace markets in Europe.”
The new ZX 1-2-3 series are low profile, rack mountable, rugged servers from Z Microsystems. The ZX1 is 1.72 inches (1U) high, the ZX2 is 3.45 inches (2U) high and the ZX3 is 5.25 inches (3U). All are 20 inches deep. Each is compact and lightweight, saving rack space while delivering a flexible and high–performance solution for mission–ready applications.
“As in the U.S., the European military is looking for less size and weight, more flexibility, and higher performance in computers and servers,” said Jack Wade, CEO of Z Microsystems. “Eurolink Systems has been a great partner for us to be able to penetrate this market and show that our servers are the best suited for these types of 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.
The ZX 1-2-3 Series is designed and built for the harshest military environments. 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. The ZX Series also complies with the European CE marking for safety and environmental standards.
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 www.zmicro.com.
About Eurolink Systems
Founded in 1993, Eurolink Systems is an Italy-based technical representative and distribution company involved in research & development and integration for the defense and telecommunications industries. Eurolink Systems’ mission is to bring state of the art technology solutions successfully to market in the shortest possible time to the benefit of both customers and the manufacturers it represents. Eurolink Systems provides complete hardware and software integration solutions for its embedded systems clients through it Engineer Group Company, Ermes Technologies. For more information, visit www.eurolinksystems.com.