System Packaging Options
In conjunction with GMS’s ruggedization levels R1 to R5, there are three types of packaging options for GMS' products. The Green, Blue and Orange series are defined by the computing engine used, as the same computing engine is utilized throughout a given series. The difference between the various COTS products of a series is the tailoring of the packaging for different applications and industries. The packaging of a system is identified in that product’s model number - by the last two digits.
‘-01’ packaging is designed to provide the lowest possible cost and lightest weight. This packaging utilizes standard computer industry I/O interconnects such as DB-9, RJ-45 and Type A USB connectors. This packaging is the most economical and provides the most cost effective way to realize off-the-shelf I/O without compromising performance. This packaging is intended for use in environments that require ruggedization levels up to GMS' level R3.
‘-05’ packaging is designed with a single, sealed MIL-grade connector that is used to “fan-out” all I/O signals from the system. This approach saves significant cost relative to interconnects, while reducing the volume and weight of the system. However, ‘-05’ packaging is not submersible, and the connectors do not support high mate/de-mated cycles. This level of ruggedization does provide protection against harsh environmental condition such as rain and sand, and is intended for use in environments that require ruggedization levels up to GMS' level R4.
‘-02’ packaging is designed to be fully sealed, submersible, and to withstand the harshest of environments. This level of packaging utilizes sealed circular MIL connectors and heavy gaskets to assure a full environmental seal. All systems with ‘-02’ packaging are intended for use in environments that require ruggedization levels up to GMS' level R5.