Logic Supply Introduces New Fully IP65 Rated Industrial Panel PC

Panel PCs aren’t anything new, neither are rugged systems, nor effective ones – but the new Logic Supply UPC-V315-QM77 by IEI offers a unique combination of features, performance and ruggedness to withstand the harshest usage conditions. The entire system is fully IP65 rated which is rare for a complete system where it is rated to be fully water-resistant. This eliminating the worry of splashed liquids and even allows the system to be sprayed down for easy cleaning.

The UPC-V315-QM77 is completely fanless and isn’t just protected from water, but also dust, shock, and other contaminants. It comes with a 15-inch monitor built into an all metal chassis, featuring a front-faced camera, and programmable physical buttons beside a large range of connectivity options. The rugged system isn’t just IP65 rated, it is also MIL-STD-810F certified to resist shock and vibrations from industrial machinery, equipment, and vehicles. It even withstands extreme temperatures and is rated to work in operating temperatures between minus twenty degrees and plus sixty degrees Celcius.

The 15-inch screen features a 5-wire resistive touch interface that is ultra-responsive even when used with gloved hands. It offers a 125-degree viewing angle from left to right and a 140-degree top to bottom. The Brightness is rated for 400 cd/m2 and the contrast comes in at 700:1.

Inside the system, you find either an Intel Celeron, Core i3 or i7 processor and 2GB DDR3 SO-DIMM memory. The chipset is a QM77. Expansion wise you can get it with both SSDs or mechanical HDDs with up to 2TB capacity and you can also expand with mSATA and PCIe Mini Cards.

Connection wise you get two Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports as well as four serial RJ45 ports (3x RS-232 and 1x RS-422/485). There are also two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports next to the D-Sub VGA and HDMI ports for extra monitors.

The monitor is VESA mountable right as it is and comes with screws for this included. You also get an IR remote and four RJ45 to DB9 COM port cables to attach controllable machines.

As for price, the system starts at $2012 in its basic configuration and can go up to $3328 when fully equipped with the best CPU, 1TB SSD, operating system, expedited build and extended warranty.

SilverStone MMS01 Military-Grade USB 3.0 Enclosure Review

Introduction


If you are living an active lifestyle and still want to carry around your storage while keeping it protected the best way possible, then you need something other than a normal portable storage device. There are many rugged portable drives on the market by now and we’ve had a look at several of them already. But what if you already have a drive and want to turn that into a safe portable storage drive? Then you need something like SilverStone’s MMS01 military-grade USB 3.0 portable enclosure. Today I’m taking a closer look at how this works and how well it works.

SilverStone’s MMS01 is a thick protective enclosure that has been IP65 certified which makes it dust proof and water-resistant. The enclosure doesn’t stop there, it has been tested and proven to be immune or resistant to rapid temperature change, vibration, 1.2-meter drop, salt spray, sand, and fungal growth. You shouldn’t fully submerge a setup like this, but other than that your data’s drive is well secured.

Durability doesn’t mean that we need to sacrifice performance and the MMS01 is bound to show us some great numbers. Powered by the USB 3.0 bus and with UASP support, the only limitation is the 5 Gbps of the USB bus. The enclosure is equipped with a USB 3.0 type B port and the drive is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1. Thanks to the USB interface, we don’t require any extra drivers or anything and it will work as plug-and-play with both Windows and Mac OS systems.

Inside the enclosure there is room for a drive with a height of up to 9.5mm, allowing you to mount most 2.5-inch hard disk drives. Solid state drives with the thinner 7mm height aren’t a problem either and that is what I’ll be using in my tests today.

With a weight of just 280 gram, the MMS01 is a lightweight unit despite its great protection. This is an important factor when we deal with mobile drives as no one wants to carry unnecessary weight with them. If you are looking for an enclosure that can protect your drive in the harshest environment possible, the MMS01 might be the one to get.

Feature Highlights

  • Super speed USB 3.0 and SATA 6G interface
  • Supports 7mm or 9.5mm thick 2.5” SATA hard drives or SSD
  • Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) for additional performance
  • Unique anti-vibration silicone sleeve over ABS shell for complete protection
  • Adheres to US military standard (MIL-STD-810G) for thermal, drop, shock, humidity, sand, dust, and fungus resistance
  • Certified IP65 for dustproof and water resistance

Specifications

The specifications are taken directly from the manufacturers information and might as such be subject to changes in possible future revisions of the product.

Package and Accessories

The colour scheme on the package fits the military theme originating from the certifications and presents the enclosure well. The front has all the vital features presented for a quick and easy view.

The rear of the package contains more details information about the specifications and a multilanguage description.

Next to the enclosure itself, we find a USB cable, an Allen key to take the enclosure apart and mount the drive as well as a manual inside the package.

SilverStone Release MMS01 Military-Grade External 2.5-inch Enclosure with USB 3.0

Rugged hard disk drives that can withstand drops, water, and dust is nothing new on the market, but they’re getting more and more popular as people need more storage despite their active lifestyle. SilverStone has now released a new enclosure called the MMS01 that allows you to create a protective storage solution with any 7mm or 9.5mm thin 2.5-inch drive.

The SilverStone MMS01 is a military-grade external 2.5-inch enclosure with USB 3.0 connectivity. It has a thick protective cover for your drive and has been certified for the IP65 standard against dust and water. But it doesn’t stop there, the MMS01 has also proven to be immune or resistant to rapid temperature change, vibration, 1.2-meter drop, salt spray, sand, and fungal growth.

The SilverStone MMS01 doesn’t sacrifice performance for its MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications because it doesn’t have to. Inside is a bridge controller chip that supports UASP for the best possible USB 3.0 connection with improved access times and data transfers.

Feature Highlights

  • Super speed USB 3.0 and SATA 6G interface
  • Supports 7mm or 9.5mm thick 2.5” SATA hard drives or SSD
  • Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) for additional performance
  • Unique anti-vibration silicone sleeve over ABS shell for complete protection
  • Adheres to US military standard (MIL-STD-810G) for thermal, drop, shock, humidity, sand, dust, and fungus resistance
  • Certified IP65 for dust proof and water resistance

SilverStone’s newest drive enclosure, the MMS01, will be available from today for a suggested retail price of just $30.98 USD which isn’t much premium over other enclosures that don’t offer the extra rugged protection.