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Linux powers rugged vehicle computer

Jun 13, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 11 views

Parvus will demonstrate a new Linux-ready in-vehicle computer on June 13, at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rail Conference in New York City. The DuraCOR 1100 is a rugged, Intel Celeron-based “vehicle logic unit” (VLU) that targets “information-level applications” in road and rail transit… vehicles.

(Click for larger view of DuraCor 1100)

Parvus says its DuraCor 1100 lets ITS (intelligent transit system) integrators and transit agencies connect multiple on-board systems. The DuraCor 1100 is based on a custom embedded single-board computer (SBC) powered by a soldered-down Celeron processor. The SBC integrates a 12/24Volt vehicle power supply, “smart” system monitor with power and thermal sensors, multi-serial controller, digital I/O, and CAN, including support for J1708 and J1939. GPS (global positioning) is available as a standard option.

In addition to Linux, the DuraCor 1100 supports Windows XP Embedded.

Parvus also demonstrated a ruggedized Cisco wireless router, which it rebrands as the DuraMar 1000, at APTA on June 13.

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