On the edge

Turn up the heat on hard drives

SentrySafe, a provider of security-storage containers,
has introduced a new fire-resistant and waterproof
hard drive designed to withstand temperatures
of 1,550 degrees Fahrenheit.

The 250G FIRE-SAFE/Waterproof Hard Drive is
built to protect data from fire and water disasters
and computer crashes. SentrySafe partnered with
Maxtor Storage Solutions to develop the drive.

The SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE/Waterproof Hard Drive
model QA0005 contains the Maxtor OneTouch 4
Mini hard drive. It includes software protection
tools, such as data encryption and Maxtor's
SafetyDrill software, a bare metal system restore.

The hard drive is encased in a SentrySafe FIRESAFE/
Waterproof enclosure, protecting data from
fire and water. It is also third-party ETL-verified for
fire protection for 30 minutes at 1,550 degrees
Fahrenheit and ETL-verified waterproof ? meaning it
is fully submersible in water for as long as 24 hours.

Streaming was never so easy

Mercury Computer Systems Inc., a provider of highperformance,
embedded computing solutions for
complex image, sensor and signal processing applications,
has introduced a new gateway designed for
sophisticated sensor technologies.

The SR-110 10GE VXS Gateway is built to maximize
the effectiveness of systems by using 10
Gigabit Ethernet for fast and flexible image/data
distribution, from any sensor to any authorized user.

The gateway from Mercury automatically transports
the network data into the VXS chassis, which
in turn streams the data into the serial RapidIO
fabric, making the data available to all VXS computer
nodes. After user application computations
are complete, the data is transported out of the
system via the gateway to the 10GE network.

The SR-110 10GE VXS Gateway self-boots when
powering up and allows the user to configure it.
No other programming or user intervention is
required to enable high-bandwidth data streams
into and out of the gateway.

Send new product announcements to dbeizer@
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subject line.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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