ZX Series Rugged Servers

Product Description

THE ZX SERIES: Servers with a Mission

The ZX Series Servers were designed from the ground up to meet the stringent tactical, logistical, and operational demands of deployed applications. These rugged, rack mounted systems offer solutions for mission-critical applications on the battlefield, aboard aircrafts, ground-based vehicles, and ships. The ZX Series delivers leading-edge commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and innovative engineering that strives to keep our military power the strongest and most technologically advanced in the world.

State Of The Art Designs

Designed to incorporate the latest COTS motherboards, the ZX Series brings high performance, energy efficient multi-core processor technology in a cost-effective solution. With the ability to upgrade to latest Intel and AMD processors, these servers avoid “vanishing vendor” pitfalls and promise longterm serviceability. Z Microsystems engineers are experts at adapting COTS technology to the challenging environments presented by military applications. We build our servers with best-of-breed components that have been carefully selected, tested, and qualified for high performance, reliable operation, and long product availability.

Superior Performance, Features, and Reliability

Over the years we have developed innovative ways to handle extended temperature operation, high shock and vibration, dust, salt, fog, fibers, etc., that otherwise would pose a threat to COTS equipment. For example, our motherboards are conformally coated to protect against moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature extremes. For storage, the ZX Series uses removable disk drives that are protected by a lightweight, machined aluminum body with anti-corrosive nickel plating. These drives have a sturdy cam action insertion/extraction lever to provide solid protection for deployed media. The ZX Series uses standard SATA or SAS 2.5” hard drives, or for the most demanding environments uses solid state drives.

Engineered to Perform in Harsh Environments

The ZX Series chassis includes many features that further protect the system. For instance, excellent thermal performance is achieved using five fans that pull heat away from hot spots. A network of sensors monitors temperature around the chassis and controls the fans to provide adaptive airflow. This is important to accommodate high power processors and the rugged environments where these systems are installed. At normal operating temperatures fan speeds are reduced to limit noise while maintaining proper cooling. A filtered dust door on the front panel protects sensitive electronic components from airborne contaminants. EMI requirements, found in defense standards such as MIL–461, are addressed through special filtering of input power and by shielding of the enclosure and I/O cables. Additionally, the PCI expansion slots include universal hold-down card brackets that can accommodate multiple styles of add-in cards, and that secure cards in all three axes (X/Y/Z).

Seamless Component Upgrades and Technology Refreshes

The ZX Series is a true family of servers that shares common and interchangeable components, and allows customers to configure systems to fit their needs. A common architecture and shared components greatly ease logistical issues during system deployment, maintenance, and upgrades. Procedures for configuration and maintenance, documentation and training, and spare parts are consistent across the product line.

Rugged, Scaleable, Versatile Servers and Workstations

The ZX Series offers maximum configuration flexibility based on customer specific applications. The ZX1 offers a space-saving low profile. The ZX2 offers room for additional disk storage. The ZX3 offers greater expandability, including up to 12 disk drives that can be configured as a RAID subsystem. Dual redundant hot-swappable 650W power supplies ensure support for all multi-core processors and high-end PCI Express graphics cards. Both AC and 28V DC power supplies are supported. Add up to six PCI expansion slots and two front accessible USB ports, and it is clear this rugged, rack mount family of servers offers a versatile and robust solution for demanding applications.

Unbeatable in Mission-Ready Applications

Z Microsystems’ rugged computing systems combine electronic, environmental and mechanical technology with the industry’s latest computing technology to produce products for the military environment. These computers are configured and designed to meet and exceed the most stringent military specifications. They have the legacy of performance in mission-critical applications and outperform their commercial counterparts.

 


Rugged ZX1

ZX Series 1U Rack Mount Server X8DAi

  • 2 TranzPak 2 HDD, 500GB SATA 7200 RPM
  • Environmental Control Board for System Monitoring & Fan Control
  • Slim DVD/RW
  • 1U Rack Height; 20″ Chassis Depth (No Rails)
  • Dual Redundant 650W, 110/220VAC 60/400Hz, Power Supply with MIL Power connector MS3102E10SL-3P and EMI Filter.
  • KIT,ACCESS,ZX2/ZX3,CPU,XEON,X5670,SIX CORE, 2.93GHZ, 12MB CACHE,QPI 6.4GT/S,LGA 1366, 95W
  • Intel® 5520 (Tylersburg) Chipset
  • 4 X 4GB DDR3 1333 Mhz Reg ECC DIMM
  • 2-port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 6x SATA (3.0Gbps) Ports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (Windows), RAID 0,1,10 (Linux)
  • 2 (x16) PCI-E 2.0, 1x 32-bit 33MHz PCI Slot
  • 9x USB Ports: 4 Rear, 2 Front (via internal header), 3 additional via header
  • Realtek ALC883 7.1 HD Audio
  • IPMI 2.0 Optional via add on card
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
  • Gray Color (RAL 7031)
  • ATI FirePro V4800 1GB, 1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort

 

Rugged ZX2

ZX Series 2U Rack Mount Server X8DAi

  • 2 TranzPak 2 HDD, 500GB SATA 7200 RPM
  • Environmental Control Board for System Monitoring & Fan Control
  • Slim DVD/RW
  • 2U Rack Height; 20″ Chassis Depth
  • Dual Redundant 650W, 110/220VAC 60/400Hz, Power Supply with MIL Power connector MS3102E10SL-3P and EMI Filter.
  • KIT,ACCESS,ZX2/ZX3,CPU,XEON,X5670,SIX CORE, 2.93GHZ, 12MB CACHE,QPI 6.4GT/S,LGA 1366, 95W
  • Intel® 5520 (Tylersburg) Chipset
  • 4 X 4GB DDR3 1333 Mhz Reg ECC DIMM
  • 2-port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 6x SATA (3.0Gbps) Ports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (Windows)RAID 0,1, 10 (Linux)
  • 2 (x16) PCI-E 2.0, 1x 32-bit 33MHz PCI Slot
  • 9x USB Ports: 4 Rear, 2 Front (via internal header), 3 additional via header
  • Realtek ALC883 7.1 HD Audio
  • IPMI 2.0 Optional via add on card
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
  • Gray Color (RAL 7031)
  • ATI FirePro V4800 1GB, 1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
  • ZX2 Rack Kit, 22-28″ Mounting Depth

 

Rugged ZX3

ZX Series 3U Rack Mount Server X8DAi

  • 2 TranzPak 2 HDD, 500GB SATA 7200 RPM
  • Environmental Control Board for System Monitoring & Fan Control
  • Slim DVD/RW
  • 19” Rack Mount Slide Kit; 20″ Slide Depth
  • 3U Rack Height
  • Dual Redundant 650W, 110/220VAC 60/400Hz,Power Supply with MIL Power connector MS3102E10SL-3P and EMI Filter.
  • KIT,ACCESS,ZX2/ZX3,CPU,XEON,X5670,SIX CORE, 2.93GHZ, 12MB CACHE,QPI 6.4GT/S,LGA 1366, 95W
  • Intel® 5520 (Tylersburg) Chipset
  • 4 X 4GB DDR3 1333 Mhz Reg ECC DIMM
  • 2-port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 6x SATA (3.0Gbps) Ports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (Windows)RAID 0,1, 10 (Linux)
  • 2 (x16) PCI-E 2.0, 1 (x4) PCI-E (in x 8 slot), 3x PCI 33MHz slots
  • 9x USB Ports: 4 Rear, 2 Front (via internal header), 3 additional via header
  • Realtek ALC883 7.1 HD Audio
  • IPMI 2.0 Optional via add on card
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
  • Gray Color (RAL 7031)
  • ATI FirePro V4800 1GB, 1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
  • ZX3 Rack Kit, 22-30″ Mounting Depth

 

Environmental (Test reports available)

  • Operating Temp 0º to + 50ºC Extended operating temperatures are achievable with sold state drives
  • Non-Op Temp -40º to + 70ºC
  • Operating Humidity
  • Up to 95% Non-Condensing, 40ºC 48 hours
  • Optional conformal coating to meet full MIL-STD-810F compliance to Method 507.5, 10 days
  • Non-Op Altitude Up to 40,000 ft.
  • Operating Altitude Up to 10,000 ft.
  • Vibration
  • MIL-STD-167 up to 25 Hz. Above 25 Hz throughput will degrade with spinning HDDs
  • Extended vibration environments (DO-160 Section 8, Curve B) are achievable with solid state drives
  • Shock 40 g’s, Saw-tooth, 11ms
  • Fungus Non-Nutrients/Contaminants

 

Reliability

  • Operating Life 10 years
  • Maintainability <20minutes @ Line-Replaceable Unit (LRU) Level

 

Regulatory

  • Safety CE Compliant, IEC 60950 (used as a guideline)
  • EMI
  • Options may require Mil-Spec Power Supplies
  • RE101, RE102 (shipboard levels), RS101, RS103 (up to 60 v/m)
  • CE102, CS101, CS114, CS115, CS116

 

Quality/Workmanship

IPC / ISO 9001:2008 and applicable section of MIL-HDBK-454

Technical specification and prices subject to change and stocks subject to availability.
Please check with us for further information.
Turn around time for some major faults is less than 14 days.

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