Chassis Plans debuts ruggedized trifold ‘lunchbox’ portable computers

Dec. 16, 2017

San Diego, CA. Chassis Plans LLC announced that its new MTP family of rugged portable computers are designed for use in highly challenging real-world military, industrial, and commercial applications. This system is configurable and customizable to a customer’s specific needs for motherboards, processors, expansion slots, I/O and network communications, and power requirements.

The MTP ruggedized trifold computer offers three 18.5” (1,920 x 1,080) LCDs in a small form factor rugged-portable configuration. The total effective viewing area of all three displays together is 5,760 x 1,080 pixels. It includes support for Intel Core and Xeon CPUs with up to 32 GB of ECC system memory.  Motherboard options include a COM Express embedded mainboard as a sealed, conduction cooled unit or a more traditional ATX motherboard—offering larger expansion capabilities with customers’ preferred add-in cards.

Each system includes (2x) MINI-PCIe 3.0 x1 and (2x) PCIE 3.0 x8 XMC expansion slots. (4x) removable 2/5” drive bays provide for JBOD or RAID 0/1/5 hard-drive-array configurations that can support both SSD and rotating hard drives. The portable comes with a detachable IP67 sealed USB backlit keyboard and touch input device.

With dimensions of 13.2h x 11.2d x 18.5w, and a weight designed to single-person carry limits in any configuration, the Chassis Plans’ MTP rugged portable family of computers is suitable for any mobile computing environment. The system can be configured to run off global 85- to 265-V 45- to 65-Hz line power or 28-VDC vehicle power, as is specified at time of purchase. It also includes four MIL Spec connectors for a variety of external inputs like USBs, external hard drives, and keyboards.

“Our new MTP Family of ruggedized ‘lunchbox’ portable computers are highly configurable and extremely durable and reliable, built to MIL-STD 810G specifications,” said Mike McCormack, CEO and president of Chassis Plans. “With over 20 years of experience developing and building ruggedized computer and display systems, we are the number one choice for many military, avionic, and industrial applications.”

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