GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Announces Compact, Flexible, Rugged Industrial Grade Server


High performance IS-110 is supported by extended (up to 5 year) availability program

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Announces Compact, Flexible, Rugged Industrial Grade Server

 

·         One or two Intel® Xeon™ dual/quad core processors, up to 32 GBytes memory  
·         Flexible storage options, RAID support
·         1U chassis
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA   January 13, 2009   GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the IS-110 industrial grade server, broadening the range of compact, flexible, high performance solutions the company offers to customers requiring powerful embedded computing. The IS-110 broadens the GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms server product line - which includes the IS-100 and IS-200 products – and is also supported by the extended (five year) availability and revision control programs first announced for the company’s industrial computing solutions in July 2008.
 
“The IS-110 provides exceptional performance, outstanding flexibility – customers can configure the most cost-effective system for their needs – and the low lifetime cost of ownership that is a function of our support programs,” said Adrian Bernhard, General Manager, Commercial Products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “Add to these advantages the fact that the IS-110 is unusually compact for the performance and flexibility it offers, and we believe we have the ideal solution for a broad range of applications. With the IS-110, we are delivering to our customers the industrial grade server they say they want.”
 
Housed in a 1U chassis, the IS-110 is powered by either one or two Intel® 64-bit Xeon™ dual core/quad core 1333/1068 MHz FSB processors and up to 32 GBytes of memory for optimum throughput, while flexible, high performance storage is provided by four 2.5” hot-swappable SAS/SATA drive bays and an optional DVD-ROM drive. Further configuration flexibility is provided by two full height, full length expansion slots and one low profile expansion slot.
 
The IS-110 is configured as standard with a high efficiency 560 watt power supply with 80 PLUS Silver certification, contributing to reduced operating cost. Reliability can be enhanced with two high performance fans in addition to the three provided as standard. Remote maintenance and BIT (built-in test) are also optionally available. 
 
Other key hardware features include the provision of two Gigabit Ethernet controllers; an ATI ES1000 graphics controller with 32 Mbytes of video RAM; 3 Gbits/second SAS controller with software RAID support (hardware RAID support is optionally available); and keyboard, mouse, COM and VGA ports.
 
The IS-110 is optionally supported by GE Fanuc’s Product Lifecycle Management program, which ensures that the IS-110 can be made available unchanged over a period of up to five years, thereby minimizing the cost to customers in re-qualifying hardware platforms when components or subsystems are changed. Where changes are unavoidable, customers who have ordered this service at the outset will be advised – and have the opportunity to veto – any modifications ahead of time.
 
About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, process automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms provides a unique foundation of agile, advanced and ultra-reliable technology that customers can trust to ensure their long-term success. For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com
 
About GE Enterprise Solutions
GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.
 
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Contact:
Ian McMurray, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
+44 (0) 1327 322821
 
 
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