August 27, 2019 – congatec introduced embedded edge server technologies designed for the digitization of the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. Both sectors are characterized by distributed assets and infrastructures in harsh environments and therefore require embedded platforms for the digital transformation challenge.
In order to meet the requirements of the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, the embedded edge computing platforms are designed for extended temperature ranges, with optional conformal coating to protect against the effects of salt water or condensation caused by large temperature fluctuations. In addition, they offer server class RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability) features that enable OEMs to manage thousands of devices remotely. As multicore designs with currently up to 6 cores and a 25W TDP, they are suitable for fanless and maintenance-free 24/7 operation in hermetically sealed housings with IP protection classes. Virtual machines based on RTS hypervisor technologies allow optimal utilization of existing computing resources by partitioning the various tasks – including local real-time control requirements as well as over Tactile Internet.
The embedded edge server platforms for the energy sector will also be presented for the first time at SPE Offshore Europe in Hall 1, Stand 1AA62.