By Jacob | November 27, 2012

Z Microsystems Rugged Servers Selected for Medium Extended Air Defense System

– ZX series of low-profile, rack mountable servers selected for harsh military environment –

SAN DIEGO – November 27, 2012 – Z Microsystems, a leading provider of mission-ready computing systems, today announced it has partnered with MEADS International to provide its ZX series of rugged servers and workstations in support of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS).

Under development by MBDA in Germany and Italy, and Lockheed Martin in the United States, MEADS is a mobile air defense system designed to replace Patriot systems in the United States and Germany and Nike Hercules systems in Italy. Z Microsystems worked closely with MEADS International’s participating companies to understand the specific application requirements, then executed design modifications for extreme duty use to allow its standard Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) ruggedized product to conform to these even more demanding requirements. As part of this effort, Z Microsystems performed extensive vibration testing and delivered a fully tested and validated product to meet an aggressive time schedule.

“Z Microsystems’ engineers are consummate professionals in the design of systems that mitigate the risk, cost and failure caused by harsh environmental conditions,” said Bob Kopas, VP of Military Programs at Z Microsystems. “We welcome this type of opportunity to provide a COTS product that meets precise environmental and operational requirements in a realistic timeframe.”

The ZX Series are designed to meet MIL-STD-810G requirements for shock, vibration, humidity, and high/low temperature. Each is compact and lightweight, saving rack space while delivering a flexible and high-performance solution for mission–ready applications. 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.

For more information on the ZX 1-2-3 Series, visit Z Microsystems at or call at (858) 831–7054.

About Z Microsystems

For more than 25 years, Z Microsystems has been supplying superior computing technology to the US military and defense system integrators. Today, Z Microsystems designs and manufacturers mission-ready computing solutions for military, medical, industrial and law enforcement applications. The company’s commercial off–the–shelf (COTS) products include rugged flat panel displays, high-performance computers, flexible storage systems and imaging systems. For more information, visit

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