19 Oct 2016

From roda basics to Tempest ready

roda units with TEMPEST modification.

Post from "wt wehrtechnik" (V, 2016), text in german

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19 Aug 2016

roda computer GmbH is teaming with WESTEK Technology Ltd.

to promote its rugged and mobile computer solutions.

roda computer GmbH expands its portfo­lio of high-availability military comput­er servers. This is achieved by adding the distribution rights for the products of WESTEK Technology Ltd. for the DACH countries Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Read more in the article from Safety & Security (Issue 04/2016)

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22 Jun 2016

roda computer GmbH expands the portfolio of high quality, high availability military Computer Servers

by adding the distribution rights for the products of WESTEK Technology Limited, Wiltshire, UK for “DACH” countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

The companies, both offering some 30 years of experience with state-of-the-art rugged and mobile IT, started the cooperation in April 2016 in order to increase the success in more than 70 countries world-wide.

Founded in 1986, Westek Technology www.westekuk.com designs and manufactures a wide range of high availability 19 inch rack mount rugged military and industrial Computer Servers and RAID Data Storage Systems designed for high reliability applications in mission critical IT environments.

Having in mind applications in vehicles with high resolution cameras and sensors, roda CEO Frank Scholz states “the new rugged server version with 4 XEON multicore processors (4x10 cores) and up to 8 NVidia Titan X graphic boards defines a quantum leap in rugged mobile/deployable IT”. roda founder and CEO Martin Bertsch proudly closes the loop of experience and innovation: “Our customers can now choose out of a complete, scalable, and modular range of rugged systems following the roda slogan:  one stop shopping.”

02 Jun 2016

roda computer GmbH of Germany and Comrod Communication AS of Norway announce a strategic partnership

...to supply ultra-rugged power supplies for the German defense market.

Under the agreement Comrod power products will be marketed by roda computer, allowing both customized and standard variants to address the diverse needs of the demanding German market.

roda CEOs Martin Bertsch, Frank Scholz and business segment manager Jürgen Metz are very pleased with the opportunities afforded by the agreement, a sentiment shared by Comrod.

“Comrod’s rugged power supplies are well matched with roda’s highly survivable computers and networking products for military applications, and we are excited to be part of rodas system solutions”, said Mathias Dybvik, Chief Commercial Officer for Comrod. “

Comrod’s ultra-rugged high-efficiency battery chargers and power supplies offers maximum performance in the smallest possible space and are certified to the highest military standards. One example is the IP67 qualified Compact2400. “At 11 kg and a half-rack footprint the 2400W output power is unmatched in its class.”, said mr Arne Syversen, Vice President of the Comrod power division. “The software defined power supply can be adapted to virtually any application or charge virtually any battery technology.”

Multiple power supplies can be connected in parallel to build scalable, load sharing solutions for power supply and battery charging inside or outside of armored vehicles and command posts.

25 May 2016

Lizard® RW11 for quick use!

roda computer introduces new the laptop server Lizard® RW11.

Read more in the article from the "Wehrwirtschaft" (WWI ) Issue 9 /2016 (german text)

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26 Feb 2016

roda awarded German Bundeswehr framework contract for the 4th time in series

For the fourth time in series German Bundeswehr has awarded the framework contract “Notebook gehärtet” (“rugged notebooks”) to roda computer GmbH as the contractual partner

Winning the tender four times in a row for a total of 16 years allows roda computer to supply rugged and reliable IT to the German Bundeswehr, including other departments like the Bundeswehr vehicle fleet, the FBG and the BWI (IT service provider of the German Bundeswehr).

An expected volume of more than 11.000 rugged IT products ensures for the next 4 years a good base load for the Baden specialist of rugged Laptops, Tablets, PDAs, Displays and Power Supplies.

In addition to our own product lines Rocky®, Panther and Lizard®, opening a new dimension of lightweight and thin, but fully rugged laptop computers   -   also available as a mobile server   -   this framework contract includes semi rugged products from our partner Panasonic (Toughbook, Toughpad).

Differing from previous framework contracts additional accessories such as hybrid telephone PDAs, NAS (Network Attached Storage) and switches are part of the new product list.

The crucial factor for roda to be the winner of this Europe-wide tender was the consequent focusing on our core capabilities in rugged military IT (the so called “green IT”). The well-balanced price-performance ratio is on equal footing with other decisive factors such as our excellent service in Germany offering an individual, technical, and logistic support, a tight project organisation as well as services for hard- and software. Last but not least roda’s new production facility allows for the handling and execution of large production batches up to 3000 units in parallel.

At short notice roda expects the finalisation of the security check by the national security monitoring board (BMWi) allowing for the processing and handling of classified equipment at roda’s site as well as integration and maintenance services on site in areas classified to GEHEIM / NATO SECRET.

13 Jan 2016

Military board computer of roda computer GmbH

Article from german journal "Europäische Sicherheit & Technik" (ES&T) (release Jan-2016, text in german)

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