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.